Sarah Palin Talks Back to the White House

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

After Sarah Palin spoke out last night about the Health Care Bill (see previous post), the White House has chosen to respond. In the past, the president and his administration have been quoted as saying they never think about Sarah Palin. Granted, many people do speak without thinking, so maybe this is one of those cases. Perhaps they are not thinking about her, but they are certainly speaking about her.

Here is what the White House said today:

On Gov. Palin's Attacks

Every non-partisan organization that has looked at her claims say they are false. And the ideas in her op-ed are both scary and risky. Eliminating Medicare and giving our seniors vouchers instead is a bad idea that we shouldn't adopt.

This health care issue runs deep for people, which is why Sarah Palin will not let it go, and we cannot afford to let it go either. It's too important, which is something I wrote about in a post last month called,"Yeah? Well, Yo' Momma!"

Sarah Palin hasn't backed down simply because the White House singled her out. Weaker vessels probably would, but no, she continues to be a voice crying out for the health and well-being of Americans.

Read her response:

I'm pleased that the White House is finally responding to Republican health care ideas instead of pretending they don't exist.[1] But in doing so President Obama should follow his own sound advice and avoid making "wild misrepresentations".[2] Medicare vouchers would give everyone on Medicare the chance to decide for themselves which health plan to use, rather than leave that decision to government bureaucrats. Such proposals are the kind of health care reform that Republicans stand for: market-oriented, patient-centered, and result-driven.

The White House talking points leave the rest of my arguments unanswered. They don't respond to the idea that all individuals should get the same tax benefits received by those who get coverage through their employers; that we must reform our tort laws; and that we should allow Americans to buy insurance across state lines. The White House also fails to respond to the Nyce/Schieber study indicating that wages will fall if the government expands coverage without reducing health care inflation rates.

One last thing: after President Obama's speech tonight, listen for which pundits use the words "false", "scary", and "risky" in describing the proposals I put forward. That's how you'll be able to tell who the White House counted as "allies" worthy of receiving its talking points.

-Sarah Palin

[1] See
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Be sure to tune in to the President tonight because this health care issue is of the utmost importance--and pay close attention to the conversation of the mainstream media afterwards. Will the president's "allies" reveal themselves once again, as Sarah predicts? I'm not a betting woman, but still I'm compelled to say, "You betcha!"


LoveThatGirl September 9, 2009 at 7:27 PM  

obama will also try to sell us a bogus Co-op health plan and he will also use SCARE TACTIC, we Americans are NOT gullible.
obamas "!CRISIS!" somehow doesn't seem like much of a real crisis. I do believe he has cried WOLF way too many times. NO ONE is listening anymore. He sounds more like a babbling fool doing the devils work.
I can't stand the site of the man much less listen to his lies. I refuse to give him any ratings.
Truth is, if he is NOT willing to drink the Snake Oil he is selling, why is he so adamant pushing it on Americans.

Anonymous,  September 9, 2009 at 7:44 PM  

Excellent article! They fear Sarah Palin and will throw nothing but hard balls at her.

Patrick S. Adams September 10, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

If I was a liberal PR guy and I worked for the president, I would advise the administration to completely ignore Sarah Palin. Every time the administration responds to her, she gets more press and she gains credibility among the people.

You can't have it both ways. You can't smear her by saying she's a lightweight and irrelevant and then respond to everything she says. If the president of the United States has to dispute her positions in a national address, she's obviously very relevant and very important.

He could have made his argument without discrediting her. There's something about Obama that he has to always get the last word. That must drive Michelle up a wall.

Everyone in the Capitol knew what Obama meant last night when he referred to "prominent politicians" who were spreading mistruths and lies. You could hear the Democrats cheer when he said that. You knew why they did. You could almost hear everyone in the room think Sarah Palin's name to themselves.

Negative or positive, that's PR. They say bad press is better than no press. And that's recognition that she should not have gotten. Luckily for us, the Democrats are not smart enough to know that.

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