Monday, August 10, 2009

Sarah Palin Pleads for Calm Two Days After Saying That Obama Wants to Create a "Death Panel"

Sarah Palin on her Facebook page last Friday:

The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Sarah Palin on her Facebook page yesterday (emphasis mine):

There are many disturbing details in the current bill that Washington is trying to rush through Congress, but we must stick to a discussion of the issues and not get sidetracked by tactics that can be accused of leading to intimidation or harassment. Such tactics diminish our nation’s civil discourse which we need now more than ever because the fine print in this outrageous health care proposal must be understood clearly and not get lost in conscientious voters’ passion to want to make elected officials hear what we are saying. Let’s not give the proponents of nationalized health care any reason to criticize us.

The woman who once accused Obama of "palling around with terrorists" and who is now claiming that Obama wants to create a "death panel" that is "downright evil" is (only two days later) pleading for calm and rational discourse? How can anyone take anything that she says seriously?

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