Palin triples down

PALIN TRIPLES DOWN…. Now that Sarah Palin has succeeded in helping confuse a whole lot of people, she’s taking a victory lap — and making more demands.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) kept up her Facebook attacks on the White House healthcare reform bill Friday, praising a Senate committee’s decision to drop an end-of-life provision.

She also singled out for criticism a proposal by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an adviser to the president and brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, that she suggested could limit medical resources to elderly patients or those with “less economic potential.”

“It’s gratifying that the voice of the people is getting through to Congress,” Palin said of the Senate Finance Committee’s decision to drop end-of-life consultations from its health bill.

“However, that provision was not the only disturbing detail in this legislation; it was just one of the more obvious ones,” Palin added in the new note on her Facebook page posted early Friday morning

Palin alleged that Emanuel would advocate a “Complete Lives System,” which, “if enacted, would refuse to allocate medical resources to the elderly, the infirm, and the disabled who have less economic potential.”

Palin said President Barack Obama should answer questions about the theory, and termed his silence on the issue troubling.

“Why the silence from the president on this aspect of his nationalization of health care? Does he agree with the ‘Complete Lives System?'” Palin asked. “If not, then why is Dr. Emanuel his policy advisor? What is he advising the president on?”

Seriously, when was the last time someone so conspicuously unintelligent maintained such a prominent role in national American politics?

Alex Koppelman does a nice job pointing to some of the dramatic factual errors in Palin’s latest Facebook message — the former governor is misrepresenting reality in a variety of important ways — but if there’s one thing that’s become obvious of late, it’s that facts and accuracy have no meaning in the health care debate.

Palin’s latest missive doesn’t make any sense at all, but I don’t doubt it’ll be heartily endorsed by conservatives everywhere.