Friday, February 19, 2010

Actress From Family Guy Fires Back At Sarah Palin

As you are no doubt aware, Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol recently fired off a very revealing Facebook posting in regards to a Valentines Day episode of Family Guy in which a Down Syndrome girl was played by Andrea Friedman.

Bristol and Sarah took offense suggesting that the show was attacking their beloved Trig.

Sarah : "it felt like a another kick in the gut"
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.

Sarah and Bristol, defenders of special needs children right? Yeah, not so much. Have you seen how Trig was treated on the book tour and campaign trail? Ah..well, that is another story altogether,

So, it has been a big todo as is everything Sarah does when she gets on her high horse about something. The problem with this situation? Well the woman who played the character Ellen on the Family Guy episode is Andrea Friedman and she has Down Syndrome. And it seems she has something to say to Sarah about Sarah's reaction. In fact Andrea felt so strongly about it she wrote an email and sent it to the New York Times. Sadly they didn't see fit to print the entire thing, opting instead to cut out parts of it. Luckily we've been given permission by Andrea's father to share a copy of the entire email.

My name is Andrea Fay Friedman. I was born with Down syndrome. I played the role of Ellen on the "Extra Large Medium" episode of Family Guy that was broadcast on Valentine's day. Although they gave me red hair on the show, I am really a blonde. I also wore a red wig for my role in " Smudge" but I was a blonde in "Life Goes On". I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. I thought the line "I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska" was very funny. I think the word is "sarcasm".

In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. 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.

Quite the take down! Congradulations Andrea on letting people know how you feel and for sharing what an incredible woman you are.

Now I will admit I am curious as to how Sarah will react to this email. But I was even more curious as to how Sarah's fans would react to this. Would they stand up and applaud this woman for making something of herself and making a choice about what she wanted to do? Would they ignore it?

It would have been better for them to ignore it altogether instead of reacting the way that many of them did.

i don't think this 40 year old down's syndrome woman wrote this or formulated these political opinions. my guess is that she is being used a political pawn, to accuse governor palin of using her infant son as a political pawn.

What has been "set straight"? So you thought the line was funny. Millions didn't. Get over it. You still get paid.
The only thing this "sets straigh" is that Andrea doesn't mind being exploited by script writers, and her own family, for their political biases. Read the last sentence again. As they say, "you are what you hate"...

Unfortunately Andrea may mind if she understood the complicated political arena she has been pushed into by her dad who set up this gig for her.
We need to protect out special needs community not use them as pawns... and no, Sarah carrying her infant son in public or private does not make him a pawn.

in any event what does the friedman letter prove no matter who wrote it. only one family was being made fun of in the cartoon and that was the palin family. now if the friedman family was made fun of in the same way then i would care what they thought but until then i would rather hear from bristol and what she thought.

So yes, these Palin fans are implying that Andrea can't think for herself, can't speak for herself and is being used by others. They seem to have a pretty low opinion of Andrea don't they? I wonder how they would react if they took the time to look at her accomplishments?

