From Sarah Palin on Twitter today:
"We love you, love you, love you Kathleen... in Michigan! We pray for your health and happiness! (From your friends all across America.)"Kathleen is seven-year old Kathleen Edward. The Ann Arbor girl is in the final stages of Huntington's disease, a genetic brain disorder that claimed the life of her 24-year-old mother, Laura, last year:
Jennifer and Scott Petkov have posted doctored images on Facebook of Laura in the arms of the Grim Reaper, and Kathleen's face above a set of crossbones. Neighbors also say the Petkovs built a coffin, put it on their truck and drove it up and down the street, honking the horn, ABC News said.Hence Gov. Palin's tweet. She knows all too well the kind of hatred that has been directed at little Kathleen and her mom. Trig Palin, the governor's youngest offspring and a Down Syndrome child, has been photoshopped on leftist websites as a storm trooper from "Star Wars" and as the devil -- everything, in fact, except a child of God. Some of the deranged Haterade drinkers, including The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan, insist to this day that Trig is not Gov. Palin's child, despite not having even a shred of evidence to support their delusional charges.
Jennifer Petkov, in an interview last week with WJBK television in Detroit, admitted to posting the images on her Facebook page, saying she did so for "personal satisfaction." The coffin, she said, was a Halloween decoration. Asked why she put up the mother's photo, Jennifer Petkov said she did it to get back at Rebecca Rose, the woman's mother.
"It burns Rebecca Roses's a-- raw for me to make fun of her dead daughter on that page," she said.
So it's no wonder that little Kathleen would find a soft spot in the Mama Grizzy's heart.