John McCain tonight talked about Sarah Palin’s role in helping special needs kids. In the process of this, he brought up autism and the rate of increase in autism. He also mentioned Palin having a special needs child.

So Mark Murray, an alleged reporter, decided to get a dig in on Trig Palin and McCain. See him here.

It is rather pathetic. I don’t think anyone thinks McCain was equating autism and Down Syndrome.

That’s a cheap shot Mark.

You might want to explain to Mark that he is the only person in America who was confused on McCain’s point. You can do so by emailing him at [email protected]

UPDATE: Sorry, apparently Julie Merritt agrees with Mark. She writes from [email protected] this:

Please advise Senator McCain that Sara Palin’s baby is not autistic. He is mongoloid.