Sarah Palin hasn’t taken part in a vice presidential debate in four years, but the fiery former GOP running mate remained a presence in Thursday’s face-off between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP running mate Paul Ryan.
During a discussion about Republican plans to reform Medicare, Ryan said they were not trying to create a voucher system but rather offering choice to younger Americans.
“Choice and competition — we would rather have 50 million future seniors determine how their Medicare is delivered to them instead of 15 bureaucrats deciding what, if, where, when they get it,” Ryan said.
Biden immediately invoked Palin, the 2008 vice presidential nominee and former Alaska governor, his debating partner four years ago.
“You know, I heard that death panel argument from Sarah Palin. It seems that every vice presidential debate, I hear this kind of stuff about panels. But let's talk about Medicare,” he said.