On Tuesday Sarah Palin responded to a recent jab from from Fox's 'Family Guy,' who mocked Palin's son trig for having Down syndrome in a recent episode.
In a Facebook note addressed to Fox Hollywood (as opposed to Palin's own employer, Fox News), Palin said the episode "felt like another kick in the gut." (Two weeks ago, Palin called for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to be fired after he called liberal groups thinking of running health care-related ads against Democratic lawmakers "F---ing retarded.") Palin then turned the note over to daughter Bristol:
"When you're the son or daughter of a public figure, you have to develop thick skin. My siblings and I all have that, but insults directed at our youngest brother hurt too much for us to remain silent. People with special needs face challenges that many of us will never confront, and yet they are some of the kindest and most loving people you'll ever meet. Their lives are difficult enough as it is, so why would anyone want to make their lives more difficult by mocking them? As a culture, shouldn't we be more compassionate to innocent people - especially those who are less fortunate? Shouldn't we be willing to say that some things just are not funny? Are there any limits to what some people will do or say in regards to my little brother or others in the special needs community? If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brother and my family yesterday, they failed. All they proved is that they're heartless jerks. - Bristol Palin"
In the episode in question, one of the characters dates a mentally disabled girl -- and though Palin is never mentioned by name, the girl makes a clear reference to Trig Palin when she says "My dad's an accountant, and my mom's the former governor of Alaska." Video below.