Sarah Palin Supports Government-Run Health Care, Inadvertently Uses 'Ironic' Correctly

Whoops, Sarah Palin said something that sounded "folksy" and "commonsensical" when she thought of it that turned out to be an explicit endorsement of liberal policy. Did you know that she used to take advantage of socialized medicine?

Speaking in Alberta, Canada (which is, according to the old cliche, Canada's Texas—because they have oil and love guns) Sarah Palin accidentally tried to relate to her audience of conservative Canadians who love their government health care.

The vocal opponent of health care reform in the U.S. steered largely clear of the topic except to reveal a tidbit about her life growing up not far from Whitehorse.

"We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada," she said. "And I think now, isn't that ironic."

You know... the fact that the woman who popularized the "death panels" smear for a private sector-driven moderate reform of the American health care industry used to go to Canada to take advantage of their single-payer health care system actually is kind of ironic... right?

The closest Canadian city is 15 hours away from Wasilla. So it's not like they popped by for cold medicine on the way home from snow machining.

Update: Ok, it appears that this was when Palin lived in "Skagway, Alaska," which is much closer to Canada. Her brother hurt humself and they put him on a "train" (???) and sent him to Canada for the socialism. Sigh.