Palin Steps Up Attacks on Zeke Emanuel

Health adviser blasts 'misreading' as 'an absolute outrage'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2009 10:41 AM CDT
Sarah Palin gives her resignation speech in July.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin's supporters wanted her to make some noise, and now it appears there's no stopping her. She used her Facebook page to criticize health care legislation again today, this time time going beyond death panels and singling out Rahm Emanuel's brother Zeke—a top White House health adviser—for a proposal that she says would limit care for low-income seniors, reports the Hill.

Palin says he backs a "Complete Lives System" that  "would refuse to allocate medical resources to the elderly, the infirm, and the disabled who have less economic potential.” No retort from the White House, but yesterday Emanuel told ABC it's an "absolute outrage" how Palin and others are distorting facts and his own writings. As an oncologist, he's had many "wrenching" conversations with terminal patients and knows the territory well, adding that, far from his caricature as "Dr. Death," he opposes euthanasia.