Palin should be ad­mired, not ridiculed

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

Bill Maher’s “joke” about Sarah Palin’s “day job” — caring for her son with Down syn­drome — wasn’t funny (“Bill Maher un­leashed,” Web, March 6).

Af­ter my fa­ther died in 1930, my mother raised six chil­dren, in­clud­ing my spe­cial-needs brother. She did it with love, courage and the help of rel­a­tives, friends and the church. Par­ents of chil­dren with spe­cial needs are do­ing the same to­day.

More as­sis­tance is avail­able now, thanks in part to the ef­forts of the Kennedy fam­ily, but spe­cial-needs chil­dren still re­quire ex­tra love and care from par­ents or care­givers. Mrs. Palin’s child is a per­son of dig­nity, and Mrs. Palin should be ad­mired — not ridiculed — for her choice to care for him her­self. MARY JANE ARENS Round Hill, Va.

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