This would be another laughable example of the true character of so-called “progressive” women if it weren’t so absolutely nasty. Via John L. Perry at Newsmax.com, we learn that supposed journalist Liz Trotta, appearing on Fox News, bashed Sarah Palin for bringing her son, Trig, on stage after the close of the Vice Presidential debate. Trotta said: “One other note…the image of dragging that handicapped infant around and having IT on stage has caused consternation in some quarters as to how tasteful this is.” How absolutely shameful for this vile person to talk about any baby as an “it,” much less one very much wanted child who happens to have Down Syndrome. This eejit is beyond the help that Midol can provide.
And, as far as I know, the only other person troubled by Trig Palin’s appearance last Thursday was Barbara Walters (h/t” MM). During yesterday’s episode of her increasingly unhinged show The View, Walters said that she was “disturbed” by Trig’s presence at the debate. Excuse me, but WTF? Walters has been around a loooooooong time, so it is assumed that she knows that family appearances after candidate debates are de rigeur. So, in the Wacky World of Walters, special needs kids should be hidden away. Thank goodness Sarah Palin is above such condescension and derision. Barbara, who has a special needs sister, should be ashamed.
Sarah Palin is a candidate for public office, so she is fair game. Her infant son is not. It would be nice if the media would extend to the Palin family the same “hands off” approach they have given the children of other candidates. Nice, but certainly not expected.