Yesterday the Palin Haters got all wee weed up over the latest Palin “controversy”. This time the so-called controversy is centered on statements Palin made while giving a speech in Calgary (the gal sure gets around). In the speech Palin told of how her family traveled to a Canadian hospital to treat her brother who had a burned his foot.
From The Calgary Herald: What was fascinating about the ever-fascinating Sarah Palin's speech was another of her Canadian connections. One that didn't involve hockey.
“My first five years of life we spent in Skagway, Alaska, right there by Whitehorse (180km away. see map). 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."
From here it was off to the races. Lefty blogs immediately started calling Palin a hypocrite for taking advantage of Canada’s socialized medicine! Unfortunately for them facts got in the way and the wheels came off the Smear Palin Bus.
- Where the Palins lived at the time a Canadian hospital was closer.
- Socialized medicine was not fully enacted in the part of Canada the Palins went to.
- As American citizens, the Palins had to pay out of pocket for the care her brother received.
By the end of the day, the story had to be walked back. The full details of this story are not really important (For full details see Conservatives 4 Palin here and here). What is important is that is that the Palin smears as of late are really going down hill. It is almost like Palin Haters are clutching at straws. They explode into full outrage over the most trivial of things, notes on Palin’s hand, laughter at the Leno show and now a childhood trip to a Canadian hospital.
Early in the beginning of this blog, I said I could see who the Palin Hater’s endless and over the top antics would create Teflon Palin. That is America would reach a point where they become so saturated with anti Palin news that they just write it off as so much background noise. I think we are start to enter that point.
Via: The Calgary Herald