Sarah Palin is using Facebook as a platform to draw attention to what Allahpundit calls a “portrait of a bureaucratic nightmare.”

A little girl’s dying from cystic fibrosis and has three to five weeks to live unless she gets a lung transplant before then. The good news is that adult lungs can be modified for a child her age in a way that’ll save her life — except that, because she’s only 10, she’s not eligible for them. The “adult” list starts at 12; everyone younger than that goes to the children’s list, where lungs are much harder to come by. The question is, does Sebelius have the authority to suspend those age limitations and make the girl, Sarah Murnaghan, eligible for an adult transplant?

I honestly don’t know the answer. Murnaghan’s parents say Sebelius’s authority is clear; Sebelius herself claims that HHS’s lawyers have told her she can’t do it. A life hangs in the balance.


HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says all she can do is order a review of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network’s policy. Republican lawmakers contend that Sebelius has “the ability and the authority to intervene.”

In her full Facebook post, Palin slammed the administration for targeting journalists and patriots while refusing to “bend the rules” to ensure 10-year-old Sarah a shot at life.

The government will bend the rules left and right to harass targeted taxpayers, conservative patriots, selected journalists, etc., but it will strictly exercise inconsistent and subjective rules to deny a child a shot at life. And they called us liars when we spoke of “death panels” – faceless bureaucrats coming between you and your doctor to make life and death decisions about a loved one’s survival. It doesn’t sound so far fetched anymore, does it?

The AP reports that “Sarah’s transplant doctors say she is medically eligible for an adult lung.” It’s the bureaucratic tangle snaring Sarah Murnaghan and her family.

As Ace writes, this “demonstrates why who lives and who dies should not be part of the political process.”

As always, clinging bitterly to hatred for Sarah Palin is more important than just about anything … including the life of a young girl.

Meanwhile, the sane are praying.

  • Blake Waymire

    Sarah could say “bless you” after a lib sneezes and still get vitriol for it.

    • Rabid

      Sarah gets vitriol for simply being on the same planet.

      • Typewriterstreaming

        Exactly. She threatens the pants off these people.

        • FBIkidnaps

          She’s my hero.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            L. O. Freakin’ L. You are concerned about a cover-up involving someone that’s been out of political power for years, while conveniently ignoring the cover-ups, deaths, and constitutional violations of the current administration?

            Wow! What flavor of Kool-aid do they sell on your planet?

          • FBIkidnaps

            why are you here commenting? The cover up exposes Obama, not Sarah, but you already knew that. No shortage of Cointelpro posters here.

          • Corey Dennison

            why are you here commenting?

            You’ve been reported enough here…and you know that no one here is buying into your crap or clicking your stupid link, so let’s throw the question back at you: why are YOU here commenting?

          • J. Cox

            Search lowinfo idiot, see if they send you a free mirror.

          • FBIkidnaps

            not interested, just remember with your free prize, sometimes objects are closer than they appear.

        • Arkitek

          Not true…she makes us laugh

          • Corey Dennison

            she makes us laugh

            “Us?” You got a turd in your pocket or something?

          • tops116

            “she makes us laugh. That’s why we never shut up about her! No, it’s true! Really?! You buy that?! Huh?! Maybe I’ll have to reply again and hang around this thread for a few more hours!”

    • rinodino

      Michelle Obama could say thank you to all Americans and the fringe would call her all types of evil racist names and lingo , so have a nice cup of hypocrite soup for that righteous cold you have there

      • alanstorm

        Astonishingly, this thread has nothing to do with Michelle
        Obama -except in your fevered mind. And the only people obsessed by race in this country are so-called “liberals” like yourself. who specialize in hypocrisy.

        But, since you bring it up, the odds of her saying that are essentially zero, so the question will never arise.

        Thanks for playing – come back when you graduate high school!

      • trixiewoobeans

        You and Sarah Pac are showing awesome trollidarity today!

        • wwbdinct

          Could they be one in the same? Gasp!

      • CatHerder

        Michelle Obama couldn’t say thank you to all Americans if her life depended on it. FIFY

        • trixiewoobeans

          It’s impossible to say thank you when you feel you’re just, plain, “entitled”.

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Well, that’s an easy one. Like she’ll ever say anything nice to the peasants…

      • J. Cox

        Who would of thought,she would still be living rent free in your vacant head.Kind of sad you suck so bad at trolling.

