"Desperately Socializing Sarah" Edition...
"No individual under the age of 5 (which is the oldest Sarah could have been as this event happened in the 1960s) has formulated their political ideology about health care. It's not as if Governor Palin said, 'mommy and daddy, we need to take Chuck Jr. to Canada because their health care system is better'. Also, the reason that the Heath family went to Canada is because they lived in the small town of Skagway which had no roads out of town at the time, and going to Whitehorse was the most convenient place considering both distance and ease of travel. Also, the nationalized Canadian health insurance that was established in 1972 was not available to non-residents. This was after the Heath family utilized the hospital. Moreover, the Heaths could not have received free health care anyway because they were not residents."Gary P. Jackson:
"Once again, in their effort to smear Sarah Palin, the corrupt media proves just how worthless and lazy they are. Or maybe they know the truth about Canadian health care, but choose to lie about it to fool their mind numbed readers. Hard to tell."Dan Riehl:
A sentence in an Associated Press item... really brought home to me the double standard the AP and others have employed in covering Sarah Palin, versus their long running coverage of Obama going back to even before he was elected.Tommy Report:'Palin's health care history, even when she was a child, is of interest because of her criticism of Obama and other Democrats working on U.S. health care.'...Basically all of [Obama's] college history remains locked away, evidently of no concern at all to the AP... Obama traveled to Pakistan as a young man in 1981. Back during the campaign, there never was any serious interest in why, or what he did during the trip. But that Sarah Palin! My God..."
"I'll call hypocrisy the day wealthy liberals give back their Bush tax cuts (if it's not clear, I do not believe liberals who benefited from the Bush tax cuts are hypocritical at all)."Laptop Of The United States:
"Apparently, not only did the Heath family utilize universal health care from Canada, they also received government rationed food from the USSR. As you can see in the picture below, a young Sarah Heath is eating a sandwich. But that's not just any sandwich. That bread came from the USSR. Since you can see the USSR from anywhere in Alaska, it must take no time to travel there. So, the Heath family, rather than go to the store or bake their own bread, went to the USSR to stand in line for hours and hours to get their government rationed loaf of bread all so little Sarah could eat this sandwich."Allahpundit:
"So the day-long Yukon trek to feed from the socialist trough turns out to be a short drive to a nearby hospital where they paid for the treatment. Given her age at the time, why this would constitute a scandal even if her parents had gone there for free care is beyond me, but per our template, 'too good to check' is the guiding principle in all things Sarahcuda."Another Black Conservative:
"The Palin smears as of late are really going down hill. It is almost like Palin Haters are clutching at straws. They explode into full outrage over the most trivial of things, notes on Palin’s hand, laughter at the Leno show and now a childhood trip to a Canadian hospital. Early in the beginning of this blog, I said I could see who the Palin Hater’s endless and over the top antics would create Teflon Palin. That is America would reach a point where they become so saturated with anti Palin news that they just write it off as so much background noise. I think we are start[ing] to enter that point."Gay Conservative:
"Palin knew liberals would react this way. It wasn’t accidental that she mentioned this in her speech. And the darlings of the left have not yet figured it out (to the point that screaming it from the rooftops now won’t take them out of their rotting anti-Palin daze) that they are so typical, they continue to eat out of her hand (with or without the scribbled words). They run around screaming about how she’s such a dope — but they’ve all been duped by that 'dope' over and over again."The Jawa Report:
"Ministry of Irony: Palin's Parents Paid for Canadian Healthcare... Why? Because health care in Yukon was free market in the 60s. Kudo's to Ben [Smith of Politico] for running his correction, I wonder how many others who picked this up yesterday will do the same? Yes Kos kidz we're looking at you. Think Progress? Nope. TPM? Nope. Alan Colmes? Nope. Huffpo? Nope. LGF? Nope. Will they in the "reality based community" let this lie just go on uncorrected? You betcha!"Flopping Aces:
"The latest Palin Derangement Syndrome is the fact that Sarah Palin admitted she would cross the border into Canada to partake in some of their health care... The irony here is that they PAID for their health care. Wow... go figure. And all the other moonbats have ignored this info choosing to keep their PDS on display without correction."Troglopundit:
"Should we maybe be asking why things in Canada have changed so much over the past 40-50 years that a Canadian premier prefers flying to the U.S. for health care instead of staying home?"The Iceman:
"Yes she made the comments that socialized medicine leads to 'death panels', but this does not represent a contradiction. First she had no choice where her parents took her for health care when she was 5 years old; secondly this was before we had socialized our health care system. This all happened before we introduced the 'death panel' to Canadian health care."Irons in the Fire:
"So, when she and her brother were kids, once for a bad burn and once for illness their parents took them to the closest doctor. And? This is a big deal? Only to the squirrels trying to crap on her at every opportunity."Jim Hoft:
"The state-run media was sooooo desperate to find something to attack Sarah Palin on... that they forgot to factcheck their latest smear... The leftist media was thrilled to report that Sarah Palin used the Canadian health care system when she was a child... But, unfortunately they didn’t have all the facts... Another attack on Palin falls flat."Aaron Goldstein:
"Well, I think it's fairly safe to presume that five-year-old Sarah Heath was not in charge of making the family's medical decisions... Remember when Barack Obama defended his association with Bill Ayers by stating he was only eight-years-old at the time Ayers engaged in domestic terrorism? Well, it's nice to know the liberal media holds Sarah Palin to a higher standard of conduct when she was five-years-old then when President Obama was eight."- JP