Skip to comments.Live Thread: Halsey and Bonnie Frost on Countdown with Keith Olbermann 8 p.m. EDT 10/15/07
Posted on 10/15/2007 4:51:49 PM PDT by kristinn
Initial reports over the weekend were that 12 year old boy Graeme Frost was going to walk point yet again for the Democrats on Countdown tonight. However, MSNBC informs us that his parents, Halsey and Bonnie Frost, are stepping up to the plate, sort of. They're going on with Softball with Keith Olbermann.
From the Countdown blog at MSNBC:
Tonight we'll have the parents of the child who started a thousand smears. You remember Graeme Frost, the 12-year-old boy who was held up as an example of someone whom S-CHIP would be a great help to and who the radical right wing decided to smear. Tonight Keith will sit down with his parents and get their real story.
Also we'll have much more on the Thomas Ricks article that led the Washington Post this morning...if we've beaten Al Qaeda in Iraq, why don't we get out? Did we beat Al Qaeda in Iraq? Lots of questions...we'll have answers tonight.
Plus...we'll have an in depth discussion regarding Rudy Giuliani's comments that he would keep America safe from an Extra Terrestrial attack. All that and a preview of Matt Lauer's exclusive interview with Senator Larry Craig (yeah, we got him!). It's must see TV, kids!
It may be too late for the Frosts, however. The Democrats are rolling out a new S-CHIP family. And this time they swear they're truly needy. From the Politico:
Democrats profile another SCHIP family
Michelle Malkin, meet Bethany Wilkerson.
Bethany is the latest child being profiled by Democrats arguing for an override of President Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program bill.
Malkin, the conservative blogger, made waves last week when she investigated the finances of Graeme Frost's family after 12-year-old Graeme, an SCHIP recipient, gave the Democratic radio address. While conservative bloggers mounted a campaign to dig around in the Frost family's life and question the policies that led the family to subsidized health care, liberals pushed back.
This week, Democrats have brought forth the Wilkerson family, whose two-year old daughter Bethany is covered by SCHIP and had life-saving heart surgery when she was an infant. On Monday the Wilkerson family held a conference call, sponsored by USAction, a liberal grassroots advocacy group lobbying in favor of the $35 billion SCHIP expansion.
For the record, the Bo and Dara Wilkerson say they make $34,000 in combined income from restaurant jobs in St. Petersburg, Fla. They rent their house and the couple owns one car, which Bo calls "a junker." Malkin and other bloggers have revealed over the past week that the Frost family owned two properties, as well as a couple cars, and had a $45,000 income. The accusation against Democrats, and by extension the Frost family, is that they are too middle class to be granted any subsidized health insurance for their children.
The Wilkersons said they are fully aware of the possibility that their finances and personal lives may be investigated by opponents of the SCHIP bill.
"We rent a house, we have one car that is a junker. Let them dig away," Bo Wilkerson said. "I have $67 in my checking account. Does that answer your question?"
The Wilkersons will participate in an SCHIP rally in Washington on Tuesday, plan to lobby several House offices on Wednesday, and will be in the House chamber for the override vote on Thursday. They also plan to appear with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a press conference.?i>
All of this effort, including using children on SCHIP to promote the expansion of the program, seems unlikely to change any votes in the House, where Democrats are still well short of an override. Stay tuned to see if bloggers pick up on the Wilkerson family story.
Those of us at FR are still looking for that penumbra emanating from the Constitution that says federally funded health care is authorized. In the meantime, watch the Democrats' human shields for nationalized health care in action tonight on MSNBC at 8 p.m. EDT.
P.S. Check out these two threads about national health in Britain:
Dental Patients Pull Out Own Teeth
Nurses Did Not Wash Hands, Blamed for Deaths of 90 British Patients
The Freeper report that started it all:
The Not So Poor 12 Year Old Who Rebutted Bush on SCHIP Veto
Wrong there, Keith bin Olberman - it was Harry Reid that launched a thousand smears - one of which is currently going for $47,000+ on eBay.
So Mr. Frost is still trying to find excuses as to why I need to be taxed to pay for his kids. Sad.
Ain’t it funny - they’re parading around these $43,000/year people - why aren’t they parading around the 26-year-old who makes $80,000 a year that they wanted to infuse with free healthcare under SCHIP???
What I don’t understand is why my elderly parents have to be taxed to pay for this guy’s kids?
Looks like the Frost’s quarter-hour of fame is over...
Moonbats kicked to the curb.
So they can feel better about themselves. ;^)
Her voice would quiver and quake a little bit, send me out to cut a switch to cut the back of his legs Fur Shur.
Anyway, I'm not going to bother her with this puke.
Democrats use the plight of the unfortunate to justify Unconstitional Federal spending paid for by theft from taxpayers for the sole purpose of gaining/keeping political power. If that’s not pure, shameless evil, then what is?
Tuned in, now it’s that girly soldier John Soltz
Jon Soltz is politically invested in America’s defeat.
I think alot of moonbats will be kicked to the curb by November "08".
But we're gonna be here to remind everyone of the dem moonbat relationship;)
Not so your parents can feel better about themselves, so the people promoting the bill can feel better about themselves. They could care less about your parents.
He looked like RuPaul dressed him.
Would that I shared in your optimism, because there is one thing standing in the way: the stupidity of the American people.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
I can’t watch this crap. Somebody ping me when the Frosts show up.
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