An excerpt from the post, dated 12:24 PM (EDT) this afternoon:
"All those other so-called nation countries with their so-called cheap health care programming for everyone that the Leftstream media keeps harping down our throats about—well, guess what? The DON'T ACTUALLY EXIST. It's totally a made up lie. It actually costs MORE to get sick in every other country in the world than the United States of America. I CHECKED."Ms. Palin did not elaborate on where she "checked."
The posting received 75 million "likes," and hundreds of thousands of positive responses, including these examples:
"I. KNEW. IT. Libs - so busted."
"I wouldn't be surprised if they made up whole countries. 'Belgium'? SRSLY?"
At least one commenter took issue with the posting, writing, "Uh, dumbass, I live in a country that provides universal affordable health care (Australia). I've (unfortunately) had to use that health care to deal with serious health issues. I was very well taken care of - for very little cost. I mean - do you think I'm from another dimension or something?""Sarah, I was just going to go to Europe to study this myself - you saved me a trip! Thank you so much! (And thank God - I would have had to get passport! And you can only get them at a UN office! Ick!)
That post was deleted by someone associated with Ms. Palin's FaceBook page shortly after it appeared.