Sarah Palin rails against WH Chief of Staff because she hates her retarded son. When did retarded become a bad word? Why is Oriental no longer acceptable? Why did toilet paper have to become bathroom tissue? Dont get me started on Indian-Giver. They are JUST words. If she didnt see anything wrong with being retarded, Sexy Sarah shouldnt have a problem with the word itself. The truth is she is angry that her son, Trig, has Down syndrome, and its her lot in life to tell everyone else in the world how to live their lives, what jargon to use, who to love and marry, and who should be fired and have their reputations and lives destroyed because she doesnt like it. Who really cares for her retarded son while shes on book tours that are only promoting her own personal wealth; after she reneged on her oath to serve the good people of Alaska? Is Trig really getting all the love, attention and devotion he really deserves while shes out padding her bank account? Why does retarded have to be a bad word? I cannot count how many black musical artists have used the N-word in their recordings, but if I ever uttered it, I should be dragged into the street and shot. When did we become a country of intolerance for even the slightest of disagreements? Perhaps if she spent more time with her retarded son, learning to love him despite his disability, she wouldnt feel such a need to lash out at others for using words that have no malicious intent. Rahm Emmanuel wasnt even talking to or about her. Its true 99% of all communication breaks down with the listener, and Sarah Palin has never shut her big fat mouth long enough to listen to anyone else. Are automobile mechanics evil because they sometimes make adjustments in the setting of the distributor of an internal-combustion engine so that the spark for ignition in each cylinder is generated later in the cycle? In the end, the truth lies with the fact that THIS is the kind of battle she chooses to take on with her celebrity. Maybe, just maybe, she could use her celebrity status for loftier goals and efforts. Maybe do some fundraisers for Down syndrome instead of the RNC and her own political aspirations. Would it kill her to do a public service announcement on education, the importance of reading to our children, or perhaps something to help school lunches for the disgusting number of homeless school children in America? Let this battle she has chosen be a reminder to the kind of Commander and Chief she might be, should the American people wake up one day, eat a bowl of stupid for breakfast, and elect her to another public office of some import.