Confession Of A Hillary Plant

Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff recalls the lead-up to her being a planted questions by the Clinton Camp. Remember, the camp and Clinton Deny that there was a plant…

Now many will miss this, there were at least eight other questions pre-staged… At least one was distributed, so one can assume they were all given out. I would also assume there were multiple Clinton Campers handing out questions… so let’s say just 10 Clinton campers working the floor, each with 9 questions… That is 90 questions on the floor waiting for Hillary’s canned answers…

I wonder how many other speechs this was done at…

Well at least CNN is making up for their own planting of questions… Well not really, they just seem to have turned against Hillary…

Draw your own conclusions, just do not forget about this when it comes time to elect the next President of the United States….

GRINNELL, Iowa (CNN) — The college student who was told what question to ask at one of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign events said “voters have the right to know what happened” and she wasn’t the only one who was planted.

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Student Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff said a staffer told her what to ask at a campaign event for Sen. Hillary Clinton.

In an exclusive on-camera interview with CNN, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, said giving anyone specific questions to ask is “dishonest,” and the whole incident has given her a negative outlook on politics.

Gallo-Chasanoff, whose story was first reported in the campus newspaper, said what happened was simple: She said a senior Clinton staffer asked if she’d like to ask the senator a question after an energy speech the Democratic presidential hopeful gave in Newton, Iowa, on November 6.

“I sort of thought about it, and I said ‘Yeah, can I ask how her energy plan compares to the other candidates’ energy plans?'” Gallo-Chasanoff said Monday night.

According to Gallo-Chasanoff, the staffer said, ” ‘I don’t think that’s a good idea, because I don’t know how familiar she is with their plans.’ ” Video Watch the student speak out about question »

He then opened a binder to a page that, according to Gallo-Chasanoff, had about eight questions on it.

“The top one was planned specifically for a college student,” she added. “It said ‘college student’ in brackets and then the question.”

Topping that sheet of paper was the following: “As a young person, I’m worried about the long-term effects of global warming. How does your plan combat climate change?” Video Watch the student ask the planted question »

And while she said she would have rather used her own question, Gallo-Chasanoff said she didn’t have a problem asking the campaign’s because she “likes to be agreeable,” adding that since she told the staffer she’d ask their pre-typed question she “didn’t want to go back on my word.”

Clinton campaign spokesman Mo Elleithee said, “This is not acceptable campaign process moving forward. We’ve taken steps to ensure that it never happens again.” Elleithee said Clinton had “no idea who she was calling on.”

Gallo-Chasanoff wasn’t so sure.

“I don’t know whether Hillary knew what my question was going to be, but it seemed like she knew to call on me because there were so many people, and … I was the only college student in that area,” she said. Video Watch the full interview »

In a separate statement in response to the campus article, the campaign said, “On this occasion a member of our staff did discuss a possible question about Sen. Clinton’s energy plan at a forum. … This is not standard policy and will not be repeated again.”

Gallo-Chasanoff said she wasn’t the only person given a question.

“After the event,” she said, “I heard another man … talking about the question he asked, and he said that the campaign had asked him to ask that question.”

The man she referenced prefaced his question by saying that it probably didn’t have anything to do with energy, and then posed the following: “I wonder what you propose to do to create jobs for the middle-class person, such as here in Newton where we lost Maytag.”

A Maytag factory in Newton recently closed, forcing hundreds of people out of their jobs.

During the course of the late-night interview on Grinnell’s campus, Gallo-Chasanoff also said that the day before the school’s newspaper, Scarlet and Black, printed the story, she wanted the reporter to inform the campaign out of courtesy to let them know it would be published.

She said the “head of publicity for the campaign,” a man whose name she could not recall, had no factual disputes with the story. But, she added, a Clinton intern spoke to her to say the campaign requested she not talk about the story to any more media outlets and that if she did she should inform a staffer.

“I’m not under any real obligation to do that, and I haven’t talked to [the campaign] anymore,” Gallo-Chasanoff said, adding that she doesn’t plan to.

“If what I do is come and just be totally truthful, then that’s all anyone can ask of me, and that’s all I can ask of myself. So I’ll feel good with what I’ve done. I’ll feel like I’ve done the right thing.”

The Clinton campaign’s acknowledgment that it planted a question reinforces a widely held criticism of the senator — that she is not entirely honest, said Bill Schneider, CNN’s senior political analyst.

