Yet another prominent Republican has endorsed former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s astonishingly false claim, which she doubled down on today, that health care reform will lead to “death panels.” At the “GOPAC” political action committee convention in Illinois today, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said that though there are no “death panels” in any legislation, they would probably happen any way...Mmm. Now if you put the Karl Rove thinking cap on to decode what's happening here, and you try to subsume yourself in that logic, one idea emerges. The concept of "death panels" is one that Republicans find quite intriguing and that might be quite useful to rid themselves of "inconvenient" people - the Helen Thomases, the Jimmy Carters, all the elderly and wise detractors and critics of their political regime.
Remember, that is one of the classic Rovian tactic - engineer a pre-emptive attack on your opponents that puts them in the position of defending themselves. Double whammy if you accuse them of doing something you've done or would do.
A Giuliani/Palin/ or Palin/Giuliani presidential ticket for the GOP? Stranger things can happen - and have.
Bonus reading - wherein Chris Kelly lets you ponder whether Sarah Palin is the new Harvey Lee Oswald.