There she goes again. In the course of a speech she delivered at a fund-raising banquet for Wisconsin Right to Life Sarah Palin leveled more claims against progressives and RINOs. Though she didn't use the term "Death Panels", Palin suggested that those who aren't members of The Fetus©™ fetishists organizations are plotting to eliminate grandpa & grandma as well as handicapped children like her son Trig.
What may they feel about an elderly person who doesn’t have a whole lot of productive years left,” Palin asked an audience of about 5,000 who paid $30 each to hear her speak in an airplane hangar-like exhibition hall at the Wisconsin state fairgrounds just outside of Milwaukee.
“In order to save government money, government health care has to be rationed… [so] than this elderly person that perhaps could be seen as costing taxpayers to pay for a non-productive life? Do you think our elderly will be first in line for limited health care? “And what about the child who perhaps isn’t deemed normal or perfect per someone’s subjective measure of their use or questionable purpose in the eyes of a panel of bureaucrats making our health care decisions for us,” she
Palin did not expressly raise the prospect of government-mandated “death panels” to determine who lives or dies – the incendiary and inaccurate charge she made over the summer about Democratic health care plans—but repeatedly suggested that liberal social policies could lead to de facto euthanasia.
But the inadvertent highlight of her speech was extemporaneous remarks about the expression "In God We Trust" and its location on US coins.
Noting that there had been a lot of “change” of late, Palin recalled a recent conversation with a friend about how the phrase “In God We Trust” had been moved to the edge of the new coins. “Who calls a shot like that?” she demanded. “Who makes a decision like that?” She added: “It’s a disturbing trend.”
Unsaid but implied was that the new Democratic White House was behind such a move to secularize the nation’s currency. But the new coins – concerns over which apparently stemmed from an email chain letter widely circulated among conservatives – were commissioned by the Republican-led Congress in 2005 and approved by President Bush.
Grasping at straws or rather, using the content of chain emails to prop up her creds with assorted rightwing nutters, religious zealots and teabaggers, Sarah Palin continues on her self-proclaimed 'maverick' path.