“It’s the same criticism often made of her husband,” Schneider said. “Most Americans never felt Bill Clinton was honest and trustworthy, even when he got elected in 1992 — with only 43 percent of the vote. His critics called him ‘Slick Willy.’ … Will her critics start referring to the New York senator as ‘Slick Hillary?’ ”

Asked if this experience makes her less likely to support Clinton’s presidential bid, Gallo-Chasanoff, an undecided voter, said, “I think she has a lot to offer, but I — this experience makes me look at her campaign a little bit differently.”

“The question and answer sessions — especially in Iowa — are really important. That’s where the voters get to … have like a real genuine conversation with this politician who could be representing them.”

While she acknowledged “it’s possible that all campaigns do these kind of tactics,” she said that doesn’t make it right.

“Personally I want to know that I have someone who’s honest representing me.”

A second person has a story similar to Gallo-Chasanoff’s. Geoffrey Mitchell of Hamilton, Illinois, on the Iowa border, said the Clinton campaign wanted him to ask a certain question at an Iowa event in April.

“He asked me if I would ask Sen. Clinton about ways she was going to confront the president on the war in Iraq, specifically war funding,” said Geoffrey Mitchell, a supporter of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois. “I told him it was not a question I felt comfortable with.”

No questions were taken at the event. Elleithee said this incident was different from what happened with Gallo-Chasanoff in Newton. Elleithee said the staffer “bumped into someone he marginally knew” and during a conversation with Mitchell, “Iraq came up.” Elleithee denied the campaign tried to plant him as a friendly questioner in the audience.

Mitchell said he had never met the staffer before the event.

Former presidential adviser David Gergen said the front-runner’s campaign could take a hit from the incident.

“When a campaign plants a question, it’s a pretty minor infraction of the rules — like a parking ticket,” Gergen said. “The problem here is it feeds a damaging perception of Hillary Clinton that she can’t quite be trusted.”

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ACLU Calls The Pot Black

In a nonsensical lawsuit, ACLU official King Downing, in charge of Racial Profiling, claims Black Police Officers in Logan International Airport profiled him four years ago.

He bases his claim on the fact that one white officer arrived as backup and the initiating officer, a black officer, asked him for ID because Downing was looking at him suspiciously.

As I have said before, profiling is a useful tool, it is a necessary tool. As for this asshat, there was no profiling, there was suspicious activity on his part. I guess suspicous activity cannot be investigated as that is racial profiling…

Until we get a handle on all this PC BS, there will be no safety in this country. It is not Downing’s rights that are being violated, it is every American’s rights that are being violated by this frivelous lawsuit…

Stupid, reckless lawsuit of the day award goes to King Downing, an anti-profiling crusader and ACLU official who is suing the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates the Boston Logan airport, and Massachusetts State Police, because he was asked for identification in 2003:

The top official in charge of fighting racial profiling for the American Civil Liberties Union says he was the victim of profiling at the Boston airport, and he has gone to federal court to challenge a screening technique that relies on suspicious behavior to identify potential terrorists.

King Downing said he was stopped and questioned by state police in October 2003 after arriving on a flight to attend a meeting on racial profiling.

Downing sued the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates the airport, and Massachusetts State Police, alleging they violated his constitutional right against unreasonable search. A trial in the case began Monday in U.S. District Court. Downing, who is black and wears a short beard, said in his lawsuit that he was stopped by a state trooper and asked to show identification after he left the gate area and made a phone call in the terminal.

Who were the supposed jackbooted bigots who stopped him? Well, take a closer look:

Logan officials say race played no role in the decision to question Downing. The first trooper to ask Downing for identification was black, and three of the four officers who arrived later were also black, according to court documents. The first trooper said he became suspicious when he saw Downing watching him.

(Here’s the complaint.)

The do-nothing ACLU won’t be satisfied until every last homeland defense is dismantled. They argue that national security profiling should be based on behavior, not race/ethnicity/nationality/national origin/religion–and then they turn around and sue to stop behavior profiling.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:

Political correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism.

CAIR Terrorist Cookie Cutter

CAIR is an automated terrorist making machine as pointed out by ACT, however not one government agency or intel agency has done anything to curb this rabid dog that is attacking America from inside…

CAIR has been implicated in the recent Holy Land Foundation case and ties to terrorist organizations have been uncovered by numerous agencies, yet noone does anything about it.

