Following is the complete and unaltered text of Governor Palin’s commentary on Obama’s bowling joke on Jay Leno:
“I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world” (Special Olympics, 2009, ¶2).
“These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community” (Special Olympics, 2009, ¶3).
I can go on and on about how Governor Palin has the soul of an angel. Rather than me doing that, the following videos and photos speak for themselves:
Governor comments on President’s remarks on Leno. (2009, March 20). State of Alaska, Governor. Retrieved March 21, 2009 from: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/news.php?id=1719