Promoter of Canadian National Health Care Heading to US for Surgery

Via HotAir, this is too good to pass up:

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams is set to undergo heart surgery this week in the United States.

CBC News confirmed Monday that Williams, 60, left the province earlier in the day and will have surgery later in the week.

Williams promotes and defends the Canadian health system — unless he’s the one who needs surgery:

To be fair though, sometimes when wealthy American politicians need quality health care, they go to Canada. Wait, no they don’t. Nevermind.

“Government health care” peddlers are almost always hypocritical blowhards who know they have the means to avoid the same system that’s supposed to be good enough for the rest of us.

This story gave me a John McCain flashback: “If the US socializes medicine, where will Canadians go for health care?”

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