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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wonkette Goes After Trig Palin Again, Again

On July 28, 2009, I posted about the obsession at Wonkette, a widely read liberal website, with attacking Trig Palin, Wonkette Goes After Trig Palin Again.  The author of the Wonkette article which was the focus of the 2009 post was Ken Layne, the co-owner of Wonkette after Gawker Media let Wonkette loose.

Now Wonkette is at it again, in an even more crude manner, this time authored by 2010 Georgetown grad  Jack Stuef, Greatest Living American: A Children’s Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday.

Replete with PhotoShops of Trig next to a pulsating pole dancer (image right), and links to videos in which various Democrats mock Trig in profanity-laced tirades, Stuef has a good laugh with text such as this:
Today is the day we come together to celebrate the snowbilly grifter’s magical journey from Texas to Alaska to deliver to the America the great gentleman scholar Trig Palin. Is Palin his true mother? Or was Bristol? (And why is it that nobody questions who the father is? Because, either way, Todd definitely did it.) It doesn’t matter. What matters is that we are privileged to live in a time when we can witness the greatest prop in world political history...

What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded.
Wonkette is no fly-by-night outfit.  Here is how it describes itself on its Advertising page:
Wonkette.com is a top 5,000 site and No. 63 Technorati blog that reaches over 1 million monthly unique visitors, 88% of which are in the U.S. The site is wildly popular among a mostly male, very affluent and well educated adult crowd. The typical visitor reads Gawker and subscribes to the Economist and Vanity Fair.

Winner of three consecutive Bloggies and a regular source of outrageous quotes and jokes for the political class, Wonkette is Washington's non-stop campaign cocktail party.
Wonkette is a sick publication.  But it sure is popular with the liberal D.C. crowd.

Update: Wonkette's Ken Layne Issues Phony Claim That "Trig Is Cool With Us"
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  1. written by a Georgetown grad ...recently described as the most expensive college in the USA.

    My but don't you think this young man's parents got their money's worth?


  2. I'd pay money to see Stuef in a room with Todd Palin ... actually pretty much any of the Palins besides Trig could probably stomp him ...

    Stuef may have the requisite body parts but he is certainly no man ...

  3. Perhaps the most offensive item I've seen from the left in....ummm.....about 36 hours.

    They're nothing, if not consistent in their hatred of dissent. Nice to see they don't discriminate against age, either.

  4. Let's see:

    Retarded child institutionalized ☻ heartless Republican mom

    Retarded child kept at home but away from public events ☻ an embarrassment to a shallow mom politician

    Retarded child loved at home and included in family events, private or public ☻ a prop for a mean and manipulating Republican mom politician

    Lefty logic is difficult at first, but easy once you realize the answer is predetermined and always the same.

    Lefty humor, pretty much a null set.

  5. Oh, Jack ... you're brilliant!!

    Who says "edgy" can't be dull?

    Who says "shocking" can't be tediously predictable?

    I think you have a brilliant career ahead of you pushing all the envelopes ... at your local post office. Maybe you could find someone there retarded enough to laugh at this. Keep scribbling!

    George Will on his son Jon, who has Down Syndrome:

    "I have never seen him really angry. The closest he comes is exasperation leavened by resignation. It is an interesting commentary on the human condition that one aspect of Jon's abnormality--a facet of his disability--is the fact that he is gentleness straight through. But must we ascribe a sweet soul to a defective chromosome? Let us just say that Jon is an adornment to a world increasingly stained be anger acted out.

    Like many handicapped people, Jon frequently depends on the kindness of strangers. He almost invariably receives it, partly because Americans are, by and large, nice, and because Jon is, too. He was born on his father's birthday, a gift that keeps on giving."

    I thought of Mr. Will's column about his son, Jon, when we were at Disneyland watching a parade. There was a Down Syndrome young man who couldn't control his joy as he excitedly waved at all the passing characters. My family and I watched him as much as we watched the parade, because it was so touching seeing such pure, innocent joy. It was beautiful when Snow White went over and gave him a kiss on the forehead. The audience erupted in a cheer. I'll never forget it.

    You might be something of a smartypants, Jack Stuef, but you've proved you really have nothing good to offer this world. Nothing nearly as much as Trig Palin and that young man we watched at Disneyland that day.

  6. I don't think I ever read Wonkette. Now I know I never will.

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  8. Thank you Professor.

