The Washington Times - August 11, 2009, 11:13PM



The Obama administration thought it was being clever by having 11-year old Julia Hall ask President Obama about the opponents of the Democratic health care plan who are “saying mean things” about health care reform.  Lo and behold, the Boston Globe is reporting what seems not to be a shocker (h/t

Julia’s mother was an early Obama supporter in Massachusetts during the presidential election, so she had previously met First Lady Michelle Obama, the Obama daughters Sasha and Malia, and Vice President Joe Biden.

“This was my first time meeting Barack Obama, and he’s a very nice man,” Julia said. “I’m glad I voted for him.”

She said Obama won a mock presidential election at the Cheverus School in 2008. And on Tuesday, he approached her after the town meeting.

“He said ‘great question,’” Julia said. “I shook his hand and got his picture.”

Kathleen Manning Hall, Julia’s mother, was shocked when her daughter said she wanted to ask a question. They wrote it down beforehand, and Julia didn’t miss a beat when Obama called on her.

“It was surreal,” said Manning Hall, a coordinator of Massachusetts Women for Obama during the election.

This town hall was not just “manufactured” it it was prefabricated. Mr. Obama was standing in front of a rah-rah town hall, while other politicians in his party across the nation are being booed and hissed within their own districts.  

Just because the Obama administration has an 11-year old asking a question about right wing meanies, doesn’t mean friends of the left have patience for children of conservative activists either.  Remember this photo below?  This was taken in 2004 after conservative activist Phil Parlock and his three-year old daughter Sophia crossed paths with John Kerry supporting Union Democrats.  They grabbed the little girl’s sign and tore it up.  The Washington Times reported in a 2004 article:

The Parlocks went to Mr. Edwards’ airport rally yesterday “to support the president,” Mr. Parlock said, and brought nine Bush-Cheney signs with them.

‘We stood there quietly while Senator Edwards went through the receiving line,” he said. Then, as the North Carolina Democrat prepared to leave, Mr. Parlock said, ‘I took out a few Bush-Cheney signs, gave one to Alex, and Sophia and I held up one jointly.’



Immediately, he said, the family was set upon by supporters of Mr. Edwards and Democratic presidential nominee Sen. JohnKerry — “mostly the painters union guys” — who “started stealing my signs.” Soon, “old women and college students joined in the fracas,” said Mr. Parlock…’

The circumstances that happened to Mr. Parlock and his daughter were so embarrassing to the union, left wing sites said the photo was a fake.  Michelle Malkin looked into the veracity of it all, and a Union official told her that the individual who tore up Sophia’s sign was being dealt with.

Today, when the Obama White House manufactures a question from a child, the public is supposed to accept it as genuine?  Spare me.