Hillary Potemkin Clinton busted for driving in Dem campaign worker to pose as 'student' at staged event
I almost feel sorry for the people running Hillary Clinton’s campaign. They work for a foul-mouthed, angry woman who is known to become enraged when things don’t go the way she expected. And she has laid down the law that she is not to be asked any awkward questions in the process of ostensibly listening to “ordinary folks” in Iowa. Given the abundance of awkward questions about her behavior as secretary of state, not to mention the nearly three decades of public life that preceded it, the possibility of being confronted on something that doesn’t fit the propaganda agenda is high, unless all “public events” are purely shams, with reliable pawns chosen to play the role of “ordinary folks.”
The problem is that casting the parts for the docudramas being produced as real events is risky, particularly in this age of pervasive social media and cell phone cameras. It is just too easy to spot ringers. And that is exactly what happened yesterday, when the U.K. Daily Mail, a newspaper not bound by the oath of omerta that controls most American major publications when it comes to news unfavorable to Hillary and the Democrats, investigated a “student” with whom Hillary “sat down for coffee.”
Her Tuesday morning visit to a coffee shop in LeClaire, Iowa was staged from beginning to end, according to Austin Bird, one of the men pictured sitting at the table with Mrs. Clinton.
Bird told Daily Mail Online that campaign staffer Troy Price called and asked him and two other young people to meet him Tuesday morning at a restaurant in Davenport, a nearby city.
Price then drove them to the coffee house to meet Clinton after vetting them for about a half-hour.
The three got the lion's share of Mrs. Clinton's time and participated in what breathless news reports described as a 'roundtable'– the first of many in her brief Iowa campaign swing.
Bird himself is a frequent participant in Iowa Democratic Party events. He interned with President Obama's 2012 presidential re-election campaign, and was tapped to chauffeur Vice President Joe Biden in October 2014 when he visited Davenport.
'What happened is, we were just asked to be there by Troy,' Bird said Wednesday in a phone interview.
'We were asked to come to a meeting with Troy, the three of us, at the Village Inn.'
The other two, he confirmed, were University of Iowa College Democrats president Carter Bell and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland employee Sara Sedlacek.
'It was supposed to be a strategy meeting,' Bird recalled, 'to get our thoughts about issues. But then all of a sudden he says, "Hey, we have Secretary Clinton coming in, would you like to go meet her?"'
Fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.
Update: Speaking of fake, how about claiming to be a champion of the little guys and gals and then not leaving a tip at the now-famous Chipotle stop in Maumee, Ohio? David Knowles of Bloomberg reports:
One of the great political mysteries of the early 2016 presidential campaign has been solved: Hillary Clinton did not leave a tip at the Chipotle restaurant she visited during her road trip to Iowa on Sunday.
"Her bill was $20 and some change, and they paid with $21 and left" without putting anything in a tip jar on the counter, Charles Wright, the manager at the Maumee, Ohio, Chipotle restaurant told Bloomberg.
Millions of people, many of them female, depend on tips for the margin between poverty and an acceptable lifestyle. The GOP should have a camera crew interview Mr. Wright, and use the surveillance video plus the interview to establish who the real Hillary Clinton is.
Hat tip: Mike Nadler