Gov. Sarah Palin is talking about some matters of fundamental
importance to mainstream American families. Some of which are getting
no coverage. Especially when it’s about life and family values and special needs.
Sarah Palin gave a remarkable policy address last
Friday, relatively little noted by a mainstream media more interested
in giving in-depth coverage to such pressing public-policy issues as
the cost of her wardrobe and the possible ramifications of the latest
Saturday Night Live skit. One might think that given all of the
caterwauling about Gov. Palin’s lack of policy substance on the
campaign trail and in interviews, a policy speech on an issue she has
repeatedly stated would be at the top of her agenda as vice president —
a plan to end the neglect of children with special needs and their
families — would garner some serious attention.
At least the editors of NRO gave it that.
She noted her fear when she learned Trig would have Down
Syndrome, and then spoke movingly of how she realized what a gift Trig
is: “What’s been confirmed in me is every child has something to
contribute to the world, if we give them that chance. You know that
there are the world’s standards of perfection, and then there are
God’s, and these are the final measure. Every child is beautiful before
God, and dear to Him for their own sake.”
This language is uncomfortable to big media more used to general references to ’the least of these’. Palin is more specific.