‘What a blessing’: Sarah and Todd Palin celebrate Trig’s first day of school [pics]

Not just proud — beaming!

Todd and Trig Palin were all smiles today for Trig’s first day of school:

So, so sweet.

Naturally, some jerks couldn’t resist getting nasty, cracking tired jokes about Sarah Palin’s intelligence:

And spewing venom about innocent Trig:

But their viciousness was no match for the outpouring of love for Trig and his family:

Just beautiful. Congratulations to the Palin family and wishing Trig a wonderful school year!

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  • John Howard

    Liberals: Bitterly clinging to their hate.

    • NRPax

      I would pity them for it, but I save that for the deserving.

      • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

        Not worth the emotional energy.

  • Clete Torres

    He looks so excited, so happy to be joining in.

    Have a blast, little guy!

    • Joe W.

      I have had the honor of meeting many Down Syndrome Americans, Clete. Every single one of them were such sweet, loving people. And yet, our holier than thou liberal faction mocks and reviles them. And then call US the haters. Sad.

      • Clete Torres

        You reminded me of something, Joe:

        About 20 years ago, I worked for UNOCAL at one of their Refining and Marketing Division offices. Each day, I’d leave the campus for lunch (sanity break), and about half the time, I’d wind up at the local McDonalds, to eat and read for an hour. One day, I sat down to eat, and a few minutes later a young mom and her little girl sat down near me. The little girl was a Down’s baby, about 2, maybe a bit older. She ate her chicken nuggets, and was laughing and having a great time. I looked over at her and smiled, and she BEAMED this huge smile at me. She started ‘talking’ to me in the age-old toddler baby-talk, and I responded to her just like I knew what she was saying. We went on like this for a few minutes, and she scooted over to sit right next to me as we ‘talked.’ She was looking up at me, and I down at her, and we were just having a good old time, she’d share my french fries with me, and try to feed me. All the time, her mother said nothing, and I didn’t really pay much attention to her at the time. When her little girl took hold of my finger and held it while she munched fries, I heard her mom sniffle. I looked up and saw her with tears in her eyes. I apologized immediately, fearing I’d way overstepped my bounds. She said no, that she was grateful of how I was playing with her because most people just shunned her because of ‘what she was.’ I told her that I thought she was a little cutie, and she could sit with me anytime she saw me there, and I’d be happy to share my lunch hour (and french fries) with her little girl.

        They finished before I did, and when her mom had cleared up the table, and told her it was time to go, the little girl gave me the biggest hug, and kissed my cheek, like I really meant something to her.

        I felt like a king the rest of the day.

        • my2centshere

          Dang hadn’t cried till I read this.

          • Clete Torres

            Sorry, didn’t mean to make anyone cry. Just something that this story and Joe’s post made me remember.

          • my2centshere

            Tears because we hardly ever hear stories about the true heart.

          • OLLPOH ~ America

            Dang it Clete, we’ve been seeing your blogs for a while now, now we know why we like you! Thanks for sharing that memory. Would you pass out the tissues, if we supply them?

          • Clete Torres

            Heh. Sure, OL. That really wasn’t the intent though.

        • spratico

          Here where I work our company is part of the Best Buddies program. We’ve hired a guy, BJ, who has Downs and is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. He works with shipping/receiving guys and is an awesome worker. So, yeah, when you see someone with Downs, treat them like anybody else. They indeed tend to be the most kind and loving amongst us.

        • Joe W.

          ou bring a tear to an old man’s eye, Clete…thanks for sharing…that memory has to be branded into your brain, my friend…

          • Clete Torres

            It is one of my favorite memories.

      • https://twitter.com/WSPISFA WSPISFA

        The extra chromosome in Downs is LOVE. Just saying.

        • John W.

          If I’m not mistaken, the Palins have a bumper sticker on one of their vehicles that says, “My kid has more chromosomes than your kid.”

          • OLLPOH ~ America

            More L o v e Power!

