Posted by: shannynmoore | February 18, 2010

The Brave Andrea Fay Friedman Smacks Down Palin

“My name is Andrea Fay Friedman. I was born with Down syndrome. I played the role of Ellen on the “Extra Large Medium” episode of Family Guy that was broadcast on Valentine’s day. Although they gave me red hair on the show, I am really a blonde. I also wore a red wig for my role in ” Smudge” but I was a blonde in “Life Goes On”. I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. I thought the line “I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska” was very funny. I think the word is “sarcasm”.

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 Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.”

So who has a kick in the gut now?  After reading a bit about Andrea Fay Friedman I loved her! She says she has “Up Syndrome” instead of “Down Syndrome”.  Positive…capable of sticking up for herself when the sensitivities of the Palin’s have been damaged. Bravo.

As for Ms. Friedman’s allegations of “French bread”….this picture was taken in not so warm conditions…look at Piper.



People chanting your name?   Priceless.


  1. Socks…$1


    People chanting your name? Priceless.

    What is worse ….is that yet again Trigg is denied his eyeglasses and hearing aides.

    He lives his life in a silent blur in order to be a prop for $arah.

    He has absolutely no chance to…zip….nada…without these.

    How could ANY child learn without the ability to see or hear.

    Is that what $arah meant by “mandation”?

    And it reminds you of someone doesn’t it?

    At least Helen Keller had almost 2 years of normal development and was exceptionally bright.

    A Downs Syndrome child like Trigg, will not have any hope at all without the support of visual and audio aides he requires.

    I cannot imagine that Piper or Trigg are receiving the schooling and developmental training they need, whilst $arah hauls them from pillar to post as she grifts her way across the country.

    Helen Keller at the age of 19 months,(not quite 2 years old) was a happy, healthy child. She was already saying a few words.

    Then she had a high fever which caused her to become deaf and blind. No longer could she see nor hear. She felt lost. She would hang on to her mother’s skirt to get around. She would feel of people’s hands to try to find out what they were doing. She learned to do many things this way. She learned to milk a cow and knead the bread dough.

    She could recognize people by feeling of their faces or their clothes.

    She made up signs with her hands so she could “talk” to her family. She had 60 different signs. If she wanted bread, she pretended to be cutting a loaf. If she wanted ice cream, she would hug her shoulders and shiver.

    Helen was a very bright child. She became very frustrated * because she couldn’t talk. She became very angry and began to throw temper tantrums * . The family knew they had to do something to help her.

    They found a teacher named Anne Sullivan. Miss Sullivan herself had been blind, but had an operation and regained her sight. She understood what Helen was feeling.

    She taught Helen the signs for the letters of the alphabet. Then she would “spell” the words in Helen’s hand to communicate * with her.

  2. What can one say? We all know Palin is a fraud. Lets just hope the lower 48 learns that soon!
    This terrorism that happened today with a plane into a building, this stuff makes some giddy. Innoccent people lost there lives under a banner that reads “DON’T TREAD ON ME” Taking others lives because yours suck is cowardly, and running a person over, not treading upon them!
    The Tea Party and ever some in Congress are advocating a “revolution” well scream fire in a crowded theater and people are sure to react at some point. I think we witnessed that happen today.

  3. Sarah carries (and treats) her youngest like a baby baboon at the zoo.

    She disgusts and sickens me. If I was her husband, the thought of touching her would make my skin crawl.

  4. Andrea Friedman is a rock star! Her family didn’t shroud her in a cloak of victimhood. She has been allowed to live up to the fullest extent of her potential. She simply spoke the truth, something that Sarah Palin has no clue about.
    I hope Andrea’s career gets a huge boost from this unsolicited media attention!

    • She’s keeping it REAL, good for Andrea. I hope her career takes off too.

  5. I think AKMudflats said it was 41 degrees and almost midnight when that picture was taken by the bus (where Trig does not have any pants or socks on).

