Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sarah Palin discovers the hazards of being a public figure

Sarah Palin is none too happy with the creative talents responsible for the Family Guy:

Former US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has attacked the portrayal of a character with Down syndrome on the Fox animated comedy Family Guy.

In a Facebook posting headlined "Fox Hollywood - What a Disappointment," the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and current Fox News contributor said the episode, which aired in the US on Sunday night, felt like "another kick in the gut".

Palin's youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome.

The episode features the character Chris falling for a girl with Down syndrome. On a date, he asks what her parents do.

She replies: "My dad's an accountant, and my mom is the former governor of Alaska."

Such pot shots are inevitable given the improbable nature of Palin's success. Toughen up woman, or get out of politics.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a pathetic comment, pointlessly demeaning and symptomatic of the ongoing degradation of political discourse in western democracies.
"I think it is in our interest to punish the first insult; because an insult unpunished is the parent of many others. -- Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1785"

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