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?