Sarah Palin discovers the hazards of being a public figure
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.