Palin Slips Up And Gives Kudos To Canadian Health Care

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Oops.  Sarah gave a little talky-talk and something slipped out:

The vocal opponent of health care reform in the U.S. steered largely clear of the topic except to reveal a tidbit about her life growing up not far from Whitehorse.

"We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada," she said. "And I think now, isn't that ironic."

I wouldn't use the word "ironic", Sarah.  I would use the word "hypocritical".

It must have been nice for the Palin family to slip across the Alaska-Canada border and get health care from Canada.  Unfortunately, most Americans don't live that close to Canada.

Sarah got hers; why is she against you getting yours?

UPDATE:  A more complete quote can be found here:

“My first five years of life we spent in Skagway, Alaska, right there by Whitehorse (180km away. see map). Believe it or not – this was in the ‘60s – we used to hustle on over the border for health care that we would receive in Whitehorse. I remember my brother, he burned his ankle in some little kid accident thing and my parents had to put him on a train and rush him over to Whitehorse and I think, isn’t that kind of ironic now. Zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada."

What?  And he wasn't submitted to a death panel?