Reid & Pelosi Throw In Their SCHIP's (Video)


Doug Ross cuts to the chase.
Hat Tip Larwyn

Another day, another child is used by democrats to push their agenda.

Graeme Frost, a child who suffered injuries in a car accident, was the prop this week for democratic leaders Reid and Pelosi (Pelosi also has another prop on her lap) to use in their SCHIP’s Campaign to expand the federal government:

Graeme Frost was such a good prop that he was also used by the Democrats to deliver their radio response to the president this weekend.

But, Glenn Reynolds reported that their is more to this story…
Mark Steyn at The Corner reported that icwhatudo at Free Republic did some investigating that the media refused to do:

Graeme Frost, who gave the democrat rebuttal to George Bush’s reasons for vetoing the SCHIP Bill, is a middle school student at the exclusive$20,000 per year Park School in Baltimore, MD.

Graeme was in a severe car accident three years ago, and received care paid for by the government program known as SCHIP-(State Children’s Health Insurance Program)

“I was in a coma for a week and couldn’t eat or stand up or even talk. My sister was even worse,” Graeme wrote. “My parents work really hard and always make sure my sister and I have everything we need, but we can’t afford private health insurance.”

His sister Gemma, also severely injured in the accident, attended the same school prior to the accident meaning the family was able to come up with nearly $40,000 per year for tuition for these 2 grade schoolers. Confirmation both attended Park found here using edit-“find on this page”-Gemma. It will take you to an article in the schools newspaper about a fundraiser for Gemma class of 16, and Graeme class of 13.

The Corner has much more including this:

Mr Frost, the “woodworker”, owns his own design company and the commercial property it operates from, part of which space he also rents out; they have a 3,000-sq-ft home on a street where a 2,000-sq-ft home recently sold for half a million dollars; he was able to afford to send two children simultaneously to a $20,000-a-year private school; his father and grandfather were successful New York designers and architects; etc. This is apparently the new definition of “working families”.

Don Surber offers advice.
Democracy Project says dems should start looking for another poster child (to prop in front of the microphones).
Blue Crab Boulevard has another family that didn’t quite make the cut.

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