Sarah Palin is very offended

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Sarah Palin is very offended. She didn’t like the recent episode of The Family Guy, when a female character with Down syndrome went on a date and was asked about her family. “My dad’s an accountant,” she replies, “and my mom is the former governor of Alaska.”

So is terribly offended.

Horribly offended.

Ridiculously offended.

So, naturally, she’s speaking out. Loudly. On her Facebook page, Palin wrote that the episode “felt like another kick in the gut,” and she encouraged her virginal teenage daughter Bristol (last seen on Oprah) to speak out as well. So she did: “If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brothers and my family yesterday, they failed.”

Actually, they succeeded. In a big, big way. First, the episode was funny. Second, it wasn’t even remotely offensive (Note: When politicians say they’re offended, they’re only offended if their fake-offense doesn’t garner extra votes.) Third, it led to what I consider to be the greatest Palin smack-down offered to date. Andrea Fay Friedman, the 39-year-old actress who did the voice of the girl (and who has Down syndrome herself), responded to Palin’s “outrage” with this statement …

“I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. In my family we think laughing is good, and I was raised by parents to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.”

In a word: Perfect.

15 thoughts on “Sarah Palin is very offended”

  1. “My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.”

    And if Palin didn’t have her child in public, you would be the very first in line to criticize her for hiding her child from the public.

    Besides, Jeff, whatever happened to keeping politicians’ children off limits from jokes? Oh, that’s right. It only applies to Democrats’ kids.

  2. Why doesn’t Sarah Palin rip up her contract with FOX? If “Family guy” were aired on ABC, CBS, or NBC she would have screamed bloody murder!

  3. I shrugged my story at this story. After seeing the clip then watching the video.

    But then when it was revealed the person speaking the lines has Down’s Syndrome, I said ‘holy shit’.

    Then when I read the quotes she said about Palin, it left out the part where she said “My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.”

    Wow. I am pleasantly stunned at how badly Sarah Palin got owned.

  4. Palin opened herself up to this when she paraded her kid on stage AND when she refused to criticize Limbaugh.

    If Rush Limbaugh told Palin he wanted to eat her kid, she’d pass him the ketchup.

  5. I think your a little hypocritical Jeff. If Family Guy had made a derogatory comment about Obamas kids, would you be saying the same thing? Did she take up air time to vent her concerns? If she wants to write about it on her Facebook page…she has that right.

    And Dave, if you think SHE is the most offensive person out there…you are deranged!

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