Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Health care event attendee lied about being doctor
HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | 35 mins ago | By ALLAN TURNER

Posted on 08/13/2009 6:48:39 PM PDT by jessduntno

By ALLAN TURNER HOUSTON CHRONICLE

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Thursday distanced herself from a University of Houston graduate student and Texas Obama delegate who falsely identified herself as a pediatric physician at the congresswoman's health care reform town hall meeting this week.

“I've never met her,” Jackson Lee said as she prepared to take questions from doctors and other health care workers in a session at St. Joseph Medical Center.

Roxana Mayer, who warmly embraced Jackson Lee at the close of Tuesday's session at a Fifth Ward community center, had spoken in favor of the president's health care package. The Texas Medical Board, which oversees doctors in Texas, has no record of Mayer, 31, holding a physician's license.

In a West Coast political blog, Patterico's Pontifications, Mayer admitted she is not a doctor.

When queried by the Houston Chronicle if she held a medical license outside Texas, she responded via e-mail: “If my initial statement to the Houston Chronicle can not be substantiated, then I understand your responsibility to omit it.”

Jared Woodfill, chairman of Harris County Republican Party, on Thursday said Mayer's misrepresentation “shows you what we've known all along.”

“The Democrats,” he said, “will do anything it takes to pass Obamacare, whether it's misrepresentation, deception, trickery or outright fraud. It appears there are no boundaries to what they are willing to do.”

A single protester at Jackson Lee's event at St. Joseph's, Bryan Klein, appeared at the conference room door, distributing leaflets.

He was escorted from the hospital by guards but continued to hand out leaflets outside the front door.

Hospital spokeswoman Fritz Guthrie said Klein was removed because the session was closed to the public.

The Chronicle's Mark Babineck contributed to this report.

allan.turner@chron.com

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; corruptdems; demlies; jacksonlee
Jared Woodfill, chairman of Harris County Republican Party, on Thursday said Mayer's misrepresentation “shows you what we've known all along.”

“The Democrats,” he said, “will do anything it takes to pass Obamacare, whether it's misrepresentation, deception, trickery or outright fraud. It appears there are no boundaries to what they are willing to do.”

Well said, sir...now go flag yourself...

1 posted on 08/13/2009 6:48:42 PM PDT by jessduntno
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Like ObamaCare, she is a fraud.


2 posted on 08/13/2009 6:50:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Honestly....I am flummoxed. I supposed I shouldn’t be. par for the course.


3 posted on 08/13/2009 6:52:20 PM PDT by Dudoight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno
aren't there laws?...oh wait, were talking Odumbo administration
4 posted on 08/13/2009 6:53:00 PM PDT by Doogle (HIRE AMERICANS......or face boycott (please feel free to use the same tag line))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Isn’t this the same congresswoman that took a cell phone call in the middle of one of her ‘meetings’ and ignored the individual asking the question from the floor?


5 posted on 08/13/2009 6:54:41 PM PDT by Godzilla (TEA - Taxed Enough Already)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

“I’m not a doctor, but I play one at townhall meetings.”


6 posted on 08/13/2009 6:55:19 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) We know how to deal with Iran.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Send this to Drudge on his anon story section. I just did. The Dems are doing all sort of things like calims of racisms, swastikas and other lies to try to save this sinking DeathCare takeover.


7 posted on 08/13/2009 6:56:23 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs - American Hero! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

“aren’t there laws?...oh wait, were talking Odumbo administration”

Civil fraud. Obviously, if you make false representations of material facts (being an MD) and others rely on them to their detriment, you’ve got fraud. That is definitely a civil no-no and maybe criminal, depending on the jurisdiction.


8 posted on 08/13/2009 6:57:26 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

The Chronicle originally reported her as a doctor, without checking her out, like the stories about the little girl at the Obama town hall. Then the West Coast story came out, and they changed their original story and got rid of all traces of the first version. Now they have another story reporting on this woman, by a different reporter, saying she misrepresented herself. To sum up, egg on face at Houston Chronicle for whole world to see. I bet the Libs there are beside themselves.


