Inquiring Minds Want To Know–
Things got ugly for Senator Claire “ACORN” McCaskill in southern Missouri at a townhall meeting this week.
The Joplin Independent reported, via Free Republic:
Joplin was Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill’s final stop, the fourth she had scheduled across Missouri for the day. A frenetic hum in the auditorium of Missouri Southern’s Criminal Justice Center ebbed and flowed as people assembled for what had been advertised by McCaskill as a “Kitchen Table Talk.” She was about 20 minutes late. Advanced word was that her plane was encountering head winds on its way from Sikeston.
The audience clapped when McCaskill took the podium but as soon as she mentioned “the economy,” she could feel a tension in the room. She described those shouting to be heard as a “bunch of unhappy, angry, frustrated” people. “Be Missouri polite; hear what’s on people’s minds,” she suggested.
McCaskill was given a “roaster pan” from which randomly to draw out questions audience members had written on slips of paper just prior to the meeting. She didn’t miss the irony in that…
John Putnam of Carthage, who said he was a fee agent for the Joplin license office, wanted to know why people had to show their birth certificates and not Obama. The issue of Pres. Barack Obama’s citizenship rocked the Internet blog world, especially after a number of self-proclaimed experts pronounced the “certification of live birth” produced by the Obama campaign in June 2008 a forgery.
McCaskill assured everyone that Obama was a citizen of the US. [He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961.] After mentioning that McCain was born in Panama [that didn’t seem to be as much an issue], McCaskill told the audience that she didn’t know where this birth certificate controversy came from.
No one asked Senator McCaskill about her ACORN associates.
Democrat McCaskill voted last week to allow funding for ACORN in the Youth Brigades Bill.
That would have been a good question, too.