I have spent more than 12 hours researching the “random” questioners at the CNN Democratic Debate that was held on November 15th, 2007. I started out looking around, because there was a story about the first questioner, Catherine Jackson, who may have been a plant. As it turns out, she is an anti-war type, who has rallied against the war outside of Harry Reid’s office in Nevada. Harry Reid is one of the biggest supporters of surrender in Iraq, to this day denying the surge is working, among other things. The story came out about Catherine when someone recognized the name and discovered a news story of her interview during one of these protests.
So I got to thinking, who is she, and who are the other people.
I looked up CNN’s transcripts of the debate, to find out who they are. At the same time, I paid attention to other blogs and news outlets, to find some mention of The Diamonds and Pearls girl, being Maria Luisa, and CNN made her ask her question. She said she felt stupid, because she wanted to ask a question about Yucca Mountain. There were links to her My Space page, indicating she was 15.
But the transcripts said her name was Maria Parra-Sandoval and she was a student at UNLV, and in the video clips of that question, that’s what she said her name was. Interesting that no one picked that up. So I popped her name into my Yahoo search engine to discover that Luisa is her middle name, her full name is Maria Luisa Parra-Sandoval, and she worked in Harry Reid’s office in Nevada and DC. (Picture on page 23) She was also invited as a guest on the floor off the 74th session of Nevada Legislature, by a man named Rubin Kihuen, he was elected in 2006 and a member of the Nevada Assembly Democrats. Upon further research and a tip from a commenter on another message board, it turns out that she came here illegally from Mexico as a child with her family, but since gained legal status, and has won scholarships to attend UNLV.
Maria Luisa is Maria Luisa Parra-Sandoval, and her picture is in the yearbook on one of the Nevada government websites, in addition, her name is listed as one of Harry Reid’s staff.
When I found out, I nearly fell out of my chair. So what about the rest of them?
I popped the name Khalid Khan into my search engine, he was the one who asked the question about racial profiling in airports. I was stunned to find out that although after 9/11, he was very patriotic about our country, he’s not just some average Joe, as CNN and the DNC would have us believe, but the President of the Islamic Society of Nevada. Some average Joe, my ass.
Now there’s something fishy about the fact that according to the transcripts given by CNN, the name of the woman who asked the supreme court question is “Unknown”. You mean to tell me, they don’t know her name? But upon further research and the un-edited version of the transcripts, her name is LaShannon Spencer. Why would they leave that out? Could it be that she was a plant as well?
As it turns out, she was. She was the director of political affairs for the Democratic Party in Little Rock, Arkansas. Coincidence? I think not. And if you look at her pictures that are available on the world wide web, she is one in the same lady. Now in case anyone with any liberal affiliation is scrambling to shut down these sites with her picture, I have saved them, but also included the links to the original stories.
I am still doing research. Pointed out by a reader of Hot Air, Obama may have known one of the questioners by the name of Judy Bagley, the supposed cashier of a casino. However, in the transcripts, Obama tells her he appreciates her work in the culinary union. Um…what?! I thought she was a cashier, what great work is she doing for the culinary union? And how did he know? Did they meet the questioners before the debate? Otherwise, he would not have known she did work for the culinary union. We didn’t know.
As if it’s not enough, there is much controversy about the tickets that were issued to attend the debate, particularly with the tickets issued to UNLV, and the manner in which the students were awarded the tickets, which was supposed to be via lottery. Please follow links to these articles, as I feel it would be slightly redundant to post what someone already has. Hat tip to Dan Riehl for helping to discover a lot of this, particularly with the ticketing issue.
It can be said with certainty that at least the three people I mentioned here were NOT ordinary “undecided democratic voters”, but rather people who were prepared and planted into the audience to ask these specific questions. And this is certainly not the first time CNN has been busted planting a questioner into the debate. Remember “Mac or PC”? Perhaps a web search of Alexandra Trustman is in order. CNN said they were sorry in 2003 and that they wouldn’t do it again. How sorry are they going to be once found out about this latest scam?
