Last Thursday Sen. Clinton spoke ay the annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce convention, where she criticized recent graduates for wanting everything right out of the gate.
"Kids, for whatever reason, think they're entitled to go right to the top with $50,000 or $75,000 jobs when they have not done anything to earn their way up…A lot of kids don't know what work is. They think work is a four-letter word." – Sen. Hillary Clinton
Since I know that the average math skills of our youth have been on the decline, it bears mentioning that work – in fact – has four letters.
Mrs. Clinton did not bother mentioning how her daughter Chelsea managed to snag a choice, six-figure consulting gig with a high-priced firm immediately after graduating from Oxford in 2003. Unfortunately, not every kid's parents are President and U.S. Senator. Hillary blamed cable TV, the Internet, cellphones and iPods for instilling a culture that "really argues against hard work. It's a culture that has a premium on instant gratification." However, it was these same type of innovations which led to the dot.com boom which enabled her husband to claim credit for a soaring economy.
Oops. Once the press started pointing out the -uh- oversight, Hillary had to quickly save face. So supposively Chelsea called the Senator and chastised her for the comments and now – back in touch with the hard working youth of America – the Senator apologized. Sorry, smells some PR damage control…