Chelsea Clinton Is Going to Work for NBC News

NEW YORK CITY- SEPTEMBER 22: Hillary Rodham Clinton (L), Secretary of State, stands as she is applauded by her daughter Chelsea Clinton during the closing Plenary session of the seventh Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Sheraton New York Hotel on September 22, 2011 in New York City. Established in 2005, by former US President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world‚??s most pressing challenges. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Chelsea Clinton Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

NBC News maybe kinda sorta likes to hire kids of famous political people. They’ve already got Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush in their roster, for instance. Today, they’ll announce the hiring of Chelsea Clinton as a special correspondent, effective immediately. It sounds like it was a very rough interview process: “[NBC News president Steve] 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?’ ”

Capus knew Clinton might be interested in a gig because of a conversation in July with “an intermediary” who suggested to him she actively was looking for new professional opportunities, and trying to raise her public profile. Is intermediary what we’re calling ex-presidents now?