Like Paris Hilton – an older, hotter grandma version – it seems that Sarah Palin is ALWAYS looking for a reason to stay relevant. She needs to give it a rest. Now that her spotlight has gone dim, it’s time to go back to being a what she was before the election… a yokel.
First she had an issue with a joke David Letterman said during a monologue about her daughter getting knocked up. The man is a comedian, regardless of how ‘wrong’ the joke was… Now she’s bitching about this past Sunday’s Family Guy episode! Basically, Chris wants to ask out this girl Ellen from his class. Yada yada – watch it if you haven’t – but long story short she has Down syndrome, they go on a date and during the small talk that ensues she makes mention that her mother ‘is the former governor of Alaska.’
WOW! A 2 SECOND BIT AND SHE’S GOT HER GRANNY PANTIES ALL UP IN A BUNCH! BIG F’N DEAL!
Ms. Palin, whose son Trig also has Down syndrome, has said that the “Family Guy” show “really isn’t funny” and was the work of “cruel, cold-hearted people.” Ms. Palin’s daughter Bristol has written that the “Family Guy” writers were “mocking my brother and my family,” and called them “heartless jerks.”
One person who supports the “Family Guy” staff is Andrea Fay Friedman, the 39-year-old actor and public speaker who played Ellen in that episode. Awesome! Like the character, Ms. Friedman also has Down syndrome. That makes it even better. In an e-mail message sent on Thursday to The New York Times, Ms. Friedman wrote:
I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. I thought the line “I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska” was very funny. I think the word is “sarcasm.” In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life.
I’ve never been a big advocate for Sarah Palin. Frankly not many people are. I don’t mind that she’s a woman one bit. I think I just hate how she can be more of an arrogant, ignorant, self-absorbed heap of white trash than I have ever witnessed in my entire life. The way Ms. Friedman handled herself in that letter was classy to say the LEAST! I really want to say if Sarah Palin says anything about this or if she’ll let it rest.
Okaaaaaay Sarah Palin does have a young son with the same handicap mentioned above. But he’s an infant boy, not a 16 year old girl so in no way can this be considered ‘heartless’ or ‘mocking an unfortunate situation.’ Believe it or not, many families are struggling with the same problem, not just the Palin’s. I believe the number is believed to be somewhere around 1 in every 900 or so births so if anything acknowledge the fact that in this episode, Ellen is being portrayed as pretty normal given her circumstances. She’s out on a date in a fancy restaurant acting like the typical 16-year-old drama queen. “You have to pull my chair out! Ask me about my day!” You can’t tell me you didn’t have a girlfriend in high school that didn’t remind you of Ellen!