She’s not a doctor, but plays one at Town Hall Meetings

Leave it to some wide-eyed liberal doctor – who has been in general practice for four years – to get up at one of Rep Shelia Jackson Lee’s Town Hall Meetings and lob a softball question!

The problem is that our friends at the Patterico’s Pontifications blog did a little digging, and found out that the self-described ‘general practitioner’ has no medical degree and no medical practice.

The Lone Star Times dug deeper and revealed that, while Roxana Mayer isn’t a doctor, she certainly is a Barack Obama campaign volunteer.  The Lone Star Times managed to get this confession out of Mayer:

Our own David Jennings secured a phone interview, in which Mayer admitted to impersonating a physician, saying — get this — she thought it would help her credibility. (It didn’t.)

Patterico’s Pontifications managed to get this screen capture from The Houston Chronicle’s report of the event, capturing the moment when Mayer and Rep Lee evidently find true love.


After some third-party fact checking and digging (it’s called journalism), The Houston Chronicle changed the caption and identified her as Roxana Mayer, sans “a pediatric primary care physician.”