Sarah Palin Playing Both Sides of the Border

In an article in the Vancouver sun, Sarah Palin recently admitted using canadian healthcare.

A weekend admission by former Alaskan governor and U.S. vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin over her family’s use of the Canadian health care system while growing up in Alaska has critics of the outspoken hockey mom crying foul online. 

“My first five years of life we spent in Skagway, Alaska, right there by Whitehorse,” Palin said during a speech in Calgary on Saturday. “Believe it or not — this was in the ‘60s — we used to hustle on over the border for health care that we would receive in Whitehorse. I remember my brother, he burned his ankle in some little kid accident thing and my parents had to put him on a train and rush him over to Whitehorse and I think, isn’t that kind of ironic now. Zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada.”

You may think “so what?” Canadians do tis all the time when a certain type of surgery isn’t available in Canada, they hop the border and go the U.S. of A. The problem with this is Palin’s position on free healthcare.

Palin has previously claimed Canada should dismantle its public health care system and called the push by U.S. President Barack Obama to nationalize the American system “irresponsible,” suggesting the move would allow “death panels” to choose whether Americans would live or die.”

It seems that Sarah Palin has been playing both sides of the american health care debate depending on what suits her best. People are not happy with this,

On the Daily Kos website, one post — entitled Sarah “The Death Panel Queen” Palin Went to Canada for Health Care — called the former Alaskan governor “opportunistic” and “hypocritical.”


“It’s good enough for her, but not for the rest of the American people who don’t have easy access to Canada and a system that isn’t based on wage discrimination?” the post made on the left-leaning political blog stated.

There are many comments just like this all over web and print based media.  What is your opinion?

Read the full article from the vancouver sun here


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