Thursday, October 16, 2008

PawPaw needs a nap

Like many of you, I watched the debate last night. I actually stayed awake for the whole thing this time!

Those last two were real snoozers in my opinion. I kept getting pissed at long-winded answers that weren't really even answers at all.

But last night was different.

I'm no political analyst, but I think we can all agree that Obama put the smack down on Grampa, yes?

One thing is bothering me though.

Near the end, McCain started talking about how Sarah Palin would fight the good fight for children with special needs, especially Autism.

Several times I heard him refer to the fact that she especially knows what it's like to deal with a child with Autism.

Uh...unless I missed a press release, the only child she has with special needs is her son--with Downs Syndrome.

Sure, Bristol had a "special need" for an abortion about 6 months ago and Track has a "special need" to legally change his name when he turns 18, but I digress.

Did McCain get confused? Does he not understand the difference between Autism and DS?

Did anyone else catch that or am I just imagining things?


SkylersDad said...

I agree, I just posted about that over at my place!

Some Guy said...

Yeah, I noticed it too.

Katie Schwartz said...

Well, you know, Downs, Autism, same thing, really. At least in McCain-world.

Katie Schwartz said...

What shocked me was that he didn't just come out and say, "All the tard kids out there, Palin is fighting for because she has a downy baby."

I would've preferred something that offensive because that's really who he is.

yllwdaisies (aka "D") said...

Also, isn't the baby like only a few months old? How could she know the extent of what others are going through? That's what I was thinking.

I have friends who have a (now) 5 year old w/ Autism. And he is a wonder! Every year is different, & he changes so much year to year.

She hasn't even begun to experience what her & her child's life will be like yet.

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