Todd and Re-Todd

Anyway, for the record, here’s the official line we’ll ignore:

I have said before and I will repeat again: People’s families are off limits,” Obama said. “And people’s children are especially off-limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It has no relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as a governor or her potential performance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people to back off these kinds of stories. — Politico

If I were the candidate, that’s EXACTLY what I would say. But I’m not. And besides, he doesn’t mean it. He wants every voter in the whole country to talk about the fact that the Palin family represents enough disconnects with the traditional ‘Pub fantasy version to remind us of Herman Munster and/or the Addams family.

Let’s start with Trig, the Down Syndrome baby. Please note it’s “Down Syndrome,” not “Downs” or “Down’s.” The fact that so many wingnuts don’t even know how to spell it, let alone what is, tells you whatever you want to hear about how sincere their affection and respect genuinely is. Ands then there’s their voting record against virtually every bill that would pump more funds into IDEA legislation that benefits special education.

Dad’s name is Todd. Todd Palin. Rumor has it they wanted to name to child after him, Todd Junior, but there were too many wags worried about calling him “Re-Todd.”

The suggestion that her first-hand experience with a mentally retarded child would enlighten a Vice President Palin regarding the support parents needs for disabled persons is laughably misfounded. Her record as Governor, limited and shallow, indicates nothing, and her party affiliation bodes ill. How much support did VP Cheney display for the so-called gay agenda, even though he fathered a Lesbian?

The baby made for an excellent prop at the convention, however. Each member of the family and campaign yeam lined up for a photo, passing the infant around like a sack of QuickRete. Well, as Marx said, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Good job, team.

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13 Responses to Todd and Re-Todd

  1. Ronald Reagan says:

    She reminds me of me…I mean if I were still alive and liked to hunt moose and I had a daughter who got impregnated by fuckin’ redneck.

  2. Ms Calabaza says:


    I don’t resent being called a wingnut but making fun of my spelling abilities is taking it too far …

  3. Squathole says:

    Ms C: Wasn’t aiming at you specifically. For the first few days, EVERYbody was getting it wrong, as most people have for years.

    I spent two years directing Dade County’s Special Olympics program, where lots of Down Syndrome athletes competed. But we liked to say that “we have more ups than Downs!”

  4. Ms Calabaza says:


    did you know childhood obesity is a problem in this country? Put that kid in nutrisystem for Gawd’s sake!

  5. Dawgbowl says:

    ‘Re-Todd.’ I’m speechless.

  6. Camiel Toe says:

    Is that Bristol Palin’s tee shirt? Oooh, meow.

  7. Frank of Oregon says:

    It’s hard to square “Back off the family it’s off-limits” with “I’m a soccer mom running for vice president.” The candidate herself made her family and her children part of her campaign. Bring it on, Barack.

  8. Piles says:

    I think back to the way Jimmy Carter’s hillbilly clan was mercilessly flayed in public. His alcoholic white trash brother (remember Billy beer?), church lady sister, and “Ms Lillian,” the cross-eyed wife. Now the family is “off limits,” is it? Right.

  9. Up Syndrome says:

    Maybe we’ll have a better idea of what this all about if the Republican campaign ever allows her to speak directly to the media. Right now they’re isolating her from public view — kind of like the caskets coming home from Iraq.

    Four more years.

  10. All In The Family says:

    That little Down syndrome baby will become a bastard’s uncle in a few months. Isn’t that special? A festive moment to celebrate in a Christian Republican traditional values White House.

  11. Pete and Re-Pete says:

    Way sick. And too funny. Stop it.

    I swear I remember learning somewhere that the matter of electing presidents in this country was a serious business. Nothing I’ve seen so far from either convention bears this out, and the circus surrounding the VP selection surpasses anything I’ve ever witnessed.

    Think she’ll drop out? Romney says he “really wanted the job.”

  12. Jamie says:

    I think children shouldn’t be wearing this crap…………..

    • Diesel Fitter says:

      You’re probably right, Jamie. I agree with you, anyway. So what’s the solution? Make it illegal? Punish parents for their bad taste? Tell us more.

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