Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Irony is Completely Lost on Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin* said this in one of her Facebook notes the other day,

The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

after saying this,

"So how about, in honor of the American solider, you quit making things up?"

and this

Face it. You're one of us now! One of us! One of us! One of us! (and it goes on).

*This might make me sound like a total asshole, but I don't really care. I'm REALLY glad that I don't have to put "Governor" in front of her name anymore. It actually bothered me to show such an evil person that kind of respect. Whereas others would put "Ms." or "Mrs," I always felt like it was more respectful to use their title, no matter how repugnant I believe their policies to be.


Allison said...

Oy. I'm not exactly a fan of Obama's plan, and I'm pro-life (though politically pro-choice), and this woman terrifies me. Not because she's just utterly insane, but because she has a following that remains smitten by her.

I think a big problem is that she doesn't appear to actually *read* anything or do any research - she just throws out emotionally-charged phrases and gets everyone riled up. It was obvious that she had *never* actually read Roe, and now it is clear she hasn't actually read the 'death panel' page in question.

And that is just irresponsible and unpatriotic. For anyone, but especially so for someone speaks in the public forum and knows that people listen to her.

FEMily! said...

True that, especially the irresponsible thing. When you decide to talk politics, whether it be on mainstream television and radio, Facebook, or on a lowly blog like mine, you have to do your research and cite them. Sarah Palin and her friends on the right think they can say whatever they want because they have power and people will listen (not to say that there aren't some like that on the left as well). That's exactly why you can't say whatever you want.

Jeff said...

Of course, according to Maddow, Failin' was okay with the whole living will thing last year. Encouraged it, even. In an official capacity.

Maybe that's why she retired... she's gonna be the chair of the death panel.