We had planned on calling this post stupid on a stick. Then we realized it would not, in fact, be possible to put this much stupid on any stick. If you tried, the stick in question would resist by grabbing an even bigger stick and beating you with it, until you became the human equivalent of Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick: Sweet blueberry (artificially flavored) [i.e. Phil Gramm]. Having said all that, here is Shorter Jonah Goldberg on the TV, discussing the “Your Life, Your Choices” booklet from the Department of Veterans Affairs:
The existence of a booklet produced in 1997 and used by the Bush administration is central to my point, which is that Obama wants death panels to be a part of his health care reform.
Added: Shorter means that this is not an actual quote, but an accurate summary of what Jonah said.
Bonus points to Fox’s Megyn Kelly for this amazing statement:
Shouldn’t the Obama administration just take this [booklet] down? Maybe they inherited it from the Bush administration… [Emphasis added]
Extra bonus points to Fox’s Chris Wallace for this:
Usually people don’t even contemplate end of life until they’re in an irreversible coma.
Mieux vaut tard que jamais.