So what does all this mean? If CNN told you, you being the one who watched the debate (I only watched it to see Hillary get her ass handed to her, which mysteriously didn’t happen because of Wolf Blitzer’s softball questions), that there would be a session of questions from average people, just like you and me, then you were lied to. When you heard the Catherine Jackson ask about when the troops come home, showing off her son (whose name is not Christopher Jackson, but instead Christopher Gallagher) who did three tours of duty, you felt sorry for her, and even might have tried to sympathize. When I heard that, I was glad this isn’t Vietnam, where the soldiers got no support- indeed her son got a standing ovation.
CNN, the DNC or both played upon our emotions, knowing full well she is a professional Moonbat, anti-war type, who’s been in the press before protesting the war outside Harry Reid’s office.
You can’t tell me that they didn’t know about Maria Luisa Parra-Sandoval, working for Harry Reid, either. Some luck that she just HAPPENED to get drawn for the lottery in UNLV to get an admission ticket, and just HAPPENED to be one who got to ask a question and HAPPENED to be called upon.
Don’t try to convince me that they didn’t know that Khalid Khan is the president of the Islamic Society of Nevada. (can someone say special interest?)
And don’t sit and tell me that CNN didn’t know the name of the woman who asked the supreme court question, the same question Suzanne Malveaux injected her abortion piece into, wasn’t LaShannon Spencer. And don’t tell me that they didn’t know of her political affiliation, either, or that she just HAPPENED to be picked for the audience or just HAPPENED to get to ask the question.
Ladies and gents, this is political correctness at its finest. And to think this wasn’t the opportunity for CNN to produce Grade-A sound bites for Clinton is absurd and naïve. Remember “Boxers or Briefs?”
Let me just tell you that when I began my search, I had no idea what to expect. I only wanted to see if something might pop up in the search about these people, I had no idea that they might be connected and how so.
The ONLY thing that has yet to be figured out, is who made the decision to pick these specific people to be the ones delivering questions? Was it someone working for CNN? The DNC? Could it have been a collaborated effort of employees of both organizations? Who decided that those people would be called upon?
And which candidates knew ahead of time? That could be left up to conspiracy, however, one thing remains crystal clear: These people were not the average undecided democratic voters they were presented to the American people to be. These people have big backgrounds, and the proof is irrefutable. The only thing that needs to happen now is the media needs to grab onto it. But some of us bloggers already know and are working hard to get it out.
As a proud American, I feel deceived and manipulated. And you should, too. I feel that it is my duty as a citizen of a free society to get the truth- and verifiable evidence- to the public. This is not a “fire doesn’t melt steel” conspiracy. This is “Dan Rather Loses His Job for Fake Reporting”. And the bloggers did again in relentless search for what really happened. Ala Lindsay Lohan, “They weren’t my pants!!”
They lied to us. They lied to all of us. It’s not really surprising, knowing the lows they’d sink to for potential votes, but it should be awakening to the People that what we are fed by the media as “news” is in fact, not news. We are fed total BS, by some audacious person(s) making the decision of what gets reported.
In the War Against Political Correctness, at least in this issue, this is the tip of the iceberg.
I thought it would be very note worthy to mention that the Democratic debate that FOX News was supposed to host, the debate that the democrats pulled out of because of their issue with "fairness", was to be held in none other than...Nevada. Could that be coincidence? If FOX news would have held that debate, then FOX news would have been asking the questions. I can see why they thought CNN to be the better choice for moderators.
Were all of them plants? It could very well be, but let's just stick to what we know...and what we know is that Judy Bagley is a member of the culinary union, who just HAPPENED to attend campaigns for Obama, Hillary and John Edwards. The same Judy Bagley who just HAPPENED to be at the debate and HAPPENED to get to ask a question. According to the article, she is a cashier, but is audacious enough to think that whoever she and her union friends chose will be elected. (For the nomination or the presidency? Because that's a pretty bold statement to make, either way.) Who is she, in the Union, to be able to give statements to the media? In these articles, they talk to seemingly prominent people...AND her. But she's just a cashier...
Thank you to one of my readers for this tidbit.
Just a little information on the Union that Judy Bagley is a member of. And it appears that some of these democrats really like this union...or really like talking to them.