Truly Evil: Palin Exploits Down Syndrome Son in Health-Care Reform Debate

From the moment she signed on as the Republican vice-presidential nominee last year, Sarah Palin has made a habit of using her children as political props but then denouncing the media for reporting on it when she thrusts her kids into the spotlight.

Palin’s exploitation of her children took a nasty turn on Friday when she lied on her Facebook page about a provision in the reform proposals that would pay for consultations on end-of-life options:

“And who will suffer the most when they ration care?” Palin asks. “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.”

If any part of what she wrote were true, it would be evil. But what is truly evil is a politician who is so corrupt and degenerate that she would use her handicapped child as a prop to illustrate a lie.


  • nikolai
    August 10, 2009 - 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Why is it “evil” to want the same quality of healthcare that the people who are calling it “evil” are receiving?

  • STACK6
    August 10, 2009 - 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Okay What’s truly evil is this reporters “opinion” and spin on the story. We get it you don’t like Palin. We get it you have some sort of axe to grind and you could care less if you utilize actual facts instead of your opinion. We get it, but what I don’t get is why do you think you are a reporter? At the very least get a job at the Enquirer or some other tabliod that manipulates situations to work for them.

  • Rachel
    August 10, 2009 - 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Pathetic is what came to my mind when I read the article in the Dallas Morning News, describing Palin’s latest notch down on the ladder of depravity. The only question now is how far down will she slither? Not only does Palin habitually spew venom to woo (or prey on) the uneducated masses, she exploits her own children in an effort to drive her points home (weak and unreliable as her ‘points’ typically are). Thank the powers that be that she imploded the McCain campaign…fear to imagine the state we would be in with that woman at the helm (PS. I am a woman, I believe in women and believe we need women in politics, but not Palin.)

  • Jon
    August 10, 2009 - 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Stack6, it’s downright frightening that you can’t tell the difference between an opinion piece and reporting.

  • joecasepack
    August 10, 2009 - 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Healthcare is already rationed. The process is known as triage. Patients with more urgent problems are treated as a higher priority than patients with problems that don’t require immediate attention. Everyone likes to think that their problems are the most important, but the fact of the matter is that they generally aren’t.

  • Robin
    August 14, 2009 - 6:01 am | Permalink

    The people that simply believe what Palin, and others like her, say without doing their own research and trying to understand before commenting are extremely uneducated. While it is truly scary, I actually feel sorry for them.

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