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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:10 AM

 

Wasilla Candidate Says Some Children Not Worth Educating

http://www.themudflats.net/?p=32511


The "compassionate conservative" speaks.




There were some interesting revelations in a debate last week at the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce candidates forum. The debate participants were the two Republicans who will square off in the August 28 primary for State House – Lynn Gattis and Mark Ewing. Democratic candidate Blake Merrifield, the only Democrat in the race, was not invited to this event.

There seemed to be few surprises – both are in favor of the Knik Arm Bridge, both are in favor of Pebble Mine, but soon Mr. Ewing distinguished himself. After talking about cutting the operating budget, he cited education as one of the problems. The Frontiersman reports:

“I got to be honest with you, I am not in favor of the No Child Left Behind Act,” Ewing said. “We are spending millions and millions of dollars educating children that have a hard time making their wheelchair move and, I’m sorry, but you’ve got to say, ‘no’ somewhere. We need to educate our children, but there are certain individuals that are just not going to benefit from an education.”

Children that have a hard time making their wheelchair move? Sorry, Stephen Hawking. According to the assessment of the gentleman from Wasilla, you just wouldn’t benefit from an education in the Wasilla public schools. And I wonder if Mr. Ewing would turn away a certain soon-to-be student in the school district named Trig Palin? I want to be a fly on the wall for that encounter.

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Reply Wasilla Candidate Says Some Children Not Worth Educating (Original post)
Scuba Aug 2012 OP
get the red out Aug 2012 #1
tularetom Aug 2012 #2
deutsey Aug 2012 #4
tularetom Aug 2012 #5
no_hypocrisy Aug 2012 #3
tanyev Aug 2012 #6
PearliePoo2 Aug 2012 #7
Bosso 63 Aug 2012 #8
Steerpike Aug 2012 #9
Arctic Dave Aug 2012 #10
Ken Burch Aug 2012 #11

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:13 AM

1. I'm sure he considers himself "pro-life"

They always do until the child is actually born and deserves the same rights and benefits as everyone else. Then they don't find them "worthy" of the effort.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:14 AM

2. I can think of 3 or 4 of them that they wasted their educational dollars on

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Response to tularetom (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:17 AM

4. Yep...this guy is a walking example of wasted educational dollars....

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Response to deutsey (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:34 AM

5. Yeah, him too but I was thinking particularly of the offspring of a famous Wasillan

Education didn't seem to benefit them very much.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:14 AM

3. What's the response from the mother of Trigg Palin?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:42 AM

6. *crickets*

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:53 AM

7. If you mean Sarah...ummm she actually doesn't spend much time with Trig. The nannies do.

If you mean the true biological mother, we'll have to look elsewhere beyond Sarah for that answer.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 09:49 AM

8. All children-

are entitled to a free and appropriate public education!

Its rooted in the 14th amendment, but he wouldn't know that because he never read beyond the 2nd. NCLB has nothing to do with it.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:27 PM

9. Lots of people feel that way

I've even read posts on this website that blamed special needs kids for sucking important money away from programs for gifted children. It makes me feel angry and just a little scared.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 08:28 PM

10. What. The. Fuck.

 

Jesus H. Christ.

And they wonder why people from the Valley are looked at like mutants.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sat Aug 25, 2012, 11:45 PM

11. Actually, we should WANT this guy to win the primary.

 

If he keeps saying things like that, Merrifield might have a chance to win that seat.

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