I scratched my head the other day when I heard that Sarah Palin had been invited to be a celebrity guest at a fundraiser for Canadian hospitals. Palin has railed against the Canadian health care system and continues to spread fear and lies about health care reform and lead the right wing rallying cry to keep Americans enslaved to giant insurance companies.
I don't know what genius came up with the idea, but apparently, the backlash was so great that organizers had to rescind their invitation:
HAMILTON, Ont. - Sarah Palin has been given the boot as a celebrity fundraiser for hospitals in Hamilton, Ont., but she will come to town raise money for a local children’s charity instead.
Palin has brought the American health care debate to Canada and it is causing a storm of controversy as concerned hospital supporters have protested her appearance to raise money for two local institutions in April.
The former vice-presidential candidate was supposed to speak at a fund-raising event for the Juravinski Cancer Centre and St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton. But a backlash of negative publicity cancelled those plans. Read on...
You may recall Palin being punked last month by Canadian comedian Mary Walsh, who posed as a conservative reporter. Palin told Walsh, “Canada needs to dismantle its public health-care system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit.”
Which made her a perfect candidate to come to Canada to raise money for their hospitals? I'm still scratching my head on this one...