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July 26th, 2010
10:00 AM ET
soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Linda

    If the Clinton's spend 1-5 million dollars, then some people are earning that much in salaries; hiring people, vendors are buying supplies and hotels are full. Money spent by one is money earned by another. Talk about a fun stimulus package! Shows that cutting taxes for the rich is not a positive step!

    July 31, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  2. GW

    The Clintons paid $34 million in taxes in 2008 and donated close to $11 million to charity that year. I think they practice what they preach.

    July 29, 2010 at 3:41 am |
  3. ann

    The Clintons do give a lot of money to charity and Chelsea herself has organized a fundraiser for Haiti. She is a great role model of how first daughters should be, and I wish her only the best. Let's give her some privacy and let the family enjoy the big day. As for how much the wedding may cost, I think it's great that people who have money are willing to spend now bc consumer spending is necessary to help the economy grow. They've worked hard for their money and deserve to be able to give the Chelsea the wedding of her dreams. I wish I could be a guest, but I guess my invite got lost in the mail!!

    July 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  4. MJW

    They deserve to splurge if they want to.

    Congratulations and best wishes!!!

    For those simple-minded people with their negative comments....since leaving the White House, President Clinton has been around the world raising funds for developing countries, especially in Africa with HIV-AIDS.

    Don't wish divorce for them, karma is a b.... it may come back on you.

    After all they have been through, and she managed to survive with her head above water and her head held high. I wish her only the best.

    July 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  5. yanni

    i can't believe anyone would call the Clintons "self-made millionaires". That's a laugh. However, Chelsea is a class act.

    July 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  6. Kaitlyn

    Hey D. And how do you know that they haven't donated to the Gulf, Haiti or people devistated by Katrina? I didn't hear you........just how do you know? Good people don't have to brag when they do good. And don't ask me how I know they are good. Some things are obvious. But some people are too blind to see it. By the way, how much have you given to any worthy cause?

    July 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  7. jean

    D – Who says the Clinton's haven't donated money to people that are in dire need...........?????

    July 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  8. June

    I find it interesting that people are screaming about the cost of the wedding of a child of Democrat leaders when they shower the same type of affair of someone on the right with praise and well wishes. Who are the real hypocrites here, and can we actually get people to spell hypocrite correctly, please? This comment box has automatic spell check, so if you are going to politically rant at least spell basic words correctly.

    July 28, 2010 at 10:22 am |
  9. Kirk Kalvar

    Save the money, send them to Vegas!

    July 28, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  10. april

    Two million dollars! Who they think they're marrying off, chels.... oh wait.

    July 28, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  11. Rosemarie

    So how does one pay for a multi-million dollar wedding? Do you write checks for everything or do you put it on a credit card? Is it all paid off by the time of the wedding or are you making payments for years? Personally, I'm dying to see her wedding dress.

    July 28, 2010 at 9:54 am |
  12. D

    I can't believe the cost of that. Her father is preaching to us to GIVE GIVE GIVE to Haiti and they are throwing this money away. Why not practice what they preach, have a small wedding and donate to the gulf, haiti, or hte Katrina people who are still livign in rumble.

    hypocrites

    July 28, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  13. Donna

    So what if it costs 2 or 10 million if she and her family can afford it. Pumps money into the economy and gives some local businesses some work in a time when a lot of people are cutting back. The media tortured this poor girl enough as a teenager, you all ought to just leave her the hell alone now.

    July 28, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  14. Brainsoverbs

    Wasted time and energy with this BS. let's talk about it AFTER, we know the FACTS!
    In the meantime, she is a great girl, and smart and classy enough to not get knocked up before she's old enough to drive, like some of our other Politicians children!
    WE should be happy for her!
    And definitely NOT make up lies and figures that are absolutely not known yet! No BS CNN, we need to see what the facts are first, you are acting as bad as FOX TV here! Stop it!

    July 28, 2010 at 2:43 am |
  15. Mike

    Silly people. $2 million wedding. Anything left over for the divorce?

