In a moment of restraint, Sarah Palin responded to the Family Guy controversy with a Facebook rant—except it wasn’t a rant, and it wasn't hers. In a post titled “Fox Hollywood—What a Disappointment,” Palin calls the episode that “mocked” son Trig “another kick in the gut,” and says daughter Bristol’s “conscientious reply” is “much more restrained and gracious” than anything she could say.
“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,” she quotes Bristol as saying. “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?”