The infamous Town Hall of Sheila Jackson-Lee gets even fishier. I think we should probably flag this woman and the astroturf that attended by sending emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not only did Ms. Lee answer her cell phone in the midst of a question from a cancer survivor, but we have come to find out that a woman by the name of Roxana Mayer infiltrated the Town Hall claiming to be a doctor.
More of how the story unfolded and how the truth trickled out, can be found at Patterico.com – here is a snippet:
Update: The reporter who wrote the Houston Chroniclestory apparently knew that Mayer was an Obama delegate, but didn’t include that detail in her story. Commenter mike in houston says that he wrote reporter Cindy Horswell and received the following response:
This is the name and occupation that she gave when she spoke at the public meeting. She also told me that she was an Obama state delegate and been notified of the meeting by email and did not live in Lee’s district.I have since been trying to see if she misrepresented herself. There is someone by the same name who lists herself as a graduate student and sociologist intern at a Houston council on drugs and alcohol…but that person no longer works there. And do not know if this is the sme person. She may also be a visiting doctor from another state…..Am interested in any information that anyone might have. Best regards, Cindy Horswell
Sorry, Ms. Horswell, she’s not a visiting doctor from another state. And you should have told us she was an Obama delegate.
UPDATE x2: Just to be clear, Mayer specifically represented herself as a “pediatric primary care physician” to the Houston Chronicle, which didn’t bother to check it out, and gave her comments extra weight as a supposed “physician”:
The video of the faux doctor asking questions at the Town Hall:
She completely contradicts herself when she speaks saying the US has the best system, but other developing countries are doing better than us. Most doctors I know are confident in their stances and do not use words like ‘like’ in their sentences.
The Houston Chronicle took a photo of Sheila Jackson-Lee giving the “doctor” a hug, since the picture was taken, the caption underneath has been changed on their website.