Sarah Palin: Veterans died waiting for VA care because ‘Barack Obama is lazy’

By David Edwards
Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:58 EDT
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Fox News contributor and half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said this week that veterans had died waiting for health care from Veterans Affairs facilities because President Barack Obama was “lazy” due to his upbringing.

“The problem starts at the top, and when you have a commander-in-chief who has not been engaged, and was told six years ago about the problems at the VA, and has just pooh-poohed the problems,” Palin told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday. “Nothing is going to happen while Obama is in charge of our military, and the VA, and our federal government in general.”

Hannity wondered if Palin had any insight into why the president would refuse to hold people accountable for problems at the VA or problems or the Healthcare.gov website, even though the government spent more money “than in history of mankind” to fix the website.

“When you hold someone accountable, it takes some energy and some resource, and Barack Obama is lazy,” Palin opined. “In fact, he warned us that he was lazy. And he attributed that to having brought up in Hawaii. It’s his words, not mine.”

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Hannity, broadcast May 21, 2014.

(h/t: Media Matters)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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