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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Top 10 Other Reasons Sarah Palin Won't Release Her Medical Records

There's been a lot of chatter the last couple of days about Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's refusal to release any of her medical records for public inspection. Some are speculating that it has to do with the extraordinary birth of Palin's son, Trig. I hope those commentators enjoy their hate mail on that subject as much as I enjoyed mine. But leaving aside the Trig question, there are other motives for keeping Palin's medical file under wraps. Here now are the --

Top 10 Other Reasons Sarah Palin Won't Release Her Medical Records

10. Doesn't want voters to find out that she took steroids while playing high school basketball.

9. That cheery smile? Yep -- Zoloft!

8. Details of her duct tape injury in Miss Alaska pageant could embarrass the campaign.

7. She and Todd sought counselling after he got too close to a caribou.

6. Two words: toenail fungus.

5. Would rather not discuss that emergency room visit where they had to extract the hockey stick.

4. She feels strongly that what a woman does with her own body is none of the government's business.

3. If you give them the medical records, the next thing they're going to ask for is a press conference.

2. She's not yet ready to admit publicly that she was originally a man.

And the No. 1 other reason Sarah Palin won't release her medical records:

1. They show that she was born in Africa.

Comments (24)

What about the brain scan that came back negative? left out that yeast infection.

Then, there are the top 10 reasons Obama's economic policy will be good for the Country

10. His policies mirror the policy of Sam Adams, guaranteeing the Country will be doing at least as well as the CoP

9. In times of trouble he can always rely on ACORN for more cash

8. Oil will be much more valuable in 100 years. By leaving all the underground oil in the US untouched, he is protecting our future wealth.

7. He has a great economic motto "We are all working for you"

6. In times of trouble he can rely on Ahmadinejad for more cash

5. Large businesses who employ too many Americans will finally be forced to pay higher taxes, so that all those unnecessary US jobs can be eliminated.

4. He refused to select Hillary as VP running mate, knowing how those "women like to shop"

3. There will be health care benefits for all Americans. The non-working, meth dealing neighbor and the hard working law-biding neighbor will finally be treated the same.

2. He is too well spoken to ever be wrong.

And the number 1 reason his economic policies will help America....

1. These policies have already been proven to be super effective in other socialist countries.

"These policies have already been proven to be super effective in other socialist countries."

I sincerely doubt you could pick out two socialist countries on a globe, Gibby.

socialist countries

How about Denmark? A nation of people who have no concerns about unemployment, health care or retirement. Those poor saps are so clueless that they think their life is good.

Bill McD--I don't see any real competition for the joke writing gig here.

10 1/2. She has 20/20 vision.

Why does she wear glasses then?

9. In times of trouble he can always rely on ACORN for more cash

Bweep! Bweep! Bweep! Alert! Alert! Alert! Right-wing talking points are being hopelessly confused! Alert! Alert!

Don't you read your RNC faxes? Obama GAVE Acorn money, not the other way around! Sheesh! What's the point of sending these things out if nobody's going to be able to understand them?

Thanks, Spud, but my comedy and most other material all falls into a normal range. Every now and then, though, someone fires off a golden line. 3 or 4 times a year someone touches the face of the Comedy Gods and we all trudge on, hoping next time it's us.

I liked the SNL line where Tina Fey as Sarah Palin says, "Marriage is a sacred bond between two unwilling teenagers." That rocked.

I wish they would send the wingnuts talking-point faxes more frequently. Between here and the Oregonian letters page I've seen the word "socialist" too many times today. At least throw in the occasional "terrorist" to make the "ist" rants less samey.

Neosocialists - borrow and spend neocons who benefit from the taxpayer bailout.

Now that Obama's off the campaign trail and heading to Hawaii, McCain is accusing him of being a Grandmother sympathizer.

It should have been top 12 reason Barack Obamas economic policies will work:

12. Tax cuts to 40 million that don't pay any income taxes will reduce the trillion dollar deficit.

11. Obama Will implement his homestate of Hawaii's own universal health care plan which was just as succcessful as my own homestate of Oregon.


Went back and changed her expense reports after being named McCain's VP?

Not only are these taxable, but it appears she broke state law. Maybe not policy, but since she can set policy as Guv, that's a non-started.

Why we have impeachment folks. She's a sleazeball.

I love how the right wingers don't even bother trying to defend Pallin and just resort to a bunch of standard issue right wing cries of "look socialism". There is no precednt for a VP cnadidate not disclosing their medical records.

Guys first of all when we're in the process of nationalizing the banking industry after baling out wall st to the tune of 700 bil calling raising the top tax rate back to the 39% it was during the 90s socialism doesn't exactly have the same zing it did in the 80s.

And Gibby, policies far more socialist than anything Obama is proposing pretty much work in most of Europe, most notably Scandanavia.

I also love how they have latched onto this idea that giving tax credits to people who don't pay income tax (you know they do pay other taxes) is socialism when Obama does it but is the free market at work when it is the basis for McCain's healthcare plan!

President Barack Obama. Can't wait to watch the people who gave us the Chimp wrap their feeble minds around what that means.

Actual answer from Sarah Palin when a 3rd grader asked what the VP does:

PALIN: "That’s something that Piper would ask me! … [T]hey’re in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom."

The classic part is that just a short while ago, Sarah was asking the same question as the 3rd grader. Since then she did her research but didn't quite get it. Oh well. On to the evening gown competition.

Question: what does the VP do?


A. Nothing, unless the President asks them to do something (funerals, coffee, leak classified information to Fox News).

B. Look pretty, unless/until the President dies in office or resigns.

C. Convene the Senate at least once yearly; cast tie breaking votes.

D. Chill in an undisclosed secure location.

E. Fly on Air Force Two, to the next undisclosed secure location.

Eric Z - I'm not sure if I am a right-winger, but in defense of Palin, Barack Obama has not released his medical records and I'm pretty sure, the health of a Presidential candidate is more important than one of a VP. The last known medical exam of the smoker from Chicago was in 2007. From the NY Times earlier this year:
The Obama campaign has stated that no medical records will be released. Instead, a one-page undated letter from a doctor will have to satisfy reporters on that issue.

The New York Times on Barack Obama in May:

The letter is the first publicly released information about Mr. Obama’s medical history or current condition. The six-paragraph, one-page statement summarized the senator’s health for the last 21 years and was signed by Dr. David L. Scheiner, who said he has been Mr. Obama’s primary care physician since March 23, 1987. The undated letter was released less than a week after Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee, released his medical records.

A spokesman for Mr. Obama said his campaign would not make Dr. Scheiner available for a telephone interview.”
–New York Times, May 8 2008, “Obama’s Doctor, Praising His Health, Sees No Obstacles to Service”

Also, Palin knows that there are only 50 States and not 57. She also knows what city she is in unlike Barack Obama during the Democratic Convention the day his wife, Michelle, gave her speech.

I want to see Obama's real birth certificate not a "bogus certification of live birth" in Hawaii. I would love to vote for Obama if I know he is a natural born citizen as required by election law. By the lawsuit Berg v. Obama Obama refuses to provide the appropriate documents.

The right wing in this country has devolved into a pitiful mass of blubbering nonsense.

You covered all but one of the reasons she may be hiding her medical records: several past abortions.
She seems to be a highly fertile lady so perhaps early on she had one or more abortion.
The other may be a recurring emotional illness such as depression or perhaps drug use or alcoholism.
I suspect that it could be one of the above two given the fact that she dropped out of college six times.

Um, has President Bill Clinton's medical records ever been released? I don't think so. I will just presume that the rumors about a deviated septum are just trash.

Thanks, that's relevant.


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