Sarah Palin has struggled to build her legacy since the 2008 election — she quit her job as Alaska governor, decided against running for president after a highly-publicized bus tour in 2011, and has had a complicated relationship with Fox News. Thankfully, though, the former vice presidential candidate reminded us Thursday night that at the very least, she has bestowed upon the United States a handy, ever-lasting two-word catchphrase: "death panels."
A "death panel," if you'll recall, is the idea that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, includes provisions that allows federal officials to evaluate and decide whether an individual is "worthy of health care." If these officials decide that someone is not worthy of care, the thinking goes, then they are essentially condemning the person to death. None of that's really true, of course.
Fox News's Sean Hannity had Palin on his show Thursday, and what do you know? The two managed to work death panels into the conversation. Not about Obamacare, but instead another scandal plaguing the Obama administration: the VA patient delays and cover up.
"Is the VA a death panel for many?" Hannity asked Palin.