GOP Senator: Palin’s ‘Death Panel’ Fib is ‘Nuts’

Created: August 11, 2009 09:52 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

Ezra Klein talks to Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), the senator who wants end-of-life planning in the health care bill, and who inadvertently inspired Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), then conservative blogger Sarah Palin, to allege that the bill would put old people to death.

I just had a phone call where someone said Sarah Palin’s web site had talked about the House bill having death panels on it where people would be euthanized. How someone could take an end of life directive or a living will as that is nuts.

A Republican senator saying that his party’s last vice presidential nominee is “nuts” when talking about the health care bill? I’m surprised this isn’t getting more play.

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