How does one prepare for an upcoming appearance by Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy fame? If you're Bill Maher, you follow up the Family Guy/Sarah Palin/Down Syndrome attack by doing an 'exclusive rant' for the Huffington Post which includes - you guessed it - a joke about Sarah Palin's son, Trig.
Maher appeals to his lower-intellect audience by stating:
"...while we were off, Sarah Palin agreed to do commentary at Fox News. Which is actually very similar to her day job - talking to a baby with Down Syndrome."
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To most with a conscience, this would clearly jump out as an appalling joke about an infant child. But the politically incorrect Maher doesn't view baby Trig as an actual human being. This is evidenced by past comments in which he refers to Palin's son as ‘it' three separate times in yet another tasteless joke:
"And the trump card, why Americans will fall in love with her, she's got five kids. How can you not vote for someone who has five children, including an infant. Some touching details about the infant: it has Down Syndrome, she had it when she was 43 years old, and it looks a lot like John Edwards."
Silver lining? Maher appears to finally accept the fact that Trig is actually Palin's son, something he wasn't quite sure about prior to the election in 2008.
When did a Down Syndrome baby become fodder for half-wit comedians? Better yet, as NewsBuster Noel Sheppard recently asked, ‘Exactly WHAT'S considered too far when Palin and her family are concerned?'
While we are reminded of the downright hatred that the Palin family has endured since being thrust into the political spotlight, it is equally important to remind ourselves of another thought. That Trig, and those who value life as a precious gift, all life, are extremely grateful for the Palin's decision, no matter the challenges. Trig is a blessing and an inspiration to the conservative pro-life movement, as are Sarah and Todd Palin for making the right choice, the only choice.
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