Pre-School: Santa Monica Presbyterian Nursery School, Santa Monica
Elementary: Seeds University Elementary School at UCLA, Los Angeles
Junior High:     Fernald School at UCLA                 
 ERAS School, Los Angeles High School:     
West Los Angeles Baptist High School, Los Angeles
College: Santa Monica College, Santa Monica
Stagecoach Theatre Group
Kay Howell, Director, Los Angeles, CA
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: Secretary Bye Bye Birdie: Teeny bopper and camera girl Marmalade & Gumdrops
Santa Monica Playhouse
Evelyn Rudie and Chris DeCarlo, Directors Where Do We Go From Here
Happily Ever After
Santa Monica College
C.H. McMurray, Director, Theatre Arts Class Andrea performed scenes from:
'The Miracle Worker'
'Loss of Roses'
'Bad Seed'
'Glass Menagerie'
English Shakespeare Co., London, England Michael Bogdanov and Michael Pennington, Directors
The Adderly School
Janet Adderly, Director
'The Joint Is Jumpin', a musical revue
'Opening Doors, OCEAN, Orange County Employment Network, May 1993, Guest Speaker.
Self Advocacy Conference, San Diego, CA, May 1993, Keynote Speaker.
Los Angeles County Early Intervention Expo and Faire, Harbor Regional Center, Long Beach, CA, June 1993, Keynote Speaker.
Self-Advocacy Conference for the Developmental Disabilities Board, Area IX,Buellton, California, June 1993, Keynote Speaker.
National Down Syndrome Congress Conference, Anaheim, CA, August 1993, Keynote Speaker.
Canadian Down Syndrome Society Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 1994, Keynote Speaker.
Ventura County Ninth Annual Supported Living Connection Conference: Promoting Quality Lives and Community Connection, Ventura, California, March 1994, Guest Speaker.
National Down Syndrome Congress/Marcus Center Facility Dedication, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1994.
Parent/Family Outreach Conference for the University of San Francisco, East Los Angeles, California, May 1994, Guest Speaker.
San Gabriel Valley Down Syndrome Parents Group, Pasadena, California, July 1994, Guest Speaker.
National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1994, Keynote Speaker, Panel Participant, Workshop Participant.
Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute 25th Anniversary Opening Doors Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 1994, Keynote Speaker.
Self-Advocacy Conference of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, Keynote Speaker, September 1994.
Los Angeles Down Syndrome Society Annual Convention, October 1994, Keynote Speaker.
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 1994, Guest Speaker.
St. Alban's Episcopal Church Youth Group, Los Angeles, California, October 1994, Guest Speaker.
Students of North High School, Newton, Massachusetts, October 1994, Guest Speaker.
CAPC Adult Services Annual Meeting, Buena Park, California, November, 1994, Guest Speaker.
Etta Israel Center, Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, California, December 1994, Panel Discussion.
Students of Campbell Hall School, Studio City, California, January, 1995. Addressed junior high school and senior high school students.
Possibilities Unlimited Inclusion Conference, Dare to Dream, Provo, Utah, March 1995, Keynote Speaker.
South Carolina Down Syndrome Family Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, April 22, 1995, Keynote Speaker.
Supported Living Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 17, 1995, Keynote Speaker.
Century City Rotary Club, Los Angeles, California, June 14, 1995, Guest Speaker.
Denver Down Syndrome Society, Denver, Colorado, July 16, 1995, Guest Speaker.
Inland Valley Down Syndrome Parents Group, Pomona, California, July 20, 1995, Guest Speaker.
Ohr Eliyahu Academy, Culver City, California, December 14, 1995, Guest Speaker.
The Reach Foundation, Los Angeles, California, April 21, 1996, Moderator for Kid's View, KABC Television.
Public Appearance at TASK Festival, Anaheim, California, April 27, 1996
Quality of Life Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 7, 1996, Guest Speaker.
Home and Family, Family Channel, June 1996, Interview for Television.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools' Teacher Conference, Fontana, California, August 27, 1996, Keynote Speaker.
