Another Clinton plant?
Here we go again...another audience question planted by the Clinton crowd. Except this one was at a Republican debate.
The retired general who asked about gays and lesbians serving in the military at the CNN/YouTube Republican debate on Wednesday is a co-chair of Hillary Clinton's National Military Veterans group.
Retired Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr was named a co-chair of the group this month, according to a campaign press release.
He was also active in John F. Kerry's 2004 campaign for president.
Well, well. And at a CNN debate no less. How in the world did that ever happen?!? CNN's excuse?
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who moderated the debate and the panel, said that if that was the case, CNN should have identified Kerr as such.
David Bohrman, a CNN senior vice president and executive producer of the debate, later said: "We regret this, and apologize to the Republican candidates. We never would have used the general's question had we known that he was connected to any presidential candidate."
Uh, huh. And from Hillary's camp?
On Thursday, Clinton campaing spokesman Phil Singer said the retired general "is not a campaign employee and was not acting on behalf of the campaign."
A Nov. 11 press release retrieved from the website of the non-partisan magazine Campaigns & Elections lists Kerr as one of nearly 50 co-chairs of "Veterans and Military Retirees for Hillary."
Clinton's campaign did not respond to an e-mail asking about Kerr's role in her campaign or whether he was acting on behalf of the campaign.
The more things change... This is a good wake-up call for the GOP and it's eventual nominee however. An early indicator of how Hillary's camp intends to play ball.