Fact-Checking Palin

A reader notes that Sarah and little Trig would never appear before any "Death Panel", because they are entitled to free federal health care. Palin's own record of treatment of the elderly and disabled can be explored here. And you may remember this odd lie:

At one point, trying out a debating point that she believed showed she could empathize with uninsured Americans, Palin told McCain aides that she and Todd in the early years of their marriage had been unable to afford health insurance of any kind, and had gone without it until he got his union card and went to work for British Petroleum on the North Slope of Alaska. Checking with Todd Palin himself revealed that, no, they had had catastrophic coverage all along. She insisted that catastrophic insurance didn’t really count and need not be revealed.