Speaker at John Langdon Down Foundation's Second International Symposium on Biomedical and Psychoeducational Aspects of Down Syndrome, Mexico City, Mexico, April 1997.
April 16, 1997 The 50th Anniversary of the Television Academy TV Special (Film Clip from 'Life Goes On' of Andrea Friedman and Chris Burke.)
'Touched by Angel', guest star on episode entitled 'An Angel By Any Other Name', initial air date May 10, 1997 on CBS.
Self-Advocacy Conference, Westside Regional Center, Los Angeles, CA, September 1997.
Starring role in a half-hour Christmas drama produced by Hilary Jones-Farrow Productions Ltd. and Merit Motion Pictures, Inc. entitled 'Smudge', filmed in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The film was initially released in the United States on Turner Network Television on November 30, 1997 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Interview for television by Steve Hartman of CBS, Channel 2, Los Angeles, June 6, 1997.
August, 1997: National Down Syndrome Congress President's Award in recognition of Andrea Friedman's achievement in television and film portraying a positive image of people with Down syndrome.
Westside Regional Center Annual Workshop, September 20, 1997, Keynote Speaker.
Iranian Parents Group, Beverly Hills, California, October 1997, Guest Speaker.
November 5, 1997: Guest star on 'Chicago Hope', CBS.
November 7, 1997: Charity premiere of 'Smudge' starring Andrea Friedman, sponsored by The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles at the Warner Bros. Studio.
November 17, 1997: Guest speaker at MUSKAAN, the Parents Association for the Welfare of Children with Down syndrome, New Delhi, India.
December 2, 1997: Guest speaker for Nehru Centre sponsored by Indus International, the Indian Merchants Chamber and Verve magazine, Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India.
December 12, 1997: Guest speaker for Mathru Mandir (The Institute for Down Syndrome), Chennai (formerly Madras), India.
December 12, 1997: Guest speaker for The Spastics Society of India, Chennai, India.
December 13, 1997: Addressed members of the Chennai medical profession on the subject of 'Living with Down Syndrome,' Chennai, India.
December 16, 1997: Speaking engagement at the Down Syndrome Society of Japan in Tokyo, Japan
December 17, 1997: Speaking engagement and celebrity appearance at the I. G. Clinic Christmas party in Tokyo, Japan
May, 1998: Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Children's Television Special, Yorkton Film Festival, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
July 9, 1998: Guest speaker at Humanitas Prize ceremony.
July 21, 1998: National Theatre Workshop for the Disabled, Dublin, Maine.
September 26, 1998: Keynote speaker at Westside Regional Center Conference, Los Angeles, California
October 15, 1998: Guest speaker at Up for Downs Conference, Pomona, California.
October 1998: Child Psychology Class, Santa Monica Community College, Santa Monica, California, Guest Speaker.
January 16, 1999: Guest Star on 'Walker, Texas Ranger', 'Special Witness' episode.
February 24, 1999: Guest speaker S.H.A.R.E., Inc., Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California.
April 9, 1999: Keynote speaker, Tierra del Sol annual meeting.
April 29, 1999: Honored by the National Down Syndrome Society and the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles at the Annual National Down Syndrome Society Professional Women's Luncheon.
May 20, 1999: Keynote speaker at Canadian Down Syndrome Society Annual Conference.
June 1, 1999: Speaker at meeting of Very Special Arts Conference.
June 12, 1999: Guest celebrity for Harbor Regional Center 'Tell Me A Story' family event.
April 10, 2000: Guest Star on '7th Heaven', 'Hoop Dreams' episode.
April 14, 2000: Speaker, Annual National Down Syndrome Society Professional Women's Luncheon.
April 29, 2000: Keynote speaker, 7th Annual Self-Advocacy Conference sponsored by Self-Advocacy Board of Los Angeles County.
May 1999: Guest Speaker, Tierra del Sol annual dinner, San Fernando Valley, California.
June 11, 2000: Keynote speaker, 5th Annual California Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference sponsored by Supported Life Institute, Sacramento, California.
November 8, 2000: Speech to Yeshiva University High School, Los Angeles, California.
