Talk about your cynical.
Presidential adviser David Axelrod, his wife, and his daughter Lauren all appeared on 60 Minutes to call attention to ongoing research in epilepsy. Lauren has been epileptic since she was born. Susan Axelrod is president of the organization she founded, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE).
Their good intentions were paid conspiratorial homage by Katie Couric. The segment was too sneaky to be countenanced by conservatives, and they threw a fit – it’s a ruse! They don’t even like their daughter! Michelle Malkin:
In the desperate push for Obamacare, the White House spin doctors are pulling out all the stops to distract from the disastrous numbers by ginning up emotions.
FLOTUS is playing the the concerned parent card.
So is White House senior adviser/Astroturf master/Big Pharma beneficiary David Axelrod, who appeared on 60 Minutes with Katie Couric this weekend to talk about the epilectic daughter he never sees because he’s so busy trying to salvage his boss’s government health care takeover plans. The AP dutifully recycled the story — which itself had been recycled from February’s Parade magazine.
Ann Kane at the American Thinker is dead on . .
And here’s Kane:
If it weren’t so sad, it would be laughable. The present administration treats broadcast news as its own kind of Facebook page where they can write or say whatever they want on their obedient wall. On Sunday night, Katie Couric of 60 Minutes reported on the Axelrod family’s journey with epilepsy. David Axelrod used his twenty-eight year old epileptic daughter, Lauren, to show that he is a caring father . .
How dare he use his daughter’s illness to attempt to elicit sympathy from the liberal base, and others? Yet, he wouldn’t be worth his salt if he didn’t use everyone and everything at his disposal to advance the agenda.
David’s daughter is a woman badly and permanently disabled by epilepsy. If only the Axelrods cared about her the way they care about politics…