Sarah Palin Claims the Government is Funding a Zombie Apocalypse
On May 22, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin posted on her Facebook, "As unbelievable as it sounds, your tax dollars are funding the federal government's Zombie Apocalypse Plan. I kid you not." Hm.
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Her accusation is based on a government outreach program that is attempting to increase the size of the audience for the CDC's annual warnings about natural disaster preparation by connecting events such as hurricanes to the zombie apocalypses of popular culture, such as The Walking Dead. More specifically, she was referencing an explicitly satirical blog post from Dr. Ali Khan, assistant surgeon general and director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response which read, "The rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen. In such a scenario zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city streets eating anything living that got in their way. The proliferation of this idea has led many people to wonder 'How do I prepare for a zombie apocalypse?' Well, we're here to answer that question for you, and hopefully share a few tips about preparing for real emergencies too!"
She also threw in a more grounded complaint about our government: "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," as well as a plug for her television show, Amazing America. Feel free to watch if you think that the CDC is pulling a fast one on us by daring to warn us about hurricanes.