    July 27, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  16. Barb

    We are just jeolous we are not invited. Congrat's and have a beautiful life

    July 27, 2010 at 6:37 pm |
  17. Lavender girl

    An amazing lady like Chelsea deserves an amazing wedding!
    Whatever it may cost is not our business – her parents are wealthy, she is their only child and they are free to spend their money as they like.
    Chelsea, may your new life be all that you've dreamed of!

    July 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  18. cindy

    I want to see her dress.

    July 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  19. NYLA Princess

    So what? $2M for a wedding is nothing to these people. She's 30, their only child and it's about time. Besides, with this wedding so many people will be employed by it.

    July 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  20. msmaggie3

    How about all of the people who will have jobs from this wedding. This will certainly help the local economy. The Clinton's can afford it so why is it a problem?

    July 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  21. Bambi

    Hey vic nashville tn, why does she deserve to have grand wedding?

    July 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  22. Hailey Dunn

    Yes, and the divorce in five years will cost 15 million, did I pay for this sham with my own Tax money? I bet i /we did........

    July 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  23. Stephanie

    Best wishes for a wonderful day and a long, happy, loving marriage.
    God Bless..........

    July 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm |
  24. Otis Guelpe

    They could scale down the wedding and give half the money to the needy.

    July 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm |
  25. captiancrunch

    how do the limousine liberals accumilate so much wealth,because they are tax cheats thats how.

    July 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  26. Patty

    I agree with ginny, it's none of our business. Chelsea has been through so much and done so well with her studies, and, no matter the side in which one falls on the political spectrum, we can agree she has grown into a fine adult. She and her groom deserve to have a lovely day that is as private as possible and a happy, healthy life together. May God Bless this couple-to-be and a big mazel tov on their upcoming nuptuals.

    July 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  27. Mary

    Estimated" by whom? According to what I heard this morning on the radio, this estimate came from a wedding planner that Chelsea Clinton didn't choose. Sour grapes? Anyway why is this our business? Let the woman have the wedding she wants. After all she had to endure as a young person living in the White House, everyone in the media needs to leave her and her familty alone. Get a life and get your nose out of hers.

    July 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  28. Bill

    Great. The wedding will get a lot of money circulating out in the economy. Besides, her parents can afford it. Why shouldn't she have a huge wedding?

    July 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  29. a2rjr

    Mrs. Clinton stated a few weeks ago and many time before that the rich aren't giving enough to the poor. So Ginny, shut up, with statement like that it is our business. $2 million on a wedding when there is so much poverty all around. Mrs. Clinton needs stop lecturing others on how they spend their money if she is going to flaunt her wealth in this manner. Think how many could be helped with all that money. She is a class A hypocrit.

    July 27, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  30. Mike Rhea

    I hope the Clintons are paying their fair share of taxes. I highly doubt it. What hypocrites the left are.

    Mike

    July 27, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  31. Nique_mil

    Both of her parents are multimillionaires (self-made multimillionaires). So, what's the surprise if that amount is correct?

    July 27, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  32. LornaHanson Forbes

    For those attending, this will be a wonderful affair! Congratulations ti Chelsea and her groom.

    July 27, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  33. vic nashville tn

    She deserve to have grand wedding

    July 27, 2010 at 8:00 am |
  34. kc2

    Typical CNN story 0 facts all speculation.

    July 27, 2010 at 6:54 am |
  35. Tiffany

    Wow. I wish I can see all of the details.

    July 27, 2010 at 6:22 am |
  36. ginny

    Have a beautiful day and be happy in your marriage.

    Nothing else needs to be said about this story not our business really.

    July 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm |
  37. testyone

    I'll bet the US taxpayers are paying for the security too, What a crock.,

    July 26, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  38. antonio

    i bit tha diamond came from to angola

    July 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  39. amused

    this is all speculation, not based on any facts. "News"? I don't think so.

    July 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  40. SamanthaRon

    $2M easy. Weddings for normal people are ridiculously expensive – both to host and to attend. So famous, millionaire parents can easily spend $2M on a 400 person wedding over 2 or 3 days.

    July 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  41. B.

    That's a bit extreme.

    July 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm |