More duplicity from idiot woman...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OPTIONAL777, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Palin Crossed Border For Canadian Health Care

    First Posted: 03- 8-10 11:59 AM | Updated: 03- 8-10 12:26 PM

    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?"

    The irony, one guesses, is that Palin now views Canada's health care system as revolting: with its government-run administration and 'death-panel'-like rationing. Clearly, however, she and her family once found it more alluring than, at the very least, the coverage available in rural Alaska. Up to the age of six, Palin lived in a remote town near the closest Canadian city, Whitehorse.

    Officials at several hospitals in that area declined to give out information on patient visits.
  2. rew


    This sounds like a smart strategy -- rather than incur the expense and bureaucracy of nationalized health care, just head north of the border when you get sick. Hey, Mexicans do it all of the time!
  3. She says its "ironic." I wonder if she had to look that term up. Her main man Bush had no idea what it meant.

  4. She probably thinks when she says ironic that it is actually iconic...

    She does fashion herself as an icon of reform...

  5. Ricter


    Using the word "ironic', and couching it as a question instead of a statement, is probably the very best move she could make to soften the apparent hypocrisy of her words and her actions. Now that we're all in on the joke, we're supposed to wink and grin, and get on with the good works of the tea party.
  6. Keep talking about Palin...Otherwise we might forget about her and nobody will remember her name in 2012 when she runs for president. Its a fact that the majority of Americans will vote for someone based only on how recognizable their name is. You are basically going to get the sheep to vote for her because you dems cant shut up about her.
  7. why would she admit this stuff? is she this stupid that she can't see the potential ramifications? LOL :D
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    She tell this story one time before (5-11-07)of her brother who burn his foot, BUT to different people, and in this story her family did not go to Canada for the hospital.
    So she only pander to the people who she is talking to.
    But this is not from her heart.

    "Palin spoke about the ferry system, saying ferry users deserve the same attention as road users. She admitted it is a hard concept for many in the rest of the state to grasp, but she is telling people the ferry system is Southeast’s highway, and that people in this area rely on it. But she is also looking at making sure the system has enough money to run efficiently, “on a reliable schedule,” and that the people’s money is spent wisely.
    She said new DOT Commissioner Leo von Scheben is committed to a strong ferry system. She added that “a lot of politics were played in the past, and that is why we changed characters,” bringing in sound transportation minds to figure out “how people who are reliant on the ferry system can get from point A to point B with a reliable schedule and service.”
    Palin drew from her Skagway past to illustrate her point. Her brother burned his foot badly jumping through a fire, and her mother had to take him down to Juneau on the ferry to the hospital. “All these years later, that’s still what people have to rely on here in some instances,” she said."
  9. For her, a ramification is what a car does to a tree when she doesn't pay attention while driving.
  10. More stupidity from Chester the Molester and Dr. Zhifatka.

    Where is the statement quoting Palin as visiting Canada's "single payer" system? Given that Canada didn't go to this system until 1984 (20 years after Palin's birth) and given that she moved from the area in 1970, it would have been pretty difficult for her to have received a socialized benefit.

    #10     Mar 9, 2010