  6. Looks like Bailin’ Palin had the smack down put on her again, not that she is smart enough to realize it. Kudos to Andrea Friedman for her strength and her sense of humor. The episode of “Family Guy” in question was funny and full of that sarcasm stuff that Palin obviously doesn’t have a clue about. Hey Palin, take some of the money you got for that book you wrote and maybe you could buy a clue?

  7. Palin only knows sarcasm if its Rushbo spouting it.

  8. Is there a top ten in here somewhere? You betcha!

  9. Would a blanket hurt???

    Thank you Andrea for being the voice we need….

    Downs(or Up-like that) people recognize when someone is using them. . . . .

    A great day to all

  10. Read about Andrea Friedman’s CV. I am blown away!

  11. Clearly child abuse and neglect. Where are those child protective services folks? Unbelievable.

  12. This is funny and GOOD:

    Girlfriends’ Guide: Sarah Palin Is So Bitter!

    Does Sarah wake up every day, reach for her specs, slip in her “Bumpit” and begin snorting around the media outlets like a truffle pig in search of the juicy fungus of persecution?

    It’s like an itch that she scratches so often it has become a tic.

    Every slight is personal in the All About Me Universe of Alaska’s Governor, Interrupted.

    Nothing is too random or private or just plain irrelevant for her to rush to Facebook with her righteous censure.

  13. Shannyn ,

    You just made my day ! I also have a new hero . Her name is Andrea Fay Friedman . I wish her mega success in her career.

    Maybe Bristol palin will pause to think, next time she is tempted to blindly follow her mothers attention seeking , wild rants and rages, knee jerk, never checking facts ,approach to everything.

  14. So how does Bristol respond to this on her mother Facebook? What a beautiful tribute to a mother and family that really love you and want you to have a normal life, not as Andrea said, garner sympathy. Andrea you are truly an inspiration to us all.

  15. Now the Palins are saying the Friedman family are using Andrea as a political pawn!
    Project much witch?

  16. Bristol should hope to grow up and be as successful as Andrea. Andrea is certainly a better role model than her mom.

  17. We all know Sarah Palin is a horrid witch – that must make Bristol a witch-in-training. $carah’s running her very own Hogwarts (apologies to JK Rowling. )

    BTW, just checked the Bristol/Levi legal papers – the woman/child whose “mother” made up the lie about death panels takes her own child, under full coverage to a native American clinic for health care- which he gets because he’s 1/32 Inuit. What, isn’t Bristol worried about death panels at a gov’t run facility? Hmmmm?

    • Isn’t 1/32 too small a percentage to be covered under the program? I thought the cut-off for the program was 1/8, which if it is, the Palin kids should not be covered either as I recall reading that Tawd was 1/8th. The kids would be 1/16th.

      Could this be potentially a fraudulent use of a system for which they are not entitled to? Could it be they’ve been availing themselves of a program for a number of years when not entitled if my percentages are correct?

      Anyone know??

      • There is no cut off as long as you can prove that you are a decendant of an Alaskan Native/American Indian with a CIB (certificate of Indian Blood) from the Bureau of Indian Affairs

  18. The fact that the Palinban are trying to discredit Ms. Friedman is such an insult. If Mrs. Palin doesn’t offer an apology not only to Ms. Friedman and her family, but also FOR her supporters’ behaviors, I hope this goes viral and the entire coalition of people who are differently-abled stand up to the hypocrite that is Sarah Palin.

  19. Ripley, from your mouth to the ears of all the gods!

  20. That picture is absolute proof that Sarah USED Trig as a prop. She obviously woke the poor kid up and dragged him outside without hat, coat, socks, and pants(!) so that her cheering fans could bask in the glory of their Madonna with child.

  21. I put fleece jackets on my dogs when its chilly out!! My three children were always dressed properly. This woman is so selfish. It is so sad the way that baby is treated and equally sad that the little girl ,Piper is being dragged around the country being exposed to all sorts of “strange” people just to be used as a shield for that woman. That child needs to be in school and in the company of children .She needs to just be a kid.

