"This was a degrading remark about our world's most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world," fumed former GOP veep pick and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome.
"These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will," she added.
Obama's better off sticking with his TelePrompter. They may individually be fairly petty things, but from this to his "lipstick on a pig" remark to his crack at Nancy Reagan to his choice of words against Hillary Clinton, to calling a female reporter "sweetie," he seems to come off as something of a thoughtless boor when he's unscripted. Which, if you were paying attention, is one thing nobody could ever accuse Sarah Palin of.