At 91 you should have known better than anyone what to say and what not to say in this situation. Being older than most does not give you the right or allow leniency in belittling, impugning or insulting someone *or their child*.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 91-year-old freshman Republican state lawmaker suggested New Hampshire's mentally disabled should be shipped to Siberia and said he is unapologetic about the comment.
State Rep. Martin Harty of Barrington said he was kidding around with an unidentified woman caller who supported funding for the homeless when he raised the issue of eugenics and the world's population growth.[..]
"I said maybe they can rent a spot in Siberia off of Russia," he said. "She called me an Adolf Hitler and hung up on me. I never mentioned Hitler."[..]
Laurie McCray, a Portsmouth mother of a boy with medical needs who was testifying, told the House Finance Committee she was shocked when a friend told her a state representative from Barrington espoused shipping "defective people to Siberia to freeze." She did not name the friend or the lawmaker, who was later identified as Harty.[..]
Republican House Speaker William O'Brien said he hopes Harty considers his comments more carefully in the future. O'Brien said that at Harty's age, he has earned the right to say what he thinks, but "he needs to appreciate that as a representative, he will be held to a higher standard."
You're a rotten, mean old man Martin. Maybe if you break a hip you too will become "defective" and we can ship you up to Alaska instead of Siberia. It's closer and we can save on postage. Don't worry though, I'm sure someone will poke some air holes in your box first.