Sarah Palin’s campaign against special needs children
March 20, 2009 4 Comments
The biggest single chunk of money that Palin is turning down is about $170 million for education, including money that would go for programs to help economically disadvantaged and special needs students.
But this is Sarah Palin, who will always impress with her capacity to turn her particular brand of heartless politics into an immediately hypocritical statement:
Obama, who made the joke Thursday night on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” apologized. But the remark caused an immediate stir.
Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she was “shocked to learn” about Obama’s comment.
“This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world,” Palin said, whose son, Trig, was born with Down syndrome last year. “These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will.
and she should know! since she is leading the fight to add more challenge and adversity to the lives of special needs children in Alaska…
“By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them,” said Palin, who appeared in a video promoting this year’s winter Special Olympics games in Boise, Idaho. “I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”
I hope her heartless campaign against funding education for special needs children doesn’t truly reflect how she feels about the special needs community.
But actions do speak louder than words…