So apparently last week on Family Guy, Chris, the large, oafish son of the Griffin clan, began dating a girl with Down's Syndrome. When he asked her what her parents did, she replied "My dad is an accountant and my mom is the former governor of Alaska."
Of course, Sarah Palin got her "you betchas" all in a knot and went on an Immediate Outrage Tour of any media outlet that respects her. In other words, talk radio and Fox News.
Unbeknownst to Sarah and her reactionary minions, the role of Chris's girlfriend was voiced by Andrea Fay Friedman, an actress who actually has Down's Syndrome. Back in the day, she was Corky's wife on Life Goes On. That explains the title of this post. What, you think I just walk around calling all females with Down's Syndrome "Corky's wife"? What kind of a monster do you think I am?
Ms. Friedman issued a statement, most of which was released by the mainstream media, which included:
"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."
However, most news outlets left out the best part, which is as follows:
"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."
HOLY SHIT! That's the best. burn. ever. I like how she said "French bread", knowing how much Sarah hates those socialist Frenchies. See, if I say that, I'm an insensitive asshole; but when a lady with Down's Syndrome says it, it's just the fucking TRUTH. Honestly, that comment is so perfect I jizzed my pants the first time I read it. Yeah, jizzed my pants. I'm not ashamed.
My one hope is that Trig eventually escapes the evil clutches of his mother and grows up to become as well-adjusted and viciously witty as Andrea Fay Friedman.