Saturday, November 10, 2007

Clinton campaign admits planting question...

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign admitted Friday that it planted a global warming question in Newton, Iowa, Tuesday during a town hall meeting to discuss clean energy.
Clinton campaign spokesman Mo Elliethee admitted that the campaign had planted the question and said it would not happen again.
"On this occasion a member of our staff did discuss a possible question about Senator Clinton's energy plan at a forum,” Elliethee said.
“However, Senator Clinton did not know which questioners she was calling on during the event. This is not standard policy and will not be repeated again.” FULL STORY

So, she nails questions on her campaign trail, but completely fumbles them during the debates. Every day that goes by I wonder why so many Democrats support this woman. Obama is an incredible public speaker with great stage presence and the ability to inspire, but yet the Dems continue to swoon over Hillary and her double-talking, multi-accented, "I feel your pain" platform. Are the voters simply misinformed, or obscenely gullible?


Anonymous said...

Heh heh. Whoops. I hope this story gets out. If she's ever elected, we're all screwed.

The Loop Garoo Kid said...


Agreed, agreed.

But let us not forget the following: how during the last presidential campaign, only people vetted or invited by local GOP HQs were allowed to attend events where President Bush spoke.

Let us not forget that on March 21, 2005, in Denver, three people were removed from a rally where the president was to speak on Social Security by a GOP volunteer impersonating a Secret Service agent b/c there was anti Bush bumper sticker on their car.

Let us not forget that on October 23, only 18 days ago, FEMA staged a press conference in which the only questions were softballs asked by FEMA employees posing as reporters. This bit a theater resulted in the resignation, forced or otherwise, of the FEMA press secretary.

O tempora. O mores.


Robert said...

Wait, why bring FEMA up? No one right, left, or center likes FEMA...

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the above. I signed in with my work Google account. Same person though, obviously...


Another rapping FEMA; Oh well.

But they never, in the same breath,
mention Mayor Ray Nagin; curious, isn't it? In passing, FEMA did a
respectable job in Gulfport, Mississippi (Different State, different Governors)...and during and after the recent California Fires! reb

John Washburn said...

Loop, so you would agree that someone in the Clinton campaign should resign over this? And the incident with the Bush rally in '05 I don't have a problem with. We've seen many examples of the lunatic Left attending these rallies for the sole purpose of shouting down the respective speaker, whether it be Ann Coulter or Hillary Clinton. Seems freedom of speech is not something they respect all that much.

Reb, good point about FEMA. I have a hard time blaming the federal gov't for Katrina in NOLA, just a few miles down the road in Mississippi the response seemed to be adequate. To me, that suggests a discrepancy in local and state authorities.

The Loop Garoo Kid said...


The first and best disaster response is always local.

Sorry Doctor. Once again there you have exhibited he fact that your brain is not always conncted to your fingers.

First, you have no idea regarding any prospective action the three people may have intended.

More importantly, the speaker was the President of the United States. Not Ann Coulter. Perhaps I am getting senile, but I cannot remember an occasion when the President was shouted down.

If some political flack impersonated a federal peace officer for the purpose of barring me from the opportunity of seeing the leader odf my country and hearing him speak, I should hope you would be outraged. Instead, you support the effort.

Shame on you.

Just so we're clear. I want everybody in Sen. Clinton's campaign to find other employment and for the Sen. to reconsider running.


John Washburn said...

"Once again there you have exhibited he fact that your brain is not always conncted to your fingers."

It seems whenever the left engages in debate and resorts to name calling, they always go for "stupid". And this is their favorite label for any Republican President. For once, I would like to see a little originality.

"First, you have no idea regarding any prospective action the three people may have intended."

And neither do you, sir. I do know that the radical Left does not hesitate in shouting down any speaker with whom they disagree, and I don't think they would hesitate in doing the same toward the President. If you do, then you give them far too much credit. Here recently, former President Clinton had to deal with these idiots. If this darling of the Left gets interrupted by radicals, certainly they would do the same to Bush.

I don't know the exact circumstances of the incident in question, and neither do you. But I'll give the President the benefit of the doubt. At any rate, how does this equate to planting questions at a political rally?

The Loop Garoo Kid said...

Well, Dr. What is the connection?
A GOP volunteer, committing a felony, bars three people from hearinbg the president of the Unioted States speak. NB. The President, not the former President.

That same president had his campaign workers carefull vet attendees to rallies during the last election.

A curreent presidential candidate answers a planted question.

A federal agency gives a fake news conference.

The connection between all of these events is that the political process is being controlled and artificially manipulated.

As for the three who were excluded from hearing the president speak, last time I checked we were in America and although those three should not have been allowed to disrupt the speech, they should have been allowed to attend and expelled only if their behavior was disruptive. Theyt should have been allowed to attend even if they were carrying signs protesting the president's policies.

Once again you have displayed your propensity to exalt form over substance. Your opronouncements about the propensities of the radical left are the other side of the coin of: "The radical right suppresses free speech in the interests of preserving it."


Anonymous said...

"Snake Hunters" made the following remark:

"another rapping FEMA; Oh well.

But they never, in the same breath,
mention Mayor Ray Nagin; curious, isn't it?"

That was regarding my remark. So I'll just say, I hate Nagin too. Happy now?

This is probably the sixth time I've explained that I'm not a Democrat to the same person...

Oh well. That's modern politics I guess.