This is about as disgusting as Palin Derangement Syndrome can get.
A blog just published at the Huffington Post is disgracefully titled "Palin Will Run In '12 On More Retardation Platform."
The author, fiction and comedy writer Erik Sean Nelson (pictured right), actually wrote the following (readers are seriously warned to proceed with caution as this is really vile stuff):
In Sarah Palin's resignation announcement she complained about the treatment of her son Trig who always teaches her life lessons. She said that the "world needs more Trigs, not fewer." That's a presidential campaign promise we can all get behind. She will be the first politician to actually try to increase the population of retarded people. To me, it's kinda like saying the world needs more cancer patients because they teach us such personal lessons.
Her first act as President: To introduce a Pre-K lunch buffet that includes lead paint chips. Sort of a Large HEAD-START Program.
She will then encourage women to hold off on pregnancies until their 40's just to mix up some chromosomes.
She now is in favor of abortion only in case of diploid birth.
Her policies will increase jobs because Wal-Mart is building new stores each day and someone has to be the greeter.
This will lead to smaller government because fewer Americans will have the cognitive ability to hold a government job
Wow. Is this what passes for comedy today?
It will be interesting to see how long this post stays up before someone at HuffPo pulls it.
*****Update: The article has been pulled, apparantly by the author who claimed: "I got some emails from offended loved ones of the retarded. No one was seeing the absurdity of Palin hiding behind her children, so my piece was not accomplishing anything good."
Well, for posterity purposes, here's a screen-cap of the piece courtesy NB reader Brett Scheer:
Nice job, Erik. Don't be a stranger.