First it was Rahm Emanuel calling liberal activists “fucking retarded” last summer. That earned a sharp rebuke from Sarah Palin this past week when she called for his head on her Facebook page:
I would ask the president to show decency in this process by eliminating one member of that inner circle, Mr. Rahm Emanuel, and not allow Rahm’s continued indecent tactics to cloud efforts. Yes, Rahm is known for his caustic, crude references about those with whom he disagrees, but his recent tirade against participants in a strategy session was such a strong slap in many American faces that our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm’s recent sick and offensive tactic.
The Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff scolded participants, calling them, “F—ing retarded,” according to several participants, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.
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.
But then yesterday her very own bosom buddy Rush Limbaugh said this:
Our political correct society is acting like some giant insult’s taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards. I mean these people, these liberal activists are kooks. They are looney tunes. And I’m not going to apologize for it, I’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.
Palin had this to say about that (through a spokesman):
“Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name calling at the expense of others is disrespectful.”
Well, that’s almost the same as a three-paragraph screed calling for him to be fired, right? RIGHT???
And then there’s this from Chris Wallace who was being interviewed by that bastion of propriety, Don Imus:
WALLACE: We’re going to be down in Nashville with her at the National Tea Party Convention, and I’m excited. First of all, I’m excited to finally meet and interview Sarah Palin. We’ve been chasing her like Captain Ahab and the great white whale for the last year and a half. […]
IMUS: When you interview her, will she be sitting on your lap? (LAUGHTER)
WALLACE: I can — one can only hope. (LAUGHTER)
Cue the Palin OutrageTM in four-thousand seven-hundred and thirty-two, four-thousand seven-hundred and thirty-one, four-thousand seven-hundred and thirty…nevermind…math class is tough…
I’m sure she’ll hold a press conference, maybe on her Facebook page, denouncing this blatant sexism by a Fox News journalist. I mean it’s hard enough for women in politics to be successful without their coworkers making with teh sexy talk about ’em and stuff, right?
I’m just sayin’…