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Writer Kathleen Parker Under Fire for Suggesting Sarah Palin Exploiting Son Trig
Life News ^ | 2/15/10 | Stever Ertelt

Posted on 02/15/2010 11:10:11 AM PST by pissant

Conservative opinion columnist Kathleen Parker, who does not take a pro-life position opposing legal abortions, is coming under fire. In a weekend column, Parker suggested pro-life former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was exploiting her developmentally disabled son Trig.

Palin is a darling of the pro-life movement and was lauded for putting her pro-life views into practice when pregnant with Trig.

While ore than 90-95 percent of pregnancies involving physically disabled unborn children like him who are diagnosed with Down syndrome are eventually killed in abortions, Palin chose life for her baby.

Since then, she has become even more outspoken against abortion and has dedicated herself to supporting families and children who are disabled.

Parker points to Palin's comments in response to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who is pro-abortion, calling developmentally disabled children retarded. Palin involved Trig's name and Parker now claims that Palin has a problem separating herself from her child.

"Palin's defense of people with special needs is commendable. Her obvious love for -- and pride in -- her Down syndrome child, Trig, is touching. But each time she sallies forth as Mama Bear to America's special-needs citizenry, invoking Trig's name amid demands for her children's privacy, a bit of uneasiness slithers between text and subtext," Parker writes.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: kathleenparker; palin; palinfamily; trig
Parker sure spends alot of time bashing Palin for someone she thinks is a flash in the pan.
1 posted on 02/15/2010 11:10:11 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
Conservative opinion columnist Kathleen Parker, who does not take a pro-life position opposing legal abortions, is coming under fire.

If the latter part of the sentence is true then the label "conservative" does not apply.

2 posted on 02/15/2010 11:11:38 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pissant

Kathleen Parker..a Conservative..LOL I just busted out laughing when I read that..Parker wouldn’t know Conservatism if it bit her in the ass


3 posted on 02/15/2010 11:15:41 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: pissant

Conservative? She’s was an Obama supporter!!!! Sheesh.


4 posted on 02/15/2010 11:16:25 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: pissant

The more articles/opinions I read by Parker, the more disdain I have for her.


5 posted on 02/15/2010 11:16:33 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error!)
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To: Bushbacker1

She has been dead to me for years


6 posted on 02/15/2010 11:17:40 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: pissant

The media doesn’t want to go after Rahm Emmanuel so they are putting the focus on Palin.


7 posted on 02/15/2010 11:20:37 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: pissant
Parker now claims that Palin has a problem separating herself from her child.

Of course Sarah Palin cannot seperate herself from her precious Trig!
He's part of her emotionally, mentally and geneologically as well as physically.
Sheesh, Ms. Parker sure needs to get herself a brood of her own.

8 posted on 02/15/2010 11:23:21 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: pissant

She’s jealous.


9 posted on 02/15/2010 11:25:46 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pissant

Parker, is just jealous of Sarah just like the ugly democrats..


10 posted on 02/15/2010 11:26:59 AM PST by PLD
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To: pnh102
Exactly! Nothing about murdering a child is "conservative." Every time Sarah is with her child (or mentions him), pro-aborts everywhere will feel uncomfortable and attack her. He obviously has Down syndrome, and pro-aborts feel that they "took care" of that issue for women with abortion, and Sarah is just slapping them upside their heads and cold hearts by keeping him and loving him. Pro-aborts everywhere need to work toward showing Satan the door (and the sooner, the better!), by reversing their deadly stance on life.

Pray for our Nation (and Kathleen Parker, too).
11 posted on 02/15/2010 11:27:59 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: PLD

Sure sounds that way


12 posted on 02/15/2010 11:28:54 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
It's a ploy...editors know she's a lib, but run her column so they can claim "fair and balanced" coverage by having the "conservative" point of view.

I think using Trig as a vehicle to slam Palin for political expediency is typical for this lowest of low rent for this lib.

Palin Bashers



13 posted on 02/15/2010 11:29:24 AM PST by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: pissant

Abortion is the bottom line for all these leftists. If they can only have one leftist thing, it has to be killing babies. Bill clinton triangulated on everything else, but he was steadfast in his support for abortion—because he understood his base. No compromise on that.

That’s why none of the token “conservatives” who write for the NY Times or the Washington ComPost have been pro-life. Because that’s a point their bosses won’t give an inch on.

