Three days after the fact, Sarah Palin has decided to weigh in on the "fainting lady" conspiracy theory. Like some conservatives, Palin isn't completely convinced that Karmel Allison — the diabetic, dehydrated pregnant woman who nearly fainted during President Obama's speech this week — wasn't faking it. "With the Obama White House's total lack of transparency, it's no wonder that some will ask whether they staged even a fainting lady in the Rose Garden," Palin wrote on Facebook on Thursday afternoon. "What was once a major leap in logic has become a single step because President Obama has lied so often and so blatantly."
As we noted earlier this week, right-leaning conspiracy theorists instantly took to the web to wonder whether the incident was just a ploy to distract us from the struggling federal exchange site. Allison went on CNN to confirm that she was not an Obama puppet and her husband even took to Twitter to dispel the rumor. That didn't stop Palin from wondering if it was all a lie to her 3.8 million Facebook fans, or from being very amused by the whole thing. She wrote:
Whether accurate or not, for some reason I found this hilarious! Am I out of bounds for cracking up when I saw this take on a nauseated Obama fan, her absentminded pal, and our President's heroics this week? If so, penance paying I'll accept. :)
Gee, we don't know, Sarah. Is it in bad taste to be amused by a pregnant woman almost collapsing? Of course, this isn't the first time Palin has defied the laws of good taste to promote an Obama conspiracy theory. Back in 2009 was a birther and said she thought asking about Obama's birth certificate was a "fair question." At least this theory is a slightly less ridiculous.