How's this for class. Tina Fey gets a Emmy for portraying Sarah Palin on SNL last year, and has this to say.
"Mrs. Palin is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend. You are living my dream. Thank you, Mrs. Palin."
Fey is a spokesperson for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As someone intimately related with that organization, I've asked them for a response on whether they think joking about the mother of a Down Syndrome child is appropriate. I'll update when I get a response.