      • William Kent Jenkins

        You and SarahPacRefundsClickHere Married ?

      • LegalizeShemp

        Moochelle Slowbama said she wasn’t proud of America until they elected her husband President. Now do you see why we call her “evil racist names and lingo” ???

      • Corey Dennison

        Your whining makes us all laugh, rinodipstick.

      • tops116

        “See my hypothetical point that I can’t back up totally proves I’m right! See? SEE?!”
        –Every rinodino post summarized for the good people at Twitchy

  • Wag_a_Muffin (D)

    Sarah Palin could say, “the sky is blue” and MILLIONS of leftists tweeters would immediately argue with her.

    • Jimni27

      They don’t argue, they SPEW.

  • Clete Torres

    It’s called ‘priorities,’ Gov. Palin. The life of a young child just doesn’t fit in with them.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      They just see it as a post birth abortion. All the Gosnellites on the left are probably pleasuring themselves with glee at the thought…

    • trixiewoobeans

      UNLESS it’s gun-related, and they can score political points.

  • BoscoBolt

    As ALWAYS, Sarah is right on target. Keep speaking the TRUTH, Sarah!

  • CitizenEgg

    They hate it with the heat of a thousand Al Gores when she’s proven right, over and over again. The GOP will remain the party of stupid, but the Dems are locking down the Evil through Incompetence block.

  • Pat R.

    SP is right-they laughed when death panels were brought up. Now Sebelius is a death panel of one.

  • Red Fred

    Go Sarah. Always fighting for what is right. Prejudice against Sarah is appalling. It’s really a good thing she’s a lady, otherwise people like those above would be picking themselves up off the sidewalk. Ignorant, abusive, uninformed, arrogant bullies who DO NOT WANT TO SAVE A LITTLE GIRL. Would tell you where to go, but you’re well on your way.

  • CheshireCactus

    Palin reduces this “educated” class to their base element every time.

  • capisce

    The age requirements can only be waived or ignored if a young girl is seeking an abortion.
    I can only pray that public pressure will shame them into giving this child a chance.

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    From @tanisha’s profile:

    “My goal in life is to end bullying. Treat others with dignity and respect”

    • MarcusFenix

      If you actually look at her feed, 90%+ of it is sending ignorant statements to famous people. Now, if @tanisha thought there was a cheeseburger somewhere that needed saving….bet your sweet patootie she’d be all over that.

      • Peter885

        “Y U so fat now” to Kim Kardashian is actually kinda funny. And Kim retweeted her.

        • MarcusFenix

          It’s funny, but sad because she prolly doesnt actually -know- why…

      • Danny Meeker

        Did you just say “sweet potato?” Oops, my bad…I need glasses…

    • TocksNedlog

      She should set herself a more realistic goal, like becoming the next Dan Savage.

    • rockerdon


  • fishydude

    The KS solution is simple. Bite that a blood test is available for genetic screening of babies before birth, she will simple pass a regulation requiring all babies to be screened before birth. If the baby us found to have certain identifiable genetic “defects” the IPAB will tell the mother’s doctor that the only covered “treatment” for her pregnancy is termination of the pregnancy. Think it is far fetched? Some European countries already do this.
    If the mother defies this medical order, the baby will be denied all access to medical care for having collated the demands of the unelected and uncontrollable IPAB.

  • MarcusFenix

    For instances like this, where those in authority should be stepping in and are not….

    What about the possibility of getting the word out and seeing if people would willing donate organs? I know it’s an incredibly large order, but…..isn’t it worth it? They would still have to go through the vetting process for organ donor compatibility to make sure it’s a match, but that could be sped up a bit I would think.

    • Rabid

      I hear you! We hear about children dying all the time,so it’s worth a shot!

  • Lienathan

    She’s right (as usual) about the nightmare of bureacracy. I mean, bend, hell they will outright ignore a rule they find inconvenient but will have no compunction almost literally choking you to death with red tape when the situation suits them, and will then ‘innocently’ shrug and throw up their hands ‘Sorry, can’t help you. It’s the rule, whaddaya gonna do?’. There is no reason to expect that a faceless paperpusher will show you any more compassion when and if the government gets their wish for a single-payer health system and then they will truly control you. Think HMO’s were bad? At least you could sue them.

