Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Quote of the Day

Sullivan goes off on Sarah Palin about her allegedly referring to her Down Syndrome son, Trig, as her "retarded baby."

[D]oes anyone actually believe that Palin's name for the child of miraculous provenance was found by her deep knowledge of ancient Norse as she claims in her magical-realism novel, "Going Rogue"? I mean, seriously. She knows about as much ancient Norse as she does English grammar.


The medical term for Down Syndrome is Trisomy-21 or Trisomy-g. It is often shortened in medical slang to Tri-g.

Is it not perfectly possible that the very name given to this poor child, being reared by Bristol, is another form of mockery of his condition, along with the "retarded baby" tag?

Yes, it is possible, but I think that Andrew's putting it out there is to provoke a reaction from Palin. Judging by how thin-skinned she has proven herself to be in the past, I won't be surprised to be reading her Facebook comment or tweet later today or tomorrow.

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