Down Syndrome Family Guy Actress Rips Palin for 'Using' Trig
'She carries son like loaf of bread, looking for sympathy'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 19, 2010 2:13 AM CST
Updated Feb 19, 2010 6:11 AM CST

(Newser) – The actress with Down syndrome at the center of a Family Guy-Sarah Palin feud has slammed the one-time VP candidate for carrying around her son "like a loaf of French bread, looking for sympathy and votes." Andrea Fay Friedman was the voice of Chris Griffin's date on a Family Guy episode that evoked Trig Palin when her character says her mother "used to be the governor of Alaska." Sarah and sis Bristol Palin quickly lashed the "heartless jerks" of the popular program.

"I thought the line was very funny. I think the word is 'sarcasm,'" Friedman responded in an email to media outlets. "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 Gov. Palin carries her son Trig around, looking for sympathy and votes." No word yet from the Palin camp.