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    Re: Palin: I snuck to Canada for healthcare

    I have to ask this:

    What was her point in telling this story? What was the context? Why did she choose to recite this story to a Canadian audience when she has sharply criticized our system for the last few years? This is what is puzzling to me.
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    Re: Palin: I snuck to Canada for healthcare

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I have to ask this:

    What was her point in telling this story? What was the context? Why did she choose to recite this story to a Canadian audience when she has sharply criticized our system for the last few years? This is what is puzzling to me.
    I dunno. But it isn't like speakers don't tailor their anecdotes to the audience all the time. It's part of being a good public speaker.

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    Re: Blogs abuzz about Palin's use of Canadian health care

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    Would you so readily sweep lies and hypocrisy under the rug if this were an Obama story?
    If you read my post you'd see that the claims of "hypocrisy" are moronic, so what you're really asking me is this:

    "If Obama told a cutesy story about something that happened when he was 5 to one group of people, and then three years later, told the same cutesy story but with one minor difference, would you be acting the same way?"

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    Re: Palin: I snuck to Canada for healthcare

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I dunno. But it isn't like speakers don't tailor their anecdotes to the audience all the time. It's part of being a good public speaker.
    Maybe she should have picked another anecdote. And frankly, I find it odd that she didn't think her story would not make waves. Rightly or wrongly.
    No men are anywhere, and Im allowed to go in, because Im the owner of the pageant and therefore Im inspecting it, Trump said... Is everyone OK? You know, theyre standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.

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    Re: Palin: I snuck to Canada for healthcare

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    Re: Palin: I snuck to Canada for healthcare

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I dunno. But it isn't like speakers don't tailor their anecdotes to the audience all the time. It's part of being a good public speaker.
    Like Huey Long's grandparents's religion changed to suit the audience he was speaking to. In North Louisiana he would talk about hitching up the buck-board to take his Baptist grandparents to church. In South Louisiana he would talk about hitching up the buck-board to take his Catholic grandparents to mass.
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    Re: Palin used to sneak to Canada for healthcare

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    lol it wow, it was supposed to be a joke.
    Fair enough: Explain to us what's so funning about this statement:

    "We used to hustle over the border for healthcare we received in Canada," she said, according to Medicine Hat News (via Dave Weigel.) "And I think now, 'Isn't that ironic?' "
    So while growing up in an Alaskan town near the Canadian border, her family used to cross the border to take advantage of the Canadian healthcare system

    It certainly is ironic -- Palin admitting that.

    No one sneaks to canada, you CAN'T sneak to canada, you have to be a canadian citizen!
    The Hill used the word "sneak" -- Palin used the word "hustle". I think we all understood what she meant. I think you do, too, but couldn't resist making a jackass remark...

    lol you got trolled by palin. How's it feel?
    So, Palin admitted to crossing the border for health care. The Hill relayed the statement (which is all over the place now) and that's 'trolling'...

    I'm not sure you know what that word means.

    And I'm positive Palin doesn't know what 'ironic' means...

    Like Bill O'Reilly said, she just needs to go to college...

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    Re: Palin: I snuck to Canada for healthcare

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    Re: Blogs abuzz about Palin's use of Canadian health care

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    Re: Palin: I snuck to Canada for healthcare

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    What was her point in telling this story? What was the context? Why did she choose to recite this story to a Canadian audience when she has sharply criticized our system for the last few years? This is what is puzzling to me.
    1) She wants to be loved so bad, she'll tell them something she really shouldn't. Not ironic, just stupid.

    or

    2) The 'sleeping with the hockey team' story might have be inappropriate...

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