In July, Obama hosted a White House citizen town hall that featured three face-to-face questions. The lucky three?
*Debby Smith. You remember her. She choked back tears as she talked of her battle with kidney cancer, her joblessness, and her lack of insurance. Obama hugged the trembling woman and dubbed her “Exhibit A” for his massive entitlement program.
Debby Smith, however, is no ordinary patient. While she may be “unemployed,” she has been rather busy working for the Obama campaign – as a volunteer for the DNC’s Organizing for America. Smith also identified herself as a worker for the Virginia Organizing Project, which has been coordinating lobbying trips and health care forums with HCAN. Yes, that same HCAN. In December, Smith moderated a “a community discussion on health care issues” in Appalachia, Virginia and told her local paper that the meeting “would be reported back to former Sen. Tom Daschle, who has been directed by President Elect Barack Obama to form a committee to report on health care issues.”
Please read the wider article at Michelle Malkin » The illustrated guide to Obamacare human props.
Little girl at Obama town hall has not-so-random political connections
Girls mother was a Delegate for Obama and Pledged Thiusands of Dollars – Payback, your kid gets to ask a question at the Town Hall
Like many others I watched the “town hall” meeting in Portsmouth NH with the supposedly randomly selected audience.
The second person “randomly” selected to ask a question was a young girl called Julia Hall from Malden MA (asks question at 29 mins 25 secs into the video).
Julia read the following question off a piece of paper: “As I was walking in I saw a lot of signs outside saying mean things about reforming healthcare. How do kids know what is true and why do people want a new system that can help more of us”.
This randomly asked question gave Obama the perfect opportunity to dismiss talk about “death panels that will pull the plug on Grandma” and to blame Republicans for everything. Over on the town hall comments thread at AR15.com a user by the name of AtomicPunk09 discovered someone on facebook who might possibly be Julia’s mother and had a photo of her with Obama:
(Edit 8/12, 9.30am EST: Facebook page has now disappeared)
(source: AR15.com )