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…But don’t call anyone a “racist”
Sarah Palin goes off on liberals and Democrats in her new book (a LOT) and says “the worst thing you can call someone in politics is a ‘racist’”. That’s also code for “I’m gonna hang out with a bunch of racist types and support racist policies so let’s cut you off at the knees now and keep you from calling it what it is”.
Palin also thinks it’s cruel if a Democrat uses the word “retard” but it’s OK, or at least best ignored, if Rush Limbaugh uses it.
While Sarah Palin is out educating the world on what words are bad to call people, her daughter, Willow, is arguing on Facebook and calling a classmate “faggot”. She also said “You’re so gay”. Kids do dumb things like that. But most kids don’t have a mother prepping for a White House run while educating the world on manners and etiquette. Mama Grizzly needs to be asked why her children use such language and where they learned it was Ok to use it in their daily discussions.
I don’t use the “F” word here lightly. I was hesitant about putting it in the cartoon and I’m still nervous about it. I’m not about political correctness but I also don’t believe in tossing around hurtful words at people. Also, anytime a word like this is used, like the N-word, no matter how well you make your point with it, someone’s gonna take it the wrong way. I’m prepared for that accusation. I’m also prepared for this cartoon NOT to see any reprints.
Oh yeah, it’s not in the print edition. My editor kinda quaked when he saw it. I totally understood that.
Oh yeah again: Another thing Palin brings up in her book is the Murphy Brown/Dan Quayle controversy from the early 90′s on single moms. Dan Quayle criticized the show for “glorifying” having a child out of wedlock without a daddy around. Palin defends Danny and goes on about how two parents should raise children and how it’s so wrong to raise one as a single mom. Meanwhile, daughter Bristol is raising her own child out of wedlock and as a single mom. Go figure. Of course, Bristol is also expousing the glories of abstinence.
Yes, these people actually exist. They’re not made up in make believe land.
Here’s the rough.