Some contend that Hillary Clinton’s campaign events have largely been one staged event after another, with the Democrat front-runner either unwilling or afraid to take unscripted questions from actual voters. That’s one reason that even some journalists think a semi-question posed by a 9-year-old boy in a New Hampshire gathering — a little spotlight time focusing on pay inequality and gender justice — was prepped and planted.
“My mother, over there, is complaining that she does not get much more money than my father,’ the kid identified as Relic Reilly began his Clinton query, according to The Daily Mail.
“My mother is an engineer, I meant, teacher. My father is the engineer,” the boy continued. “And I think that my mother is working more harder than my … I think my mother is working much harder, is working more harder than my father and she deserves to have more money, like, get more money, than my father. Because she’s taking care of children and I just don’t think it’s fair.”
This boy’s sort-of-a-question fits right into the campaign’s attempts to paint Clinton as a champion of working women, despite Hillary’s long, public war against any woman who dared to reveal her husband’s sexual advances or improper actions. Relic’s mother, Bita Reilly, said the question wasn’t given to them by the campaign. It was supposedly all her son’s idea.
“I said I wanted to ask about her plans in early childhood education in general,” she explained. “My son, Relic, asked me why I would not ask Hillary about teachers not getting paid enough (he also mentioned his own teacher while talking with me). And then I told him, ‘Why don’t you ask this question yourself?’”
A quick background check shows that both Relic’s mom and dad are active in the left-of-center political world. Bita’s only tweet mentions her plans to protest a rally for 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney.
“Getting Ready to go to Boston with my sons and their signs ‘Romney, Release Your Return’ and ‘Romney, What Are You Hiding?’” she tweeted.
Relic’s father, Michael, posted a Facebook poll asking if Rep. Jason Chaffetz should be lynched.
After the 9-year-old opened the door for Hillary’s stumping, Associated Press reporter Ken Thomas tweeted his astonishment at how well versed the 9-year-olds in attendance were regarding so-called social justice issues.
“[t]he kids who go to Hillary Clinton town halls certainly know a lot about pay equity issues,” he wrote.
Conservatives weren’t so subtle. “Sorry your mom’s exploiting you, kid,” commented Ben Shapiro.
h/t: Weasel Zippers