Sarah Palin’s campaign against special needs children

by twit

So Sarah Palin is turning down a large chunk of the federal stimulus money for Alaska:

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…

4 Responses to Sarah Palin’s campaign against special needs children

  1. Jax says:

    He has hurt many families in America. He needs to say he is sorry in the public, not to an organization.

    In addition, someone who claims to have experienced prejudice and stereotypes throughout life, and has written about them in great detail, should be more sensitive and refined from life’s lessons.

    Furthermore, Obama claimed he was going to have the world think ‘highly’ of America again. Will this joke help?

    For someone who spoke of equality as a creed. Does this joke match that philosophy?

    For someone that said he would stand for all people. Does this stand up for those that participate in the special Olympics?

    The fact is Obama claimed a higher standard. To much is given, much is required.

    Obama has just showed us that ‘yes we can’ destroy what a campaign stands for with a single joke.

    During the campaign for the White House in 2008, the media criticized Palin for being ‘common,’ ‘not-polished,’ ‘not-compassionate’ and ‘not presidential.’ However, compare Sarah Palins attitude in this video created three weeks ago for the Special Olympics in Boise, Idaho.

    You decide the more ‘presidential’ among them. Watch:

  2. It is true that Obama made a grossly offensive remark, and he apologized, as well he should. And now this ‘gaffe’ is becoming an opportunity for the nation to focus on the rights and dignity of people with disabilities. That is one of the things that is so great about having a President who takes responsibility for their actions.

    But thank you for stopping by with the reminder of how fortunate this country is to not only have Barack Obama as our president, but as an added bonus, to have kept Sarah Palin far, far away from the White House.

  3. Magz says:

    Sarah Palin is a twit. She is an embarrassment to women everywhere. She made women in Alaska pay for their own rape kits after being sexually assaulted. She thinks you can pray away being gay. She is a hate-monger and right-wing nut job. Doesn’t surprise she is such a hypocrite. What a TWIT!!!! Hope she stays in Alaska.

  4. I think calling Palin a twit is an insult to twits everywhere.

    although calling her ‘heartless,’ ‘hate-monger,’ ‘right-wing nut job’ and ‘hypocrite’ sounds about right…

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