Good For Sarah

On her facebook page, Sarah Palin responds to being called a liar by the President of the United States.
Our objections to the Democrats’ health care proposals are not mere “bickering” or “games.” They are not an attempt to “score short term political points.” And it’s hard to listen to the President lecture us not to use “scare tactics” when in the next breath he says that “more will die” if his proposals do not pass.
In fact, after promising to “make sure that no government bureaucrat .... gets between you and the health care you need,” the President repeated his call for an Independent Medicare Advisory Council -- an unelected, largely unaccountable group of bureaucrats charged with containing Medicare costs. He did not disavow his own statement that such a group, working outside of “normal political channels,” should guide decisions regarding that “huge driver of cost ... the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives....” He did not disavow the statements of his health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, and continuing to pay his salary with taxpayer dollars proves a commitment to his beliefs. The President can keep making unsupported assertions, but until he directly responds to the arguments I’ve made, I’m going to call him out too.
She sure does get under his skin, for being such a backwards, ignorant, nobody.

Congressman Joe Wilson is catching flak and was forced to apologize for heckling the President with, "You lie!" last night. He should have apologized; heckling the President is not our tradition. But, honestly, it was probably involuntary. I couldn't stop shouting at the President at home. When you're a captive audience to a whole lot of lies, your system rebels.

And if Joe Wilson must apologize for his lack of decorum, when will the President apologize for the much worse breech of calling a private citizen a liar in a national speech (about which he was lying)? Ok, he didn't say her name. Did anyone doubt who he meant?