          • Guest

            if it’s true, how cool!

      • Guest

        liberalism is mental midgetry defined.

  • Spasmolytic

    If it was up to liberals, he’d never been born. Nothing more than an abortion statistic.

    • Damien Johnson

      One of the reasons a friend of mine and I have gotten pretty close is that I have an autistic little brother, and she has a down syndrome little sister, so we understand each other. And, I sent her that story of Jezebel crying that a reverend found a down syndrome baby a family, so the baby will not be aborted. My friend told me in response that a doctor had suggested the same to her mother over 15 years ago, and her mother said something about “figuring it out.” My friend said her mother was never going to abort. I said that this…. this is true empowerment. Abortion isn’t empowering or brave or heroic. Her mother is.

      • Guest

        “Abortion isn’t empowering or brave or heroic. Her mother is” True, so true. As is my mom for keeping me (born with Spina Bifida)

        • Damien Johnson

          I’ve never heard of Spina Bifida. What is that? Though I don’t doubt that your mother is also a hero.

          • Clete Torres

            Short answer: where one or more of the vertebrae in the spine don’t close around the spinal cord as they should. Leaves the spinal cord and the sheath around it in a protruded, vulnerable condition, and easily damaged if impacted. It can be closed after birth, but the surgery doesn’t ‘fix’ the damage to the cord caused by the incomplete closing of the vertebrae and usually results in some type of motor or other handicap.

          • Damien Johnson

            Thank you. But wow. I honestly don’t know what to say about that, except that it sounds like a terrible thing to live with.

          • Guest

            It’s not, but it does sometimes affect my quality of life. For example, I am limited in my physicalabilities, so finding employment is harder but not impossible!

          • Guest

            I believe it’s Latin for “open spine”. It’s neural tube defect in which the spinal cord is malformed causing nerve and facilities damage and malfunction, walking impairment, among other things. It can be detected in the first trimester of pregnancy through an AFP ( alpha fetal protein) test, and possibly prevented through-among other things- the consumption of all B-vitamins in the diet before and during pregnancy.

          • Damien Johnson

            First, I’d like to say best of luck to you to find a job! And thanks for that information. For some reason, I can imagine a woman complaining that having to change her diet to B vitamins during a pregnancy to prevent something like that, is a reason why she should be allowed to abort. But it made me think even more that everybody, both sides, bot the mother and the father, have their specific jobs. The father’s job during that nine months is to take extra special care of two people, especially. And then they both have an equal duty to that child for the rest of the child’s life.

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      Margaret Sanger sicko’s.

      • Guest

        yup!!!

      • Spasmolytic

        “Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless you.” (Barack Obama)

    • Guest

      that’s right! (unfortunately!)

    • RedSoloCup

      Especially to Wendy Davis!

  • Maxx

    Hey malcontents, my guess is by the time Trig is done with school, he’ll have completed more grades than the average liberal.

    • Guest

      LOL!!!!

    • RedSoloCup

      Zing!

  • LinTaylor

    You’ve gotta be a pretty poor excuse for a human being to lob insults at a child whose only “crime” is being related to someone you don’t like. I hope Trig’s classmates and their families are nicer than these venomous weasels.

    • Guest

      well said!!!!

  • Steve_J

    The people posting the vile tweets aren’t even worth responding to.

  • Joe W.

    I’ll bet that if “Chuck Teets” were to have the honor to actually meet Trig Palin, Trig would walk right up to him and give him a big bear hug. These special children know no hate nor prejudice. Chuck Teets and his “NoH8” liberal pals??…not so much. I would much prefer spending my day in the company of Trig Palin than to suffer the presence of an ignorant ass wipe like Mr. Teets.

    • Clete Torres

      Brilliantly stated, Joe.

      • Joe W.

        Thanks, Clete. I cannot fathom the hatred that this American Family generates among our “tolerant” liberal residents.

