-at least I’m guessing it is a plant. After all, Obama’s developed quite a green thumb lately. Inspired by Patterico and his excellent-as-always investigations, I’m now even more skeptical (is that possible?) of every instance of Obama Amateur Theater.
At today’s health care town hall held in Grand Junction, Colorado, it was an expectedly warmer audience than yesterday’s Montana appearance. And of course we’re now listening extra hard at the intent of each “random” civilian chosen to ask a question. This one really, REALLY stood out to me today:
(Applause.)All right, gentleman right here in the t-shirt. Hold on one second, we got a mic coming.
Q Thank you for coming to Colorado. It’s a great place.
THE PRESIDENT: It’s a great place. (Applause.)
Q You touched on this. I would like you to expand a little more. This problem with misinformation in our country, it seems to me that it’s not only just hurting health care reform, health insurance reform, it’s dividing our country. (Applause.) Is it not maybe time — I think we all know where it’s coming from. Is it not time that something can be done — okay, I got to watch what I’m saying, but —
THE PRESIDENT: Well, look, let me — let me just — let me address this.
Maybe it was just the Fox coverage, but I don’t remember getting to see the question-asker’s face. He also doesn’t say his name. Wouldn’t be a big deal, but every single other question in this particular town hall had a name, a face, or a short biographical backround included. Some shared only a first name, others first, last, and full name of their place of employment. See full text of the meeting here.
Of course I would never have noticed the fact that this “gentleman in the t-shirt” chose to not reveal his name or profession had he not asked the question he did. But he asked a very fishy question, indeed. Or wait, I’d actually say it was more of a statement than a question, don’t you think?
So we can’t see him, don’t know his name, don’t know his (supposed) profession. How will we ever be able to prove he’s just a Team O plant? Exactly.