Governor Palin has a Down's syndrome kid
I know, I know, that doesn't seem like a reason for me
to hate her. After all, I grew up with a handicapped sister, taught special ed kids, and am generally highly in favor of rights for disabled people.
But the thing is, Palin doesn't just
have a Down's kid. She chose
to have one. Early screening meant that she was warned that her baby had Down's syndrome but due to her stance on abortion, she decided to go ahead and have the child anyway.
STUPID. Stupid, stupid, stupid and selfish
. So you're pro-life and refuse to abort this kid on principle? Congratulations, you've doomed him to a lifetime of suffering. A short lifetime, mind you, because most Down's kids have shorter lifespans and are highly susceptible to anything going around, but it's still pretty much a given that they're going to suffer for as long as they live. They won't be able to keep up with the other kids, they'll be developmentally stunted both physically and mentally and it's all your
fault for having brought said kid into the world, knowing what he'd have to face.
In the class I taught, one girl called Sandy had Down's syndrome and about a month after I finished with her class, she died of pneumonia. Before that, she had to wear diapers all the time, and the aides had to take her into the bathroom to change her and wipe her ass, because she couldn't even manage that on her own. She couldn't talk normally, she was short and highly obese and even in the classroom full of special needs kids, she stuck out as even more hopeless than most. Sandy was 22 when she died, but she was about at the developmental stage of a 2-year-old, if that.
is the sort of child that Governor Palin thinks is a gift from God. This is the sort of life that she's going to cause the boy to lead, because she's too selfish
to put aside her own views and think about what's honestly best for the child
Apart from which, you know what? She has no business running for VP if she has a disabled kid.
Nobody with a disabled kid should be taking on a public office job that has a huge time commitment, because there's no way that they can do that and
take care of their child at the same time. My parents both worked full-time, had a live-in nurse, a live-in maid and an older daughter who took care of herself (me), and even they worked themselves to the bone to take care of my sister. I refuse to believe that Palin can juggle four kids, a Down's syndrome kid, and
the job of being VP all at once; there's no way she can manage it and still give her kids the attention they need, especially the disabled one.
Obama's choice of VP is 'meh', because for a guy who talks about CHANGE all the time, he went with a really traditional Old White Male choice.
McCain's choice? Thoroughly despicable. Even putting aside the anti-abortion, anti-contraception (wtf, has she never heard of AIDS?) issues, I have no respect for anyone
who would deliberately bring a child into the world, knowing that child's life will be filled with nothing but suffering. No respect AT ALL.Edit:
If you want to know more about the political stances that Palin has, check out ilyena_sylph
's post here
where she lays out on the line all the reasons why no liberal female should think that Palin's likely to be on their side.