Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called on opponents of the health care reform legislation to "stick to a discussion of the issues and not get sidetracked by tactics that can be accused of leading to intimidation or harassment." She wrote that "such tactics diminish our nation's civil discourse." Good advice, except that Palin hasn't been leading by example. Only two days before calling for civility, Palin wrote that President Obama's reform plan is "downright evil" and falsely claimed that it would create "death panels" that might deny care to her son with Down syndrome, based on bureaucrats' subjective judgment of his "level of productivity in society."
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