Friday, February 19, 2010

It Just Wasn't Funny

The actress who was the voice over for the Family Guy segment which featured a Down's syndrome young women mentioning that her mother was the former governor of Alaska has given an interview, and said, ' I guess former governor Palin doesn't have a sense of humor." My response to that is, what's funny about using downs syndrome as a way to get a cheap laugh? And cheap is being very generous. Apparently the actress Andrea Fay Friedman has Downs syndrome herself, and took an addition swipe at Sarah by saying in an email statement, "My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes."

She said in the interview that the line in Family Guy was funny. But as we can see by her email statement her mocking of Sarah and Trig doesn't come without some sort of political or ideological bias against the governor and Trig. Whether that was developed on her own or coached, no one knows for sure. We can only imagine the out cry by the media and the left, if some TV show mocked the Obama girls and their heritage because they are black. I'm not suggesting there's any comparison to being born black and being born with Downs syndrome, but neither is a choice that the individual can choose. And maybe that's the rub here. The left has consistently suggested that abortion would have been the wise choice for Sarah Palin. She does not fit their ideological template. They equate choice to mean, any unfortunate pregnancy that could be a challenge or inconvenient should be snuffed out. Choice for them doesn't include a choice for life that doesn't meet their Nazi like mindset, of an imperfect human being. We have heard Sarah say many times that Trig is perfect, and he is. God blessed them with Trig and he has been and will continue to be a blessing to them.

But, with all the challenges a Downs syndrome individual goes through, and Miss Friedman should know that, there should be empathy and understanding, not mockery. If a downs person comes to the point in their life when they can laugh at themselves, then more power to them, but to mock both child and mother is cruel and inexcusable. I'm sure Sarah has no problem with a sense of humor as she has shown time and again, but stay away from her children. The media has accepted that request from the Obamas. Doesn't Sarah Palin deserve the same respect. Once again the double standard is stark, and seems to be even more acceptable if it's against a conservative woman. The left seems to have a problem with downs, and mentally challenged individuals. Obama himself took a swipe at the special Olympics on Leno, and Rahm Emanuel ranted, "F***ing Retards," and even Al Gore, years ago, made a reference to extra chromosome individuals when referring to conservatives. The double standard must be challenged, so once again thank you Sarah for doing your part.
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