The NYT did their best to profile C.C. without an actual interview or comments on the record from those who know her. And only one reference to her looks, a quick "jokes about her looks" before launching a pick list of somewhat contradictory factoids that has something for everyone ...
her role on her parents' campaign trail is to clap and beam
her fundraising efforts produced $20 million
her lifelong role is model daughter
she has a permanent place on the NY party circuit
she has a publicist
her publicist's job is to keep publicity away
... and so on. After all the details of her hard working nature, her career moves, her concern about 9/11 (!) and speculation about her own political ambition, we are informed that she is a is "a Christmas-cookie-baking, churchgoing Methodist" and might possibly be waiting to turn her "cuddly and affectionate relationship" into a White House wedding.
Two noteworthy statements shine the light on the family dynamic: "Those familiar with the Clintons envision her as a strategic resource "and the remarkable "Ms. Clinton was present when her father and his advisers debated how to acknowledge his affair with Ms. Lewinsky to the nation".
And then, this wonderful sentence: "Most of the women her age wore bright gowns and bare skin, but Ms. Clinton wore a dark pantsuit, her hair smoothed and fastened into a strawberry-blond sheet." In one masterful stoke, we are delivered the image of the serious C.C. as a mini-HRC.
How does one fasten hair into a sheet?