Babies must be killed at all costs.


14 posted on 02/15/2010 11:30:18 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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“Parker now claims that Palin has a problem separating herself from her child”

I believe it’s called being a mom.


15 posted on 02/15/2010 11:31:27 AM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: swheats

Wonder if Kathleen has any chillens?


16 posted on 02/15/2010 11:32:12 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
But each time she sallies forth as Mama Bear to America's special-needs citizenry, invoking Trig's name amid demands for her children's privacy, a bit of uneasiness slithers between text and subtext,"

You can be sure this "uneasiness" is solely in the eye of the beholder.

17 posted on 02/15/2010 11:33:02 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..." - Milton)
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To: FrankR

cute cartoon you betcha...killing them with kindness.


18 posted on 02/15/2010 11:35:16 AM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: pissant

doubt it. Mothers have a certain sisterhood that you don’t mess with her children. JMO


19 posted on 02/15/2010 11:43:57 AM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: pissant

replying to anything this dingbat has to say is a waste of bandwidth. Just say No.....


20 posted on 02/15/2010 12:03:57 PM PST by joe fonebone (A third party does need the majority to control the house...they only need 10%)
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To: Cicero
Abortion long ago became the focus and sacrament of feminism because it denies both God and man in a single blow, and reveals the barren soullessness of Progressivism, of which feminist ideology is a sociological outgrowth.

There are no happy feminists: a profound self-loathing envelops them; to see it one need only gaze upon the faces of its adherents. One denies one's essential nature at a cruel price, both to one's self and often to others, upon whom emotional conflict, guilt, and self-inflicted wounds are projected in the form of blame.

21 posted on 02/15/2010 12:05:27 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: pissant

If this flea brained dipso is a Conservative I’ll eat my.........................................


22 posted on 02/15/2010 12:15:24 PM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Darned if I don’t feel that way too.


23 posted on 02/15/2010 12:16:04 PM PST by mcshot (Little leagues, 4H and scouts require more ID then the Dems Pre_sent has submitted.)
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To: pissant; Sarah Barracuda

We just need to keep her email addy to blast her, but never give her column any hits.


24 posted on 02/15/2010 12:17:40 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Completely and beautifully said, albeit on a very sad topic.


25 posted on 02/15/2010 12:17:59 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: pissant
Here is the Parker column in the Washington Post.

From that article:

...Perhaps the erstwhile governor still thinks in first-person plural, viewing Trig as part of herself. But he is also a separate individual deserving of privacy, if unable to say the words she needs to hear: "No more, Mama, please."
This is really offensive. Who the hell is Kathleen Parker to put words in Trig's mouth? I am tempted to track down the name of one of Parker's kids and put a few choice words into his mouth:

"Mommy, why don't you ever have time for me? Why do you always talk about Sarah Palin, don't you care about me? Why are you always so angry? What did I do wrong?"

If Kathleen was a good mother, she would pay more attention to (my nasty little fantasy of) what her child says.

26 posted on 02/15/2010 2:05:18 PM PST by TChad
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To: swheats

To 15 - Simply, though well put. Kudos to Mrs Palin for being a person of note that pregnant females can, and should, emulate.


27 posted on 02/15/2010 5:27:40 PM PST by jla
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To: pissant

The orchestrated attempt of the Democrat-controlled media to ridicule Governor Palin for her speech notes is a perfect example of just how far they have moved from being actual journalists. President Obama uses speech writers and a teleprompter for every utterance, still cannot pronounce corpsman correctly, and is given a pass by his adoring media. Governor Palin gives a fine speech from hand held notes, has some reminders written in her palm, and is smeared mercilessly. It makes one wonder what the Democrats are scared of. It makes one wonder what would have been revealed if the media had spent even a fraction of the time and resources vetting Obama that they have used attacking Sarah Palin.

It is amazing to me that our president cannot give a speech without two teleprompters and Sarah Palin gives a speech with only a few words written on her hand to remind her of the points she wants to cover, and she is considered less competent. Whether she is qualified to be president is another issue. The MSM has so vilified her that it is no wonder people really do not know about her or her qualifications. Is President Obama more qualified? Not from what I have seen so far. As for the mainstream or the independents, I can tell you that we do not feel that the MSM speaks for us.


28 posted on 02/16/2010 3:57:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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