Sarah Palin appeared in Canada over the weekend where she spoke to a sold-out crowd in Calgary as per her usual message: smaller government, lower taxes and development of natural resources, like oil, “drill baby drill!,” and moose, “kill baby kill!,” while throwing in hockey and the Olympics, climate change and “snake oil,” and health care.
The vocal opponent of health care reform in the U.S. steered largely clear of the topic except to reveal a tidbit about her life growing up not far from Whitehorse.
“We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada,” she said. “And I think now, isn’t that ironic.”
Wait a minute, back up! Did she say: “We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada”? She used to “hustle over the border” for socialized medicine? Whoa, get me the smelling salts, STAT!….OK, whew! Better now.
OK, has Sarah Palin spoken to Sarah Palin lately? Because I’m pretty sure that kind of talk will get you labled a Communist, or a Marxist, or whatever, or at the very LEAST your picture will appear on a Tea Bagger’s protest sign with the word “Moran” scrawled in Sharpie underneath!
No, there must be some mistake. Sarah wouldn’t have said any such thing, because she doesn’t believe in government-run health care. Why, just last September Palin “wrote” this in the Wall Street Journal:
How can we ensure that those who need medical care receive it while also reducing health-care costs? The answers offered by Democrats in Washington all rest on one principle: that increased government involvement can solve the problem. I fundamentally disagree.
Common sense tells us that the government’s attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy. And common sense tells us to be skeptical when President Obama promises that the Democrats’ proposals “will provide more stability and security to every American.”
See? Why, even when someone tries to trip her up on the facts, because that evil main stream media always does when they attack her and her family, even when they try to fool her, well she’s too smart for them! It happened again just last November. Except this time it was some “socialist” Canadian main stream comedian, who tried to trick her!
Comedian Mary Walsh asked her “if she had any words of encouragement for the Canadian conservatives who have worked so hard to try to diminish that kind of socialized medicine we have up there?”
PALIN: Well, my answer was too keep the faith. My answer was to keep the faith. Cause that common sense conservatism can be plugged-in there in Canada too. In fact Canada needs to reform its health care system and let the private sector take over some of what the government has absorbed. So thank you, keep the faith.
So never mind that little Sarah used to sneak across the border for socialized medicine, (even had “socialist ties” to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan!) that doesn’t mean YOU can! If Sarah Palin jumped off a bridge…to somewhere, does that mean would you jump too?