Once upon a time, this election season looked like it was going to be a quiet one for disability-rights advocates. But the selection of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential nominee sent newspaper reporters scrambling to put together articles that ask members of the disability advocacy community What It All Means.
Here’s a collection of some of the articles that were produced soon after Palin joined the ticket:
“Palin Candidacy Puts Spotlight on Special Needs” (USA Today)
“With Palin, Special Needs Get Spotlight” and “Parents of Special-Needs Children Divided Over Palin’s Promise to Help” (The New York Times)
“Palin’s Pitch to Parents of Disabled Raises Some Doubts” (The Wall Street Journal)
“Candidacy is a Chance to Shed Light” (The Boston Globe)
“Trig’s Promise” (Newsweek)
I’m sure that’s just a sample. If you see links to others worth sharing, please add them in the comment section.
A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.