    This Sunday the extended family will be gathered around the table eating Easter dinner...and at some point the topic will turn to politics. Inevitably the left leaning among us will throw down about how terrible the Republicans are. I will pull a few color prints from Wonkette's site and pass them across to my aunt, declaring "THERE is your Democrat party...how proud you must be"

    When I did this a few years ago with Bush protest pictures from Zombie's website I caused a minor stir.

    Especially among some of the older Democrats I have found that there is little knowledge of how vile much of the discourse is beneath the smiling mouthpieces at CNN.

    I still have to go along to get along at work...to paraphrase Twain I gets my 'pinions where I gets my 'pone.

    But otherwise I rarely back down anymore.

  9. The Ghost,

    A much better alternative to what you stated here would be to send the link and the cache and copied pages to organizations like the National Association for Down Syndrome, and ask them to confront Wonkette and her site publicly to extract an apology.

    Nothing like some well-earned bad publicity to force some decency on those who dare to call others "heartless" when they have shown themselves to be anything but.

    For Trig's sake. What has the little guy done to them to deserve all of this? Exist?


    Sorry guys. I was holding a two-year-old and typing at the same time! :-(

  10. "Wonkette is a sick publication."

    "Build it and they will come."

    Even more frightening: their vote counts just the same as yours and mine.

    God save the Republic.

  11. I forwarded this to NDSS. They have a big campaign to stop public figures from calling someone "retarded".

  12. @K

    I'd do the same this Easter dinner ... but we've all independently become conservative Republicans after growing up liberal Democrats!

    My older sister, the best sister a guy could possibly hope for, recently told me she secretly registered as a Republican on her eighteenth birthday in 1972! That even scares me a little! If you're under 30 and not a liberal you have no heart? Hah! She's the kindest, most generous person I'll ever know.

    Here's my definition of "stupid."

    Trig Palin and other Down Syndrome children are not stupid. They simply have a disability that precludes them from being able to do certain things. If doctors were able to repair that chromosome, they'd be just as capable of learning calculus or writing repellent blog posts. Perhaps they'd even be capable of being bullies.

    I take it Mr. Stuef has no such mental disability. He probably could learn calculus, he does write repellent blog posts, and he is a bully. Now that's stupid.

  13. So according to this Wonkette writer, Trig is the retarded one? Trig is the one who doesn't have anything to offer to society? Obviously this is yet another example of liberal projection.

  14. Jack,

    I am so glad someone finally has the balls to come out and put into words the unspoken thoughts of liberals across the country.

    Why stop at ridiculing infants with Down Syndrome Jack? I bet there's some children in wheelchairs somewhere we could laugh at, or maybe some kids at a school for the blind and deaf who need to be bullied.

    If you couldn't tell Jack, I was being facetious.

    The truth of the matter is, I have an older brother with Down Syndrome, but I highly doubt you have even met anyone with Down Syndrome, have you Jack.

    Every part of my being wants to kick your ass Jack. But it would hardly be a fair fight. Only a gutless coward would stoop so low to mock a mentally handicapped child.

    Way to go Jack, you're really doing the human race proud.



  15. The Ghost said..."I'd pay money to see Stuef in a room with Todd Palin ... actually pretty much any of the Palins besides Trig could probably stomp him ... Stuef may have the requisite body parts but he is certainly no man"

    Did you see his picture? He's a doughy cream puff. All Todd would have to do is show up.

  16. Wonkette goes after *everybody*. This is rather like those who love South Park right up until they do an episode that's suddenly over the line. Of course "over the line" translates as "on a topic I care about."

    Boo. Hoo.

  17. Tlaloc said, "Of course 'over the line' translates as 'on a topic I care about.'"

    What part of the topic of "innocent child" do you not care about?

  18. Actually Tlaloc, I've laughed at all kinds of tasteless things, some of which came at the expense of persons/denominations/classes that found my sympathy.

    I doubt I'm speaking just for myself, when I say my litmus test is that the material, tasteless or not, must be F-U-N-N-Y. Now in this case, it's Wonkette (and you too, maybe) that has suffered the confusion...treating something as funny that, in fact, isn't. Because it happens to poke fun at the "right" people.

    That isn't South Park humor. That is a mental illness.

  19. I have to comment on the stupidity of Wonkette writers: Is Bristol the mother of Trig? Only if you do not know how to count when it comes to pregnancy!!

    Bristol Palin gave birth to her son in December. Count backwards and you will find that Bristol was 2 months pregnant when Trig was born.....

    In other words these people are just plain stupid!!!!