Here's the shocker making the Internet rounds today. In a speech to Canadians paying $150 to $200 a head to hear her thoughts, Sarah Palin said:
"My first five years of life we spent in Skagway, Alaska, right there by Whitehorse. Believe it or not — this was in the '60s — we used to hustle on over the border for health care that we would receive in Whitehorse [Canada]. I remember my brother, he burned his ankle in some little kid accident thing and my parents had to put him on a train and rush him over to Whitehorse and I think, isn't that kind of ironic now. Zooming over the border, getting health care from Canada."
So you'd think she would understand the benefits of building an American healthcare system to rival Canada's, right? One where even children of poor Skagwayans can afford emergency treatment. Palin has also told an alternate version of this story, where the family rushes down to Juneau rather than across the border.