9 posted on 08/13/2009 6:58:07 PM PDT by La Lydia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Can’t believe Mrs Lee represents Texas. Sam Houston is rolling over in his grave.


10 posted on 08/13/2009 7:00:15 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dudoight

“Honestly....I am flummoxed. I supposed I shouldn’t be. par for the course.”

So Patterico went to the source, e-mailing the LinkedIn Ms. Mayer. Hilarity ensued. By the time the exchange ended, “poor” Ms. Mayer was in full moonbat mode:

(Patterico)

1) Are you the person who attended Jackson Lee’s town hall meeting?
2) Are you a doctor?
3) If not, why did you claim to be one?
4) Were you a Texas delegate for Obama?
5) Why did you go to the town hall meeting?
6) Who encouraged you to go?
7) Did Sheila Jackson Lee’s husband have anything to do with your going?

(Mayer)

I suspect you don’t need me to answer the first four…but I’ll say for what it’s worth, I went to get a question answered for myself and two other people close to me who are doctors. Too bad she didn’t answer it. I also went to lend support to the reform effort. It’s easier to be against something especially since anger is such a great motivator.

Also, I have never met the Congresslady or her husband–it’s a big school. I do think this is all very funny because I just assume that if my going had been part of a conspiracy, it would have been more seemlessly executed.

While I’m sure I lack your creativity and passion, I have possessed some spontaneity from time to time.

(Patterico)

If I understand what’s going on here, you’re not a doctor, but you play one at town hall meetings. Is that about it?

(Mayer)

Do you mean play a doctor like you play a journalist? Then the answer is no. But who knows, that was only my first town hall meeting–even though I was a delegate. If I go to another one, which I seriously doubt because my husband is already extremely annoyed, then maybe I’ll play a plumber.

After Patterico did the dirty work, the Chronicle’s Cynthia Horswell added the following four paragraphs to the story this morning, while giving Patterico no credit:

In an e-mail to the Chronicle on Thursday morning, Mayer confirmed she is not a licensed physician.

“I have been advised to refrain from making any further statements,” she said.

In the initial story about the event, the Chronicle reported that she was a doctor based on her claim at the meeting.

Today, Jackson Lee denied knowing Mayer and said she was not planted as a friendly voice in the crowd.

Horswell’s story, time-stamped at of 10:46 a.m. CT as of the time of this post (saved here at my host for future reference) has the same URL to which Patterico linked, meaning that Horswell’s current renditon has effectively flushed all previous versions down the Chron’s memory hole.

Horswell still hasn’t told readers that Mayer was an Obama delegate. Patterico commenter “mike in houston” reports direct e-mail evidence from Horswell that the Chron reporter has known this from the very beginning of this sordid episode and has chosen not to disclose. Mayer’s status as a delegate, along with additional “coincidences” reported at LoneStarTimes.com, would tend to severely if not fatally dent the credibility of Jackson Lee’s claim not to know her — even beyond the hug picture with Mayer and Lee the Chron has already published.

The caption to that picture is currently on at least its third rendition, currently reading “Sheila Jackson Lee hugs Roxana Mayer at her town hall meeting at Peavy Neighborhood Center. Mayer identified herself as a physician who does not live in Jackson Lee’s district. However, her name does not appear in the database maintained by the Texas Medical Board, which licenses all doctors in Texas.”

Two previous renditions captured by Patterico read as follows:

“Sheila Jackson Lee hugs Dr. Roxana Mayer, a pediatric primary care physician, at her town hall meeting at Peavy Neighborhood Center.”
“Sheila Jackson Lee hugs Roxana Mayer at her town hall meeting at Peavy Neighborhood Center.”
Understatement of the week by Patterico: “Not the greatest vetting by the Chronicle.” Not the most honest either. And sadly, also not atypical.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

—Tom Blumer is president of a training and development company in Mason, Ohio, and is a contributing editor to NewsBusters


11 posted on 08/13/2009 7:04:14 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Interesting, but this will not damage Sheila Jackson Lee. Any district screwed up enough to elect her won’t care.


