Sarah Palin told Greta Van Susteren last night that Barack Obama was "fear-mongering" on the debt ceiling and claimed that the urgency surrounding it was as cooked up as that around TARP.
"Scaring the American people is exactly what President Obama is doing. In that bizarre speech that he gave last night, it reminded me of when he insisted that TARP had to be passed -- it was life-or-death, at that time, also.
We had to increase spending in the federal government or people would be starving on the streets, and look at what TARP resulted in."
Palin would have to count herself, then, as one who was deceived by TARP, because she supported it during the 2008 campaign before reversing her position after the presidential election.