Friday, 11 March 2011

Will Sarah Palin stand up for children with special needs?

The House GOP's budget, which passed last month, takes a hatchet to programs for disabled kids and Special Olympics athletes. The proposed cuts could force the closure of at least one Special Olympics program, which is funded through the Department of Education. Dubbed Project UNIFY, the program serves more than 750,000 students in 43 states and draws from techniques used in Special Olympics training for activities in public schools.

Sarah Palin's attitudes to special needs are not terribly consistent, so we never know what she's going to do next. Are we going to see a tweet, a Facebook note, an outraged reaction on Fox News, anything from Sarah Palin, iconic champion and advocate for children with special needs, protesting the cuts proposed by the candidates she helped elect to the House? Is she going to stay on the sidelines?

We'll be waiting for her wise, compassionate comments on these proposals, as they will come from a mother's heart...

Or not.