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Back to the whole Family Guy thing. I know I said we should leave Sarah Palin out of it, but of course you know I didn’t really mean it. I mean, I did want to figure out whether that Down syndrome Girl episode was funny or not, on its face (general consensus from admittedly biased […]


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Sarah Palin aside, I’m with Whoopi. This is not funny. Neither is this. Now, if I was a. a regular viewer of Family Guy and/or b. not the parent of a child with Down syndrome, I might find it hilarious. But i doubt it. Be honest. Have I lost my sense of humor? I’ll reserve […]


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Sarah Palin is Still No Poster Mom

posted Thursday September 3rd, 2009

This just in, from a friend who put “holy mary mother of god” in the subject line of her email about Levi Johnston’s tell-all coming out in the October Vanity Fair. It is pretty juicy, according to an LA Times blog. I have my own thoughts about Sarah Palin, which I expressed last year (was […]


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“Is Palin Mildly Retarded?”

posted Wednesday October 8th, 2008

I just noticed that today someone typed “is Palin mildly retarded” and that led them to Girl in a Party Hat. I’m not sure what to think.


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Yeah, yeah, I know. The Veep debate was THE television event of the week. And I was a good American — I did watch it, through my fingers, wincing, glad I was at a party and had an excuse to gulp vodka to numb the pain. I even fell a little bit in love with […]


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I don't want John McCain and Sarah Palin Raising MY Kid

posted Thursday September 11th, 2008

OK, I wrote about her: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2008-09-11/news/as-a-working-mom-with-a-child-with-down-syndrome-sarah-palin-makes-me/


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Sarah Palin and My Playroom

posted Tuesday September 2nd, 2008

I woke up this morning and realized I’m still hysterical, so I won’t write about Sarah Palin — not yet, maybe not ever. But I’ll dance around the edges. Last night I walked past our playroom (once the formal — ha! — dining room in our ramshackled but well-loved house) and realized it looks just […]


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John McCain, Sarah Palin, Down syndrome and Me

posted Friday August 29th, 2008

Ray’s last words, as I climbed into the car this morning (after admonishing me to not use swear words on the phone, in the car, in front of the kids): “You are a word that begins with the letter H.” Oh, he’s right. I am hysterical. I called this, months ago, as soon as I […]


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