Click on the text above to enlarge and read the proclamation Sarah Palin made last year.
Sarah Palin's latest ghostwritten note on Facebook includes these passages:
I join millions of Americans in expressing appreciation for the Senate Finance Committee’s decision to remove the provision in the pending health care bill that authorizes end-of-life consultations (Section 1233 of HR 3200). It’s gratifying that the voice of the people is getting through to Congress; however, that provision was not the only disturbing detail in this legislation; it was just one of the more obvious ones.
Our senior citizens are right to be wary of this health care bill. Medical care at the end of life accounts for 80 percent of all health care. When care is rationed, that is naturally where the cuts will be felt first. The “end-of-life” consultations authorized in Section 1233 of HR 3200 were an obvious and heavy handed attempt at pressuring people to reduce the financial burden on the system by minimizing their own care. Worst still, it actually provided a financial incentive to doctors to initiate these consultations. People are right to point out that such a provision doesn’t sound “purely voluntary.”
Last year, I issued a proclamation for “Healthcare Decisions Day.” The proclamation sought to increase the public’s knowledge about creating living wills and establishing powers of attorney. There was no incentive to choose one option over another. There was certainly no financial incentive for physicians to push anything. In fact, the proclamation explicitly called on medical professionals and lawyers “to volunteer their time and efforts” to provide information to the public.
Comparing the “Healthcare Decisions Day” proclamation to Section 1233 of HR 3200 is ridiculous. The two are like apples and oranges. The attempt to link the two shows how desperate the proponents of nationalized health care are to shift the debate away from the disturbing details of their bill.
Sarah Palin is much more dangerous now. She twitted all by herself, but her Facebook page is written by a team of articulate people. Sarah Palin is the mouthpiece of some group with a vested interest in blocking any initiatives proposed by President Obama.
In the case of the healthcare reform debate, Sarah Palin is carrying water for the insurance companies, just as she used to carry water for the oil and mining industries in Alaska.
The president is busy assuring us that we can keep our private insurance plans, but common sense (and basic economics) tells us otherwise. The public option in the Democratic health care plan will crowd out private insurers, and that’s what it’s intended to do.
Back in Alaska, Sarah Palin sacrificed the environment, the wildlife and the rural communities in order to swell the coffers of the big corporations.
Now the net has been cast wider and she's prepared to do the same at the expense of all Americans who deserve more equitable healthcare provision.
The difference is that in Alaska Sarah Palin was poorly advised and had the constraints of public office against her. She used to speak in public and had the word salad against her. Now she only communicates via Facebook with an impressive ghostwriting machine behind her.
Sarah Palin is a prettier version of George W Bush. He was "elected" president twice and was the puppet of the same people behind Sarah Palin.
Perhaps she didn't resign because of any personal or legal scandals after all. Perhaps she was told to resign so she could fulfill the role they had in mind for her.
Sarah Palin the loose cannon doesn't frighten me. But as part of this group, acting as their celebrity mouthpice and prospective puppet candidate for president, she scares the living daylights out of me.