So a large majority of the three-hundred-sixty members of the Aledo High senior class voted for Kristin Pass, an eighteen-year-old with Down Syndrome for homecoming queen. Neat story worth a tear or two about Kristin and her classmates in the little North Texas town west of Fort Worth.
I’m not surprised, though. The Down’s kids I’ve met were uniformly friendly and sweet. Some people think their retardation should be grounds for abortion–and they have sneered at Sarah Palin for not aborting her Down’s son–but the real tragedy of these kids’ lives is that they often die young.