Because I’m king of fairness, as I like to say and people remind me when I’m not, Bristol Palin makes a good point over at her new blog at Patheos.
When President Obama called Sandra Fluke and said he’d lead by example in calling for respect for women, he might want to start with calling out the loathsome Bill Maher for his awful comments towards Sarah Palin.
Now I’m not a fan of Palin’s politics, but her daughter points out some obvious bigotry.
But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung. Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family. He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.” (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)
If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you. After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager. That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.
Maher donated a million dollars to President Obama’s Super Pac. Perhaps President Obama should in turn take that money and return it until Maher apologizes or how about taking at million and donating it to a charity for children with Down’s in the Palin family’s name. That would be a way he could in fact, lead by example.