Obama Inauguration 2013: Chelsea Clinton's Inauguration Post Sets the Stage For Career in National Politics


Another Clinton is being given a prominent national platform.

President Obama's inaugural committee announced Tuesday that Chelsea Clinton will serve as the Honorary Chair of the 2013 National Day of Service, which begins the second inaugural weekend of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

"There is no more fitting way to mark a presidential inauguration than a day of service," said Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "Coming together as a country to strengthen our communities has always been part of the American spirit."

"I am deeply grateful that President Obama and his administration have put service at the center of the Inauguration weekend and I am proud to be part of a nation-wide service effort, honoring the service and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and building a brighter future for all of us."

Organizers in every state will be sponsoring volunteer events on Saturday, January 19, to commemorate both the inaugural ceremonies and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which coincides with the Inauguration on Monday. She will also headline the Service Summit on the National Mall, appearing alongside the First and Second Families.

"We are thrilled that Chelsea Clinton will play such a critical role in mobilizing Americans across the country to take part in the National Day of Service," said Presidential Inaugural Committee president and CEO Steve Kerrigan. "Through her work with the Clinton Foundation and her recent efforts to help communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Chelsea sets a remarkable example for serving and strengthening our country."

Clinton has worked for business consulting and investment firms, as well as serving on the board of several Clinton charities, such as the Clinton Foundation. Currently studying for her doctorate at Oxford, she has also studied at Stanford and Columbia.

Beyond probable: that Clinton is being vetted for a career in politics. She has already campaigned for her mother in 2008, and hinted in August that she was open to a career in politics.

"If there were to be a point where it was something I felt called to do and I didn't think there was someone who was sufficiently committed to building a healthier, more just, more equitable, more productive world?" Clinton said. "Then that would be a question I'd have to ask and answer."