Palin urges restraint, King urges full-throated opposition

Jonathan Martin at The Politico blogs about ex-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's latest post on Facebook.  The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee suggests shouting down members of congress — using intimidation and harassment at town hall meetings — gives ammunition to those who wish to pass health care reform. (A previous Palin Facebook post had been harshly critical of health care reform plans.)

Meanwhile Iowa Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kiron, seems to have the opposite view of Palin when it comes to these town hall meetings.

"I'm hoping the debate of the century takes place in the town hall meetings all across America in every state," King told Jerry Oster of WNAX in Yankton, South Dakota. "I hope the people in America will rise up and go fill those buildings up and demand that they be allowed to keep their health insurance policy and have the freedom to purchase one of their choice and not be shoehorned into a government program."

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.