Hillary's Campaign Planted Question at Forum

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    Why does the smartest women in the world need to coach audience members to ask planted questions?

    College Paper Reveals: Hillary's Campaign Planted Question at Forum



    Published: November 09, 2007 11:45 PM ET

    DES MOINES An aide for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a Grinnell College student a question to ask the Democratic presidential candidate during a forum this week in central Iowa.

    That the question had been planted by the campaign was not mentioned at the event.

    "This is not standard policy and will not be repeated again," the campaign said in a statement issued Friday night. Clinton herself did not know when she called on the student that the question had been suggested by one of her staff, the campaign said.

    "The senator had no idea," Clinton spokesman Mo Elleithee told The Associated Press.

    Clinton appeared at a biodiesel plant in Newton on Tuesday to introduce her energy plan. A student, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, later told Grinnell College's student newspaper, The Scarlet & Black, that she was asked by a senior Clinton staffer to pose a question about global warming. She also said that staffers prompted the senator to call on her, the newspaper reported.

    "A member of our staff did discuss a possible question about Sen. Clinton's energy plan at a forum," the campaign statement said.

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/ea..._id=1003671039
     
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    Everyone at W's campaign stops were planted.
     
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    That would be funny, except for the fact that political power in America is basically planted. Viewed from this perspective, it makes perfect sense.
     
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    Ive heard, politicians do this, but how prevalent is it?

    why would a front runner need to do this?
     
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    I've heard some candidates do this, but that all politicians know to never do this in Iowa where the people take things like this very seriously. If this story gets legs, it could be devastating for Hillary.
     
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    Another Dim hack....you may suspect that they all do this shit, but with Hillary.....ITS AN ADMITTED FACT, not a suspicion.....
    There is a big difference between speaking in front of only your supporters and actually telling your audience what to ask...planting soft ball questions
     

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