In the recent uproar over Wonkette's disgusting attack on a 3 year old disabled child, many are rallying to their defense because "Palin uses him as a political prop!"
But I can't help that notice that other politicians have their children in the spotlight just as much, if not more, and nobody seems bothered. The Obama girls have been on multiple magazine covers, including People, Us, Essence, New York, photographed on vacation swimming with Obama to prove the water was safe in the Gulf, on stage a thousand times, used as examples for parenting advice by Michelle and so on. Yet I don't see the people who insist Palin is wrong for having her children in the public eye calling Malia and Sasha political props.
So, I'm thinking that the REAL reason some people are uncomfortable with Trig Palin being shown publicly as an actual member (gasp!) of the Palin family is that he has Down Syndrome. As though being disabled means he couldn't actually just be a loved and cared for son the same as any other child. That they must be just using him as a prop to get sympathy. What do you think?
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:56 PM on Apr. 21, 2011
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:12 PM on Apr. 21, 2011
IDK. I don't really pay much attention to the Palin's media adventures. I would have to imagine that a lot of it is the amount of exposure that they are given makes certain parts of our population automatically assume that she is asking for it (the attention). Sure, she goes out for attention on her and her message, but I don't really recall thinking she was 'using' her children as props.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:09 PM on Apr. 21, 2011
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:15 PM on Apr. 21, 2011
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