November 13, 2000: Keynote speaker, Far Northern Regional Center, Redding, California.
November 15, 2000: Guest Star, '7th Heaven' 100th episode.
May 19, 2001: Keynote Speaker and Workshop, Fifth Special Education Parent Conference sponsored by Los Angeles Unified School District - Division of Special Education.
June 10, 2001: Keynote Speaker and Workshop, 6th Annual California Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference sponsored by Supported Life Institute, Sacramento, California.
October 3, 2001: Presenter at Media Access Awards Ceremony.
October 26, 2001: Speech to Yeshiva University High School, Los Angeles, California.
November 2001: Performing scene from 'Romeo and Juliet' at Galaxy Ball, a fundraiser for Down Syndrome Association.
April 13, 2002: Keynote speaker at 'Kids With Dreams' conference held at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
April 21, 2002: Guest Star on 'The Division', 'Illusions' episode, Lifetime Television.
May 10, 2002: Guest Star on 'Law and Order, Special Victims Unit', 'Competence' episode, NBC.
June 2002: Name placed into consideration for nomination for Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for performance on 'Law and Order, Special Victims Unit', 'Competence' episode.
June 15, 2002: Workshop speaker, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Down Syndrome Association Conference.
July 13, 2002: Guest speaker for Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled, San Gabriel, California.
August 22, 2002: Guest speaker for Up for Downs Parent Group, Pomona, California.
September 21, 2002: Keynote speaker at National Self-Advocacy Association Conference held in Buffalo, New York
March 21, 2003: Keynote speaker for Special Children's League, Whittier, CA
April 3, 2003 - Guest Star on 'ER'.
May 10, 2003: Keynote speaker - People First Conference, San Diego, CA
May 14, 2003: Keynote speaker, Agencies for Developmentally Disabled, Buffalo, New York.
May 2003: Interview by Good Morning, Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
June 2003: Keynote speaker, Annual California Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference sponsored by Supported Life Institute, Sacramento, CA
July 2003: Keynote Speaker and Workshop Participant, National Down Syndrome Society National Conference, St. Louis, MO
July 2003: Panelist on American Film Market/Lanterman Regional Center, Perspectives Media Forum.
October 5, 2003: Grand Marshall, Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles Up For Down Buddy Walk, Upland, California
November 5, 2003: Keynote Speaker, Lanterman Center Conference on 'Inclusion and Social Acceptance'.
November 2003: Keynote Speaker, Best Buddies Convention,
December 2003: Honored Guest at MERCI, Fundraiser.
February 2004: Guest Star, 'The Division', Lifetime Television.
November 2004: Keynote Speaker, People First of Kern County, Bakersfield, California.
April 2005: Guest Speaker, Students of Cathedral High School, Washington D.C.
August 28, 2005: Guest Star, 'Strong Medicine', 'Broken Heart' episode, Lifetime Television.
August 2006 - Keynote Speaker, Down Syndrome Ninth World Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada
December, 2006 -- "Up Syndrome" – Television documentary on the life of Andrea Fay Friedman, Narration by: Joanne Woodward
February 26, 2007 – Guest Star, “Rescue Me” Fx Channel
April 19-21, 2007 – Speak to The Prep Program of Calgary, Canada at meeting in Cranmor
April 23-June 18, 2007 – “Critical Thinking Through Improvisation” course at UCLA Extension. Assistant Instructor
October, 2007 – Keynote Speaker; Grand Marshall Sarasota, Florida, Fund Raiser
December, 2007 -- Celebrity appearance: Southern Nevada (Las Vegas) Fund Raiser
May 29-31, 2008 – Oregon Disability Megaconference, Bend, Oregon
August 25, 2008 – Guest Star, “Saving Grace” – TNT Channel
May 2, 2009 - Sprout Film Festival, New York – Amazing Women Featured Speaker
Dates to be announced:
“The Undesirables” (feature)
“Sarah & Mr. Charlie” (movie-of-the-week) “I Run and Feel Rain” (feature)
“Smudge” (mini series)
CONTACT: Harold Friedman
11377 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 624
Los Angeles, California 90064
Telephone:(310) 312-3104 Fax:(310) 231-8304 Email:

