Palin Rips Obama for Special Olympics Comment

Governor shocked by president's 'degrading' quip
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2009 7:31 AM CDT
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin talks with her husband Todd as she holds their son Trig before the 2009 Iron Dog snowmobile race across Alaska, Sunday Feb. 8, 2009.    (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin has waded into the fray over President Obama's Special Olympics clunker, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The Alaska governor, whose youngest son has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome, said she was shocked to hear Obama say his bad bowling "was like the Special Olympics." She called the quip a "degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people."