Some questioners at Obama town hall were plants (SEIU, donors, etc.)

At yesterday's Barack Obama town hall meeting, some of those who asked questions live at the event - as distinguished from those who submitted questions online - were plants with connections to the White House or other Beltway establishments. Garance Franke Ruta of the Washington Post says:

the five fully identified questioners called on randomly by the president in the East Room were anything but a diverse lot. They included: a member of the pro-Obama Service Employees International Union, a member of the Democratic National Committee who campaigned for Obama among Hispanics during the primary; a former Democratic candidate for Virginia state delegate who endorsed Obama last fall in an op-ed in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star; and a Virginia businessman who was a donor to Obama's campaign in 2008.

Those involved were: Sergio Salmeron, Tom Sawner, Carlos Del Toro, Linda Bock, and Bonnee Breese. Bock was invited through the Nurse Alliance Leadership Council, and Breese through the American Federation of Teachers.

Regarding Sawner:

He said he was invited to the White House town hall through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Executive Council.

Del Toro also has unspecified ties to that Council.

The above shouldn't come as much of a surprise; at the recent Obama townhall in Orange County, one of those called on was - chance of all chances - a union official. And, this is similar to the plants at a CNN debate in November 2007.


Lonewacko, Haven't you heard, after 8 years of Dubya, this in the MSM eyes is "Change we can believe in". Now queue that old Who song. This crap stunk under 43 and still stinks even worse with 44.

Yup, let's change the verse to "meet the new boss, worse than the old boss." You can hardly believe a word that comes out of the Obama administration's mouth.

I heard about this new plant..... they are called pussyliberals. They thrive in fresh dooty. Like a parasite, they wrap themselves around anything, but eventually choke off and kill the source of their livelyhood.