Hope and Change: All Five Questioners So Far Identified at Obama's "Open" Town Hall Were Obama Campaign Backers
President Obama has promised to change the way the government does business, but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook, stocking his town hall Thursday with supporters whose soft -- though far from planted -- questions provided openings to discuss his preferred message of the day.
How is this "from the Bush playbook"? Yes, I do remember that his appearances were tightly controlled, but he didn't portray them as open to everyone, either. And fairly high-ranking Republicans and campaign donors were not "randomly" chosen to ask questions of him.
It's from the Bush playbook because every bad thing Obama does EVERY one is Bush's fault.
How on earth does the WaPo reporter here have enough information to reassure readers -- based on their own supposed authority -- that the questions were "far from planted"? Given that all of the people so far identified were in fact Obama supporters, doesn't this raise serious questions about how Obama was so fortunate as to just happen to call on friendly forces for his questions?
The reporter simply asserts this offering no evidence for it. Ashamed, it seems, of his own report.
Because Obama > Truth.
It's the power of Hope. THey're hoping the public doesn't notice their lies.