        • Clete Torres

          It’s sad, isn’t it?

          • Joe W.

            Very.

    • Sarah Verre

      AMEN to that my friend!!! God bless little Trig!

    • Michelle

      I’ve always believed kids like Trig are God’s special and perfect gift to us all – they know nothing but love, they can’t even comprehend hate and prejudice. They love you just for being here. I’ve never known a more pure, loving, lovable and innocent soul than someone with Downs Syndrome. They teach me a whole lot about love and acceptance.

      • trixiewoobeans

        It seems to me they are born without malice. What a gift!

        • Michelle

          We’re all born without malice, humans develop it along the way and certainly those with DS are completely incapable of developing it. I had friends with DS as a kid, and now other friends with children with DS – the sweetest moments of my life have been spent around those special beings.

          • trixiewoobeans

            I shall correct…born without a malice gene.

      • Damien Johnson

        You know, I feel like that’s just children in general. They don’t have any concept of any sort of evil. I was walking one day and two kid boys (parents were out too) just said “Hello!” and were all smiles. The youngest one, who was in a diaper so I estimated he had to be less than or close to 3, just ran up to me and hugged my leg like it was nothing. I can’t even properly describe how my heart just melted at that. What adult in America will just run up to you and hug you? That kid didn’t know me at all. In modern times people are so fearful that they won’t give you a ride home even if you ask to just be driven a couple minutes down the street in order to severely cut down on the time it would take you to walk home. And on a similar note and much more recently, there was a child in church that reminded me that I had left my phone plugged in to a wall.

        My little brother is autistic, and he’s not only friendly but very intelligent. He only gets aggressive if somebody starts up with him.

        • Clete Torres

          Exactly, Damien. Kids don’t care. Actually, kids couldn’t care less – until they’re taught to discriminate. At that point is where the real work begins: reversing that indoctrination.

          • Damien Johnson

            when it comes to reversing indoctrination we ALL have that work cut out for us-and that’s even to reverse it in grown people.

          • Clete Torres

            Amen, brother.

    • Mary123s

      I’m a lib and these are not libs,,,my people have been taken over by “faux liberals” – people who think just because they support gay rights and abortion, and vote Dem it gives them license to be smug and nasty to others.

      • Joe W.

        I beg to differ. These miscreants are every bit liberals as y’all are. You people are vile and disgusting. You really crossed the line at your last convention. when you actually booed God and kept Him out of your Liberal DemocRAT Party platform. Being smug and nasty to others is the mantra of liberalism. Ever watch MSNBC?? Denying your side’s position on the value of life, be it “normal” or “special needs” does not buy you any acceptance from Americans of character, Mary. Your support of “gay rights” and abortion on demand at MY expense, paints you as a self serving, morally bankrupt ghoul. I pity you as I pray for you.

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      This comment should be framed and sent to every newpaper and magazine in the country.

  • Mike Peterson

    Wow someone would actually go after a child in that way, wtf is this world coming too. You dont like her fine thats your right. but to attack a child how low can freakin get.

  • BoscoBolt

    Happy! Happy! Happy!

    Trig’s a sweetheart.

  • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

    What a nice “family” experience…thank you for sharing!

  • Jorgenseptember

    Congrats to to the Palins. What a joy to see such a happy face on a precious child. Know he’s going to love school. Pray for God to bless the USA with many more families like yours.. Admire you immensely

  • ernst1776

    What a great picture! Love the Palins!
    How sad that leftists have no joy in their hearts.

  • Concerned

    This picture of a beautiful, happy little boy is much more refreshing than the one of Miley Cyrus twerking Beatlejuice!

  • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

    Just beautiful!

  • nc

    “Just beautiful. Congratulations to the Palin family and wishing Trig a wonderful school year!” – Twitchy

    Amen!!!!

  • Renny

    Both their faces are just ‘joy’.

  • Martin Schiemann

    happy first day of school. he’s gotten so big. how time flies.

