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NY Sen. Ruben Diaz Invites Sarah Palin To "Death Panel" Hearing

Nutcase NY Sen. Ruben Diaz, the minister widely credited with thwarting marriage equality here, has invited Sarah Palin to appear as a witness before a New York Senate Aging Committee hearing on health care reform.
The witnesses invited include a host of officials from the medical, political, private insurance, and non-governmental world -- each with a clear area of expertise on the topic of caring for the elderly. Then there is Palin. The former Alaska Governor's health care policy contribution is defined by a brief Facebook message she wrote in early August in which she warned that Democratic reform would create "death panels" tasked with determining who to euthanize, including her child with Down Syndrome. Palin has not yet accepted or declined the invitation to attend the September 8 hearing, according to Diaz's office. As for why she was invited, Cathy Bern-Smith, a spokesperson for the senator, noted that in another Facebook entry, Palin had referred to "a letter that Senator Diaz wrote to [Rep.] Henry Waxman, (D-Calif.), that was posted on the senator's website." "There was this Internet conversation going on where she made a comment on her post about something the senator had said," Bern-Smith added. "So we thought, well let's invite her."
Diaz and Palin. Now there is an opposite marriage made in wingnut heaven.

(Tipped by JMG reader Joseph P.)

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