Politico Goes Off The Deep End, Asks Astrologers To Predict Clinton Baby’s Future

Chelsea Clinton welcomes her daughter Charlotte.

Politico jumped the shark on its Clinton baby coverage Monday with an article that surveyed astrologists about newborn Charotte Clinton Mezvinsky’s future.

Chelsea Clinton announced her daughter’s birth Saturday and grandparents Bill and Hillary Clinton were quick to post photos with their first grandchild to Twitter. Politico Magazine had run a piece just days earlier, when the sex and the name of the child were still unknown, that acknowledged speculation about the Clinton baby’s effect on a potential Hillary Clinton 2016 bid was “premature” and “ridiculous” before going on to offer baby names that played well in Iowa and New Hampshire.

In the same vein, Politico asked multiple astrologers to weigh in on two-day-old Charlotte’s political prospects. One astrologer, John Marchesella of the National Council for Geocosmic Research, offered this nugget:

Although she is likely to have political leanings, a strong humanitarian nature, she’s likely to do so from the position of power and money…even if she does have a political future, it would be from the side of politics that is more about finance.

Readers could most likely figure out without the help of an astrologer that baby Charlotte would enter the professional world in a position of power and money, but there you go.

Other worthy insights included that Charlotte will be the former President’s “little sidekick” and will grow up to be “a little flirty.”

h/t Mediaite

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