Sarah Palin is usually quick to attack those who make jokes about her children, but the mama grizzly was strangely silent Saturday when a conservative comedian said that liberals were "special needs children" like her son Trig, who has Down Syndrome.

"The left should love Sarah Palin," comedian Eric Golub, who also blogs at Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood, noted at the tea party-affiliated "Restoring America" rally in Indianola, Iowa. "She has a beautiful, adorable special needs child... For that reason alone, the left should worship Sarah Palin and adopt her as one of their own. Because the leftist haters are an entire political ideology of special needs children."

"And unlike Trig, they are not very lovable," he added. "All you hear from them is gimme, gimme, I need, I want, I deserve, I'm entitled. No, you don't. When you're four years old it's mildly adorable. When you're 64 like Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton or the Pelosi-raptor, it is intolerable."

He continued: "On the subject of four-year-olds, my friend and his wife recently adopted a baby boy... and I affectionately refer to this child as 'the boy.' And the more I look at 'the boy,' the more he reminds me of the president."

In her speech following Golub, Palin broke with her tradition of lashing out at comments about her children and ignored the comedian's jokes.

Last year, after the Fox television show Family Guy presented a mentally character whose mother was the former governor of Alaska, Palin wrote on Facebook that the episode felt like a "kick in the gut."

Her daughter Bristol added: "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?"

Palin also called for then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to be fired after he suggested that some liberals were "retarded.

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