Comedian Mary Walsh's beloved character button-holed the former Alaska governor at a recent book-signing in Columbus, Ohio, only to be strong-armed away from Palin by a cabal of security guards...As to the last statement, they're afraid she'll open her pie-hole.
After being kicked out of the book-signing, Walsh and her crew then waited outside at a loading dock close to where Palin's bus was parked. When Palin emerged from the Borders bookstore, Walsh said, Delahunty - dressed in a more toned-down version of her trademark warrior princess costume - called out to her.
"Hey, remember us, we're the Canadians! We came all the way here from Canada!" Delahunty yelled. "When we asked you that question, we didn't hear your answer."
Palin strolled over, looking down on Walsh and her crew to tell them that "Canada needs to dismantle its public health-care system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit." ...
"It was great fun, but also very strange," Walsh recalled.
"We're in a bookstore, at a public event, in a place one would think was a bastion of free speech. And no one was allowed to ask questions. What are they afraid of?"
As to the assertion of dismantling their health-care system, over their mullet sporting bodies.
Because, Canadians sure hate their universal health care, if in the modern GOP vernacular, love=hate, those Orwellian goofs.
That's why its universal health-care's greatest advocate is also the nation's greatest figure, according to Canadians themselves. That's six spots higher than Don Cherry, nine more than Gretzky, eh!
And it's why all those opinion polls in Canada are so totally in favor of preserving it, because it's so damned popular.