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I swore I would never, never, never comment, much less write a diary about this woman, but I probably have commented sometime, somewhere and so (with apologies) here is this:

On a visit to the country she really could see from her house, Sarah Palin said to a Calgary, Alberta audience:

"We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada,"

Shannon Montgomery writing for the Canadian Press, in a Winnipeg Free Press article today said:

"Sarah Palin drew a straight line from Alaska to Alberta as she told a sold-out, largely adoring crowd that the province gets her message of less government, lower taxes and development of natural resources...."

She joked that her distinctive accent means she's often mistaken for Canadian and that she has two great-grandfathers from Canada."

This might endear her to this particular audience but what will her American pals think? A Canadian accent? Canadian blood? Canadian health care? She survived? She wasn't waitlisted to death?

The article concludes:

"The vocal opponent of health care reform in the U.S. steered largely clear of the topic except to reveal a tidbit about her life growing up not far from Whitehorse...(See quote above) she said. "And I think now, isn't that ironic," Half of the 1,200 people in attendance gave Palin a standing ovation.

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Originally posted to meralda on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 07:29 AM PST.

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