    • Clete Torres

      Really. Seems like just yesterday we welcomed him into our world.

  • HWarrior13

    I’ve met the Palin Family and Ms. Palin and I discussed politics for a little while. We discussed my 1st trimester choice position and even though we didn’t agree, she could not have been more gracious. I was so concerned that she might be offended, but she put me at ease. She also said that many of her “closest family members” (I won’t say who) were also in my position.
    I will always admire the class and kindest she showed me that day. (She was also kind enough of sign like, 5 books, for me to give out as Christmas gifts to my family).
    And btw, she looks exactly the same in person, very pretty.
    Now her husband, oddly enough is better looking in person, his eye are much bluer.
    Very good looking man

    • Clete Torres

      I would so love to meet Sarah Palin. I’d likely be a blithering idiot, but I’d still love to meet her.

      • Guest

        I second that!!!

    • Mary123s

      that’s awesome

  • therealguyfaux

    Joking about Sarah Palin going back to school herself: Puerile, but fair– she could have been more clear that it was her son’s first day (what, seven more spaces? She had room to spare.)

    Joking(if you can call such hate by that word) about the son himself: There are special places in Hell for people who do things like that. It may be the only consolation that the rest of the people in Hell have, that they do not have to associate with someone who would do that.

    • poh

      OK, you a lawyer? Appreciate the attention to detail but anyone with the cranial capacity of a canary understood exactly what she meant. Can’t explain stupidity or evil away.

    • Jill

      Most people correctly assumed that she was referencing her child’s first day of school. If one were to bother to click on the tweet and (gasp) actually read it and view the pictures, the message would become that much clearer. She holds a degree that 70 percent of the country hasn’t managed to attain-more so considering her year of graduation- so the jabs are as uninformed as they are sophomoric.

      • therealguyfaux

        For the avoidance of all misunderstanding:

        My point was that the Governor, as a public figure of her stature and prominence, ought maybe to be a bit more wary when she tweets as to how it comes across and not leave herself wide open to such jokes. As a Hockey Mom, I’m sure she understands what an “open goal” is. We would all like to see her not give her opponents a shot at the empty net.

        And I still mean what I say about Hell and those humanoids who would mock that child.

        • CBDenver

          Oh, good grief…

        • seek456

          you appear to need a lot of direction. Why is that?

        • Jill

          Fundamentally, people should be able to share their joy and tiny facets of their lives on social media without being attacked. As for your last sentiment, I concur.

  • Mary123s

    These idioits don’t have a life….if you don’t like her, don’t follow her twitter because she does not care

    and they know they are making fun of not only a special needs kid but also a minority (Trig is part Native American – via Dad)

  • Jill

    Some of these tweets are absolutely horrifying and really make me lose a bit of faith in humanity. David Axelrod has a developmentally delayed daughter. I recall a biographical piece that where he briefly toured her group home. Though I won’t assign all conservatives or libertarians a halo, I’ve never seen his child mocked like Palin’s son.

    • therealguyfaux

      I actually feel for the Ax on a human person-to-person level after seeing a story about that woman. What person with a shred of decency and compassion wouldn’t?

      I still don’t want him in politics, but that’s his public life, something I can strongly dislike about him, without it carrying over into the sphere of his life as the caring father of a brain-damaged woman desperately trying to help her live as normal a life as she can manage.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Maybe it’s me, but I’m thinking the Trig haters are that way because he’s already smarter than they’ll ever be.

  • Dragomance

    I’m almost jealous of Sarah.She has so many locations and they’re all rent-free.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    “Good for you! Now pay attention this time. RT @SarahPalinUSA First day of school!” -Danny Zucker

    “@SarahPalinUSA Good luck, Sarah! It’s about time you sought an education…”-Jesus Almitee

    #war on women

  • Jean Wagoner

    Wonderful moment; may there be many, many more!!