    Look at how these things work: Zero-tolerance policies in schools leading to 3rd degree interrogations and suspensions of small children who run afoul of stupidly applied anti-gun ‘policies’. Security theatre in the airports. Environmental regulations capriciously enforced that tie up business enterprises for years until they wither and die. IRS agents deciding that one side gets tax exempt status and the other side gets a colonoscopy.

    Recall your last visit to the DMV and the courtesy and consideration with which you were most likely treated. Now imagine your life is on the line.

    Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  • alanstorm

    Love the logical, reasoned responses from the tweeters above. Yep, those liberals are just too smart for us…

  • Herman LaClair

    who can argue with “shut up bitch”?

    • Steve_J

      I read that as sarcasm directed at @HelloTanisha.

      • Zane Henry

        Same here.

  • Typewriterstreaming

    This kind of disgusting verbal garbage is what happens when it becomes culturally okay to ridicule and demean people with whom you disagree. It’s really disgraceful to see the ignorance hurled at Sarah Palin. Shameful behavior, but apparently these people are too arrogant to notice that about themselves.

  • KateNE

    The amount of hate and vitriol Sarah Palin gets never ceases to amaze me. It shouldn’t by now but it does.

    • Arkitek

      Most people dont hate her, most people laugh at her. She provides comic relief from serious political discussion

      • Corey Dennison

        Ummm, you said ‘she’ and ‘her’…Biden is a ‘he’ and ‘him’.

        Just helping you out.

      • tops116

        Serious political discussion like McDermott’s “Stop it!”, Holder’s “I know nothing about the warrant with my signature on it,” Plouffe’s “Focus on Issa for investigating, not the scandal itself” or Biden in general.

  • nc

    Who died and made Sibelius boss?

    Oh wait…

    • TocksNedlog

      Death Czar

  • JerseyRed

    10 year-olds don’t vote and her parents pray so they are probably conservatives. BureauRat robot says sorry kid, you gotta die.

  • Steve_J

    Reading that comment I have to ask myself, who’s the stupid one?

  • RanierWest

    Good Choice to show case



    My goal in life is to end bullying. Treat others with dignity and respect

    • sarainitaly

      That has to be some sort of fake account, or complete psycho. Did you read some of those tweets? Totally psychotic.

      • gary4205

        More like typical democrat!

      • gary4205

        More like typical democrat!

    • KS

      Read her feed… She doesn’t treat anyone with respect. She is an attention seeking POS. PLain and simple

  • Lacy Wilmerton

    You know, I really hate Palin, a lot, too, but.. that doesn’t make her wrong.

  • CrashFroelich

    After the horrific slaughter at Sandy Hook, we were told that stricter gun control laws were needed if only to save a single life. I guess when saving lives doesn’t fit the Blue Jackal Tribe’s totalitarian agenda it’s a different matter.

    • © Sponge

      If we can save just one life……..

      -Barack Obama

    • alanstorm

      You just don’t understand NUANCE, you evil racist clingy teabagger!

      Sorry – I was just reading DKos and it takes time for my IQ to rise back to normal levels…

      • CrashFroelich


  • People Corporation

    According to presidunce – if revoking the second amendment of the constitution can save one kids life its worth it! Overruling a low level buerocatic decision in order to save one kids life? – IMPOSSIBLE

  • DocBarry1

    Gov Palin is right on as she has been on so many issues – I just hope and pray that she runs in 2016 – Ryan, Christie, Rubio, bush are not conservatives look how they vote and what they speak out on –

    • Arkitek

      As a Democrat, I hope and pray that she runs as well!

      • gary4205

        if Palin runs, she WILL be the next President, so be careful what you wish for moron!

        • Arkitek

          Come on Gary, Palin running is a pipe dream, she bailed out of her job as Governor of Alaska because she prefers to just talk about problems. Even if the support was there and it very much is NOT, she is too lazy to be President

          • gary4205

            Idiot democrat, Palin didn’t “bail” on being governor. Obama’s hand picked thugs that were assaulting Palin AND HER STAFF with dozens of bullshit “ethics” complaints [all of which were thrown out] cost the Alaskan people over TWO MILLION DOLLARS, not Palin personally, that was around $500,000 but the PEOPLE OF ALASKA.

            Palin did the right thing by resigning and stopping Obama hand picked thugs dead in their tracks.

