Monday, March 08, 2010

*GASP*! Sarah Palin's Parents Took Her Brother To Canada For Healthcare!!!

I love stories like this one from PuffHo, because they illustrate how out of touch the Leftist media is and the depths of Palin Derangement Syndrome (PDS).

Sarah Palin took a speech making trip to Calgary, Canada, a city I myself have had occasion to visit a few times. ( Check out the Stampede sometime, one of the world's great street parties).

She was primarily there to talk about energy and the natural gas pipeline she was able to get through as governor of Alaska after 30 years of failure by prior administrations. But in the middle, she rattled off this anecdote:

“My first five years of life we spent in Skagway, Alaska, right there by Whitehorse. 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."

AUUGGHH! Sarah Palin took advantage of NATIONALIZED HEALTHCARE!! To hear the Angry Left, you'd think she at admitted to copulating with Satan.

The truth of the matter? Palin and her parents, the Heaths, moved to Skagway when Sarah was an infant in 1964.Whitehorse was the nearest city to Skagway at about 112 miles away, and a natural place to go from that then small town if you needed emergency care for one of your kids

Oh, and one more little thing - Canada's National Health Act didn't become fully implemented until 1972, well after the incident Governor Palin describes occurred. And the Heaths as non-Canadians would not have been covered by insurance, but simply utilizing the nearest available care and paying for it. I did exactly the same thing during my sojurn in the Great White North.

What Governor Palin likely found ironic was that after thirty years of national healthcare, a number of Canadians are making the trip the other way to get the care they need. But that kind of irony would be lost on a leftist tool with foam on his or her lips...

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