It’s a luxury her mother and father don’t have, but Chelsea Clinton has a useful technique for dealing with criticism. The former first daughter knows the spotlight and she’s devised a way to engage the world without being overwhelmed. “It’s important to take serious criticism from serious people seriously,” Clinton told host Chelsea Handler on the latter’s Netflix show.
To deal with the rest, just add an “un.” Or as Clinton says “It’s also important to take unserious criticism from unserious people unseriously.” Again, that’s advice her mother would probably love to take, but Hillary Clinton is hardly in the position to utterly ignore criticism — even from “unserious” people. Take Rudy Giuliani, for example. The once serious Mayor of New York recently said that there had been “no successful radical Islamic terrorist attack inside the United States” before Obama, seeming to forget 9/11. Nevertheless many people polled afterward believed what Giuliani said. That’s why Hillary can’t take Chelsea’s advice, sound as it seems. Unserious people are at least as dangerous as serious people.