Wonkette Mocks 'Retarded' Trig Palin on His 3rd Birthday


downs syndrome awareness logoIn a low that hardly seems possible in this age of civility, the online DC gossip site Wonkette has viciously attacked the disabled toddler of a former politician. Trig Palin celebrated his third birthday on April 18, and to mark the occasion, Team Sarah posted a birthday poem to the former Alaskan Governor’s youngest son.

In a completely unwarranted response to the gesture, the folks at Wonkette questioned Trig’s parentage, implied incest within the Palin family, called the little boy a retarded political prop, and recommended that he get drunk to deal with his family that's even stupider than he is. 

Also, he licks strangers just like his big sister Piper licked her fingers to smooth down his hair on camera once. That must mean all the Palin children are morons because ... because why, exactly? What mother hasn’t smoothed down her kid’s hair with spit on occasion, and what big sister hasn’t mimicked mommy with her younger siblings?

It breaks my heart that there is even one person in America that would say such heartbreakingly awful things about a Down syndrome child (or any child!), regardless of who his parents are. But the author is obviously not alone, as the comments are just as bad and even worse than the original post.

Here are some gems:

Why in Christ does a baby need a tribute? It didn't do anything. It's just a baby. Is it a hero because it is retarded? Is that what we've come to? At least least make the kid compete in a wheelchair race or something before you start handing him medals. Jesus fuck.

Trig in '44. 
For a Retard Really Strong America.

Trig is by far the least retarded Palin.

I get that people don’t like Sarah Palin. It bugs me that they call her nasty names rather than debate actual issues, but as adults, it’s their prerogative to call her whatever C-word they want to. But baseless and vicious attacks on 3-year-olds with Down syndrome are unacceptable. 

Many people see Sarah Palin as what’s wrong with America. The only thing I see wrong is the pardoning of this sort of behavior. Shame on Jack Stuef for writing the piece, shame on Wonkette for publishing it, and shame on anyone that giggled or nodded in agreement while reading it.

We are better than this.

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PonyC... PonyChaser

Wow. That "article" makes me physically ill.

nonmember avatar Gertie

It is cruel and it is not ok.

Beths... Bethsunshine

That is so low and sick it is beyond words!!

AngiDas AngiDas

So messed up. I don't like Sarah Palin,but saying nasty things about her toddler is just plan wrong.The end.

zandh... zandhmom2

What a horrible way to act toward a child...any child! I can't believe the hate that we have in this country. No matter how you feel about Sarah Palin, to attack her child is just about the most horrible thing anyone can do.  We wonder how so many children can be bullies, well if we all just took a minute to look at ourselves in mirror and be honest, we would understand that they are learning it from us "the adults". Very sad.

shaeded shaeded

Absolutely positively unacceptable!!!

MamaJ... MamaJensen

I am not a fan of Sarah Palin, but saying such awful things about Trig is so wrong.  I cannot believe the nerve of some people!  Grrrr...


smtxc... smtxcowgirl

I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin but to verbally attack her toddler, any toddler, is wrong on so many levels.   What asshats

Bobbi... BobbieKay29

That's just disgusting.  I don't like Sarah Palin's views on a lot of things doesn't mean that I wish bad things on her and her family.  I don't understand and have no compassion for anyone that would degrade a child and especially one with a disability.  Karma is a b!tch.

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