  22. Just hear a bit on the radio from NPR. The male commenter said “Family Guy” should never hint at other people’s children, but one of the female commenter read the statement from voice actress Andrea Friedman regarding her role, and the other female commenter said that Palin cherry-picks what to be outraged about.. then they moved on to the next subject.

    The context is clearly that Rush Limbaugh can say “ret*rd” 40 times during the course of his show and SP can say it is “satire” but throws a fit over a silly cartoon. Always playing the victim.

  23. Sarah Palin for “Mother Of The Year”. What a stupid, stupid person Sarah is.

  24. Todd is 1/8th. The kids are 1/16th and the grandkids are 1/32…I’d say this needs to be looked into. Griftin’ AGAIN? Can’t they save the welfare for people that need it?

  25. Que the partisan, ghostwriter, TelePrompTer accusations and outrage against Up Syndrome Andrea.

  26. AK let her get away with lots of ethic’s violation’s b/c half the sitting gov’t up there was in her pocket, but how about protecting children (CPS)…her children from neglect, truancy, sleep deprivation, etc???
    Where is THAT agency?
    I don’t care if it’s palin…SOMEBODY needs to be training her on the proper way to treat her children and hold her accountable! …finally.
    Down here, kids are removed from the home for less.

    • Well according to Levi, Bristol was doing most of the raising of the children! I believe it now!

  27. In a battle of wits between Palin and Andrea Friedman, how much you want to bet that Palin would get her a$$ kicked?

    Who has the intellectual disability?

  28. For those of you with Facebook accounts, I would like to tell you that there is a page; “Andrea Fay Freidman for President” that you can join!

    After reading her open letter to Sarah, I had to join!

  29. This entire psycho-drama of the Palin phenomenon MUST BE EXPOSED! This woman is neither a Christian nor champion of the people…she is a tool being used by monied interests to seduce/distract. Palin reality show is being financed by Rupert Murdoch, using his media empire (NewsCorp incl. HarperCollins, WSJ, NY Post, Weekly Standard (Bill Kristol) –directed by Roger Ailes (FOX News CEO) and Karl (Goebbels) Rove dastardly scheming to run her as GOP nominee for 2012. The so-called “left media” is also complicit in keeping her front and center in the conscious of American voters…How can someone so obviously devoid of original thought be making so many brilliant decisions? Sarah is a the franchise, a corporately owned product being sold as a modern day Esther to poor, deluded, frustrated people who see in her a vehicle for their frustrations. Is it even necessary to haul Trig around like a Neiman Marcus handbag…who in the world doesn’t know Sarah has a DS baby? this is deliberate cruelty!

  30. see how deep the Palin rabbit hole goes…

    Alaskan bloggers have only scratched the surface of the Palin mysteries…

  31. Poor Trig’s legs are cold because they are red. It also looks like Sarah dressed him in Piper’s sweatshirt, two sizes too big. Piper is either cold or uptight from watching her Mom make a spectacle of herself. Sarah herself is dressed to the 9s. The picture is priceless – it shows how insincere she is about raising her kids properly. It’s all about her alright. So obvious. Sad.

  32. As somebody with a disability, I just can’t wait for Sarah to go away. She seems like the person whom picked on people with disabilities and then had one.

    She does none of this to advocate for her kid and anytime she brings up her kid it seems as if the kid is only there to be advocating for her. I do find her actions to be a standard for what is insulting to people with disabilities. I dealt with a lot of BS as a kid and know how it feels to have people define you by your disability. In fact, it was horrible.

    I really thing what Friedman said shown exactly how I view having a disability. There are things that you have to overcome but it’s something that doesn’t need to define you. I may have a visual impairment but that has had it’s positives in how I learn and question things. I have dealt with much worse things than having my eyes the way they are.

    Sarah Palin needs to go away, and like far away. Her speaking on the behalf of disabled people is like an apple speaking on behalf. The speaker doesn’t know what it’s like to be what they are speaking about. If she cared, she’d either go away or get out of Sarahland, which is a place far from reality.

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