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Oh Sarah, you so special

Palin cut funding for Alaska Special Olympics

Campaigning in Colorado today, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) promised renewed attention to kids with special needs. She declared, “Ever since I took the chief executive’s job up North I pushed for more funding for students with special needs,” and cited her own family’s experience with the issue.

It’s a stretch to say she “pushed” for any policy improvements. Though Palin did sign a law increasing special education funding in Alaska, “she had no role whatsoever” in its development, according to the bill’s author, Rep. Mike Hawker (R). Moreover, as governor, Palin vetoed $275,000 in Special Olympics Alaska funds (Page 100, SB 221 with vetoes), slashing the organization’s operating budget in half.</em>

What sort of public relations moron must you be to cut funding for the Special Olympics? I mean really, you couldn’t take 275k from your “Bridge to Bullshit” and toss it at kids attempting to jump over a hurdle?

Really?

You know, its not that America won’t elect a woman to higher office- its that our choices seem to be women who act like they have a pair bigger than Cheney, with the emotional intelligence of a rock.


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