Bristol’s comments are now ,sadly, fair game.
I blogged yesterday about Sarah , the use of the word retarded, and The Fox show Family Guy‘s obvious baiting of her. After making the obvious prediction that if Palin protested that this would become a big story, I went so far as to hope that she took the bait. Now I am sorry she did. For some reason I was too blind to realize the likelihood that she would abuse her kid by making her a political shield . A politician using their children to score political points is just ugly .
Sarah Palin responded the controversial episode of Family Guy in a FaceBook post. She Responded by asking her daughter Bristol what she thought about it and then having Bristol publish her opinion. Here it is. First Sarah then Bristol.…
“People are asking me to comment on yesterday’s Fox show that felt like another kick in the gut. Bristol was one who asked what I thought of the show that mocked her baby brother, Trig (and/or others with special needs), in an episode yesterday. Instead of answering, I asked her what she thought. Here is her conscientious reply, which is a much more restrained and gracious statement than I want to make about an issue that begs the question, “when is enough enough?”:
“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”
Why would any mother invite her 19 year old daughter , a single mother, to step into political controversy. What the hell was she thinking?
I know what she was thinking. She was thinking:
“How am I gonna get out of this trap? Well, ya know, first I called for Rahm Emanuel to be fired for using the word retarded and then, I flip-flopped like a frog on acid, and I defended Rush Limbaugh for using the “R” word forty times ! Because Rush was using satire. Wink!
I am so cute, eh !”
“But now how can I go after the Family Guy like my cult will want me to, without them liberal bloggers ask’en me that darn question they are already ask’en ? You know the one : “” How can Sarah complain about family guy satire when she already gave Rush a pass because he was only using satire?””
“Think Sarah , Think, Don’t let them godless liberal socialist get the best of you girl….God please help me. Tell me what to do. It is in your hands Lord,”
I know I will have Bristol answer for me…!!!! I can hide behind my 19 year old single mother daughter !
OK so I really don’t know what made her take the awful irresponsible act of shoving her 19 year old girl into a political fire fight. But she did. And now, even though I don’t like it, Bristol’s comments are fair game.
And I have a question for her.
Bristol you said, ” 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?
But your mom said, when defending Rush Limbaugh’s use of the “R” word forty times in one sitting, “…I agree with Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh was using satire to bring attention to what this politically correct.”
Bristol, basically your mom said it was OK for Rush to use the word retarded because he was being funny to make a point. Bristol , do you think It was OK for Rush to demean the mentally disabled because he used satire? Will You hold Rush to the same standard that you hold The Family Guy ?
Here is another question . What do you think of someone who is not “willing to say that some things just are not funny.” When it becomes politically inconvenient. Like the former governor of Alaska did ?