My Name is Sarah

MY NAME IS SARAH. I am a quilt designer and the sewcial director of Sarah's Sewcial Lounge. I also have a business called Down Right Charming. I sell my quilts mostly on etsy and I make pillowcases to donate to patients in the hospital in memory of my friend Kristen Kirton. I am a young adult living with Down syndrome. I hope you enjoy reading about my life journey.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sarah Palin's Facebook Post today...

For those who do not follow Sarah Palin on Facebook, here is her post today:

Fox Hollywood: What a Disappointment

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”- Sarah Palin

5 comments:

Little Miss E said...

Maybe she should be in politics! She obviously gets it more than her mother does!

Lisa said...

Hmmm. This part:

"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?"

Don't like it. Don't like the stereotyping, don't like their lives being painted to be so tragic. It just reinforces the general population's idea that theirs aren't lives worth living.

I do find it interesting that SP is hiding behind the shield of her daughter now, though, hoping her daughter can perhaps provide her with some damage control??

Lianna said...

I agree completely with Lisa's comment. Every word.

Lacey said...

Great answer, but I'm not a huge fan of Sarah, she only stands up when she wants too, not all the time!

To Love Endlessly said...

wonderful post! I think at some point you need to be thankful that they are stepping up and defending the DS community & others that are affected by the more recent ignorance of our society.