Feb. 3, 2010— -- President Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is at the center of a controversy over a comment he made last August. In a meeting on political strategy, Emanuel called some liberal activists "f--ing retarded" for proposing attack ads against Democratic lawmakers opposed to health-care reform.
The word that's put Emanuel in hot water isn't the expletive -- it's the "R-word." In a post on Facebook, Sarah Palin, whose son Trig has Down syndrome, said Emanuel's language was a "slur on all God's children with cognitive and developmental disabilities." Palin is calling on President Obama to remove Emanuel from his position.
The Special Olympics said last night that Emanuel will meet with members of the disabilities-rights community on Wednesday afternoon to discuss his comment.
Our question to you today: Sarah Palin is calling for Rahm Emanuel to be axed for using the word "retarded." What do you think?