Saturday, October 13, 2007


It turns out the the office of Senator Mitch McConnell was the source for the rolling attacks on the 12-year old boy who spoke for Democrats in support of S-CHIP. Read about it here. Here's the short version.

ThinkProgress got a hold of a letter sent from the office of Sen. Mitch McConnell's communications director, Don Stewart. On Monday morning, Don Stewart sent an email with the following text to reporters:

Seen the latest blogswarm? Apparently, there’s more to the story on the kid (Graeme Frost) that did the Dems’ radio response on SCHIP. Bloggers have done a little digging and turned up that the Dad owns his own business (and the building it’s in), seems to have some commercial rental income and Graeme and a sister go to a private school that, according to its website, costs about $20k a year ‹for each kid‹ despite the news profiles reporting a family income of only $45k for the Frosts. Could the Dems really have done that bad of a job vetting this family?

Read more here. Every allegation is a contortion of the truth. The Frost family has not worked the system, but rather more than qualified. The father's business is no longer in existence. The parents both have only part time jobs with no benefits. The family met the legal requirements of the state of Massachusetts for S-CHIP. The children, who both suffer brain injuries from the aftermath of a life-threatening car crash, were given scholarships to private school.

Talk about manipulating facts for ulterior purposes! These pols should be ashamed of themselves. It all leaves one to wonder, just what kind of people are McConnell and his communications director?