CAIR has attacked everyone that does not conform to the whims of the Muslim world.

CAIR has filed numerous lawsuits, blackmailed the American business and  and launched campaigns to unseat public figures, their most recent attacks against Michael Savage.

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When an FBI official states on record that CAIR has been a ‘turnstile for terrorists’ and when Congressional leaders like Rep. Sue Myrick, member of the House Counter-terrorism caucus states that CAIR officials have been “indicted, imprisoned and deported”, you wonder why CAIR gets a pass from Members of Congress and even the FBI, despite the Muslim Brotherhood Front being named a co-conspirator in the recent Dallas Federal Holy Land charity mistrial. CAIR is scrambling to get its named expunged off of that list. This WorldNetDaily article presents a veritable dossier of CAIR founders and former associates thus charged, convicted and in a number of instances, deported as well – 14 in number all told to date – based on forensic analysis of IRS Form 99 filings for chariitable front cover goups, Federal Election Commission indidvidual and group contribution records.

Probably amongst the most egregious of this sharia mad cabal of Muslim Brotherhood fanatics according to this WND dossier is convicted terror financier, Abdurahman Alamoudi.

Another CAIR director, he is serving 23 years in federal prison for plotting terrorism. Alamoudi, who was caught on tape complaining bin Laden hadn’t killed enough Americans in the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, was one of al-Qaida’s top fund-raisers in America, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

But when CAI tried to throttle the first amendment rights of Michael Savage, talk radio host of San Francisco – based “Savage Nation” by conduting a boycott of his advertiserrs on this thir ranked nationally syndicated program, they got a surpise. Sabge sued them.

Witness these comments from the WND CAIR dossier piece:

CAIR denies supporting terrorism and continues to claim to be a “moderate” voice for Muslims in America. The group says its critics are the extremists, including radio personality Michael Savage, whom the group is now attacking with a boycott campaign. So far it has convinced Wal-Mart, OfficeMax, AT&T, JCPenney and other companies to stop advertising on Savage’s popular show.

In response, Savage last week filed a lawsuit against CAIR, accusing the organization of being a “political vehicle of international terrorism” that seeks to do “material harm to those voices who speak against the violent agenda of CAIR’s clients.”

Ibrahim Hooper, communications director for CAIR, told WND the group would not comment on Savage’s action until the document had been reviewed.

Read this WND dossier on CAIR and circulate it widely to Members of Congress and to the new Attorney General Michael Mukasey. Suggest to Mukasey that he might hold closed door discussions with FBI Director Mueller to cut out the dalliance with CAIR and isolate regional office contacts with thsi Muslim Brotherhood front. Bravo to Michael Savage for his tough push back on the CAIR boycott of advertiserrs on his talk radio progra by suing them. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, also, as the expression goes.

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‘Proven record of senior officials being indicted, imprisoned, deported from U.S.’

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As the Council on American-Islamic Relations lobbies Congress to help strike its name from a list of co-conspirators in a federal terror case, WND has learned the Muslim group’s ties to terrorism and extremism are far more extensive than first believed.

Although CAIR is a nonprofit organization, it does not disclose complete directories of its staff or advisory boards, and even refuses to make its federal tax filings readily available to the public.

But a review of federal criminal court documents, past IRS 990 tax records and Federal Election Commission records detailing donor occupations, reveals that Washington-based CAIR has been associated with a disturbing number of convicted terrorists or felons in terrorism probes, as well as suspected terrorists and active targets of terrorism investigations.

“Their offices have been a turnstile for terrorists and their supporters,” said one FBI veteran familiar with recent and ongoing cases involving CAIR officials.

As previously reported, three CAIR officials have been linked to terrorism. But WND has learned that at least 11 other CAIR officials have been caught up in terror investigations, bringing the total to 14.

Congressional leaders say they are warning lawmakers and other Washington officials to disassociate from the group due to its growing terror ties.

“Groups like CAIR have a proven record of senior officials being indicted and either imprisoned or deported from the United States,” said U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., co-founder of the House Anti-Terrorism/Jihad Caucus.

Kucinich Is The New Black

As much of a wacko Dennis Kucinich is, he seems to have created a political magnet for the Democratic Party. Each camp has been slowly adopting his stance on a wide range of issues.

