Wonkette editor Ken Layne told Weigel that he had placed Stuef on probation.
The post has since been updated with an apology from Stuef:
UPDATE: I regret this post and using the word “r****ded” in a reference to Sarah Palin’s child. It’s not nice, and is not necessary, but I take responsibility for writing it. For those who came and are offended by this post: I’m sorry, of course. But I stand by my criticism of Sarah Palin using her child as a political prop.
I'm going to be kind and just say "that's from Politico." First off, he was suspended for less than 24 hours. Second, no, Steuf, it was "not nice" nor necessary. And when you write, "I stand by my criticism of Sarah Palin using her child as a political prop" you reveal you're not sorry at all.
Sarah Palin has a special-needs child. She loves that child. Unless and until you can prove otherwise, document proof, you need to shut the hell up.
Your words read: If you take your special-needs child out in public with you, you are using your child as a prop.
Your words send the message: Hide special-needs children away.
I didn't vote for McCain-Palin. I can't imagine ever voting for Sarah Palin for public office. But there are things I applaud her for. And I don't fault her as a mother or as a parent. And with regards to Trig, I praise her. Trig is not to be hidden away. He is a member of the family and she treats as one. And she celebrates all the joy and beauty that is Trig and invites others to do the same.
But some people are just really ugly on the inside and they get off on lashing out at children. There's no excuse for Wonkette publishing that crap in the first place. There's no excuse for the so-called apology to include a slam at the mother of the child he insulted.
I'm so damn sick of these people. I can't believe what Barack has unleashed on the left. And remember that bastard is the one who went on Jay Leno and mocked Special Olympics. So he waived and encouraged this. And he'll only give a speech when he's calling for himself to be understood.
If Barack Obama had any substance at all, he would have said a long time ago that the crap being thrown at Trig Palin needs to stop. But he can't say that because he lacks maturity and he lacks class. And his fan boyz are just like him.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"