            As for being Palin being lazy, you’re indeed an idiot! This woman runs 5-10 miles a day for fun! She’s a workahaulic according to everyone who’s ever worked with her. Incredible multi-tasker.

            It’s obvious, like most hate filled democrats, you know absolutely NOTHING about Sarah Palin. You’re just full of hate, venom, and stupidity. Nothing more.

            Enjoy wallowing in your ignorance. The rest of us will move on.

          • Arkitek

            First of all Gary, it’s not venomous to call her lazy. John McCain’s Campaign Manager said it, George Will said on ABC This Week that she had a “questionable work ethic.”

            Secondly, It was not Obama or anyone in Washington who charged her and found her GUILTY of violating election law it was the Alaska Personnel Board !!!!! anotherwords the agent of the PEOPLE OF ALASKA

            Third :as you say running is fun………NOT WORK

            Four : we agree on one thing…..she did the right thing in resigning. She couldn’t run the Mickey Mouse Club, let alone the State of Alaska……………

          • Corey Dennison

            Too bad the 24,000 e-mails of Palin’s from when she was Governor pored over by the left wing media tell the exact OPPOSITE story. They showed a person who was honest and hard working.

            But thanks for playing.

          • gary4205

            It’s funny how democrats have to spew hate and lies 24/7 to hide their failings.

            Liberalism is the greatest evil mankind has ever faced.

          • gary4205

            Sorry idiot democrat, but you lie!

            First off John McCain’s idiot campaign manager screwed the pooch and lied about Palin to save his own neck. Hell, McCain’s campaign people ended up voting for Obama. THAT’S how little credibility THEY have.

            George Will is an idiot who actually thinks blue jeans are the ruination of society. LOOK IT UP. The man doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground, and only a complete idiot would quote him!

            Google “Obama’s Alaska Mafia” you stupid democrat.

            Obama and Pete Rouse put together a group of thugs including Phillip Munger, Shannyn Moore, Jeanne Devon, Val Henning, Linda Biegel, Jessie Griffin, and Dennis Zaki.

            These thugs filed dozens of bogus “ethics” complaints, all of which were tossed out as ridiculous, but by LAW still had to be investigated. This cost the Alaskan PEOPLE over $2 MILLION.

            Palin resigned to stop Obama’s rape of Alaska’s treasury.

            Pete Rouse ran the entire operation out of the West Wing of the White House. Or as he likes to brag “Josh Lymon’s office.”

            The Alaska Personnel Board never found Governor Palin guilty of ANYTHING.

            In FACT, the Personnel Board hired an independent investigator to look into the bogus “Troopergate” witch hunt, and found that the democrats attacking Governor Palin on Barack Obama’s behalf, LIED, withheld crucial evidence, and even used the wrong statute for the “investigation”

            And YES, Troopergate was another Barack Obama special. CNN reported at the time [look it up] that Obama called the Alaska Troopers Union, and all of a sudden, here came the Troopergate crap.

            After the election Obama paid of Alaska Senator Kim Elton, one of the lying dirtbags running the witch hunt, with a make-work job at the department of interior.

            You democrats are nothing but hate filled losers who have to lie to hide your own evil.

          • Arkitek

            Wow Gary, I think you need to get a life;……… I’m going to have to stop. I dont have enough time or intelligence to overcome your ignorance. Bye Bye

          • gary4205

            Idiot democrat, Palin didn’t “bail” on being governor. Obama’s hand picked thugs that were assaulting Palin AND HER STAFF with dozens of bullshit “ethics” complaints [all of which were thrown out] cost the Alaskan people over TWO MILLION DOLLARS, not Palin personally, that was around $500,000 but the PEOPLE OF ALASKA.

            Palin did the right thing by resigning and stopping Obama hand picked thugs dead in their tracks.

            As for being Palin being lazy, you’re indeed an idiot! This woman runs 5-10 miles a day for fun! She’s a workahaulic according to everyone who’s ever worked with her. Incredible multi-tasker.

            It’s obvious, like most hate filled democrats, you know absolutely NOTHING about Sarah Palin. You’re just full of hate, venom, and stupidity. Nothing more.

            Enjoy wallowing in your ignorance. The rest of us will move on.

          • tops116

            Yeah, don’t you hate people in politics that talk about problems instead of trying to deal with them?

            By the way, what’s Obama been up to lately?