The change in the political field could be more damning if the public perceives the candidate as flip-flopping on the issues.

Even still Kucinich is still just a blip on the radar for winning the Democrat Primary, however his ideas are gaining momentum.

December 5, 2007 · On issue after issue, says Richard Wolffe of Newsweek, Dennis Kucinich’s views have gone from fringe to mainstream. That pattern became apparent again at NPR’s Democratic presidential debate yesterday, Wolffe says.

Kucinich notions that once seemed crazy to the Democratic Party ended up front and center Tuesday, Wolffe says, and NPR’s debate format gave the Ohio congressman a chance to shine. Kucinich is generally considered among the darkest of dark horses in the race. Yesterday, he spoke out about his opposition to liberalized trade with China and to the war in Iraq.

“We’re borrowing money from China to finance the war in Iraq,” Kucinich argued.

Wolffe says the idea of a Kucinich administration makes no sense to him, but he can’t help noticing a new vogue for Kucinich’s opinions.

“Think what you like about Kucinich and UFOs, but this Democratic field has essentially moved to the Kucinich position on trade, on Iraq, on a whole range of things where people thought he was a real outlier,” he says. “They’re all pretty much in agreement now, when it comes to some of these big issues like trade, like diplomacy and war. And they are where Dennis Kucinich is.”

On our blog, an open thread on the gravitational force of Kucinich.

Muslim “Homeland” Deal – Christian Philipinos Fear For Their Lives

Agreements between the Philipine Government and Muslim Terrorists, will provide the terrorists with an expanded homeland that Christian Philipinos fear will lead to a land grab by the Muslims.

Islamic Terrorists have fought a bloody battle over the years and this concession will lead to more violence and lend validity to Islamic Globalization of the rest of the country.

These Muslims think they are so important that they deserve to be given their own “Country”. This will be the beginning of claims to the rest of the country. Why can’t they become regular citizens and buy homes and become part of the existing Philipine society… Well I guess one has to look at the Middle East and learn from the ideologies of the Islamic Nation.

This would be like the US creating a Muslim Homeland in Dearborn, MI… Oh wait may have already done that…

DATU BLAH SINSUAT, Philippines, Dec 5 (Reuters) – When Christians in the southern Philippines heard that the government and Islamic rebels had agreed to expand a homeland for Muslims on their island, they panicked.

“We started buying some weapons to defend our families and community,” said Berting, a coconut farmer, whose farm sits in the heart of a mainly Muslim province in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

Berting, who declined to give his last name, is a Catholic whose grandfather settled in the area nearly 80 years ago when Christian farmers moved to the lush jungles and valleys of mostly Muslim Mindanao.

A conflict between Catholics and Muslims has raged on the island for the past 40 years, resulting in the deaths of 120,000 people. But now the sides say that they are close to a final peace deal and might sign an agreement next year.

After a decade of stop-start negotiations, the government and the country’s largest Islamic rebel group agreed last month on the boundaries of a proposed homeland for Muslims, who make up around 20 percent of Mindanao’s population.

The thought chills Berting.

“If things don’t turn out that well, we might sell what we have here and move to my wife’s place in another part of Mindanao. My neighbours were thinking the same thing, we’ll leave this place and re-settle elsewhere.”

In the 1960s, Muslims and Catholic militia groups fought violent wars over land ownership as the Christian settlers started to outnumber the original inhabitants.

“We don’t want to go back to those days,” said Moner Bajunaid, head of an Islamic education organistion in Mindanao.

“There must be real efforts by the two sides to allay the fears of the Christian settlers that their Muslim neighbours will reclaim their homes and farms.”

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Local politicians in nearby North Cotabato province, where hundreds of Muslim-dominated villages will be included in a proposed ancestral domain, said Berting’s reaction reflected common fears within the minority Christian communities.

“It’s bad news,” Mohaqher Iqbal, chief peace negotiator of the MILF rebel group, told Reuters at the rebels’ camp.

“We never intended to separate the Muslims and Christians … Our doors are open to all,” he said.

About five percent of the Philippines estimated 89 million people are Muslims, and about 81 percent of the population are Catholic.

In a two-day meeting in Kuala Lumpur last month, negotiators for the government and the MILF agreed to mark the land and sea boundaries of the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE), which refers to the areas that will be covered by the proposed ancestral homeland for Muslims in the south.

