Just when you thought that Hillary Clinton couldn’t be more manipulative, we find more proof that she’s the most manipulative presidential candidate in recent history. Here’s what happened to cement that belief:

It turns out that Keith Kerr, retired Colonel., U.S. Army; retired Brigadier General, California National Reserve, who submitted a YouTube question about gays in the military, is actually a member of Hillary Clinton’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual Americans For Hillary Steering Committee. He’s also part of a film production crew trying overturn the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Please explain why Hillary pulls stunts like this. That’s such a punk move. It proves once again that the Clintons are shameless, disgusting human beings. The good news is that Hillary’s getting taken to task on it:

Keith Kerr a retired Colonel., U.S. Army; retired Brigadier General, California National Reserve pushed forward his issue of allowing gay Americans to serve openly in the US Military. While that is certainly a fair issue and open for debate, once again CNN looks to be in the hip pocket of the Clinton campaign.

It would have slipped by except CNN commentator Bill Bennett actually let the cat out of the bag and told CNN host Anderson Cooper that the former soldier apparently works for Clinton in the post debate analysis. Cooper played dumb at the time, but it did not last long as moments after the debate a bit of investigation showed that he is indeed a member of Hillary Clinton’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual Americans For Hillary Steering Committee.

I don’t know how this will play with Democrats, though it’s possible it’ll help there. What I’m certain of is that (a) independents will be turned off by it and (b) it’ll get conservatives fired up about beating her and (c) she’ll get pounded in the press for it.

Here’s how the Washington Times is reporting this stunt:

Gen. Kerr was in the live audience, and moderator Anderson Cooper invited him to give what turned out to be a two-minute speech on the issue that drew audience boos. The general identified himself in his question as “an openly gay man” but remained in the closet about his ties to the Clinton campaign.

Here’s how FNC is reporting the incident:

Keith Kerr of Santa Rosa, Calif., who revealed himself as gay, challenged the eight candidates via video message and on stage at the CNN/YouTube debate in Florida on the right of gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military.

The broadcast, however, failed to mention that Kerr, who served as a brigadier general in the reserves, is a member of a gay and lesbian steering committee for Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Here are the key paragraphs from Politico’s article on Kerr:

The retired general who asked about gays and lesbians serving in the military at the CNN/YouTube Republican debate on Wednesday is a co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s National Military Veterans group.

Retired Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr was named a co-chair of the group this month, according to a campaign press release.

David Bohrman, a CNN senior vice president and executive producer of the debate, later said: “We regret this, and apologize to the Republican candidates. We never would have used the general’s question had we known that he was connected to any presidential candidate.”

Politico’s article also points out the fact that Kerr isn’t exactly truthful, which makes him a perfect plant for Hillary:

Kerr told CNN that he had not done work for the Clinton campaign, and CNN verified before the debate that he had not contributed money to any candidate, the broadcaster said in a blog post after the debate.

Captain Ed’s got it right: CNN takes two steps back. I’d add that Hillary should take 5 steps back.

Instapundit says CNN should discover Google, saying “It’s not that hard.”

Glenn, obviously it is for lazy MSM types.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

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