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I'm really hoping this woman becomes a Trivial Pursuit question--and nothing more--very, very soon. As much as I love poking fun at her many and varied foibles, I think I've just about had enough. I mean, this story is sort of her capper: she made up a lie out of whole cloth, and it became a juggernaut of "truthiness." Conservatives think we're afraid of Palin because she's so good. No, it's because she's so bad.
PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels'
Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest.
The claim set political debate afire when it was made in August, raising issues from the role of government in health care to the bounds of acceptable political discussion. In a nod to the way technology has transformed politics, the statement wasn't made in an interview or a television ad. Sarah Palin posted it on her Facebook page. . .
Read more at: Politifact