NEW YORK (WPIX)—Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert used Sarah Palin's " satire" defense of Rush Limbaugh against her Monday night, by declaring that the former Alaska governor is a "f-king retard."
During his show, Colbert was mocking Palin's speech at the Tea Party Convention on Saturday and even took jabs at the notes Palin had visibly written on her hand. Colbert then moved on to the issue of Palin's reaction to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's use of the word "retard."
Palin vehemently declared Emanuel should be fired for using the word, however quickly jumped to Rush Limbaugh's side, defending his use of the word, because it was meant as a satire.
"Our politically correct society is acting like some giant insult's taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards," Limbaugh recently said on his radio show.
Colbert, who clearly found Palin's words humorous, wasted no time at firing back.
"We should all come to her defense and say that Sarah Palin is a f---ing retard," Colbert said. "It's satire."
Her defense of Limbaugh seemed to go against her spokesperson, who said last week, "Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name calling at the expense of others is disrespectful."