To say that Sarah Palin uses her family to promote herself is an understatement. From the moment Sarah hit the stage at the Republican Convention, she demonstrated her willingness to use even her own special needs child to gain publicity.
Todd was introduced as the “stay at home dad.” He’s still staying at home but his recent encounter with Track left him bleeding from the head wounds inflicted by Track while Todd was at home. Now, several days later, Sarah has used a photo of Todd to gain media attention. Trig has literally taken a back seat to Todd. It appears the American public is more interested in trauma to the head and face of an old white guy, than a normal looking boy with Down’s syndrome.
The media reports that the photo reveals Todd’s cut on his nose and bruise to the right eye. However what is even more obvious is that Todd is wearing a hat, and nobody else in the picture is. Even more noticeable is that Todd is wearing a soft, stocking cap, which was previously not worn by Todd. If Track beat his father about the head, Todd may be covering up much more than the injuries to his face. Sarah has not yet remarked on the beating.
However she is seen in the photo giving a thumb-up sign, as if to show she is proud of Track’s handiwork.
It also appears to me that Todd’s mouth is still recovering from being hit in the mouth. Compare the lips in the photos above.