Last week, Sarah Palin raised her newest conspiracy theory while speaking at a Wisconsin Right To Life fundraising banquet. During her speech (in which she also managed to continue her insistence on the existence of Health Care death panels), Palin suggested something was amiss of late in Washington, citing the move of “In God We Trust” to the edge of American coins.
“Who calls shots like that?” Palin demanded. “Who makes decisions like that? It’s a disturbing trend.”
Turns out, George W. Bush and a Republican Congress. Despite Palin’s none-too-subtle subtext in suggesting this “disturbing trend” was a direct result of the Democratic White House trying to secularize our American money, it seems the new coin design was commissioned in 2005 under a Republican controlled Congress. It was then approved by President George W. Bush.