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College Students Torture Chelsea Clinton for Sport


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Ever since a Butler University student worked up the nerve to ask Chelsea Clinton about the Monica Lewinsky scandal and received an impassioned retort from the former First Daughter, shouting out the question during Clinton’s visits to college campuses has become the new hot trend among college students. Seriously, it’s practically the new “Don’t tase me, bro.”

I really think it has gotten to the point where it is the attention thing,” Purdue sophomore Amanda Morris tells the Daily News today. “At first, maybe that student really wanted to know what she thought about it. But by now it’s ‘Oh, that person got attention for it, I’m going to keep asking.’”

Evan Strange, the Butler University student who made headlines when he originally posed the question back in March, has since appeared on The Early Show, received more than 2 million hits on his Tumblr, and has scored endorsement deals with Mark Ecko and Tang! Okay, kidding. About the last two.

More than 10 years later, Chelsea Clinton can’t escape Monica Lewinsky [NYDN]

College Students Torture Chelsea Clinton for Sport