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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Obama's "Special Olympics" Gaffe

The president has apologized for his "Special Olympics" gaffe on Jay Leno (below). The apology should settle the matter, but it is worth noting that it would have been a much more damaging episode during the campaign. It would have come across as an insult to Sarah Palin's litttle boy. It would also have reminded people of some previous insensitivity on the disability issue. The Obama campaign ran an ad mocking McCain for not using email, -- even though the McCain's war injuries made it hard for him to use a keyboard.

UPDATE: On Friday, Sarah Palin criticized Obama's comments.