Monday, September 15, 2008

Disability Faculty: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Two distinguished professors at the University of Kansas Beach Center on Disability (and parents of a 41-year-old son who has intellectual disability, autism, and bipolar disorder), explain "Why the disability community should fear Sarah Palin." An excerpt:

"When a young governor line-item-vetoes six appropriations for community disability services or for accessibility modifications to public accommodations, that governor gives us reason to be skeptical about promises and prospective performance. When the appropriations totaled $749,000 in a state that has a huge budget surplus, and when the governor apparently knew at the time that her nephew has autism, that governor gives us special reason to doubt her commitment to people with special needs."

This is one of the best comparisons I've seen of Obama's "community organizing" and Gov. Palin's record -- and their impact on people with disabilities.
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