Friday, February 19, 2010
Hotair's Allahpundit took up the "Family Guy" subject today, citing those who have asserted the Palins cannot take a joke. As you'll recall, the episode involved a girl with Down Syndrome who identified herself by saying, "My mother is the former governor of Alaska."
Along with everyone else who understands that enough is enough of this seemingly never-ending Palin harassment, I have denounced the show's tasteless use of Trig in their "comedy" act.
Days ago, Governor Palin issued a statement via Facebook, which included Bristol's sentiments.
Since then, she has simply continued doing what she does: be a voice of common sense conservatism at a time when sound judgment is seriously lacking in the current administration. Following the "Family Guy" episode, this week alone the governor has issued a detailed analysis of the failure of President Obama's stimulus bill one year later, highlighted Sean Duffy's "campaign to unseat the author of the stimulus," and brought more attention to the global warming hoax and the president's unsound economic commitments. The governor has not initiated any further comment about the "Family Guy" episode.
I, however, want to make the point that it's not the Palins' sense of humor that is to be called into question here, so let's not flip the script. It's the tasteless decisions of "Family Guy" that need examination.
Concerning a commitment to laughter, one look at Trig reveals he is full of joy. The Palins are obviously raising him to hold dear the qualities of humor and happiness. All children deserve as much.
What Trig doesn't deserve, however, is to be the butt of jokes on a show that admittedly specializes in being offensive, and neither Trig, nor anyone else, deserves to be the topic of a song designed to insult people with special needs, which was the case in that same "Family Guy" episode.
Here are the words to the song sung on Sunday's show:
You’ve got to look your best tonight, you tubby little parasite(H/T C4P)
‘Cause there’s a lovely lady and she’s waiting for you.
And though her pretty face may seem
A special person’s wettest dream
Before you get to see it there are things you must do.
We’ll try a tie, and boutonniere of yellow.
A rose that shows that you’re a classy fellow.
With a posh panache of Jefferson at Monticello,
Busting out a mile with style.
I know you just can’t wait to stare
At all that luscious orange hair
But boy before you touch a single curl
You must impress that ultra boomin’,
All-consumin’, poorly groomin’
Down syndrome girl.
On any normal day you reek
As if you’re on a farting streak,
Your fingers up your nose and you are dripping with drool.
But if you want a lady’s love,
You’re better off by smelling of
A gentleman’s cologne instead of sneakers and stool.
A squirt, a spurt of something just for Ellen
And you’ll see that she will find you so compellin’.
And she does because the only smell that she’ll be smellin’
Won’t be comin’ from your bum.
You want to take that little whore
And spin her on the dancing floor
But boy, before you do a single twirl –
You must impress that effervescing,
Down syndrome girl.
Her eyes are emerald portals to a secret land of love
And her smile is like the sweetest summer flower.
Her kiss is so inviting, and her hugs are so delighting.
And what makes them really nice is that they’ve got a little spice
Because they’re tighter than a vice and they go on for an hour.
My boy, between the two of us we’ll get you on that shorty bus.
And then you’re going to take it for a whirl.
Now go impress that super-thrilling,
Daily singing, ding-a-linging
Mega-rocking, pillow talking,
Just a little crooked walking,
Poorly pouting, boobies sprouting,
For some reason always shouting,
Happiness and joy creating
Down syndrome girl
No, the Palins don't have a problem with humor; they are indeed raising Trig to laugh and be happy. And I like a good joke as much as the next person myself. I just don't find the "Family Guy" episode particularly funny or complimentary.