Sarah Palin is back.

Sarah Palin is back on Fox News channel.

IS ANYTHING worse than an opportunistic political grandstander like Sarah Palin playing word police with a comedian like Bill Maher? These two both love the controversy and the attention, because it serves each of their mutual purpose.

It’s 2013 and Sarah Palin has fallen a long way from her vice presidential nomination and her 2010 leadership with the Tea Party. What she once earned is long in the dust.

What brought it on is that Bill Maher called Trig “retarded” in Las Vegas, which the Review-Journal reported, saying some local Vegas celebrity took offense and shouted the news. Here’s what was reported, via Huffington Post:

Maher chose to make a joke about Palin’s son, Trig and in the process he used the “R” word to describe this 5 year old special needs boy. Of course, since Trig is Palin’s son, he is a target of the left. Special needs be damned, there are jokes to be made by “caring compassionate” liberals. I was so disgusted and a bit surprised that I forgot the exact joke. Perhaps he saves this joke for live audiences only. The audience of more supposed compassionate, caring leftists loved the joke and roared with laughter. – Ron Furtrell

Political correctness kills comedy and Bill Maher referring to Trig as “retarded,” in what is being described as “mocking,” without hearing the whole context, is worthless. Some people may think even talking about Trig should be off limits, but this is comedy, not a political debate.

It’s not even being reported what exactly was said, but of course that didn’t stop Sarah Palin, whose only card anymore is going off half-cocked. Tweets ensued, with Palin delighting her fans by tweeting:

Hey bully, on behalf of all kids whom you hatefully mock in order to make yourself feel big, I hope one flattens your lily white wimpy a#*.

This will make perfect fodder for Sarah’s next appearance on Fox News. Yes, you got it, she’s ba-aack.

In response to Palin’s return, Fox News chief Roger Ailes said in a statement, “I’ve had several conversations with Governor Palin in the past few weeks about her rejoining FOX News as a contributor. I have great confidence in her and am pleased that she will once again add her commentary to our programming. I hope she continues to speak her mind.”

[Huffington Post]