By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff
The more we hear from the Iowa college student who said she asked a planted question at a Hillary Clinton event, the worse it sounds. In an interview with CNN, Grinnell College sophomore Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff said that before Clinton's speech, a campaign staffer she talked to opened a binder to a page that listed about eight questions.
"The top one was planned specifically for a college student," she said. " It said 'college student' in brackets and then the question."
The question she agreed to ask: "As a young person, I'm worried about the long-term effects of global warming. How does your plan combat climate change?"
And she didn't think she was alone.
"After the event," she said, "I heard another man ... talking about the question he asked, and he said that the campaign had asked him to ask that question."
Hillary Clinton said in Iowa Sunday that the fact that questions had been planted was "news to me." Her campaign says it will not happen again.