12 posted on 08/13/2009 7:06:53 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno
How can this be? Nancy Polosi herself confirmed seeing a copy of this ladies license.

It said “I R doctor”

Which is almost as much proof as obama showed.

13 posted on 08/13/2009 7:08:56 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

So if they are doing this much blatant fraud now what makes us think the election of 2010 has any chance of being legit?


14 posted on 08/13/2009 7:10:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno
Greta is about to bring the stupid Congresswoman on, why doesnt anyone at Fox know about the fake “Doctor” yet?
15 posted on 08/13/2009 7:12:43 PM PDT by Kansas58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: La Lydia

The Houston Chronicle is a very liberal paper. I’m sure you are right on their having “egg on their faces”.


16 posted on 08/13/2009 7:14:25 PM PDT by Texas56
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Dudoight

You would think the plants would stick to just lying about not having coverage or being denied care. Simple lies that would be difficult to fact check.


17 posted on 08/13/2009 7:22:52 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

“Can you NASA guys drive that Mars Rover over to where they planted the flag?”


18 posted on 08/13/2009 7:25:30 PM PDT by EricT. ("Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government." -George Washington)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

"Hello, I'm Tommy Flanagan...Dr. Tommy Flanagan, yeah that's it. Dr. Tommy Flanagan, inventor of the Jarvik Artificial Heart, hear to tell you why I support Healthcare Reform.

I was just discussing this last night with my wife, Morgan Fairchild, who I've seen naked....."

19 posted on 08/13/2009 7:31:32 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Here is the question no one is asking. What did the Houston Chronicle know and when did they know it?

And better yet, if it is true what is the Houston Chronicle ready to do to prevent this fraud from remaining a Congresswoman.

My guess? Don’t hold your breath. This paper will once again endorse her for re-election because of her race.


20 posted on 08/13/2009 7:34:32 PM PDT by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

The idiot is on Greta now, she is so stupid!


21 posted on 08/13/2009 7:34:43 PM PDT by Kansas58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kansas58

Did she sleep at a Holiday Inn Express?


22 posted on 08/13/2009 7:43:14 PM PDT by doosee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

23 posted on 08/13/2009 7:54:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Ever had the pleasure (s/) of being in the 5th Ward? Zimbobwea comes to mind. Even before 1/2 the criminals from New Orleans moved there after Katrina you did not want to get caught there after dark. Queen sheila is nothing but a self-important big fish in a small cesspool of a pond. All thinking Texans are ashamed to have to admit she is from Texas.
24 posted on 08/13/2009 8:14:04 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo Tea Party - PALIN 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Kansas58

Please give us your summary of the interview with estupido on Greta when its over.


25 posted on 08/13/2009 8:17:11 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: tflabo

She tried to filibuster.
She said it was “not her intent” to be rude to the cancer patient -—
And then tried to prover her point, BY BEING RUDE TO GRETA and not answering any questions, directly!


26 posted on 08/13/2009 8:52:34 PM PDT by Kansas58
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: All

Piss off a liberal...get an Obamacare T-shirt !!!

Obamacare T-Shirts

Finally, Democrats embrace the death penalty
http://www.zazzle.com/obamacare_3_tshirt-235341680860146652

Obamacare + Cap-n-trade = Soylent Green
http://www.zazzle.com/obamacare_2_tshirt-235439043872849285

Obamcare
“Cash for cripples”
http://www.zazzle.com/obamacare_tshirt-235668055276900107

Obamacare
“Obama lied, grampa died”
http://www.zazzle.com/obamacare_4_tshirt-235700313644013955


27 posted on 08/13/2009 9:17:49 PM PDT by ak267
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson