Palin Hypocrisy

From Taegan Goddard in response to Sarah Palin’s attack on Barack Obama:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), who has a child with Down Syndrome, today blasted President Obama’s attempt at a joke which insulted people with special needs.

Said Palin: “I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics. This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world.”

This comes on the same day that Palin refused to accept over 30% of the federal economic stimulus money being offered to Alaska. According to the Anchorage Daily News, “the biggest single chunk of money Palin is turning down is about $170 million for education, including money that would go for programs to help… special needs students.”

That comes as no surprise considering how Palin has previously cut money for the Alaska Special Olympics. If it was  money for anything else, Palin would have grabbed it considering her history of taking record amounts of federal money.

Andrew Sullivan reminds us how Palin “used a Down Syndrome infant as a campaign prop.”

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    nomoreGOP says:

    she really is the anti-christ.

    and lets be real here.. that down-syndrome kid is her daughters.. One would think it would be in her best interest to never mention Twig or Stick or whatever his name is.. Sorry, but I was never convinced of her whole “waiting to tell everyone I am pregnant until my third trimester (not looking pregnant at all) then I am 9 months pregnant, decide to go through with a speech in Texas, my water breaks, I do a 30 minute speech, decide its a good idea to fly to Alaska for 11 hours (yes after my water had broken) then drive another 45 minutes to a hospital closer to my house, have the kid, (which magically has no record of birth at that particular hospital.. weird) then back to the Governor’s office to let the oil companies make more state decisions for me with-in three days” story..

    I don’t know.. I just have this whole thing where I tend to believe stories that MAKE SOME DAMN SENSE.. Let’s be realistic.. just the fact that there is such an elaborate story makes me wonder.. But then again, she is ridiculously pro-life.. I mean there is pro-life and there is Extreme Sarah Palin, “if your kid gets raped, make her have the baby” pro-life.. so maybe she thinks, a baby dying from an 11 hour flight isn’t technically “abortion” right?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    While there are certainly questionable aspects of her story, I am willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and attribute them to poor judgment and take her word that it is her baby.  This is largely because it really has no bearing on my view of her with regards to her positions or qualifications for national office.

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    Fritz says:

    Why is it hypocritical to insist that the Special Olympics be funded through private charity?    I would agree that her outrage is more than a tad forced.  And, yeah, she is definitely a newly-minted anti-pork politico.

    As to the “Sarah is Trig’s grandmother” theory… Sheesh, these people need to hang out with the “Obama was born in Kenya” people.

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    The world is ending, because I agree with Fritz down the line.

    Though I should note I don’t think Palin is a ‘hypocrite’ because a ‘hypocrite’ makes a show of righteousness and she seems to glory in being an unprincipled, crooked authoritarian.

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