I guess Think Progress ran out of room because it should have read 'Sarah Palin to speak at a fundraiser for a socialist, abortion-loving, Canadian hospital with death panels'.
Think Progress elaborates:
– St. Peter’s Hospital is a public hospital within the national Canadian healthcare system. In Palin’s worldview, universal, government-insured health care is “socialism.”
– St. Peter’s Hospital performs abortions. Palin, a staunch anti-choice zealot, has protested outside of abortion clinics and has refused to denounce abortion clinic bombers as terrorists.
– St. Peter’s Hospital, through its Centre for Studies in Aging, offers “advanced directives.” Palin tried to derail health reform earlier this year by falsely labeling advanced directive reimbursements as “death panels.”
Why on earth would Sarah compromise her principles for such an unholy outfit?
In any case, the Spectator reports that Palin is being paid “around the ballpark” of $200,000 for the speech, the going rate for a Palin appearance. Organizers hope to sell 1,000 tickets at $200 a plate, but raise more from selling photos with her.
UPDATE: Uh-oh. Judging from the Spectator's poll, an appearance by Palin might not be such a ring-tailed doozy of a notion. You can also comment on the Spec's blog here.
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MORE UPPITY-DATE: Crap. The freepers are on it.
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