Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Trig's "Mom" For McCain's Veep

At NRO (That's NationalReviewONLINE, not National Reconnaissance Office, we think.) editor Kathryn Jean Lopez lets us know why Big John McCain should pick Alaska goobernator Sarah Palin.
John McCain could save lives with his vice-presidential pick. “I’m looking at him right now, and I see perfection. Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?” That’s Alaska’s Republican governor, Sarah Palin, talking about her infant son, Trig, born with Down Syndrome. When Todd and Sarah Palin learned last December that their baby would have Down Syndrome, they not only saved a life but made a decision that would touch the lives of families living with similar gifts across the country.
Our first question is: "Trig?" Short for "Trigger?" Or "Trigonometry?" Or some sort of super-Aryan/Norse name? Second: "What is normal and what is perfect?" We'd like to hear a bit of K-Lo's or Gov. Palin's attitude toward gay people. We doubt that "normal" would enter into it. Don't you?
According to a study cited in the New York Times last year, “About 90 percent of pregnant women who are given a Down syndrome diagnosis have chosen to have an abortion.” (Emphasis added.) Most American women are given prenatal tests. At 44, Governor Palin is a bit young and relatively new to the political scene yet. These are no small considerations when electing someone who could assume the role of president (Democrats: Check out your nominee with that reservation . . . ). But if the youngest life she and her husband care for can wake up a nation that’s blind to the eugenics in its midst, a routine part of medicine today, she and John McCain would be offering human rights and dignity a great, honorable service. In contrast to Barack Obama, who would let the survivors of botched abortion attempts be killed, the Palins could serve as a great clarifier for voters this fall — and an education.
"A bit young & relatively new to the political scene." And, at 44, a bit old to be having children, especially as she already has four. Not quite a "quiverful" yet, but she's trying. We're glad that K-Lo is so concerned w/ human rights & dignity. Certainly the National Review has been in the forefront of desegregation, equal rights & the dignity of man since its founding in the mid-'50s as an organ to free "negroes" from Jim Crow. And the best reason to pick someone as a veep is to stop the slaughter of unborn Down syndrome womb babies. One other place where Down syndrome children are hoped for? Why, the inbred little world of Warren Jeffs' FLDS, where the teen-age brides hope their children will have Down syndrome, both because the children are easier to handle/control (remember, they have a ton of rug rats to tend, what w/ all those other wives & their children) & because they'll get checks from the gov't. because the children are disabled. We thought it was lib-ruls who wanted a dumbed-down electorate dependent on gov't. money, but it appears we're wrong again. Or there's been one of those "flip-flops" down at the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.


Glennis said...

Gosh, Sarah Palin got to make her own reproductive choice! Wow, so that must mean she agrees that women should be able to make their own ch... pro....oh, wait aminute.


Larry Harmon said...

What the fuck is up with the names people give their babies nowadays? God forbid the kid should have a normal name.... I don't think there's been a child with the name "Joseph" born in the US in the last 25 years.....

M. Bouffant said...

The editor Replies:

I don't think Joseph is such a "normal" name, 'less it's shortened to "Joe." Reeks of Catholicism to me. But one more Joshua or Jared or Jedediah or Jeremy (& that's just from the Js) & we'll, we'll...

Not to mention the trend of giving one's daughter a medieval professional surname. Hunter, Taylor, blah blah blah. Why no "Farmer," or "Fuller?"

What the fucking hell was wrong w/ giving your children a simple name common among English royalty (after Aethelred, of course)?

Yes, The Editor is cranky, & why shouldn't he be?

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