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.