Sarah Palin: Rahm Emanuel Should Be Fired


emanuelThis time, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has gone too far, Sarah Palin says. The former Alaska governor is calling on President Obama to fire his notoriously coarse top aide after a report in the Wall Street Journal last week quoted Emanuel as referring to liberal groups in August who attacked the president’s health care plan as “[profanity] retarded.”In a posting on Facebook, Palin says the language is not only “caustic [and] crude” but deeply offensive to those with disabilities. She also compares the choice of words to those who have used the “N-word” in reference to African-Americans.

“His recent tirade against participants in a strategy session was such a strong slap in many American faces that our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm’s recent sick and offensive tactic,” Palin wrote.

“Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the “N-word” or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities – and the people who love them – is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking,” Palin also wrote in the post Monday evening.

Palin’s youngest child, Trig, was born with Down Syndrome in April, 2008.

Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver has also taken issue with the language, sending a letter to Emanuel last week asking him to join his organization’s campaign to end the use of the word.

The White House has not commented on Emanuel’s reported language.

{CNN/Noam Newscenter}


  1. Sarah Palin is a spent force. She had her chance to strut on the world stage and she missed out.

    She would do well to go back to Alaska, kill a few polar bears, raise another half dozen brats and shut up.

  2. WHY? Cuz she quit her job? sarah palin has no right and no business telling others just because she abandoned the people of alaska just so she cane run around makingm oney selling books and going on tv. what chutzpah this shrill has.

  3. Ben Azai, If I would use your language I would’ve told you: I hope that you’re in desperate need of a heart surgery and you wait in line to get the surgeon under the universal ObamaCare, meanwhile your kidneys fail and you are #1,000,000,000 in line for the organ. At the same time your doctor informs you of his decision to force your wife to abort because it would be too expensive to deliver. The next day you recieve an audit from the IRS with a demand to appear in court for not paying all your dues which equals hundreds of thousands of dollars. You seek to escape to Israel but it is under Palestinian rule, any other country doesn’t want you because they’re not interested in more American immigrants. Finally you read in some health guide that beef is good for your condition but you cannot it due to the ban on killing animals. You wanna fly down to Florida but the flight is only once a year (to save our planet), and there is a twenty year wait…..

    Lesson is, watch your mouth. You wanna attack her policies, go ahead. But attacking someone for his/her policies is wrong.

  4. Interesting how no one has an issue with what she’s saying, but because it comes from her there is a problem. Accept truth wherever you find it. Obama is not intelligent or knowledgeable enough to come up with his policies. Rahm Emanuel and others around Obama should be taken to task for every misstep, this one included.

  5. Obama, Emanuel, Holder, Napolitano and the rest of them should all resign and give us a break. They could then get together and make
    a science fiction movie about life on Mars
    and leave normal people on earth alone.

  6. Serious One (#3)

    Thank you for your kind wishes as expressed in your message above.

    May I wish you exactly the same as you have for me?

    And you doubtless have the effrontery and the chutzpa to think that you are a yiras shamoyim Yid.

  7. Number 3 – “Serious” One – responded to my earlier posting about Sarah Palin by asking me a serious of she’elos. As he deserves a reply, here it is:

    a. My heart surgery was undertaken and paid for by Kupat Holim – all within a week of initial diagnosis.

    b. I have signed up for post mortem organ donation, so my family and I will have priority if – RL – any of us should need a kidney, heart, lungs, corneas etc.

    c. Doctors do not “force” women to abort. It’s a question of choice. By the way, Dr Mengele yamach shmo vezichrono is dead and buried.

    d. I will not have to pay a single zuz in fines to the Inland Revenue because I plan my tax liability in advance and because I am prudent enough to pay my taxes on time and in full.

    e. I don’t need to escape to Israel unlike a certain Jewish askan/nadvan and business man. See (d) above.

    f. Israel is not and will not be under Palestinian rule, even if Neturei Karta and some other, chareidi, Yidden wish it was. Israel has strong, well-equipped and amply trained armed forces to defend it, its citizens and each and every Yid who may wish to come to live here.

    g. Notwithstanding my American citizenship, I have never, ever, had the slightest difficulty in entering any country I have visited.

    The only country I would wish to live in other than the United States is EY, which welcomed my family and me with open arms.

    h. Whether beef is good or bad for me is irrelevant. Secondly, I read claims such as the “Serious” One posits with a degree of healthy skepticism as not all “health guides” are necessarily true.

    In any case, I am a vegetarian; it is so much healthier than eating cholesterol-laden beef.

    i. There is no ban on killing animals for food, either in the United States or in EY. Period.

    j. If I want to travel to Florida (so vastly overrated, by the way) or anywhere else on the face of the planet I will. How I travel is my concern, as I am paying my own fares from my (fully taxed) income.

    If and when flights are banned (“to save the planet”, as the “Serious” one posits) I will consider other means of transport.

    Is there anything else you want to bring up “Serious” One? Or have you gone back to preparing for your Purim spiel?

    What your rant has to do with Sarah Palin – or anything else, for that matter – I cannot fathom.

  8. “You wanna attack her policies, go ahead. But attacking someone for his/her policies is wrong”.

    One minute he says “go ahead and criticize” and the next moment he tells us that critizing Sarah Palin “is wrong”.

    Yiddn – go figure. Another shmendrik.

  9. #3, serious one

    nothing you say is true, seriously the number in line for a kidney would happen no matter who is president and the pther scenarios are so absurd it isnt even worthy of science fiction movies. you are either very stupid or very creative. eiother way you are an idiot