Politics & Government

March 20, 2009

Obama's Special Olympics joke sparks a national debate

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a major supporter of the Special Olympics, said he's sure Obama didn't mean to offend, but his wife, Maria, whose mother founded the Special Olympics, suggested Obama, and the laugher his comment received, showed insensitivity. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose youngest child has Down syndrome, slammed the president.

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