Hillbot No Like Surprise

Piling on has never been so easy: After her speech, Clinton accepted questions. But according to Grinnell College student Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff ’10, some of the questions from the audience were planned in advance. “They were canned,” she said. Before the event began, a Clinton staff member approached Gallo-Chasanoff to ask a specific question after Clinton’s speech. “One of the senior staffers told me what [to ask],” she said. Clinton called on Gallo-Chasanoff after her speech to ask a question: what Clinton would do to stop the effects of global warming. Clinton began her response by noting that young people often pose this…

Another Right-Wing Conspirator Unmasked

My friend Andisheh from Creative Loafing is doubly cursed. Grasping irony is bad enough — must he also have a sense of humor? Andy’s come under fire from a humorless literalist for including a prominent anti-war activist in his rundown of Atlanta’s 11 Least Influential People. Frankly, I think you and your publication owe Bobbie Paul an apology. Not only did you list her in a fool’s gallery, but you did it in the context of an action that constitutes about 1% of her contribution to the progressive community. Do you have a clue who this woman is, or know anything about…