by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane now has something in common with Levi Johnston: both have been bitch slapped by the Palins.

On Sunday night, Fox aired an episode of this popular sitcom that featured a girl with Down Syndrome, who said at one point: "My mom’s the former governor of Alaska."

For a series known for crude and offensive humor, not much was actually made about the girl's state.

Stewie uttered the occasional rude line, but Stewie always utters the occasional rude line. It almost seemed as though MacFarlane inserted the Palin reference in there just to court controversy - and, of course, the self-absorbed "politician" snatched the bait.

Palin took to Facebook and said the joke was a “kick in the gut” because she it “mocked” her son, Trig, who has Down Syndrome. She then turned it over to her daughter because it's always healthy for an 18-year old to be in the center of a scandal.

Palin vs. Stewie

Bristol wrote:

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.

THG's reaction to this mess:

  • There's absolutely no way Bristol Palin wrote that;
  • It's wrong to make fun of someone with Down Syndrome;
  • The show is an equal opportunity offender. Family Guy quotes take swipes at every race, religion and disability. Do they sometimes cross the line? Yes. We were appalled that the sitcom made multiples jokes about rape two weeks ago. But it's been on the air for eight seasons and there's clearly a market for its niche.
  • Palin had no problem when Rush Limbaugh used the word "retard" multiple times last month because she deemed his rant against Democrats to be "satire." And Family Guy would be what, Sarah, Pulitzer Prize-worthy drama?
  • If Palin were truly interested in anything but getting her name in the newspaper, she'd ignore this type of baiting. Her desperate need for PR is the only reason Levi Johnston is still around. If she'd ignored his taunts months ago, the world would have forgotten about him by now.
  • No respectable political figure issues statements from her Facebook account.
  • Examples such as this prove why Palin is closer to Tila Tequila than Hilary Clinton.

You've heard from us. Now, we wanna hear from you: Whose side are you on in this feud?

 

by Free Britney at . Comments

In a new interview, Todd Palin says the $150,000 spent on clothes and beauty services for his wife, Alaska Governor and vanquished Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin during the 2008 campaign was "out of our control."

"She never went to Saks, any of that stuff," he says in Men's Journal. "You come into a campaign late, you put all your trust into the team, you got people who are working on VP ops for a long time, and we're just focused on debate prep."

Mugler Shot

"I couldn't give a rat's [expletive] about clothes," Todd Palin continues. "Please. I mean these are my Sunday go-to-meeting jeans!"

Sarah and John McCain came under fire after it was revealed thousands of dollars were spent to dress her family - $75,062 at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, $49,425 at Saks Fifth Avenue and $4,902 at upscale men's store Atelier, etc.

The lavish shopping sprees contradicted Sarah's image as an average "hockey mom" - and even paled in comparison to relatively affordable Michelle Obama fashion.

Sarah Palin has said neither wanted nor asked for the clothes.

Todd says the Alaskan governor - who was routinely mocked on SNL while running for VP - was a seasoned politician before joining John McCain's ticket.

"You got to remember, it's not like they just plucked us off the fishing boat with scales still under our nails, you know?" says the father of Bristol Palin.

On a lighter note, during the campaign, Todd Palin, a champion snowmobile racer, had a blast chilling with his temporary Secret Service protection.

"They liked cruising around with me," he says, "we went to the Arctic Cat snowmachine factory and then drove up to North Dakota, went to a Penn State-Michigan football game, went to a NASCAR race. Rough duty, hanging out with me."

by Free Britney at . Comments

Politically, you either like Sarah Palin or you're terrified for the future of the United States of America and considering moving to Canada not that big a fan.

But the Alaska Governor sure is rocking the fashion world.

Rihanna in Vogue

Since joining the Republican ticket at the end of August, the V.P. contender has been seen sporting in a bevy of trendy suits, chic heels and jackets, et cetera.

Check out some of these Sarah Palin fashion highlights!

Interestingly, for the self-proclaimed "Joe Six Pack" candidate, Sarah's wardrobe from September 2008 has cost in the neighborhood of $150,000 - $25,000 more than her salary as governor (which is still higher than almost everybody else's).

No, really. The bills at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York ($49,425.74) and the Minneapolis Neiman Marcus store ($75,062.63) weren't small. Trig Palin even rolls in a $295 stroller now. Good to see those RNC campaign funds put to good use!

No word on whether Levi Johnston scored some new hockey gear.

Sarah Palin Biography

Sarah Palin College Photo Sarah Palin is the former Governor of Alaska, and was the 2008 Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States, running on... More »
Born
Birthplace
Sandpoint, Idaho
Full Name
Sarah Louise Heath Palin

Sarah Palin Quotes

What I've had to do, though, is in the middle of the night, put down the Blackberries and pick up the breast pump. Do a couple of things different and still get it all done.

Sarah Palin

I am thankful to be married to a man who loves being a dad as much as I love being a mom so he is my strength. And practically speaking, we have a great network of help with lots of grandparents and aunties and uncles all around us. We have a lot of help.

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