The new borders will expand the six provinces and one city covered by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

The ARMM was created in 1989 based on an agreement with the older Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). But the MNLF are not happy with the prospect of being supplanted by the MILF and the two groups have yet to work out a compromise.

Smoothing over differences with fellow rebels is just one of the potential hurdles to a final, historic deal.

The issue of governance, which has yet to be agreed, could also spell trouble. Powerful southern-based political clans would likely use force to prevent any loss of influence in one of the most resource rich areas of the country.

Military commanders with a vested interest in maintaining the conflict to boost their powers and careers may be another factor.

In an apparent sign the rebels were being more pragmatic, Iqbal said only about half of the 613 villages the government had initially suggested be part of the ancestral homeland would be included in the BJE because the other areas were too far away, Iqbal said the new map would be unveiled in January 2008 after the text of the deal is finalised this month.

That prospect frightens many Catholic settlers.

“We don’t want that day to happen,” Berting said, showing three rifles he bought on the black market.

“We’ll defend our farms.” (Editing by Carmel Crimmins and Megan Goldin)

John Edwards, The President That CAIRed?

CAIR agent under the guise of being a civil rights activist was dispatched to Iowa to ask John Edwards what he would do for Muslims if elected President

One important note is that he says he represents American Muslims, then in the same sentence talks about Muslims that have to wait two to five years longer than other people to become citizens. Well first off, those that are not citizens are not American Muslims. They are not Americans. Period. No where in our constitution does it dictate any time frame for becoming an American Citizen…

Profiling is a useful tool. There are certain people that need to be profiled. It was Arab Muslims that attacked the World Trade Center BOTH times. It was Muslims that attacked England’s transportation system TWICE. It was Muslims that created mass riots in France TWICE…. It is Muslim Terrorists that commit suicide bombings on a regular basis around the world. It is Muslim Terrorists that have hijacked airplanes on a fairly regular basis over the past 40 years. The list goes on…

John, please define torture, that is the biggest question, not whether or not we condone torture, by what constitute torture. Until this is defined in clear terms then you are blowing smoke out of your ass.

Maybe the reason CAIR does not like Rudy or Mitt is because they are afraid that they will be indicted as a terrorist funder as they should be.

CAIRing for John Edwards

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) dispatched its Chicago office director Ahmed Rehab to the Heartland Presidential Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday to ask Democratic candidate John Edwards “a question about American Muslims and the civil rights movement,” the group announced yesterday.

CAIR issued a transcript of the question and answer, which it said was accepted with frequent applause.

AHMED REHAB: Senator, my name is Ahmed Rehab from Chicago, Illinois. I’m from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
REHAB: As a full-time civil rights activist, I receive hundreds of complaints from American Muslims regarding the sort of abuses, and prejudices, and discriminations that they face on a regular basis simply because of their name, physical appearance, or faith affiliation, whether it’s housing discrimination, or employment discrimination, or having to wait two to five years over the average time limit in order to obtain their citizenship.

Sadly, it seems that we’re facing a culture of fear-mongering that is replacing our collective constitutional vision for equal opportunity for all.

Senator, in the ’60s, Malcolm and Martin gave up their lives fighting for justice for all. The civil rights movement is not over. It’s not done yet. We’re still fighting.

Senator, fighting the civil rights movement is what I do on a daily basis, and we would like to know if you will fight with us, if elected president. Thank you.

SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: … We’ve got to stop this racial profiling that’s going on in the United States of America.

And we’ve got to change the entire atmosphere. Here’s what I’ll do as president: I will close Guantanamo, which I think is a national embarrassment.

We will have no more secret prisons, no more rendition, no more — and I use this word intentional — no more illegal spying on the American people by the president of the United States of America.

And then, finally, finally, it is so heartbreaking that we have a debate in America about what kind of torture is permissible. I have an answer to that: No torture is permissible in the United States of America. And those are all things that I would do as president.

CAIR does not appear to care much for Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, whom they have criticized in past press statements.

Last week CAIR demanded a meeting with Mr. Romney to discuss a statement he made about placing Muslims in his Cabinet. In October, CAIR demanded Mr. Giuliani fire a campaign adviser who is a vocal critic of CAIR.

Audrey Hudson, homeland security reporter, The Washington Times