Don’t pee on the maverick’s leg and tell him it’s raining. More importantly, don’t even dare think to tell John McCain what ailment Sarah Palin’s child has. Despite numerous mentions of his running mate’s experience with special needs families, he fails to realize that baby Trig does not have autism, which he specifically calls out in his unrelated tangent: he has DOWN SYNDROME!
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In response to the obvious blunder, the McCain campaign released an immediate explanation:
Poe-tay-toe, poe-tah-toe, autism, down syndrome : let’s call this campaign off.
[Via Ben Smith]