Performer Skills

  • Dance: Ballroom, Tango, Line, Hip Hop, Tap, Disco, Waltz, Swing, Club/Freestyle, Salsa
  • Musical Instruments: Piano
  • Performance Skills: Improvisation, Dancing, Voiceover


  • Santa Monica College, Santa Monica CA


  • Dianne Hull, Drama Teacher, 310 828 0632

Employment Details

  • Work History: Voice Over, Film, Theater, Television
  • Job Categories: Acting
  • Are you willing to work unpaid?: No
  • Authorized to work in United States: Yes
  • Primary Citizenship: United States
  • Valid Passport: Yes
  • Prior Job Title(s): Saving Grace, The Division, Family Guy
Andrea's Resume from her IMB page

So yes, she is a pretty smart cookie and could run circles around Sarah Palin as far as intelligence goes.

She is also the subject of a documentary being made which tells her story! She is quite an incredible young woman!

A Possible Dream - preview

I would like to give Andrea a HUGE Thank You for standing up for yourself and for others who face challenges but don't let that define them, or hold them back from anything! You are a credit to your parents and to yourself!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sarah Reacts Yet Again!

As was reported previously, Sarah Palin sent her daughter to be the attack dog for this latest round of playing victim to anything and everything possible, perhaps just to keep her face in the media.

Here is the story from start to finish.

The friction was laid bare in August when Mr. Emanuel showed up at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides. Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama's health-care overhaul.

"F—ing retarded," Mr. Emanuel scolded the group, according to several participants. He warned them not to alienate lawmakers whose votes would be needed on health care and other top legislative items.

WSJ Reports Chief of Staff Draws Fire From Left as Obama Falters

Now you will note that Mr. Emanuel did not say ..."you are fucking retarded", he did not say "Democrats are fucking retarded", he stated his opinion of their plan 'fucking retarded'.

Now this happened last August, 5 months before it made the headlines, and 5 months prior to Sarah posting her (or her ghostwritten) facebook rant about it.

So what happens next is hardly surprising. Sarah gets wind of this and she feels the need (or her people feel) the need to respond.

This was the rant posted on her facebook account:

Are You Capable of Decency, Rahm Emanuel?

Monday, February 1, 2010 at 8:32pm

The newly-released mind-boggling, record-smashing $3,400,000,000,000 federal budget invites plenty of opportunity to debate the merits of incurring more and more debt that will drown the next generation of Americans. Never has it been possible to spend your way out of debt. So... let the debate begin.

Included in the debate process will be opportunities for our president to deliberate internally the wisdom of this debt explosion, along with other economic, military and social issues facing our country. Our president will discuss these important issues with Democrat leaders and those within his inner circle. I would ask the president to show decency in this process by eliminating one member of that inner circle, Mr. Rahm Emanuel, and not allow Rahm’s continued indecent tactics to cloud efforts. Yes, Rahm is known for his caustic, crude references about those with whom he disagrees, but his recent tirade against participants in a strategy session was such a strong slap in many American faces that our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm’s recent sick and offensive tactic.

The Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff scolded participants, calling them, “F---ing retarded,” according to several participants, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the “N-word” or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities – and the people who love them – is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking.

A patriot in North Andover, Massachusetts, notified me of Rahm’s “retarded” slam. I join this gentleman, who is the father of a beautiful child born with Down Syndrome, in asking why the Special Olympics, National Down Syndrome Society and other groups condemning Rahm’s degrading scolding have been completely ignored by the White House. No comment from his boss, the president?

As my friend in North Andover says, “This isn’t about politics; it’s about decency. I am not speaking as a political figure but as a parent and as an everyday American wanting my child to grow up in a country free from mindless prejudice and discrimination, free from gratuitous insults of people who are ostensibly smart enough to know better... Have you no sense of decency, sir?”

Mr. President, you can do better, and our country deserves better.

- Sarah Palin

Wow such righteous indignation from someone about name-calling. I sure hope she's never done anything like that previously.
So anyhow, reports are that Rahm apologised.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has apologized for referring to liberals as "retarded" during a strategy session last summer.

A White House official said Emanuel called Tim Shriver, the CEO of the Special Olympics, last week after his comments were reported in a Wall Street Journal article and prompted Shriver to write him to express "dismay" over Emanuel's word choice.

"Rahm called Tim Shriver Wednesday to apologize and the apology was accepted," a White House aide said. "The White House remains committed to addressing the concerns and needs of Americans living with disabilities and recognizes that derogatory remarks demean us all."

Rahm Emanuel Apologizes for Retarded Remark

Well, Rush Limbaugh had to weigh in on the matter.

"Our political correct society is acting like some giant insult’s taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards," Limbaugh said on the show. "I mean these people, these liberal activists are kooks.

"They are loony tunes. And I’m not going to apologize for it, I’m just quoting Emanuel. It’s in the news," he continued.

"I think their big news is he’s out there calling Obama’s number one supporters f’ing retards. So now there’s going to be a meeting. There’s going to be a retard summit at the White House. Much like the beer summit between Obama and Gates and that cop in Cambridge."

