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Bill Clinton said Monday he understands why Sarah Palin is popular in the heartland: because people relate to her.

"I come from Arkansas, I get why she's hot out there," Clinton said. "Why she's doing well."

Speaking to reporters before his Clinton Global Initiative meeting, the former president described Palin's appeal by adding, "People look at her, and they say, 'All those kids. Something that happens in everybody's family. I'm glad she loves her daughter and she's not ashamed of her. Glad that girl's going around with her boyfriend. Glad they're going to get married.'"

Clinton said voters would think, "I like that little Down syndrome kid. One of them lives down the street. They're wonderful children. They're wonderful people. And I like the idea that this guy does those long-distance races. Stayed in the race for 500 miles with a broken arm. My kind of guy."

Palin, the governor of Alaska, became an overnight star when Republican presidential candidate John McCain tapped her for his running mate. Her family, including her Down syndrome baby, Trig, her pregnant 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, and her husband, Todd, four-time winner of the 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race, have garnered intense media interest.

"I get this," Clinton said. "My view is ... why say, ever, anything bad about a person? Why don't we like them and celebrate them and be happy for her elevation to the ticket? And just say that she was a good choice for him and we disagree with them?"

The global initiative, a project of Clinton's foundation, will hold its four-day annual meeting in Manhattan starting Tuesday.

Politics | Bill Clinton says he understands Palin's appeal | Seattle Times Newspaper

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"I like that little Down syndrome kid."

And people wonder why Obama opted not to run with Hillary. Who would want to have that to deal with on a daily basis
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This high praise coming from a guy who would fuck a side of beef if you put a wig and some perfume on it...whoopidy doo. Good thing Hillary's out of the race; if she wasn't before, she is now.
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And people wonder why Obama opted not to run with Hillary. Who would want to have that to deal with on a daily basis
I take it you don't like those little Down syndrome kids?

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This high praise coming from a guy who would fuck a side of beef if you put a wig and some perfume on it...whoopidy doo. Good thing Hillary's out of the race; if she wasn't before, she is now.
"...wig and perfume?" Since when??

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I take it you don't like those little Down syndrome kids?
I guess I'm more partial to my little autistic kid
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As many as ten percent of persons with Down syndrome probably also suffer from autism. Exact data is difficult to obtain. Many cases go undiagnosed, or are diagnosed at a later age. Many diagnosticians are unaware that the two conditions may exist or are reluctant to apply the second diagnosis. Autism diagnosis is much more complicated than Down syndrome; there is no blood test, genetic marker, facial features, or other characteristics that apply to all autistic persons. The diagnosis is subjective, depending on meeting observations of certain behaviors. Diagnosis and treatment of autism is much more critical than for Down syndrome. Without early detection and intervention the life of a person with autism may be much more limited than that of a person with Down syndrome and often results in autistic children living in a residential school rather than at home because of inability of the parents and the school system to cope with the child's behaviors.

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