Stuart Schwartz: Sarah Palin vs. Dr. Death

Stuart Schwartz has a great article in today’s American Thinker. Here’s an excerpt:

Ezekiel Emanuel is upset. The president’s health care czar sees the growing resistance to his vision, to his brave new world of government-run “communitarian” health care in which politicians and bureaucrats control one-sixth of the economy and 100% of our bodies. He doesn’t quite understand how it all came apart on him, but he does know who started the unraveling: Sarah Palin.

Where does she get off attacking him? Sarah Palin, it seems forever Sarah Palin. And he wonders, as have so many others, what it takes to put a stake through her heart? People should listen to him, not Sarah Palin. He is the philosopher king of Democrat health care. And he went to Harvard, you know.

One day he was vacationing in the Italian Alps, a top-level government bureaucrat and Democrat insider enjoying the fruits of his labors on behalf of the common good. Government health care was cruising and Zeke was the guy Time magazine predicted will build the most “equitable and ethical” health care system north of Cuba. Marty Peretz, his friend and publisher of The New Republic, described him as quintessential Harvard, “very impressive” and stuffed with “gravitas.”

And then he got the call: Sarah Palin had done the unthinkable. She had read the health care bill. Mainstream journalists hadn’t read the bill. Congress hadn’t read its own bill. But Sarah Palin did. Sarah Palin! He has a medical degree and doctorate in political philosophy from Harvard. The only Harvard she knows is the chunk of ice off Prince William Sound, Harvard Glacier.

Then she writes something on Facebook — Facebook, for Obama’s sake! — and suddenly the president, congress, the media, and everyone who is anyone inside the beltway is scurrying for cover. Palin wrote that she wanted nothing to do with Obama’s “death panel,” the collection of bureaucrats who Zeke was so proudly putting together to assess the “level of productivity” that would determine individual access to medical care

They went after her, but…it was over. Everyone was talking death panels. Sarah Palin had let people know: if you’re old, if you’re sick, if you’re disabled, they’re targeting you. It became Mrs. Mom vs. Dr. Death, the governor vs. the terminator.

Read the entire article here. It’s laced with the characteristic dry humor of Stuart Schwartz…and an excellent read.



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