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Grover Norquist on Sarah Palin's Personal Life - "Excited" About Down Syndrome, "Over the Moon" About Teen Pregnancy

By September 2, 2008

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This is a presidential election, people. Not an episode of that maudlin 1950s TV show Queen For A Day where each contestant tells her sob story and the biggest hard-luck tale wins.

If McCain/Palin get elected to the White House (or if they don't), let's hope it has nothing to do with what one well-known (and moronic and disturbingly insensitive) Republican said about Sarah Palin's family situation:

Grover Norquist, the anti-tax activist who leads an influential weekly meeting of conservatives, reacted to the news that Gov. Sarah Palin's, R-Alaska, 17-year old daughter plans to keep the baby and marry the father by saying that the GOP's pro-life base is "over the moon"....

"Before they were excited about her with the down syndrome baby," Norquist said, "but now with this [pregnancy], they are over the moon. It re-enforces the fact that this family lives its pro-life values." Prominent conservative leaders voiced immediate support for the Palin family.

With friends and supporters like these, Sarah Palin doesn't need any enemies to kick her when she's down.

Photo of Grover Norquist © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Related article: Bristol Palin's Pregnancy - From TIME to Obama, It's 'Off-Limits'

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