Sarah Palin: Liar, Liar Pants On Fire !!!
The Twelve (OK, Sixteen) Days of Christmas Song Parodies continues…
Everybody likes to win an award every once in awhile. Sarah Palin however may not feel the same way about her latest accomplishment. This week PolitiFact.com (the fact checking website of The St. Petersburg Times) awarded the former ex-quitting governor of Alaska’s “death panels” comment regarding the Democratic Party’s health care reform legislation to be the biggest political lie of 2009.
Sarah Palin made the claim on her Facebook page at the height of the debate over President Obama’s plans to reform the US health care system. She wrote,
The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
Her assertion — that the government would set up boards to determine whether seniors and the disabled were worthy of care — spread through newscasts, talk shows, blogs and town hall meetings. Opponents of health care legislation said it revealed the real goals of the Democratic proposals. Advocates for health reform said it showed the depths to which their opponents would sink. Still others scratched their heads and said, “Death panels? Really?”
PolitiFact rated Palin’s statement Pants on Fire (its highest grade of dishonesty). In the weeks that followed, health care policy experts on both the right and the left said the euthanasia comparisons were inaccurate. Gail Wilensky, a health adviser to President George H.W. Bush, said the charge was untrue and upsetting. The website’s readers also overwhelmingly supported the decision. Nearly 5,000 voted in a national poll to name the biggest lie, and 61 percent chose “death panels” from a field of eight finalists.
Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Massachusetts may have summed up Palin and her Republican cohorts’ position regarding “death panels” the best. He said,
You know, GOP used to stand for Grand Old Party, Now it stands for Grandstand, Oppose, and Pretend. They grandstand with phony claims about nonexistent death panels. They oppose any real reform.
Any chance that Sarah Palin can repeat as the biggest liar of 2010? We consider her to be the odds on favorite.
In honor of the troops, please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune (if you are from Mars) and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.
Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pISgVQOj_QM
SARAH THE RED STATE BIMBO
(sung to the theme of “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer”)
You know Paris and Lindsay and Charo and Britney
Nicole, Ivana and Jessica Simpson
But do you recall the most famous bimbo of all?
Sarah the Red State bimbo
Had a very strange hairstyle
And she had a way of speaking
That reminded one of Gomer Pyle
All of the other guv’nors
Used to laugh and call her names
Because her stupid glasses
Were all lens but had no frames
Then one balmy summer day
John McCain enquired
Sarah, you’re so “mavericky”
Won’t you please be my V.P.?
Then all the dumb red staters
Wondered who the hell was she
They never heard of Palin
The Alaskan hillbilly
Sarah the red state bimbo
Dressed like a flight attendant ‘ho
And she told lies so often
We could all watch her nose grow
All of the other bimbos
Used to laugh and call her names
They all knew Sarah Palin
Was a gal that had no brains
Then one balmy July day
They heard Sarah say,
“I won’t give up without a fight”,
“Unless I quit my job tonight”
Then how right-wingers loved her
As they shouted out with glee
“Sarah, the red state bimbo”
“you’ll go down in history”
Posted on December 22, 2009, in Sarah Palin, Songs and tagged Barack Obama, Christmas, Christmas Carols, Death Panels, George W. Bush, Mike Huckabee, news, palin, right wing, Sarah Palin, Songs. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.