I'm curious about a small point, and I realize that it is indeed a small one--nothing earthshaking. In the Presidential Debate this evening, why did John McCain keep saying that Sarah Palin has a good reason to know a lot about autism? The Palins' littlest child has Down Syndrome, not autism. Autism is rarely diagnosed before a child is 3 years old, although recent studies show that it may be spotted when the child is less than half that age.
Is he confused, or did I miss something? Comments are welcomed.