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What About Sarah’s Selective Indignation?

Posted Feb 04 2010 5:35am

Sarah Palin had every right to be upset with Rahm Emanuel.  As mother to a baby with Down Syndromeshe was naturally upset when word reached her that the President’s chief of staff had uttered the words “f–king retards” to refer to left wing bloggers who wanted Obama to fight harder for passage of his health care plan.

She was so upset with Rahmshe demanded he be fired on the spot!

The commentwhich was made in Augustwas first reported last week in the Wall Street Journal.  Sarah Palinthe GOP’s superstarseized on the comment and urged that Emanuel be fired for insensitivity. Palina former Alaska governor and now a Fox News Channel analysthas a son with Down syndrome.

Nowwe hear from Texaswhere during a particularly brutal primary campaign for the GOP Gubernatorial NominationKay Bailey Hutchison accuses a Rick Perry supporter of using the “R” word.

Sarah was upset of course… but she didn’t call for him to be fired.

Palin spokesman Meg Stapleton condemned the language as “disrespectful,” but did not say that Carney should lose his job.  “While it seems few can comment on the veracity of the conversationGov. Palin believes crude and demeaning name calling at the expense of others is disrespectful,” Stapleton told CNN in an e-mail.  Palinwhose youngest son Trig has Down Syndromewrote on her Facebook page Monday that the word “retarded” is “a slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities.”  She said Emanuel’s use of the termfirst reported in a Wall Street Journal article last weekwas “heartbreaking” and merited his dismissal from the president’s inner circle.”

So… she wanted Rahm fired for saying the “R” word onceshe SCOLDED a Perry aide for saying the word TWICE!  Imagine how PISSED she would be if some national radio commentator said it FOUR times!

LIMBAUGH: Our political correct society is acting like some giant insult’s taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retardsretards. I mean these peoplethese liberal activists are kooks. They are looney tunes. And I’m not going to apologize for itI’m just quoting Emanuel. It’s in the news. I think their big news is he’s out there calling Obama’s number one supporters f’ing retards. So now there’s going to be a meeting. There’s going to be a retard summit at the White House. Much like the beer summit between Obama and Gates and that cop in Cambridge.

SoSarah?  We’re waiting for your outrage.  Are you going to call for Rush to be fired for using the word?  Are you going to call what he said disrespectful?  I meanMILLIONS of people heard what HE saidwhere Rahm and the Perry aide said what they said behind closed doors.

Now’s the time to show America that you are NOT living in terror that Limbaugh might say something mean about youSarah!  Now is the time to show that your indignation over the besmirching of your sonyour precious childand prove it’s offensive — offensive even when the titular head of your party does it!  Other Republicans have found it necessary to crawl on their bellies to the altar of LimbaughSarah.  DISTINGUISH yourself from them.  Show some GUTS!  CALL OUT Limbaugh for MAKING FUN of YOUR BABY!!!

You ARE going to call for Limbaugh’s scalpright Sarah?  Because to do otherwise would show your selective indignation — which is another way to describe “hypocrisy.”

Maybe you didn’t hear him say itSarah.

Here. Consider it a public service.

(On a side note:  Anyone ELSE think it’s odd that neither CNN or Faux News even MENTIONS that Limbaugh used the word four times?  Not a WORD?  Oddthat…)

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