(CNN) – A week after a high-profile uproar with comedian David Letterman over the late-night host's joke about her daughter, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is again sharply responding to the appearance of her children in the public sphere.
Palin's latest response comes after liberal Alaskan Blogger Linda Kellen Biegel doctored a photograph of the former Republican vice presidential candidate with her 1-year-old son Trig, who suffers from Down Syndrome.
Biegel, who blogs in support of the Alaska Democratic Party under the name "Celtic Diva," superimposed a picture of conservative Alaskan radio host Eddie Burke over Trig's face in an apparent effort to show how close the radio host is with the Alaskan governor.
"Recently we learned of a malicious desecration of a photo of the Governor and baby Trig that has become an iconic representation of a mother's love for a special needs child," Palin spokeswoman Meghan Stapelton said in a statement provided to CNN. "The mere idea of someone doctoring the photo of a special needs baby is appalling."
Stapelton also suggested President Obama should speak out against such behavior from liberal activists.
"Babies and children are off limits," She said. "It is past time to restore decency in politics and real tolerance for all Americans. The Obama Administration sets the moral compass for its party. We ask that special needs children be loved, respected and accepted and that this type of degeneracy be condemned."
Responding on her blog to the uproar, Biegel said in no uncertain terms the doctored picture was intended to make fun of Burke, not Trig Palin.
"It's called 'Baby Burke' because it's Eddie Burke...basically his probable second-biggest fantasy about the Governor," she wrote. "So, connecting the dots for you...WE'RE MAKING FUN OF EDDIE BURKE!!!!!!"
Earlier this month Biegel filed an ethics complaint against Palin for wearing a jacket made by a company that sponsored her husband - a snow mobile racer - to a public event. An investigator ruled Palin had not acted wrongly and the Alaska governor accused Biegel "asinine political grandstanding."
Poor Sarah, the eternal victim.
You gotta hand it to Governor Palin–she never misses an opportunity to exploit her children for political gain.
Palin has as much chance to be President as Mark Sanford: None!
oh poop it wasn't about the child it was used to show what Palin is about .
the idiot woman should just shut up and stop complaining about everything . she brings on most of her problems . by being stupid
Of course, she would try to find someway to bring Obama into this.
My God she is thin skinned. Cartoonists have doing things like this since the country's inception. Get over it and stop being such a whiney baby Sarah!!!!!
Heaven forbid Palin is the target of satire when it doesn't suit her needs.
And SHE'S supposed to be the future of the Republican party? Looks like I won't be returning to them in 4 years...
omg really? People photoshop pictures of politicians ALL the time – Just look up ones of Bush, McCain, or Obama. She is going to lose this fight.
For God's Sake you silly, hateful liberals. Leave her kids out of it, especially the baby.
You people are sick, plain and simple.
OMG how low can the Democratic supporters go??? This is truly appaulling . Leave the children out of all your hatefulness...Get a LIFE!!!! How do you sleep at night???
This is the type of "Change" Obama has brought us – malicious, contemptable, and vile. I wish to publicy thank the DNC, and in particular Linda Kellen Biegel for showing this Independent, and coutless millions of others, why we need to bring the country back to its sense of morality and decency, and put the GOP back into power.
Still afraid of Palin...
And doesn't that special needs child need his mother? This Palin woman is never home, and grabs the limelight whenever she can. She wants it both ways. I am just thankful everyday McCain was not elected.
Palin keeps getting great press form cnn the only thing I like about your station. PALIN 2012 you are great and god bless you.
Amendment 1: Right to free speech.
Sorry, but they are only off-limits if you don't exploit them yourself.
Wow a living natural disaster.Palin.She put her children in the front lines and now she is crying about the flak.
This woman is like a bad nightmare that just simply will not go away.
You want the spotlight.....You got it you dingbat !!!!!!
Oh, here she gos again. She is using her special needs child for personal gain now. The photo wasn't making fun of a child at all (as Palin would like you to think and get outraged by). Poor Sarah. How could anyone even consider this women as leadership worthy?
That is funny. Come on, Sarah, admit it!
Wasn't it Palin who thrust her kids into the "public sphere" in the first place while trying to campaign? This lady is a nutjob.
She's the one that actively paraded them into the spotlight under the guise of her support of family values. She has only herself to blame for her and her family's scrutiny, even if it is distasteful.
GOD NO.....not another jerry springer episode please. this woman needs help,she is desparate to keep her ugly face in the news at all cost. i feel sorry for her family to have to endure such ignorance from this lunitic.
I think she will soon realize that simply staying within the public eye will not make her politically more viable.
During a time when she needs to develop more gravitas, Palin is spending her time feuding with comedians and bloggers...