The controversy over the FEMA press conference that used agency staffers as questioners has added a new term to our political landscape, the plant. Last night’s CNN YouTube Republican debate went so badly that many went looking for reasons why. Of course it couldn’t be the fact that the crop of candidates wouldn’t strike fear in anyone so it had to be something else and sure enough if you look hard enough you can find something.
Digging out more CNN/YouTube plants: Abortion questioner is declared Edwards supporter (and a slobbering Anderson Cooper fan); Log Cabin Republican questioner is declared Obama supporter; lead toy questioner is a prominent union activist for the Edwards-endorsing United Steelworkers
So how about that, the GOP candidates flopped because some of the questions came from Democratic supporters. So I suppose if one of these candidates somehow won the election they would only be governing those that support them? Talk about a weak excuse, blame someone for lobbing softballs (diamonds or pearls?) if you must but blaming the poor performance of GOP candidates on the affiliation of the questioners especially when the questions could hardly be called partisan is just plain ridiculous.