In a Facebook post
responding to President Obama's speech last night, Sarah Palin said that Obama's debunking
of the "death panel" smear -- which she has propagated -- showed a lack of civility:
"In his speech the President directly responded to concerns I've raised about unelected bureaucrats being given power to make decisions affecting life or death health care matters," Palin wrote. "He called these concerns 'bogus,' 'irresponsible,' and 'a lie' -- so much for civility."
Yes, Palin is saying Obama lacks civility. This from the politician who said
: "The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil."
As Greg Sargent
notes, Palin also accused Obama in this post of demonizing the victims of the September 11 attacks, when he criticized the Republicans for launching the Iraq War without paying for it. So many angles right there...