Idiotic quote of the day

Noted media personality and Facebook user Sarah Palin on the Canadian tyrannical government run single payer health care system of total socialist government Nazi death panel oppression (by the government):

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

There are two different ways to look at this. Either

  1. She knows what irony is, or
  2. She doesn’t.

If #1 is true, then she’s basically telling her supporters that it’s ironic that socialized medicine is great when it’s for her, but that it’s supposedly horrible for the rest of the country. And that implies that she’s just basically admitting here that her opposition to health care reform is a self-conscious fraud meant to persuade idiots.

But that is less likely to be true than #2 because it would mean assuming that she understands what any word with more than two syllables actually means, and the evidence supporting that is very slim. So it’s probably a safe bet to file this as yet another Palin word salad which turns out to be unintentionally hilarious to those of us who are literate and not foaming-at-the-mouth ideologues.

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