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The Awful Wonkette Trig Palin Birthday Post

As Greg has earlier pointed out, Wonkette posted a disgusting and reprehensible “birthday tribute” to Trig Palin today.  Here is just one excerpt of the awful, completely unfunny post:

Today is the day we come together to celebrate the snowbilly grifter’s magical journey from Texas to Alaska to deliver to the America the great gentleman scholar Trig Palin. Is Palin his true mother? Or was Bristol? (And why is it that nobody questions who the father is? Because, either way, Todd definitely did it.)

And it concludes:

Enjoy yourself today, Trig. Have fun! Get drunk (on purpose this time)! We can hardly wait for 15 years from now, when you will finally be able to vote and will be sent off by your mother’s junta to fight the Union in the Great Alaska War. It’ll be quite a loss. You’re the smartest one in that family.

Over at Newsbusters, there is coverage of the internet reaction to the post (extremely negative of course).  But one has to ask; just how did we get to a point where making fun of a small child for having a mental disability is acceptable simply because of his mother’s politics?  Rantings like this take the liberal media double standard to a whole new level. What started out as an already ludicrous conspiracy theory about Trig’s birth has gone off the cliff and devolved into a contemptible, hateful, and rancid attack on a helpless toddler.  Wonkette should be ashamed.

Nat Brown — Nat Brown is a former deputy managing editor of National Review Online.

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