Alan Colmes of Hannity and Colmes wrote a post so inappropriate and offensive the Kos Kiddies would be envious. He accused Governor Palin of not taking enough care of Trig when he was an unborn baby. A man who has no problem with a woman killing her unborn baby through an abortion actually has the nerve to ask if Governor Palin took too great a risk with her pregnancy:
Rogers Cadenhead gives the timeline associated with the birth of her newest child. She had a speech in Dallas and, even after the water broke, continued with her activities, and then boarded a plane for home. She did consult by phone with her doctor.
Still, a Sacramento, Calif., obstetrician who is active in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said when a pregnant woman’s water breaks, she should go right to the hospital because of the risk of infection. That’s true even if the amniotic fluid simply leaks out, said Dr. Laurie Gregg.
In case he takes it down in an effort to hide his idiocy, I captured a screen shot for everyone to see. Click the image to enlarge.
Update By Jay Tea: Yup, as Kim predicted, it’s gone down the memory hole. Apparently it was causing some “technical issues” for the site, so it got deleted. Congrats to Kim for having the foresight to get that screen capture. But if some more technically adept person than me can pull up a copy of the article in its entirety, we’ll be more than proud to post it here at Wizbang.
In my career at Wizbang, I have unpublished exactly one article (not counting duplicates and other actual errors), and that was it was in incredibly poor taste. I didn’t just disappear it, though; I posted another article stating it had been done, why, and apologized for it.
Publishing, then deleting, articles that later prove embarrassing is one of the most cowardly things that can be done in the blogosphere. It’s also one of the dumbest, because the internet NEVER FORGETS ANYTHING. It only emphasizes the wrongness of the author who does it. In this case, Colmes gets to add “coward” to the list of epithets that people can toss at him over his initial article.
We don’t do that here. It’s not just a matter of principle for me, but sheer practicality — as shown here, it doesn’t work. It never works. I learned that when Kos issued his famous “screw them” piece on the American contractors murdered and left displayed in Iraq, then tried to Control-Z his way out of it. Several years later, it’s still what he is best known for to a lot of people.
My apologies, Kim, for hijacking your article here. I probably should have made it a separate posting. But once I started, I just started going and going (as is my wont). I’ll shut up now.