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Fearless Leftist Icon Takes on Trig Palin

Savor the irony of a wheelchair-bound man who spends his days drooling on himself questioning the mental acuity of a little boy with Down Syndrome. Here we have a hero of the left showing just how loathsome he can be by making crude statements about Trig Palin. We figured picking on Trig was the domain of those alleged “satire” sites in the leftwing blogosphere and the pathetic musings of Andrew Sullivan.

Yet along comes Larry Flynt, a man claiming he lost his virginity to a chicken, to take Sarah Palin to task for having the audacity to not terminate a pregnancy.

“Sarah Palin is the dumbest thing. But I made a fortune off of her. [He made a porn film called Nailin’ Palin, based on her]… She did a disservice to every woman in America. She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be 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.” I am so thrown by the unpleasantness of all this I don’t even interject.

Trig isn’t even called he. To Larry Flynt, this beautiful child is an it. Note the reporter’s dismay at the unplesantness of it all. Yet instead of getting up and leaving, the interview continued. Anything for a story, we suppose.

Worth noting just prior to the attack on Sarah Palin, Flynt waxed on the state of the Obama marriage. I suspect Flynt’s admirers on the left won’t be too thrilled to read these comments:

He doubts Barack Obama would cheat on his wife because: “You ever looked at her? If he ever cheated on her she’d kick his ass. You know they may be black but they’ve got a very stable family.”

They may be black but they’ve got a very stable family.

Could you imagine anyone on the right saying something like that? They’d understandably be excoriated as racist and the fallout would never end. But a lefty like Flynt apparently can say such things and get away with it.


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