Alaska — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama’s health plan “downright evil” Friday in her first online comments since leaving office, saying in a Facebook posting that he would create a “death panel” that would deny care to the neediest Americans.
“Who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course,” the former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote on her Facebook page, which has nearly 700,000 supporters.
“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil,” Palin wrote.
An e-mail sent to Palin’s spokeswoman to confirm authorship was not immediately returned Friday.