Having watched the GOP in action over the past decade we now know that they aren’t really in favor of all those things they said they were: small government, free trade, rule of law, personal responsibility, a prudent and cautious foreign policy. But there was one thing GOPers said that I really did believe: they hate unions. Surely that is true, isn’t it?
Apparently not. Sarah Palin is out there proclaiming her love for…. unions! Here she is in an interview with hard right talk-jock, Hugh Hewitt, explaining how she and her husband got through the bad times:
“But yeah, there’s been a lot of times that Todd and I have had to figure out how we were going to pay for health insurance. We’ve gone through periods of our life here with paying out of pocket for health coverage until Todd and I both landed a couple of good union jobs. Early on in our marriage, we didn’t have health insurance, and we had to either make the choice of paying out of pocket for catastrophic coverage or just crossing our fingers, hoping that nobody would get hurt, nobody would get sick. So I know what Americans are going through there.”
A couple of good union jobs? I can’t say I’m a 100% pro-union guy myself, but does she have any idea what her party stands for?
Update: by the way, does she realize that in any other modern country she wouldn’t have to “cross her fingers and hope no one gets sick”? In no other country does “getting sick” result in financial devastation. Seriously. For all you conservatives out there, this is no joke. There is literally no other modern country that doesn’t protect its citizens from that calamity. But here in the USA the radical right says we can’t afford it. Right. And Sarah Pallin buys it.