Friedman, like the character she played on the animated Fox comedy, has Down syndrome. She said in a statement to the New York Times that “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,” Friedman said in the statement. “I think the word is ‘sarcasm.'”

“In my family we think laughing is good,” added Friedman. “My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life.”

In a portion of her email not published by the Times reported by the blog Palingates, Friedman went on to say that “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.”