Palin Renews 'Death Panels' Argument

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 8, 2009 4:55 PM CST

(Newser) – Sarah Palin has returned to her Facebook soapbox to reinvigorate the "death panels" meme she helped popularize. "We had been told there were no 'death panels' in the bill," says an essay posted to the former Alaska governor's page. "But look closely at the provision mandating bureaucratic panels that will be calling the shots regarding who will receive government health care."

Palin doesn't actually say what her followers ought to be looking for, not does she follow up on a passage urging readers to "look closely at provisions addressing illegal aliens’ health care coverage too," Politico notes. But she does take shots at Nancy Pelosi and heap praise on the Stupak amendment.

Sarah Palin attends the 16th annual CLSA Investors' Forum in Hong Kong, Sept. 23, 2009.
Sarah Palin attends the 16th annual CLSA Investors' Forum in Hong Kong, Sept. 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, Jeff Topping)
Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign stop for Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Dec. 1, 2008, in Savannah, Ga.
Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign stop for Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Dec. 1, 2008, in Savannah, Ga.   (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
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