It turns out the woman who nearly single-handedly killed health-care reform in the US with her "death panel" charges slipped across the border for health care in socialized Canada. "Isn't that kind of ironic?" Sarah Palin asked a Calgary crowd over the weekend. She said her parents traveled across the border from Alaska for health care when she and her brother were growing up in Skagway because it was convenient.
"Believe it or not we used to hustle on over the border for health care 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," said Palin, duly noting the irony of the family "zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada." Palin has criticized Canada's system, saying it should be dismantled in favor of free enterprise, AP notes.