Sarah Palin Embarrasses Herself By Ranting About the ‘Government’s Zombie Apocalypse Plan’

Palin-stumpedThere’s a simple rule I follow when I run across a headline that seems too good to be true – research it before you write anything about it.  And if it seems too ridiculous to be real, it usually is.

It’s a rule Sarah Palin should have followed when she embarrassed herself (granted it’s not hard for her to do and happens quite frequently) by posting about the “zombie apocalypse” our government is apparently using tax dollars to prepare for.

Recently, Palin posted on her Facebook:

As unbelievable as it sounds, your tax dollars are funding the federal government’s Zombie Apocalypse Plan. I kid you not. (Google it; it really is the strangest thing. It’s not like government isn’t trillions in debt and wasting billions of your dollars everyday…but I digress.)

Well, perhaps it sounds unbelievable – because it is.

Apparently so many people bought into this nonsense from Palin that Politifact had to do a fact check on her post.  And, of course, they rated this ridiculous post as “False.”

What really happened was in 2011 the Center for Disease Control decided to “spice up” their annual message about preparing for real disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters by playing up on the “zombie apocalypse” joke that was fairly big.

Essentially what they did was ask the hypothetical, “How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?” question, followed by outlining real things people should do in case of an actual realistic emergency.

Again, you would have to be quite possibly one of the most gullible people on the planet to really believe that the government was spending taxpayer dollars to prepare for a fictional attack by zombies.

Yet Sarah Palin, the tea party icon and the person many of them want to run for president, actually believed this nonsense was real and succeeded in convincing many of her followers.

Just when you think this woman’s stupidity can’t get any more laughable – all you need to do is just wait for the next time she says or does anything.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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