Palin: “Leave My Children Alone” But Parade Them Out For Convention, Hockey, Baseball And To Fight Health Care Reform
Back in January of this year, the then Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, went on the offensive against the news media, and bloggers, for what she said was “malicious gossip” about her and her children.
At that time many political observers said that she couldn’t have it both ways by trotting out the children to show case her “family values” and then trying to hide them from scrutiny.
Palin said at that time:
It’s all about the family…I’m wired in a way that I can take the criticism. I can take the shots. But any mother would want to protect their children from lies and scandalous reporting.
But how is it “protecting” her children by parading them at every venue and every chance one has. There they were at the Convention; throwing out a hockey puck; at a baseball game and in every publicity shot of her getting off a plane at every runway.
When the now Ex-Governor resigned in July of this year, she even instructed the media to leave Governor Parnell’s daughters, Grace and Rachel, alone which was an obvious reference to the conflicts over her own children.
Now the Ex-Governor has waded in on the Health Care debate with both feet and parading her son Trig into the fray.
She has questioned the Democratic promises that the health care reform plans will reduce the cost of health care by saying that the only way to cut costs “is to refuse treatment”, plus adding:
And who will suffer the most when they ration care?…The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. 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.
I agree with Palin that such a system would be evil but it was just less than a month ago that she beseech-ed the media to:
“quit making things up.”
But here she is parading her child in front of the world and shading the truth.
Factcheck.org disputes her claims by saying:
…accepted definition of end-of-life planning means thinking ahead about the care you would like to receive at the end of your life, which may include the choice to reject extraordinary measures of life support, or choice to embrace them…the bill would NOT make these sessions mandatory.
Politfact hit it right on the head by saying that her statement was “Pants on Fire” untrue.
Maybe the Fox News Network could offer her a job, with the other Lord Haw Haws of the air waves, for she would fit right in with the shading of truth, fear mongering, vile and rabble rousing, all while her children sat around the table smiling.