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September 19, 2008

Obama Astroturfs at McCain/Palin Rallies; By Amazing Coincicence, UK Telegraph and SacBee Interview the Same Supposed Anti-Palin Republican Woman!

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Trish Castiglione, a Republican, was sold on McCain-Palin before Wednesday's event. Now she's not so sure — particularly after hearing Palin answer questions from the public for the first time since becoming McCain's running mate.


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"The only thing she knows about is oil. She was kind of wishy-washy," said Trish Castiglione, a 38-year-old foundation officer at Grand Rapids Community College, which held the event. "I came in knowing I would vote for them — I don't know now."

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"I came in thinking I would vote for them, but I don't know now," said Trish Castiglione, who works at the college in Grand Rapids where the event was held.

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Her husband Joe, an undecided voter, sat listening carefully to both speakers. He said: "I liked McCain, he knows his stuff, but she needs to work on her delivery. There were not a lot of facts. The only thing she knows about is oil. Other than that she was wishy-washy. "

Note she and her husband provided the exact same quote: "Wishy washy, all she knows is about oil." Almost as if working off a script of some kind.

Who is "Republican" Trish Castiglione?

Well a Goggle search finds that one "Trish Castiglione" works for the: Rapids Community College Foundation.

Hey, she is a "Director of Annual Giving."

They sponsored events like "Rock the Vote:"

September 8, 2008 Grand Rapids, MI – On Sept 10, 2008, GRCC students will ROCK THE VOTE from 10 am to 2 pm in an event featuring a variety of voting-related activities, local bands/artists, and interaction with local political leaders including Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, Mayor George Heartwell, and State Representative Michael Sak among others.

An “Ask the Clerk” booth, staffed by Lauri Parks the Grand Rapids City Clerk who will also be recruiting poll inspectors.

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A resource fair of political organizations offering information and diverse angles on the issues to students

The event is the result of a partnership between GRCC’s Campus Activities Board, the GRCC Black Student Union, The GRCC Student Congress, the Grand Rapids City Clerk’s Office and the Grand Rapids Alumni Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

Other events

October 2 – Health Care in America: How Can We Make it More Affordable?
October 16 – What is the 21st Century Mission For our Public Schools?
October 30 – Racial and Ethnic Tensions: What Should We Do?

How did this one woman find not one but two newspapers to talk to in a rally of 3000? Was she wearing a sign around her neck? "Ask me for juicy scripted quotes against Palin?"

Also note she really didn't show up for the event as a Palin supporter -- the event occurred at the college she works at. It seems more likely she was there as an employee of the university and not as a Palin supporter who became disillusioned hearing her speak.

How did both papers verify she was a Republican and her husband "undecided"?

Is there no suspicion whatsoever that she may not, in fact, be a Republican, given that she works in the most liberal sector in America (the academy)? This resume does not exactly scream "Republican."

3000 people showed up for this event, not because their job required them to, but because they wanted to hear Palin speak. Could the SacBee and telegraph not find enough of such people to interview?

Thanks to A Random Person.


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