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Retardgate II: Palin Camp Responds To Limbaugh’s Use Of “Retard”

As reported earlier today, Sarah Palin is using her Facebook page to denounce Rahm Emanuel‘s casual and pejorative use of “retarded” on the president’s detractors. Yesterday Rush Limbaugh got in the act, flaunting the “political correct” movement by repeatedly using the more offensive term “retard.” This was reported last night by Keith Olbermann, who asked why Palin hasn’t yet come down on Limbaugh? Let’s hope that this story is only getting started because it could be really fun.

Olbermann opens the segment by astutely asking his viewers “so who would you root for if Rush Limbaugh battled Sarah Palin?” A delightful premise to be sure, if only because the fireworks would be astounding. Does Sarah Palin call out Limbaugh and risk losing his supporters? If she doesn’t she will look rather weak in the eyes of her critics. Does Limbaugh apologize for his use of the term that many find offensive? Probably not. Its like the immovable object versus the unstoppable force. Something has got to give!

UpdateGreg Sargent reports on his blog that a Palin spokesperson was asked of Limbaugh’s comments and said “Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name calling at the expense of others is disrespectful.”

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