Friday, 24 June 2011

How's Sarah Palin's gift from God doing?

Catherine Just is the proud mother of our little friend Max. I'm really glad Catherine shares Max's achievements with others.

Catherine posted a series of photos taken by Max, please have a look.

I wish we could have the opportunity to learn more about the progress of another little friend, but the best his mother can do is tell the world that God knows best and chose her to be the mother of a forever dependent little person...

Excerpt from Sarah Palin's letter, dictated to her by God himself:

"And Trig will be the cuddly, innocent dependent little brother that his siblings have been waiting for... in fact Trig will - in some diagnostic ways - always be a mischievous, dependent little brother, because I created him a bit different than a lot of babies born into this world today."

Perhaps she doesn't have much to share about this miracle baby, the best thing that ever happened to her.

It surprises me that an opportunist like Sarah Palin doesn't use her prop baby in a more effective way. She could have put her enthusiasm for Facebook and Twitter to good use and kept everybody posted on Trig's progress, making him a real person. She could have highlighted the everyday challenges of raising a child with Down syndrome and how she meets them. She could have promoted various organizations and pointed out what good work they do and how they help the children and their families. She could have raised their profiles and a lot of money for them, as a true advocate.

Sarah Palin missed the opportunity to look good and to do some good for a change, but she has done none of the above.

OK, let's be fair. She gave $1,000 of other people's money to one Down syndrome organization once...