Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, March 8, 2010 9:03 pm

Running for president … or the border?

Filed under: Aiee! Teh stoopid! It burns! — Lex @ 9:03 pm

I have no words:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — who has gone to great lengths to hype the supposed dangers of a big government takeover of American health care — admitted over the weekend that she used to get her treatment in Canada’s single-payer system.

“We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada,” Palin said in her first Canadian appearance since stepping down as governor of Alaska. “And I think now, isn’t that ironic?”

OK. “Ironic.” That’s a word, I guess.

So’s “hypocritical.”

So’s “stupid.” Although that’s not directed at Palin. It’s directed at anyone who thinks for one damn minute that this woman should be allowed anywhere near the White House.

(h/t: At least two dozen of my Facebook friends)



  1. Let’s “fact check” the “fact check” reporters here: 1. The Palin family had to pay for their medical bills they incurred in Canada, health care was not free as we all assume, as did I. 2. There was no nationalize healthcare in Canada during the 60’s, it took years to build it up. 3. Rural medicine and availability are different then city medicine, i.e. availability, etc., which means a difference in getting medical attention. See here: Now let’s see who defends their ideology and those that admit they missed some things. I don’t think hypocritical is the answer here, Lex. People are mentally myopic.

    Comment by Kevin Cullis — Tuesday, March 9, 2010 11:40 pm @ 11:40 pm

    • Well, Kevin, as Christie pointed out, there was, indeed, nationalized health care by then.

      Everyone’s entitled to their own ideology. They’re not entitled to their own facts. And my charge of hypocrisy on her part stands.

      Comment by Lex — Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:02 pm @ 12:02 pm

      • True, facts are facts (if you believe Health Canada’s “propaganda” or Wikipedia’s “sloppiness” facts ), but if based on what was said that Canada nationalized medicine then now it’s a matter of how much of it was nationalized? 10%? 50% Or the “death panels” level of 80%?

        The fact here is how much of it was?

        The other fact is how long did it take for both the population and systems to get to the new level of stasis for each policy change? A fact is not clear is whether or not the Palin family “knew” of it becoming nationalized and what it meant to them. Too often policy changes take time to filter down to the average person, and even then it’s ONLY when they come in contact with the system do they then become aware of what it means. This fact is ignored in the stories that I have read.

        The problem I have with your charge of hypocrisy is that you’re too quick to throw the mud term at them without this analysis.

        Comment by Kevin Cullis — Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:42 pm @ 12:42 pm

  2. Well, “too quick” is a matter of opinion, to which you’re certainly entitled. At any rate, hypocrisy certainly isn’t Sarah Palin’s worst crime, just — in MY opinion — the most annoying.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, March 10, 2010 2:02 pm @ 2:02 pm

    • You know, if you leave her alone maybe, just maybe, she’ll go away. Just saying.

      Comment by Kevin Cullis — Wednesday, March 10, 2010 3:47 pm @ 3:47 pm

  3. Your keyboard to God’s ear.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:33 pm @ 8:33 pm

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