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Height of Hypocrisy: Sarah Palin Defends Limbaugh’s Use Of ‘Retard’

Wow, who’s surprised that Sarah Palin is holding a Democrat to a different standard than a Republican? While Rahm Emanuel‘s use of the word “retarded” was completely inappropriate and way beneath the standard that needs to apply to someone working in the White House (at least!), Rush Limbaugh said it too. Should not Palin’s exhortation for people to refrain from using “such inappropriate language” because such a “slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities – and the people who love them – is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking” not apply across the board?

Apparently not — because, you see, Rush was using the term ironically. Silly rest of the world, how could we miss that? Yeah. That’s what she told Chris Wallace in her interview for Fox News Sunday — Limbaugh was on her side, you see, helping her make her point. Also in her Fox News Sunday interview: Palin said that yes she was being paid for her Tea Party speech, but she wasn’t getting the money — it was going somewhere non-profit-ish. Could she specify? Clarify? Did she know where? Nope. She just knew it was going somewhere all good n’ stuff. Too bad she didn’t write that on her hand. Video below — oh and after you watch it, you might enjoy this.

Andy Samberg’s Rahm Emanuel Drops F-Bombs All Over Sarah Palin On SNL [Mediaite]

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