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Chelsea Clinton is the New Megan McCain

John on November 14, 2011 at 8:05 am

Chelsea’s background is working for a hedge fund. She didn’t go to J-School. So how exactly does she make the leap to the top of the NBC News heap? Here’s how:

Ms. Clinton has been a national figure since her father won the presidency in 1992, but she has remained — first by her parents’ request and then by her own choice — largely out of the public eye.

Mr. Capus said an intermediary contacted him in July with word that “she was kicking around what she wanted to do next.”

I’m kicking around what I want to do next. I’m thinking senior editor at the Post, but that’s just a ballpark.

Mr. Capus said he had met with Ms. Clinton and had a long conversation that began with a simple question. “I asked her: ‘What are you interested in doing?’ ”

That’s usually the reaction I get when I go in for a job. I say hello, take a seat, and then they just ask me what job I want:

Ms. Clinton told him, he said, that during her mother’s campaign for president in 2008, she had been moved by stories of people making personal contributions.

Name dropper!

“What we talked about was if she were to come on board that’s the kind of thing she would be interested in doing. We knew she wasn’t going to do the lead story. But having somebody who was going to do really captivating feature assignments for the ‘Making a Difference’ franchise really kind of synced up,” Mr. Capus said.

Must be nice to be able to write your own media ticket because of your last name. Over to you Megan McCain!

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