  • ObamaFail

    Shows how pathetic the libs are. Libs are okay with the government stomping all over our rights and all for butchering babies. But these intolerant scum get all upset when Palin makes a valid argument.

  • TocksNedlog

    Typical liberal reaction to a crisis requiring swift action: “This matter requires immediate discussion!”

  • Jack Deth

    Sarah Palin broached the topic of “Death Panels” years ago.

    Now we are seeing them and the future of Obama Care in action.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    So, Mods? Does Aaron’s stealth spamming of his blog fall under some form a TOS violation?

    • FBIkidnaps

      I think what you mean to say is, hey everyone I’m from the government and free speech is no longer allowed when it’s true.

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Wait…so now you’re claiming to be from the government? Here, put this nice coat on….

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Maybe you should re-read the Amendment – you don’t get a free pass to go into someone else’s house and say whatever you like. The First, like all the *other* amendments, are a constraint on GOV’T, not private citizens.

  • bossmanham

    Sarah is so hot.

  • John Smith

    I feel sorry for this kid but you do NOT want the government in charge of the donor list. The rich and politically connected will shoot to the top while the peons die.

    • wwbdinct

      But isn’t it the government that is right now saying that the rules won’t allow her to have this transplant? Isn’t that the gist of what Swillbelius said yesterday?

    • tops116

      I see your point, but still, I think there’s a difference between that and bending a rule to give a dying kid a break. It’s not like the kid is some crusty old geezer mooching off political favors.

  • oconnellc

    As long as people are praying, we don’t need to worry.

    • Corey Dennison

      ^^^not to be taken seriously^^^

      • oconnellc

        Why not?

  • neoface

    This is just the start of Obamacare, they will actually have a death panel, deciding who will live or die. Abolish Obamacare now!!!! I hope one day they will have to decide that Justice Robert’s fate.

  • christopher swift

    Thee was a time when I might have reluctantly ceded the argument to “the experts”…but let’s face it, if this girl’s parents had gov connections she’d be allowed.

  • Lady 12

    It’s about an agenda, and Palin exposes them every time as only she can. That’s why they all hate her.

  • mapache

    When did the government get that power and who gave it to them?

  • Frustrated Teacher

    It makes me so angry to hear the jerks on the left spewing such hatred to someone who has never done a thing to them in their lives…but then I smile because Sarah is ‘occupying’ their minds and hearts…rent free.

    • rm1evo

      That’s about 5-6 years rent free.

  • JD Olson

    Once again a free head-assploding moment for Lefties graciously donated by Sarah Palin. Enjoy! Would LOVE to hear all your family’s pleas to her for mercy to intercede for you after you finally have that big hate-induced stroke and O-Care says you are a lost cause.

  • arrow2010

    Wow, libs really are death-loving ghouls!

  • arrow2010

    I was just reading the HuffPo comment section. Wow, they really couldn’t give a shit if this girl dies, so they can somehow score political points against Palin.

    • gary4205

      Liberalism is the greatest evil mankind has ever known.

  • Jerry Camp

    And here’s ‘Tanisha’s’ tagline from Twitter:

    “My goal in life is to end bullying. Treat others with dignity and respect.”

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Death panels” is such a stark, yet accurate term. In liberal Newspeak, you are kindly asked to refer to them as “resource utilization review boards”.

    • Lienathan

      Yes, but that’s the difference between speaking English and Newspeak. Clarity of communication vs. intent to obfuscate.

  • Andrew

    I just don’t get it. Liberals are pleading for this child to die? WHY!!?>!?>!>>!>!>!!??!!?

  • Kristy Patullo

    It’s unconscionable. Praying for this little girl. The response to Sarah Palin’s Facebook post on Twitter just further proves that liberals have no soul.

  • kim

    For so much hatred to continue existig 5 years later for a woman who did absolutely nothing to them, screams FEAR!

  • tops116

    A lot of people seem distracted from the fact that a girl is being denied a chance to survive. I guess it stings a bit for the Left since it validates a certain person’s “death panel” comments.

    Word to wise, expect to Sebelius’ “sometimes people live and sometimes people die” line to be heard a lot during the midterms.

  • Tom Kelly

    Didn’t know the IRS handled organ transplants. I thought the House of Representatives could help, but they’re full of republicans too concerned with slashing spending so no help there either.