In a clumsy attempt to explain why Rahm Emanuel should be fired for his callous use of the term "fucking retard" while Rush Limbaugh should get a get-out-of-jail-free card for the same offense, Sarah Palin inadvertently and indirectly ended up referring to her own son Trig, who has Down Syndrome, as a "kook."
Rahm Emanuel Mouths Off. Sarah Palin Responds.
In an August, 2009 meeting with Congressional Democrats, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel called some of the more liberal members of the caucus "fucking retards" for not supporting President Obama's health care bill.
The "indignant“ future President Palin commented, via Facebook, "Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the ‘N-word’ or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities -- and the people who love them -- is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking.”
Mrs. Palin, or anyone else in her situation, should not have to listen to some left-wing blowhard spout hateful rhetoric that mocks the condition of her youngest child.
Boss Limbaugh Weighs In.
Fast-forward a day or two to the remarks made by Palin's boss, the right-wing blowhard, unrepentant drug addict, and leader of the GOP, Rush Limbaugh.
Limbaugh insisted that there is nothing wrong with “calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards.”
Limbaugh continued, “So now there’s going to be a meeting,” he said. “There’s going to be a retard summit at the White House.” He went on to accuse the "drive-by media" of attempting to goad Mrs. Palin into distancing herself from Limbaugh.
Palin Comments On Limbaugh
When asked about Limbaugh's remarks on FOX News (where else), Palin replied, "They (Congressional Democrats) are kooks, so I agree with Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh was using satire. I didn't hear Rush Limbaugh calling a group of people whom he did not agree with 'f-ing retards,' and we did know that Rahm Emanuel, as has been reported, did say that. There is a big difference there."
"They are kooks so I agree with Rush Limbaugh?" Really Mrs. Palin?
First of all, Rush Limbaugh was talking about the exact same group of people that Rahm Emanuel was.
Secondly, and worst of all, Palin took the "unacceptable and heartbreaking" bite out of the term "retard," equating it with the rather innocuous word "kook."
In the process she calls into question the sincerity of the pain that she feels when her beloved little boy is denigrated.
I'm sure that this was an unintended consequence of her brazen refusal to call out Boss Limbaugh, but by equating the terms "kook" and "fucking retard" she has insulted and mocked her own son, and millions of other special-needs children. Robin Williams is a kook, Mrs. Palin. Down Syndrome children are not kooks. Trig Palin is not a kook.If I Was Advising Sarah Palin
If I was advising Sarah Palin, and for some odd reason she hasn't called, I would have recommended that she say to El Rushbo, "While in the past I have found Rush Limbaugh to be an important voice for the conservative movement, his mocking of people with special needs is inexcusable and has no place in any political movement that I want to be a part of."
A statement like that would have increased her credibility and helped prove that she is not beholden to the GOP kingmaker. A statement like that would have sounded, dare I say, presidential.
Maybe one day when Trig is older she can tell him the story about how she let Rush Limbaugh walk all over her, and Trig, because she was afraid to offend a man who makes millions of dollars by being offensive. Ironic huh?
Is Sarah Palin A Fucking Retard?
What I've learned from Sarah Palin is that either Rush Limbaugh does not have the stature of Rahm Emanuel, or as long as the bile that you spew is satirical, you're immune from the wrath of the "half-term Governor."
On another timely Palin subject, apparently she had to write crib notes on her hand, in true third grade fashion, so that she could remember her three foreign policy talking points.
With all of this I'm tempted to say that maybe Sarah Palin is too fucking retarded to be the President of the United States, but I'm not sure that I'm being satirical enough for her... so I better not cross that line.