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.