  • beebop1952

    You know what I like most about the Palins? They are stronger in their faith, love, marriage and family than any other who has been put through the hell they have been subjected to. Think Carlos and Huma will be married in two years? Think.Again.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Just Fantastically Beautiful Pictures of Some Great Neighbors and Their Little Boy Will Put All Who Don’t Know How To Love To Shame!
    Just a Great Way For Us To Start Our Day…One Sunrise, One Sunset!
    Thank you for Sharing Sarah and Todd:) !

  • disqus_eric

    “Hate: It makes a liberal tool”

  • Trudy Hill

    the idiots making these horrid comments would be screaming their heads off if anyone said the same thing to their family. Too bad libs never learned the Golden Rule. For the libs reading this it translates to KARMA baby, what goes around comes around. Did you all learn anything from children’s stories? Or where you all in bomb making class when it was time to read?

  • AWomaninTX

    Wow… Time sure goes by quickly!
    I hope he had a wonderful day.
    I was fortunate enough to help out at my youngest son’s school yesterday and it was endearing to see all those sweet babies on their first day of kindergarten.

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    When liberals aren’t busy labeling everything as hate they’re busy engaging in hate. The world’s hypocrites.

  • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

    WTF is wrong with you? Really?

  • Guest

    I don’t know what makes you so stupid, but it really works!

  • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

    Your lefty “tolerance” is showing big time…douche.

  • WhoMeToo

    I see you’ve forgotten yours….

  • Michelle

    I’d rather spend my entire life being Trig Palin than spend even one moment being you.

  • trixiewoobeans

    It must be miserable being you. My sympathies.

  • WilliamAmos

    That was stupid and it got him banned.

  • Michelle

    William, you’re a rock star – always on top of eliminating hateful people and comments around here.

  • WhoMeToo

    Thank you.

  • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

    Thanks man.

  • Guest

    Was just reading through his twitter feed. He’s a lost cause.

  • wwbdinct

    Thanks for not allowing the rabid dog Palin haters to post here on Twitchy like they do on some other sites. I’m hoping that one of these sites that I generally like doesn’t post this same story.

  • WilliamAmos

    Nice he is now attacking me on twitter. Guess I got a fan.

  • AbdullahtheButcher

    what exactly did this edward guy say?

  • Clete Torres

    Gah, I missed it. What did edweird say?

  • Michelle

    A hateful remark about an innocent and beautiful child.

  • The Penguin #PublishThatSh*t

    Absolutely!

  • CatHerder

    Shields on maximum, fire all forward batteries.

  • Garrett Gripling

    edward is the result of twerking.

  • Clete Torres

    Lucky you.

    #block

  • CatHerder

    Okay, I had to laugh at the memory you brought back. My daughter was working her way through college doing late shifts at Blockbuster at the time, and a latino/hispanic/whatever-the-hell-the-current-term-is several years older than she was favoring her with a description of how miserable his life was and how a good woman could turn it all around.

    I wasn’t there but I can see the faint smile she usually saves for BS artists as she leaned forward and said…

    “God, it must really suck being you.”

  • Clete Torres

    I think I would too, and I don’t even know what edweird said.

  • Michelle

    I’ve been on the receiving end of similar conversation, have said to one or two of them, “I’d really love to help you out with some advice, but I don’t have any experience with being that desperate.”

  • CatHerder

    My baby girl distilled sarcasm to “drink of the gods” extent. Daddy is so proud.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    You go girl…
    as in why waste good energy on bad attitudes.

  • Clete Torres

    Guess something had to be…

  • Clete Torres

    I’ve got one of those in both genders. Witheringly effective, almost makes me feel bad for their targets.

    Almost, but not quite.

  • Clete Torres

    Something stupid, certainly. It’s his stock in trade.

  • Michelle

    Your kids and I would be fast friends.

  • Clete Torres

    Likely. And you’d like their dad too – he’s just like them.

  • CatHerder

    Heard and appreciated.