Former half term governor of Alaska and failed vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin has made some controversial comments in the past, but she might have reached a new low.
When thinking of government waste, both the political and left right have their arguments over what needs to be cut in the budget and what needs to be spent and invested into the country. One area that both sides don't seem to be taking serious is that of a zombie apocalypse. The idea is thrown around in jest, used for a good laugh because the idea is so ridiculous. This idea has been played out over the years in film, getting its start in the 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead," directed by the legendary George A. Romero. Romero's zombie themed films continued with "Dawn of the Dead," arguably the greatest zombie movie in history, and also "Day of the Dead," "Land of the Dead" and finally, "Survival of the Dead."
While the political themes in each of the those movies is often loud and clear, they are safely confined to the film itself. It seems that not everyone is convinced that a zombie apocalypse is locked only in the world of cinema.
Taking to her Facebook page on May 22nd in an attempt cheaply plug her new TV show, Sarah Palin claimed that the United States government is using taxpayer's money to fund a "Zombie Apocalypse Plan."
"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.) Rest assured if that the zombie apocalypse happens while you're cooking on a Texas-sized BBQ pit, you can have "The Survival Truck" on hand for escape. Sounds odd, but it's really intriguing! Learn more about both on the next Amazing America tonight at 8pm E/P on Sportsman Channel."
Interesting that something potential serious could end in a promotion for her TV show, but the claim raised a lot of eyebrows. According to the fact checker PunditFact, Sarah Palin seems to be 100 percent dead wrong on yet another claim.
"After a few Internet searches and some interviews, we found this: The government does not have a plan for the zombie apocalypse. We repeat: There is no zombie apocalypse plan. "Nor do we conduct any research or know of any viruses or other conditions that would result in zombie-type behavior," said Centers for Disease Control spokesman Llelwyn Grant."
At the end of the day, PunditFact rated Palin's false, if there was any doubt.