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#1 Panthers_Lover

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:45 AM

I don't doubt this woman's story, and it's terrible. I'm glad she's getting help.

I just wonder where the vetting is for her, a la Joe the Plumber.

Do we really know what her circumstances are? Who was responsible for getting her to the town hall meeting? Who was responsible for making sure she got to ask her question/tell her story?

I just want fairness.

A woman's hard-luck tale at a town hall meeting in Florida moved President Barack Obama to leave the stage.

When Henrietta Hughes complained she'd been down on her luck and was living in her car with her son, Obama walked to her and gave her a kiss on the cheek. Hughes said she was out of work and homeless, with "a very small vehicle for my family and I to live in."

A White House press secretary said administration officials asked the local housing authority to contact her after the exchange in Fort Myers.

Meanwhile, the wife of Florida state Rep. Nick Thompson offered to let the woman stay in a house she owns that's vacant about 30 miles away. Chene Thompson isn't sure if Hughes will take her up on the offer.



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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:58 AM

Here's the chance to become the ace cub reporter you've always wanted to be.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:00 PM

what a heartless thread. you should be ashamed.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:55 PM

As usual, you have missed my point completely.

#5 Matt Foley

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:09 PM

Good God. This is like when he left the note in the praying wall in Israel. He's definitely got Clinton's people working for him. Obviously.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:13 PM

Joe the plummer is/was an asshat!

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:17 PM

Joe the plummer is/was an asshat!


Not the question at all. Do you know Henrietta?

#8 Matt Foley

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:21 PM

Remember when Clinton was jogging and the homeless man just happened to interrupt him and Clinton spoke to him while the cameras rolled? "I can feel your pain!"

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:32 PM

Maybe they both had bad Quarter Pounders for lunch?

#10 Matt Foley

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:45 PM

You look like Joe the Plumber...from behind, anyway.

#11 cookinwithgas

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:56 PM

Only a republican familiar with airport restroom stalls would know that.

#12 Matt Foley

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:03 PM

Only a republican familiar with airport restroom stalls would know that.


Airport restroom stalls, they are often the modern day bath houses for many, many gay men.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:18 PM

Vetting of what? To see if she's lying like Joe the Plumber was?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:40 PM

why not?

#15 Matt Foley

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:47 PM

Vetting of what? To see if she's lying like Joe the Plumber was?


It's amazing that educated people like yourself cannot (or choose not to, perhaps) see the double standard in the media, Dimbee.

Great shot by Meeks, eh?


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