As readers know, I don’t inject politics into my blogs. Nevertheless, I found the following subject a glaring example of a politician’s inexplicable turnabout.
The Huffington Post reports on March 8, 2010, Sarah Palin, in her first
speech in Canada since resigning as Alaska’s Governor, admits that
her family “used to hustle over the border for health care we received
in Canada.” She goes on to comment, “And I think now, isn’t
Readers may recall Sam Stein of The Huffington Post citing, “The
irony, one guesses, is that Palin now views Canada’s health care
program as revolting: with its government-run administration and ‘death-panel’-like
rationing.” Stein notes that the Canadian system was apparently
more appealing to the Palins, at some point, than the health care coverage
available in their home state of Alaska.
I do not believe that Ms. Palin is the first, nor surely will she be the
last politician with the “do as I say, not as I do” philosophy.
Numerous examples are available on the internet and in the archives of
many newspapers of politicians, both Republican and Democrat, who have
exhibited such a philosophy. The point is that such conduct and public
statements do not tend to instill public confidence in our politicians.
We are entitled to better.