Thursday, November 15, 2007

Clinton Admits Planting Questions

She called on a young woman. As a young person, said the well-spoken Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, I'm worried about the long-term effects of global warming. How does your plan combat climate change?
Well, you should be worried, Clinton replied. You know, I find as I travel around Iowa that it's usually young people that ask me about global warming.
There's a good reason for that, too. The question was a plant, totally rigged in advance, like a late-night infomercial. Just before the public forum a Clinton staffer had chosen the young woman, a student at Grinnell College, and asked her to ask that specific question. To watch a video of the staged question and the pefectly-formatted response, click here
(from Los Angeles Times).

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