Sarah Palin Doubles Down On 'Death Panels'

10/12/2010 02:00 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David Corn Mother Jones

Sarah Palin is standing by her "death panels."

In an interview taped last week for, a conservative website, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate said that she had been right in 2009 to accuse President Barack Obama of trying to set up "death panels" with his health care overhaul. But the legislation, according to, did no such thing. In fact, when Palin first made this charge, PolitiFact called it a "pants on fire" lie.

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