The college student who says she was told what question to ask at one of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign events told CNN Monday that she wasn’t the only one at the event who was a plant and said “voters have the right to know what really happened.”
In an exclusive interview with CNN, Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Grinnell College in Iowa — whose story in her campus newspaper has now been widely circulated — said that giving anyone specific questions to ask is “dishonest,” and the whole incident has given her a negative outlook on politics.
Gallo-Chasanoff, an undecided voter, said what happened was really pretty simple: she says a senior Clinton staffer asked if she’d like to ask the senator a question after an energy speech she gave in Newton, Iowa, on November 6.
Video of the planted question.
“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.
“‘I don’t think that’s a good idea,” the staffer said, according to Gallo-Chasanoff, “because I don’t know how familiar she is with their plans.”
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.”
Her campaign promised this would not happen again but just couldn’t help itself, although her staff is defending her by saying that Hillary has no idea what her own campaign staff is up to…
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s campaign admitted Friday that it planted a global warming question in Newton, Iowa, Tuesday during a town hall meeting to discuss clean energy.
Clinton campaign spokesman Mo Elliethee admitted that the campaign had planted the question and said it would not happen again.
“On this occasion a member of our staff did discuss a possible question about Senator Clinton’s energy plan at a forum,” Elliethee said.
FEMA hold a news conference with 100% planted questions.
This isn’t the first time this has happened, and this tactic will be used as often as politicians can get away with it.
It takes a village (of plants) that is. Plants for Hillary 2008!
On the plus side she has secured the green vote for 08!