You recall that little girl, the one who asked Barack Obama about those “mean signs” his opponents have been carrying around. Turns out her mother is not only a major donor to the president’s political ambitions, but she’s met personally with the Obama family and administration before.
But remember: This was a totally random, non-pre-screened town hall where average Americans got to question the president. Some of these random Americans just happened to be major donors and supporters, not to mention acquaintances, of the Obama family.
A girl from Malden asked President Obama a question at Tuesday’s town hall meeting in New Hampshire about the signs outside “saying mean things” about his health care proposal.
Eleven-year-old Julia Hall asked: “How do kids know what is true, and why do people want a new system that can — that help more of us?”
The question opened the door for the president to respond to what he called an “underlying fear” among the public “that people somehow won’t get the care they need.”
The girl later told the Globe that picking the president’s brain was “incredible.”
“It was like a once in a lifetime experience,” she said.
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.
Quite surreal. Amazing how you can get the president to call on you when your mother helped get him to where he is today. It’s like a freaking miracle. The stars and planets simply aligned for that once-in-a-lifetime coincidence of miraculous proportions, when a little girl whose mother has donated thousands to the Obama campaign got called upon to spew Democratic talking points.
Expect the left to start screeching tomorrow about how we’re attacking that poor, cute little girl for daring to ask a question. The fact that her mother is a major supporter, and that she planted her daughter in the audience to back up the president’s domestic agenda, will be noticeably left out of the narrative.
Thanks to Michelle Malkin.