Palin: Limbaugh's "retard" comments constitute "crude and demeaning name calling"


From a February 4 post by Washington Post Co.'s Greg Sargent:

Palin believes Limbaugh's repeated use of the word "retard" yesterday was "crude and demeaning," her spokesperson emails.

In the wake of Palin's demand that Rahm Emanuel be fired for calling a bunch of liberal activists "f-king retards," a bunch of people have been asking how she'd react to Limbaugh's tirade on the air yesterday.

"Our political correct society is acting like some giant insult's taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards," Rush said, adding that Rahm's meeting yesterday with advocates for the mentally handicapped was a "retard summit at the White House."

I asked Palin spokesperson Meghan Stapleton for comment on Rush's rant, and she emailed me this:

"Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name calling at the expense of others is disrespectful."


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