NO-FUN WSJ EDITORS APPEAR TO HAVE READ SARAH PALIN’S OP-ED BEFORE PUBLISHING IT. Here is Sarah Palin, writing about health care and “overquoting” “like” “she’s” “editing” “Zagat” in the Wall Street Journal. It is your pretty standard Palin fare, but the ratio of Reagan quotes to secular words is lower than one might have hoped for. [Wall Street Journal]

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  1. Using Palin’s logic, bigfoot, UFO’s and El Chubacabra all must exist if they ring true in the minds of a small percentage of America’s dumbest citizens.

    No doubt about, she is an idiot.

  2. I don’t know how she “wrote” the piece, seems as if she had her fingers in her ears, her eyes shut, and she was singing, “La la la la la la…”

  3. “Cost” of healthcare bureaucray in US America as a % of total US America HC spending in 03? 28%.

    “Cost” of HC bureaucracy (gubbiment run) in Canada City as a % of total Canada City HC spending in 03? 8%

    In Sarah’s mind.

    Too < Ate. Therefore any number that starts with a Too is less than Ate. Thus also too ate < ate. Also.

  4. Of god, not a Ronald Reagan once said. Sarah, Sarah , Sarah, RR was just a little smarter than you. Quoting him instantly labels your essay as intellectual head cheese. It’s very icky and no one with half a brain is going to buy it.

  5. I actually though it was a bold, insightful, and thoughtful commentary, rich with bold ideas and innovative solutions to the health care dilemma. Oh, wait, I though you said the Times, nevermind.

    The Palin thing, “meh”. It would appear that she now hates the “troops” and “the blessed baby Trig” as she didn’t use them as “human shields” to support her vacuousness.

  6. I dunno, it’s still pretty stupid:

    “As the Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon and others have argued, such policies include giving all individuals the same tax benefits received by those who get coverage through their employers; providing Medicare recipients with vouchers that allow them to purchase their own coverage; reforming tort laws to potentially save billions each year in wasteful spending; and changing costly state regulations to allow people to buy insurance across state lines.”

    Hey, I don’t have Strunk and White with me, so this may be technically correct, but it really smacks of “Ima use these semi-colons to make myself look less retarded.”

  7. [re=405271]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: Did you read the fine print. Ms. Palin is allowed to pre-screen and approve the “winner” for “suitability”. “Guests” of the “winner” are expected to behave themselves at all times and the dinner may be “terminated” by “Czarina Palin” at any time.

  8. I’m ashamed of WSJ for passing this over as something Sarah Palin wrote. This is too coherent to come from Palin. PALIN GHOSTWRITER STEP FORWARD!!! NOW!!!

  9. The sub-heading for the piece almost describes the insurance industry as it now stands: unelected insurance officials have life-and-death rationing powers.

    It should read: The president’s proposals would give unelected officials [i]whose job doesn’t depend on turning down care[/i] life-and-death rationing powers to the same extent that Medicare does.

  10. Sarah Palin knows 1,070 (albeit non-unique) words? I don’t believe it. She should have forgotten at least some of them after she used them the first time.

  11. Is it any wonder that many of the sick and elderly are concerned that the Democrats’ proposals will ultimately lead to rationing of their health care by—-dare I say it-—death panels? Establishment voices dismissed that phrase, but it rang true for many Americans.

    Mormonism rings true for many Americans; now Sarah Palin is a Mormon.

  12. I had no idea she was so postmodern. Establishment “logic” is an oppressive structure that simply does not ring true for many Americans. The marginalized opposition to the status quo forces of “fact” and “reason” must make its voice heard!

  13. [re=405265]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]:
    Pity Governorette Quittee did not quote what Raygun also said when the Medicare bill was in Congress:

    “[What will happen if Medicare passes?] The doctor begins to lose freedom … From here it’s a short step to all the rest of socialism
    What can we do about this? . . . We can write to our congressmen and to our senators. . . . And at the moment the key issue is: We do not want socialized medicine
    So write [your congressan]. . . . that you demand the continuation of our traditional free enterprise system.
    And if you don’t do this and if I don’t do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children, and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.” [But not the ladies.]

    Medicare passed and there are now Soviet tanks in our streets. I wantz my fucking freedoms back!!!

  14. Well, I for one think it’s generous of the WSJ to contribute to the very incipient economic recovery by letting unemployed people write op-eds, with editorial assistance. Wingnut welfare to work!

  15. I am not even going to give the WSJ the benefit of a click on that piece of tripe. I am so mothergrabbing sick of this twunt. I shall give her no more of my mental energies.

  16. Palin loves her some air quotes. She loves them so much she puts them in writing. And common sense. She loves common sense too, because it can solve all problems, especially those too complex for her to understand.

  17. [re=405335]lampadadog[/re]: That article hails the dawn of a new kind of philosophy, not simply diametrically opposed to empiricism, but also clogging it up like a clump of wet hair in a bathroom drain.

  18. It seems that a lot of the republican rhetoric revolves around their concern over the deficit, and the potential need to raise taxes to cover universal healthcare costs. Palin writes about lower take-home pay as a consequence of Democratic reform.

    This is something that, as a Canadian, I don’t understand. Canadians pay a great deal more tax than Americans, but we have access to a range of government-run or subsidized social services many Americans don’t. As a result, though I definitely take home less money per month than an American person doing the same job, I don’t spend as much on these services, healthcare in particular. The result is that, though my take-home pay is less, my spending power is at least equal, and I don’t have to worry about bankrupting myself if I get sick.

    In short, I don’t understand why higher taxes = great evil.

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