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Ms. Palin's promise to be an advocate for families with special needs children is nothing more than a pander and a lie. Her record as governor shows that she actually slashed state funding for special needs children by 62%, according to a report from CBS News

From CBS:

Palin: "To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters. I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House."

Sarah Palin might have changed her mind on this one recently. However, a comment here notes that Palin actually slashed funding for schools for special needs kids by 62%. Budgets: ).FY 2007 (pre-Palin), )2008, 2009 (all pdf)

The CBS "factchecking" webpage includes other gems, but this one smacks of such hypocrisy that it's worth promoting.

I guess it's OK to screw over families with special burdens until you give birth to a poster child for special needs children yourself.

Originally posted to internationaljock on Thu Sep 04, 2008 at 10:48 AM PDT.

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