Palin Wants Emanuel Fired for Using the R-Word Calling Democrats 'retarded' is on par with the N-word By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Feb 2, 2010 7:22 AM CST 107 comments Comments Sarah Palin would like to wash Rahm Emanuel's mouth out with soap. (Associated Press) (Newser) – Sarah Palin wielded her Facebook page last night to call for the head of Rahm Emanuel, who reportedly called some liberal groups “fucking retarded” during a closed-door health care strategy meeting in August. Palin likens the chief of staff's comment to using the “N-word,” and urges President Obama, as he consults his inner circle on issues facing the country, to "show decency in this process by eliminating one member of that inner circle, Mr. Rahm Emanuel, and not allow Rahm’s continued indecent tactics to cloud efforts." “Rahm's slur on all God's children with cognitive and developmental disabilities—and the people who love them—is unacceptable, and it's heartbreaking,” writes Palin, who of course is the mother of a baby with Down syndrome. "Our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm’s recent sick and offensive tactic."