Didn’t Chelsea Clinton already get married?

I mean, I thought she was getting married last year. Or was it the year before? I dunno. Somehow, I thought it had already happened. Maybe that’s a good thing. I don’t follow celebrity-type news gossip in general, although sometimes something catches my interest in a transient way. John and Kate Plus Eight? Sextuplets? The Duggars with their 19 biological children? I don’t doggedly follow this stuff and I certainly don’t watch it on TV, except for that one time when the Duggars were on the TV at Houghton Lake. Horrified fascination? I could not leave the room.

I think it’s a good thing that the Clinton wedding has been far enough under my radar screen that I think it has already happened. Maybe it means that Chelsea herself doesn’t *want* a media circus surrounding her wedding vows with her husband. Maybe her parents are helping with that. I will admit that I did not vote for Bill Clinton, at least not the first time. I honestly can’t remember what I did the second time. I know that there was a time when I hated all of the Clintons. And Newt Gringrich too. It was 1995 and there was a showdown over the federal government budget and that caused the infamous government shutdown that probably most people don’t remember now. It meant that my family did not receive a paycheck for the duration. I was mad at the world then and I — VERY immaturely — hated the then first family (and Newt and a whole bunch of other people too). Misplaced anger? Yes yes yes. Big time mea culpa.

That was a long time ago and my opinion about the Clintons has softened. Oh, not that I worship them or anything. And nowadays, unless somebody is coming at me with a knife or an SUV or a bulldozer or words or whatever, I try not to get too upset. The GG and a few other people might disagree but they just haven’t quite caught up with me yet.

I wish all the best for Chelsea and her new husband and kudos to the whole Clinton family for *not* turning the whole event into a media circus. It is a wedding and it is their wedding. The most important people at any wedding are the bride and groom and their families. That is all. Mazel tov.

3 Responses to “Didn’t Chelsea Clinton already get married?”

  1. Kathy Farnell Says:

    I thought that Chelsea was getting married last weekend and I wondered why there weren’t any stories on Monday AM. Even though I don’t care for Bill and Hill (hate is such a strong word), I do like the “hat” picture. That is one picture that will go down in history. I also heard a little about another Bride and Groom. Their wedding is taking place in the same town, same day. The mother of the other bride is worried that the secret service was going to keep their wedding guests from getting into town and make it difficult to get around town, and in general, spoil a lot of things. I have not heard any more about that story, but I’m glad that I don’t have to be in that town. Oh yeah – the other bride invited the Clintons to her wedding too. It would be interesting if they paid a visit…

  2. Margaret Says:

    I’ve always liked the Clintons–I like imperfect people, I guess and not those who pretend to be righteous but are doing sketchy things while they pass judgment on everyone else. I thought Chelsea was engaged at one time, maybe to someone else(?). I hope her wedding is special and her marriage happy.She is certainly much better looking than she used to be! 🙂

  3. laurie Says:

    i like the clintons. but i do not like that chelsea has straightened her hair. traitor!