Rush Limbaugh on Rahm Emanuel 'retarded' comment: Liberals are 'retards,'

So Sarah is called out on this, asking for her response to Rush's behavior and use of the term retards, because you would think that she would be consistent wouldn't you? If she is going to call one person out about the use of that term from 5 months prior, she will no doubt be chomping at the bit to let loose another demand for Rush to be taken off the air and or reprimanded for his use of the word....right?

Well you would be wrong if you thought for one second that Sarah would be consistent and fair in her attacks. Hardly surprising really as she has proven over time that she is a total hypocrite (we will get more into that one later on).

Did Sarah come out and condemn Rush for his use of the word retard? Did she speak out about it on facebook? Did she write an op-ed decrying its use? No. In fact she had to be asked for a comment on it. Someone had to contact her and get a statement from her because she was obviously not going to make a statement on her own.

Greg Sargent contacted Meg Stapleton and this was the email reply he got:

“Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name calling at the expense of others is disrespectful.”

Deceptive Headline: Palin Camp Rips Limbaugh, Hits His “Retard” Comment As “Crude And Demeaning”

Palin did not "rip" anyone with that, in fact she could not have softballed it any more if she tried, but hey she like all the others out there are terrified of Rush and getting on his bad side so they will walk on eggshells to avoid upsetting him if at all possible, and after the poutrage that flowed from the facebook rant against Rahm, Palin obviously was trying to not come off as a total tool & hypocrite (epic fail on that one Sarah) so Rush was conveniently lumped into the collective "anyone" department and passed off as it was just not a big deal that he was using the term on his radio program, over and over again, while what Rahm did, behind closed doors more than 5 months ago was much, much more egregious.

Well, much to Greg Sargents surprise, the Palin camp threw a hissy fit about what he wrote and actually accused him of a secret plot to help the White House.

Palin Camp Walk-Back Fail: Wow! Sarah Palin’s spokesperson is now accusing yours truly of trying to help the White House by quoting her criticizing Rush Limbaugh. She claims Palin opposes all uses of the word “retarded,” no matter who employs it.

Okay…so what? That includes Rush, right? This is beyond absurd. Here’s what happened: I asked the Palin camp for comment on Rush’s repeated use of the word “retard,” and her spokesperson emailed back that “Palin believes crude and demeaning name calling at the expense of others is disrespectful.”

Palin’s spokesperson knew she was responding directly to what Rush said. Period. Indeed, the Daily News framed this exactly as I did. If Palin’s spox wants to say Palin doesn’t believe what Rush said was “crude and demeaning name-calling,” I’ll be the first to print it.

The Morning Plum

Bwahahahahahahahaha.....this is just priceless. Sarah and Meg are afraid of Rush.

Well, moving onwards into the disturbed and questionable mental state of Sarah Palin.

Here is part of the transcript from Sarah's interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday which was taped prior to the Tea Party Speech she gave, in which she again talks about Rahm Emanuel, Rush Limbaugh and the retard comment along with her reactions.

WALLACE: White House Chief of Staff -- you mention him -- Rahm Emanuel. You called him out. He used the "R" word. He said, "retarded." He has now apologized for using that word, met with activists, said he's going to join the campaign to try to eliminate use of that word --

PALIN: Oh, you know, Rahm Emanuel, I think he had some indecent and insensitive ways of being, including his language. And as I said for a variety go reasons, giving the President poor advice and his heavy handedness. I think he should step down.

I'm not politically correct. I am not one to be a word police. But I do believe that his insensitivity, in a time when I had just promised in my GOP convention speech that those with special needs and families and those who love those with special needs would have a friend, and a advocate in the White House if John McCain and I were so blessed as to be elected.

That didn't stop me because our votes didn't carry the day, we didn't win. That didn't stop my passion, my commitment to reaching out and to helping the special needs community when they asked for it. And they did ask for it on this one. They reached out to me and said, can you kind of highlight the problem that we have the White House, with both the President and his Chief of Staff being so insensitive to the special needs community. And I said, I'm here. Send me. I will do so.

