Well, this has to be a metaphor for something, doesn’t it?
Earlier today, Sarah Palin caused a bit of a kerfuffle on her Facebook page by posting a picture of her son Trig standing on the family dog … like it was a good thing. Seriously. This is what she wrote for the caption:
Happy New Year! May 2015 see every stumbling block turned into a stepping stone on the path forward. Trig just reminded me. He, determined to help wash dishes with an oblivious mama not acknowledging his signs for “up!”, found me and a lazy dog blocking his way. He made his stepping stone.
He made his stepping stone. Out of a dog. I don’t even … are there words? Would it still be adorable if the six-year-old (average weight: 50 pounds) had broken the dog’s back? I understand that Trig has developmental issues, but I’m still pretty sure that it’s not a good idea to teach any kid that it’s totally fine and adorable to literally step on a living creature to get what one wants in life. What’s next? “Oh! How cute! Lil’ Trig wanted to roast marshmallows, so he set a few small fires in the neighbor’s yard all by himself! He’s so advanced! Most future serial killers don’t hit this stage of the MacDonald triad until they’re in grade school!” Who thinks it’s OK, let alone cute, for a kid to step on a dog? [Facebook]