Sarah Palin lands title of telling 'biggest lie of the year'

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London, Dec 22 (ANI): Ex- vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has won the title of telling the biggest political lie of the year.

According to a panel of experts, the Republican candidate's claim that the Obama administration was planning to introduce "death panels" was the most misleading statement of 2009.

The 45-year-old former Alaska Governor made the above comment on her Facebook page at the height of the debate over President Obama's plans to reform the US health care system.

"My parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide whether they are worthy of health care," the Telegraph quoted her as saying on her Facebook page.

But the website PolitiFact.com ruled out her claims, saying that there were never any plans to introduce so called "death panels" to decide who should live or die.

The website said that Palin's statement on her Facebook page generated a huge controversy and was mentioned almost 6,000 times over the next two months. (ANI)

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