CNN: Sen. Clinton apologizes to Chelsea for work comment

NEW YORK (AP) — After telling an audience that young people today “think work is a four-letter word,” Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she apologized to her daughter.

“I said, ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to convey the impression that you don’t work hard,”‘ Clinton said Sunday in a commencement address at Long Island University. “I just want to set the bar high, because we are in a competition for the future.”

. . . “She called and she said, ‘Mom, I do work hard and my friends work hard,”‘ Clinton said Sunday.

New York’s junior senator, who is up for re-election this year, also told the graduates she plans to introduce a bill that would help college students manage and repay their loans. The proposal would limit loan payments to a certain percentage of their incomes, she said.

Yet another glaring example of a politician with absolutely NO GRIP on reality. Most people my age and younger are working at least one job (while jugggling school and/or family to boot). I’m glad to see Hillary admit she was wrong (and her idea on the student loans sounds good) but frankly the apology seems rather half-hearted, particularly the part about “I just want to set the bar high, because we are in a competition for the future.” It sounds to me like Hillary just wants to sell us all on the corporate rat race, and is trying to sound conservative enough to pull in swing voters (just like her lame move on the federal flag burning law).