"Good Youtube Potential"
by rfahey22, Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 01:36:39 PM EDT
From the party all about, you know, making history this November:
Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh boosted Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's pro-life position and mocked Barack Obama on his radio show yesterday with a make-believe riff in which Obama asked Palin "When you found out your baby would be born with Down syndrome, did you consider killing it before or after the due date?"
Limbaugh's "humor" caught the fancy of the Republican National Committee, which, in an internal e-mail, proposed using the bit in a YouTube clip.
The e-mail, which was sent to RNC Communications Director Danny Diaz, and mistakenly to a Tribune reporter, was titled "wow...good YouTube potential..."
The article also links to a pdf of the actual email. It's interesting that Limbaugh has long been one of Palin's main proponents in the rightwing noise machine. When he and the RNC are not above using a child with Down Syndrome as a prop, can anyone possibly argue that this pick was made in good faith?