Sarah Palin is not one to be drawn in to media complaints, but she’s exactly one to respond to these issues when they accost her directly. Sure, Family Guy made fun of persons of mental disability in past years, but, Palin remained silent. But on this occasion, when they made fun of her directly, she magically popped up like a mad activist on a mission more missionary than the position that made her that baby ostensibly in question.
Here’s the ounce of bit of back story for the story, and skip this paragraph if you already know it. On a recent episode of “The Family Guy”, there was a moment where Chris’s girlfriend, a strong willed, strong minded girl he was dating, said that her mother was the former governor of Alaska. And from that Mrs. Palin threw out a crazy conniption fit like a stabbed jackass.
Here’s what was overlooked by the mainstream media:
- The word “retarded” was never used.
- The character in question was never disparaged for being special needs, but for her failure to be kind or gracious.
– There was no mockery made of persons with special needs. In fact they were treated as perfect equals in the story, and even came out as superior to other characters who have not been identified as special need (like Chris.)
What Sarah Palin has done with success is the same thing the Speidi and other no-reason celebrities have done is capitalize on a fleeting moment in the ephemery of popular culture for her own personal gain. Sure, we get it, she despises her son Trig being used as a prop in politics, even though she carries him under her arm “like a loaf of french bread,” according to the actress that played the down’s syndrome girl in question, and she hates her daughter being used as a media pawn, even though she’s going to appear on “The Secret Life of American Teenagers” in the coming season.
I’m not a liberal, nor a conservative, nor a person that even bothers to vote (for the same reason I don’t throw my hands up in the air at concerts when they tell me it’s the only way to get the main act out on the stage,) but I do know a glamorous gimmick when I see one. The liberals don’t discredit Palin because she’s a powerhouse, but because she’s a retard, and I say that without discredit to those with special needs. Sarah Palin is not on the same plane as those with developmental disabilities, she’s one who chooses to be an idiot of her own accord.