Stephen Colbert: ‘Sarah Palin Is a F**cking Retard’

Chris Matthews described her as an “empty vessel”, and Stephen Colbert’s opinion is well, see you yourself. Alternet reports:

“Sarah Palin knows that it’s okay to call someone a retard if like Rush you clearly don’t mean it which is why we should all come to her defense and say: Sarah Palin is a fucking retard,” Colbert quipped.

Palin’s son, Trig, has Down Syndrome. She had criticized Obama chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel for telling liberal activists that a political strategy was “fucking retarded” during a private meeting in the White House. But when Rush Limbaugh used the same word, Palin declared that his usage was acceptable because it was satire.

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  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    Colbert (and his writers), you magnificent bastard. Well played.

    That reminds me of a joke that was making the rounds in 2008. What is the difference between Sarah Palin's mouth and her vagina? Not everything that comes out of her vagina is retarded.

    It's subtle, the satire. I'm sure Palin got a kick out of that joke, because it is humor. I mean, it isn't like she is completely humorless when it is politically expedient, right?

  • kennethe

    Sure, Sarah Palin is a bad politician, but what gives Colbert the right to say that? The really sad thing is that most people will be on his side.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

      most people would be on his side if they ever heard the audio of those 2 morning DJ's running circles around her, you get schooled by katie couric and the morning drive time idiots you don't deserve to be in charge of recess let alone a government.

  • bryan_85

    finally somebody had the balls to say it! :)

  • Jo

    The main focus here should be that it is unacceptable to call any one “retard(ed)”, no matter what the circumstances. It is always offensive. When you use the r-word, you are dehumanizing and hurting those with intellectual disabilities. Even if it is not directed towards someone with intellectual disabilities, it is still a reference to them. They know what you’re saying, and it hurts them. Since when has it been okay to hurt others? Everyone has feelings, and we need to consider them.

  • Jo

    The main focus here should be that it is unacceptable to call any one “retard(ed)”, no matter what the circumstances. It is always offensive. When you use the r-word, you are dehumanizing and hurting those with intellectual disabilities. Even if it is not directed towards someone with intellectual disabilities, it is still a reference to them. They know what you're saying, and it hurts them. Since when has it been okay to hurt others? Everyone has feelings, and we need to consider them.