(CNN) – The vice president called it a "BFD," so why no celebration of the health reform law's two year anniversary, Sarah Palin asked President Barack Obama in a Friday post to her Facebook account.
"Mr. President, you're conspicuously absent from the 2-year anniversary of your 'greatest accomplishment' (described by your VP as "a big f***ing deal")," the former Alaska governor wrote.
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She acknowledged conservative protests of the law and Supreme Court oral arguments on the law's constitutionality, which begin on Monday. Palin joins several GOP presidential hopefuls and the Republican National Committee in using the anniversary as a venue to criticize the president.
In contrast, however, the White House held no commemorative event, and the president's only appearance was for an unrelated event - announcing his nominee to lead the World Bank.
A top White House domestic policy adviser said on CNN's "The Situation Room" that the administration marked the event by publishing a "report celebrating what has happened and explaining to people what has happened so they can understand the benefits and actually get them."
"The president is focused on so many issues right now," Melody Barnes told CNN's "Wolf Blitzer," and won't publicly celebrate it.
Obama's re-election effort, however, sent an email to supporters asking for solidarity in favor of the law: "today, stand with me in saying, 'Hell yeah, I'm for Obamacare'."
And as for the "BFD" comment? When the president signed the law, Vice President Joe Biden turned to him and said, "This is a big f***king deal." The Obama campaign turned the quip into a slogan for t-shirts, and then-White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tweeted "And yes Mr. Vice President, you're right…."