Colbert on Palin: ‘She’s a f–king retard’

Late night Comedy Central comic Stephen Colbert jumped into the Sarah Palin fray this week by announcing that the Wonder from Wasilla is a “f–king retard.”

Colbert mocked Palin’s speech at the recent Tea Party Convention — along with the expected jabs at the crib notes on her hand — and then zeroed in on her criticism of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel for using the word “retard” while excusing right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh‘s use of the word.

As for the notes on her hand, Colbert said she had written “Retard = sometimes funny.”


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  1. logtroll

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I am really getting off on being able to call idiots “effing retards” again, so long as I’m careful to be satirical (=snide? or snarky?).

    Thanks be to Rush and Sarah for making it virtually impossible to NOT be satirical.

  2. issodhos

    It is the preferred tactic of one’s fellow travelers, when one belonging to a political group that lives by and wields the weapon of politically correct terminology is caught in an act of hypocrisy, to begin using the offending term as often as they can to show that they are not going to be intimidated by its usage, and to show that they can use it because they are not really the ‘bad’ guys. And, of course, they seek to blame the person who calls out one of their own for its usage.

    The somewhat humorous thing about it is that the normally politically correct folk often do so with a smile of satisfaction on their faces, as if happy to let loose and use a denigrative term for a group, the use of which they had been previously denied. They of course have other denigrative and bigoted terms they are still free to use – even encouraged by their patch of society to use — and do so with abandon. For example, hillybilly, trailer trash, white trash, hollar folk, etc. Rough on adults, but even worse on the children. Go figure.;-)