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.