White House calls Sarah Palin distributor of bad healthcare info
You’ll recall that last week, the former Alaska governor and Republican star said on her Facebook page that the Democrats want to create “death panels” in which bureaucrats would decide end-of-life care issues for old folks. Some of us read about this in the newspaper, because we don’t have a Facebook page.
Obama called this an example of the “scare tactics” that opponents of his healthcare overhaul have come up with and that the last thing he wants to do is pull the plug on grandma, or something like that.
Obama didn’t mention Palin by name, so it came up today at Robert Gibbs’ daily news briefing and he was happy to oblige.
MR. GIBBS: Sarah Palin gave out information that I think many of you all pointed out was wrong just on Friday — that’s one. There’s certainly countless others.
Palin later called for calm among people who attend lawmakers’ town hall meetings about the healthcare plan. But judging from some of the raucous scenes we’ve seen on TV, not everybody got the word.
Photo credit: Reuters/Nathaniel Wilder (Palin at governor’s picnic in Alaska in July)