Palin Shamelessly Sticks With Her "Lie Of The Year"

December 22, 2009 2:22 pm ET — Chris Harris

Today, Sarah Palin once again tweeted about those scary "death panels":

This is getting pathetic. Without a doubt, Palin is aware that PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fact checking website, named her "death panel" claim as its "Lie of the Year."

PolitiFact wrote:

Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, one stood out from the rest.

"Death panels."

The claim set political debate afire when it was made in August, raising issues from the role of government in health care to the bounds of acceptable political discussion. In a nod to the way technology has transformed politics, the statement wasn't made in an interview or a television ad. Sarah Palin posted it on her Facebook page.

This is what truly sets Sarah Palin apart from normal politicians. If most political figures were caught telling the year's most ridiculously misleading lie, they would be embarrassed.  Most humans would feel regret for willfully attempting to deceive an entire nation.  Many would even apologize.

But not Sarah Palin. In fact, she wears her dishonesty on her sleeve, as a badge of honor.  After getting caught telling a lie, she tells it again - just to prove how rogue-y she is.

Here's hoping that one of these days she'll snap out of it.