Wednesday, November 25

Sarah Palin wants to dismantle Canadian healthcare? UPDATED WITH VIDEO

Because she can see it from her house.

From The Canadian Press (syndicated)

Marg Delahunty has braved the wilds of the American Midwest to come face-to-face with Sarah Palin. Comedian Mary Walsh’s beloved character button-holed the former Alaska governor at a recent book-signing in Columbus, Ohio...

"Marg Delahunty" has been compared to the more famous Dame Edna, and Stephen Colbert owes her five bucks, too. Marg is a character, dressed up as some kind of "Canadian Warrior" right winger, etc. Here's a pic of her in full regalia:

I think she's got a Palinesque look to her, but anyhoo...

“We told her we’re from Canada, and we’re just looking for a few words of encouragement for the Canadian conservatives who have worked so tirelessly to destroy the socialized medicare that we have,” Walsh recalled Tuesday from St. John’s.

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.”

“Basically, she said government should stop doing the work that private enterprise should do,” Walsh said.

There are no words, Sarah Palin. No words.

I hope to God there will be video of this encounter at some point, but to hold you until then (see above) here's Marg talking about Canadian PM Stephen Harper. We desperately need her to take on the Cheneys:


  1. Strong leadership or anal-retentive numb nuttery? LOL

    Just FYI Mary Walsh has been doing the Marg Delahunt character since long before Sarah Palin rose to fame, probably since before she even became mayor of Wasilla. She is a mainstay on the long running This Hour has 22 Minutes. On this week's episode, according to the CBC website there'll be a spoof episode Wife Swap with the Foleys and the Karzais.

    Oh, sorry, that was last night's episode. The guy that updates the website must have slept in.

    And I can assure you there WILL be video.

  2. Me too,BG.

    I thought I was seeing the non-air-brushed Sarah.


    Thanks for the great coverage.


    I think she's got a Palinesque look to her, but anyhoo...

  3. I love this character!

    Why don't you just Strap on a pair?

    Bwaaaaaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa!

  4. Hi there, I just borrowed a picture from this post for my blog. I am hoping it is ok.
    under today's date


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