Palin stands by the “death panel” lie that earned “Lie of the Year”

Sarah Palin’s claim about death panels was designated “Lie of the Year” in 2009 by Politifacts. Looks like she’s trying to win “Lie of the Year” in 2010 with that same lie. Via Sam Stein:

Sarah Palin is standing by her claim that Democratic-authored health care legislation includes the infamous “death panels” – even after the assertion was labeled the “lie of the year” by a prize-winning fact checking organization.

The former Alaska governor told Sean Hannity, in a taping of the conservative firebrand’s radio program on Wednesday, that she was “not gonna back off” the criticism that the health care bill would pursue cost saving measures by rationing end of life care.

And, she’s the GOP’s best hope for 2012.


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