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‘Signs’ Girl’s Mom – Obama Operative

A little background on the girl who asked Mr. Obama about all the ‘means signs’ via the New York Times owned Boston Globe:


Malden girl to Obama: what about those "mean things" people say about your health plan??

By Travis Andersen, Town Correspondent

August 11, 2009

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

Julia also enjoys soccer and playing guitar, especially songs by Taylor Swift, her favorite artist.

"She entertained my whole family on Christmas Day," Manning Hall said. "She’s a wonderful child. She’s a very sensitive, smart girl and I’m hoping she becomes more interested in politics and helping people."

She may get her wish. Julia said she’d like to run for office someday, maybe even for president.

"It would be awesome if I could work in politics," she said

Note that the article says the girl and her mother wrote out her question beforehand:

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.

Were there paper and pencil at the meeting? Or did they write this question down at home, as we suspect they did.

If so, how did mother and daughter know there were going to be signs ‘saying mean things’?

As the article discreetly mentions, Miss Julia’s mother, Kathleen Manning Hall, was the coordinator of the "Massachusetts Women for Obama" during the campaign.

As the article also notes, mom had previously met First Lady Michelle Obama, the Obama daughters Sasha and Malia, and Vice President Joe Biden while taking part in Obama’s presidential campaign.

She also appears to have met Mr. Obama at least once:

FEC records show that Ms. Manning Hall donated $636 to the Obama campaign in 2008.

She donated a further $1355 to Mr. Obama in the name of "Kathleen Hall, Legal Assistant, Looney & Grossman."

And she didn’t stop there. Ms. Manning Hall also held a fundraiser for Mr. Obama in Boston Harbor on August 12, 2008, almost exactly one year ago.

So it may not be quite so ‘incredible’ that her daughter got to ask a question she wrote for her, after all.

"It would be awesome if I could work in politics," [Julia] said.

Perhaps Julia means, it would be awesome if she could work in politics again.

For she was certainly put to work at the town hall meeting by her mother.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “‘Signs’ Girl’s Mom – Obama Operative”

  1. Liberals Demise

    I knew it was a canned meet! (the HAM is out of the can)
    Did anyone catch the part where Boogeyman said Fed Ex and UPS were running great but the Post Office wasn’t doing so well?
    Not doing too good, Barry? Uh ….. er ………um ……… The Post Office gets 7 Billion $$$$$$ from the gubbamint, barry!!
    Barack just can’t help shooting himself in the feet over and over again. He also said that AARP is on board with his plan when in fact AARP hasn’t signed onto anything other than the fact they want reform.
    They changed their attack formula…… Health Care Reform is now Health Insurance Reform. New Name……Same Strategy.
    LIESLIESLIESLIESLIESLIESLIESLIES……………….LIES!!!

  2. catie

    What a shock and this fool wants us to believe that the Townhall wasn’t canned. What an arse.

  3. BannedbytheTaliban

    astroturf

  4. jobeth

    I find it so odd that only questions that would answer the “mean things” people were saying and asking in all other forums…just so they could understand the “real” answers…were asked. Odd that he had to “dig” to find even one question from a “tough” republican. Isn’t it remarkable how he won even that guy over. Wow! Obalmy is great.

    Oh wait…I don’t actually find it odd…This is Obalmy isn’t it? EVERYTHING is prepackaged before he does it? LOL

    Obalmy has himself deluded if he thinks this “town hall” meeting wasn’t viewed for what it was before the first person even spoke.

    Maybe this is what he means by the “Audacity of Hope”. LOL

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Wasn’t he once lauded as being so “Lincoln-esque”?

      Something something….some of the people ALL of the time….

      Something something….ALL of the people SOME of the time….

      But you can’t….fool…ALL of the people ALL of the time….

      Get it, chump? Now back off and let Americans live their lives.

  5. I love that an 11 year old girl is glad that she voted for Oblamer. That explains how he won the election. He had elementary school students voting for him. That jibes with the rest of the Oblamer voters. They all have the intelligence level of an 11 year old.

    He never answered the substance of her question. How do kids know what’s true??? Just remember this poppet. Look at Oblamer. If his mouth is moving, and his foot isn’t in there, he’s LYING.

  6. artboyusa

    She’s from Malden MA – my home town! Wow! They better get busy renaming it “Obamaville” or something after this. And this lady “held a fundraiser for Mr. Obama in Boston Harbor on August 12, 2008″ too. Held it “in” the harbor says the Globe – now that’s the sort of thing we need to encourage…

  7. proreason

    He loves to use children as props in his war on prosperity, doesn’t he?

  8. U NO HOO

    “Perhaps Julia means, it would be awesome if she could work in politics” STILL.

  9. jobeth

    Uh oh!!! Wonder if Obalmy noticed that of the two politians Kathleen Hall admires on her Facebook…he was NOT one of them! Wait till he finds that out! No more questions for her and her 13 year old!

    Next thing to note is who she DID name…Caroline ‘ya know’ Kennedy. Speaks volumes about her ability to think….ya know?

  10. VMAN

    Just another example of the wacky left projecting what they are on real Americans. For the last two weeks all we here is astroturf, angry mob, pawns of the insurance companies and on and on. But what is the truth? they are the ones who stack the deck and what is supremely pathetic is that they use children.

  11. g gustin

    So let me get this straight we (conservatives) are stacking the townhalls with anti,racial, and hitlerist types of people to drown out the libertards, but when obamy stacks the decks nary a word. Why is it that this BS only surfaces on right wing conservative web sites or news channels?
    And dan blather wants to clean up the media, yeah right he only wants to make sure his views are the only ones spoken. Kiss my red white and blue arse libertards, i will die for my families freedom before i live under socialism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Dan

    Mr. Obama studied Sal Linsky, a Marxist Revelutionary and devout Socielist while at Harvard University. He is trying to implement Socielism aka Nationalism in our Country and I fear he may just succeed. Like many others I fear for my children. This Health Care Reform is not in our best interest as a Nation and It does nothing for the common good of the people, just higher taxes and more invasion of government into the personal lives of it’s citizen’s. Our Health care hasn’t been the best but it’s far better than that 1017 pages of Government Crap that I just read about.

  13. BigOil

    Gibbs assures us this question was chosen at random. I’m sure Odumbo could not see his own ridiculous symbol stuck on the girl’s shoulder.

  14. smartwoman

    This was such an obvious setup.Does he think we are stupid and wouldn’t recognize it as a set up. I’m insulted. When is Obama going to stop lying and breaking promises. I don’t mean just campaign promises – I mean everything he says that promises something and turns out to be a “mispoke” better known as a lie. He reminds me of Hitler.
    A friend of mine said she is afraid of e mail, comments such as this, etc. because she is afraid we will live to see concentration camps for white people or dissenters. I cannot disagree with her.

  15. U NO HOO

    Introduce Julia to Graeme Frost.


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