Kathy Griffin with the cast of Glee at Models of Pride in October 2010

Comedian Kath Griffin confirmed Friday via Twitter that she will be appearing on an upcoming episode of Glee. Griffin will play a “recent Tea Party candidate and home schooler – a Sarah Palin type,” according to Movieline.com. While Griffin will undoubtedly relish the role after taking numerous shots at Sarah and Bristol Palin in her stand-up act (and took the father of the younger Palin’s child, Levi Johnston, on a date), Glee creator Ryan Murphy told TV Guide last June that the new character is all about inclusiveness. “I’m adding a Christian character,” he told the magazine. “We’ve taken a couple jabs at the right wing this year, so what I want to do with this character is have someone who Christian kids and parents can recognize and say, ‘Oh, look – I’m represented there, too!’ If we’re trying to form a world of inclusiveness, we’ve got to include that point of view as well.” Griffin appeared last fall with the cast of Glee at Models of Pride, a benefit for LGBT youth, in Los Angeles.