In Defense of Sarah Palin’s Alleged ‘Retarded Baby’ Jokes


At the risk of being accused, again, of link-baiting, I feel the need to come to Sarah Palin’s defense here.  Levi Johnston is all over the TV in the run-up to the revelation of his Johnston in Playgirl, and promising of Palin that he will “leak some things on her.”  Thanks for that visual.

One of those leaks is that Palin, apparently, would make “retarded baby” jokes about son Trig.
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Palin Compromises on Abortion, Stimulus, but Never Levi

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (I love how we do that, as if anybody doesn’t know who Sarah Palin is.  Are there peopl505px-sarah_palin_kuwait_22a2e going, “Wait, from Monty Python?”) spoke to reporters yesterday, covering a wide range of topics.  The money quote is from the end, but I’ll start with it, since it’s not even the most important part of the story (written by Sean Cockerham, if you can believe it.  And they say Palin gives out weird names).  She was asked about Levi Johnston’s claim that he lived with the Palins during Bristol’s pregnancy: Continue reading

Redstate Gets Down and Dirty: Raises Incest in Defense of Sarah Palin

Update: Andrew Sullivan linked my AOL piece, read what he says.

I’m going to include my AOL cross-post here in a minute, but I wanted to add a little to what I said there.

It would be facile for my newfound conservative fans to assume that I’m just trying to even the score from the Daily Kos shitstorm, but I will say the same thing I did then:  This is not some anonymous, black helicopter freeper accusing Levi Johnston.  It’s the managing editor of Redstate, as identifiable on the right as Daily Kos is on the left.  The irresponsibility here is extreme.

I really don’t get it, there’s plenty of legit garbage to throw at Levi and company.  Why risk this kind of loose talk?  Are there any Redstate readers who are unsure whether to hate Levi?  And why demonize guns?  That seems highly counter-intuitive.

Anyway, here are the particulars of this story, in all their stomach-turning glory.

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Levi and Family Do Tyra

Just posted this at AOL: New Video: Levi and the Family Johnston on Tyra , without actual video because HutyraffPo doesn’t provide embeds.  Jerks.  They irk me with that shit.

So sad, now, that the baby is going to go through this crap.  No matter who’s right, they all lose.  As I said there, Levi blew it by not taking the high road.  If the Palins are really keeping him from seeing Tripp, there’s nobody in the world who wouldn’t support him fighting that.

Of course, if it comes to him trying to publicly shame Bristol and family into letting him see Tripp more, he’d better have his ducks in a row and doing the Electric Slide.  Going on TV and saying “Let me see my son” is an invitation to the Palins to explain why they don’t.

I really can’t stand the sickening glee with which people eat this stuff up.  I tire of explaining this, but the only reason I write about this stuff is to try and add a productive voice to all the voyeuristic titters.  These 2 kids (3 now) never asked for this shitstorm, and they deserve a lot of latitude.