No Sarah, it was never about Trig or even about your “concern” for the elderly in our society. In typical and consistent fashion, you again showed America and indeed the whole world that not only is integrity far from you, but deceit, deception and disinformation are the hallmarks of your very being.
It would be funny were it not cold-hearted and incendiarily unbecoming for you to use a medium through which you would not have to answer any questions to forment hate and falsehood. Rather akin to your hypocritical display of “patriotism” (in accusing then candidate Obama of “palling around with terrorists” while you may actually be married to one) during the last presidential elections.
Yes Sarah, it is always about you, no matter whose ox is gored. Not even that of your disabled child, Trig. Much in the same way you pawned your daughters for cheap publicity to hopefully gather public support in your failed attempts to win the White House and strip David Letterman of his livelihood, you have now used the most vulnerable member of your family and the millions of vulnerable elderly Americans across this great land to again project your self to the forefront of a national conversation, for which you do not and will never have anything meaningful to contribute.
Not even your being chided by members of your own party such as Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for basically spreading outright lies could convince you to chart a course of civility and help in re-shaping the tone of our current discuss, something a true leader and Christian would and should do.
What is however ironic, were it not ridiculous is the fact that you actually were a staunch supporter of the same end of life counseling and care provision you now not only decry, but have mislabelled and mischaracterized for your own selfish interests. On April 16th, 2008, then Governor Sarah Palin endorsed an end of life counseling provision in the State of Alaska by proclaiming a “Healthcare Decisions Day” which encouraged public facilities to provide comprehensive and pertinent information regarding advance directives with the crux of the directive as follows:
“WHEREAS, Healthcare Decisions Day is designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for healthcare decisions, related to end of life care and medical decision-making whenever patients are unable to speak for themselves and to encourage the specific use of advance directives to communicate these important healthcare decisions.
WHEREAS, one of the principal goals of Healthcare Decisions Day is to encourage hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and hospices to participate in a statewide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives, as well as to encourage medical professionals and lawyers to volunteer their time and efforts to improve public knowledge and increase the number of Alaska’s citizens with advance directives.
WHEREAS, the Foundation for End of Life Care in Juneau, Alaska, and other organizations throughout the United States have endorsed this event and are committed to educating the public about the importance of discussing healthcare choices and executing advance directives.”
Think Progress reports that although the afore-noted proclamation has now been removed from the Alaska governor’s website, Sarah Palin’s current balderdash is nothing but pure political chicanery with the usual undertone of right-wing fear mongering.
Now while Palin’s recent antics may in fact lead to the removal of this provision (as the White House in typical Obama lily-livered fashion may capitulate under GOP pressure), the former Alaska Governor has again showed why not only is she unsuitable for the highest office in the land, but her consistent forays into the theater of political brinkmanship bordering on the egregious, may indeed prove to be not only her achilles heel, but that of the GOP, going forward. We all can see now through the facade, that Sarah Palin et al, can be assured of.
Boye’ A. Coker