In an interview with The Independent, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt unleashed his nastiness towards Sarah Palin:
Sarah Palin is the dumbest thing. She did a disservice to every woman in America. She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be (sic) Down’s Syndrome. It’s brain dead. A virtual vegetable. She carries it to all these different political events against abortion, she did it just because she didn’t want to say she’d had an abortion. How long is it going to live? Another 12, 15 years? Doesn’t even know it’s in this world. So what kind of compassionate conservative is she? I don’t think anybody will want her near the White House.
Well, what else would you expect of Larry Flynt? Yet his comments aren’t far removed from those of Carol Fowler, the Chairwoman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, who said of Palin shortly after John McCain chose her to be his running mate that her “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.” Both comments reflect the hatred and contempt many liberals harbor towards Palin. I am sad to say that these sentiments represent mainstream liberal thought.
Yet Flynt’s comments do cut deeper because they are not only cruel to Sarah Palin, but even more so towards her youngest child to whom Flynt referred to as “it.” Let’s be clear. This child is not an it, is not brain dead nor is a virtual vegetable. He is a person and he has a name. His name is Trig Palin and he has a chance to lead a healthy, productive life such as Scott Jackson of Northboro, Massachusetts.
Given his own disability, Larry Flynt’s ignorance of Down’s Syndrome should be pitied and scorned.