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“Retard” Blasted

Failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is calling on the White House to fire Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for using the word “retarded” during a strategy session last year. “In a posting on her Facebook page Monday, Palin blasted Emanuel for calling an idea from some of President Obama's supporters ‘f---ing retarded’ during an August meeting with liberal groups and White House aides. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Emanuel made the remarks after some participants said they planned to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were critical of Obama's health care agenda. Palin, whose youngest child, Trig, has Down Syndrome, wrote that Emanuel's expletive was ‘heartbreaking’ and said his ‘degrading scolding’ has been ‘completely ignored by the White House. Just as we'd be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the ‘N-word’ or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God's children with cognitive and developmental disabilities -- and the people who love them -- is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking,’ wrote Palin.”
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