WALLACE: OK. But Rush Limbaugh weighed in this week. And he said this:

"Our politically correct society is acting like some giant insult's taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards."

PALIN: He was satirical (ph) in that --

WALLACE: Wait a minute, let me finish.


WALLACE: "I mean, these people, these liberal activists are quote, kooks." Should Rush Limbaugh apologize?

PALIN: They are kooks, so I agree with Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh was using satire to bring attention to what this politically correct --

WALLACE: But he used the "R" word.

PALIN: Using satire. Name calling by anyone -- I teach this to my children, you teach it to your children and your grandchildren, too. Name calling by anyone, it's just unnecessary. It just wastes time.
Let's speak to the issues and --

WALLACE: But you know what some people are going to say, Governor, and have said. They say, look, when it's her political adversary Rahm Emanuel, she's going to call him out, he's indecent, apologize. But when it's a political friend like Rush Limbaugh, oh it's satire

PALIN: I didn't hear Rush Limbaugh calling a group of people whom he did not agree with "F-ing retards." And we did know that Rahm Emanuel, it's been reported, did say that. That's a big difference there.

But again, name calling, using language that is insensitive by anyone -- male, female, Republican, Democrat, it's unnecessary, it's inappropriate and let's all just grow up.

TRANSCRIPT: Fox News Sunday Interview With Sarah Palin

Two things, does Sarah have no comprehension and is she just plain dumb? She says that she didn't hear Rush calling a bunch of people he didn't agree with "F-ing Retards".

What part of "Our politically correct society is acting like some giant insult's taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards." does she not grasp? Is she really this stupid? The answer to that question is answered by point number 2.

Sarah says...But again, name calling, using language that is insensitive by anyone -- male, female, Republican, Democrat, it's unnecessary, it's inappropriate and let's all just grow up.
This after she just got done calling people Kooks! She agreed with Rush that people that she and he don't like or agree with are Kooks! But then again Sarah has a history of being a hypocrite and she isn't above name calling when it suits her purpose.

So, now Sarah has not only responded on Facebook to the Family Guy episode, which was not demeaning to Trig at all, in fact it showed just how like everyone else a person with Down Syndrome could be, but that didn't stop Sarah from reacting to the one comment that could indeed be mistaken as talking about her (and she was in fact never mentioned by name).

Since I have already posted about the Facebook comment from the Palin camp, we'll move right along to the latest round in this affair.

Sarah Palin shows up on Bill O'Reilly. Now it was claimed previously that she was going to talk about Iran on the show. This is exactly what was posted on Foxnews/

Tuesday, February 16:
Sarah Palin on how America should deal with Iran
• Plus, how Obama balances his family duties with being president!


but instead she was focused on the Family Guy show, and the Tea Party & Extremism.
(she was honored to speak to the teabaggers and never saw or encountered any extremism, if you happen to go to the 'oreilly' website and watch the other video where she is speaking about the Tea Party, you'll notice she also has no problems with Bill calling some people "Loons", so again her poutrage is selective when it comes to name calling )

So let's go over some Sarah Palin history with name calling shall we?

Here Sarah is on a radio program with local Alaska radio show hosts "Bob & Mark", on their show. This is January of 2008.

She laughs while these radio hosts called Palin's political rival a bitch and a cancer on the progress of Alaska. She never once asked them to stop, in fact she stated she would be honored to have these two men visit her.

Sarah, where was your outrage at the name calling? It was no where to be seen. You did not stop and comment that the name calling then was inappropriate and uncalled for, instead you laughed. You didn't even call them on it later after you were taken to task by the locals about your behavior, instead you made a private call to Lyda and apologised, or so you said, but the fact remains you condoned that behavior because it was vitriol aimed at someone you don't like, just like you condoned Rush's behavior calling it "satire", when a comedy program gets your poutrage!

I seem to recall you also had no problem calling bloggers "pathetic, pajama wearing basement dwellers" when you didn't like them point out your lies and misrepresentations either.

Lets face it Sarah, YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE!