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Why is David Letterman walking funny?

Answer: Governor Sarah Palin cut him a new one:

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Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took a second swipe at David Letterman on Wednesday, calling the CBS “Late Show” host’s jokes about one of her daughters “disgusting” and “sexually perverted.”

In an e-mailed statement, the Republican governor said: “Laughter incited by sexually perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/N.Y. entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands — that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.”

Her husband, Todd, added in the same statement that “any ‘jokes’ about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it, and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too.”


You can read the rest of it here.

(Update: Letterman's latest response sounds like a stupid human trick. Read it here.)

Comments (21)

I think she could have ripped him yet another one with respect to the "slutty flight attendent look" "joke" if she's paid less attention to what *she* was in NYC to do and more on the apparent underlying classist attidude of such comments -- "liberals" despise the non-wealthy, "liberals" despise those who work.

... and the more low-status the labor, the more they despise the laborer.

Sarah Palin must be incredibly important and a threat to low class old men like Letterman who lived outside of wedlock with a younger woman who bore him a child...wait until someone mocks his child? Letterman is not funny..just pathetic and trying to hold on. Who knows if he is attracted to young girls and fantasizing about them? Sarah Palin shows class in her restraint...she could have said much more. And her husband could have gone and punched out Letterman but he too shows restraint. Now Letterman wants them to appear on his show...the guy must be suffering from dementia...even his audience showed hesitancy in applauding and you could hear some shock at his comments...he is way over the edge and should be removed...he is not funny...just desperate...sad...and shame on him....sam

Francis,

You couldn't resist finding the most flattering picture of Letterman in existence for this post, eh?

You should probably apologize to the respectable flannel wearers out there. And contrary to popular opinion, there are many : )

Usually [tearing someone] a new one is reserved for responses that are funny. Not pious.

Mike, do I misunderstand you or do you have more of a problem with Palin's "pious" response than with Letterman's obscenity.
If so, and I emphasize the if, why would Palin respond with humor, as in "funny"?

...contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.

This should be pointed out to one of the more distinguished interlocutors in a previous thread who not only challenged such a statement but went so far as to encourage it as well by eliminating legal protection of minors, as well as going on to say that such minors were actually deserving of such exploitation since they're supposedly responsible for the atrocious acts committed against them rather than the vile men themselves who didst commit them.

What would it take for somebody to be suspended or fired for malevolent Palin-bashing? Outright death threats?

They even run late night TV ads promoting that Palin lookalike and her pornographic video.

What's wrong with the world? A whole lot.

I'd like to see Todd Palin take a meeting with David Letterman.

I"d like to see you and Cardinal O'Malley in the same room.

You couldn't resist finding the most flattering picture of Letterman in existence for this post, eh?

I actually tinkered with the coloring and lighting to make it look worse.

There's no way I can make Sarah Palin look bad, ever.

"There's no way I can make Sarah Palin look bad, ever."

Unless you were to interview her, or something.

Unless you were to interview her, or something.

LOL!

Mike, do I misunderstand you or do you have more of a problem with Palin's "pious" response than with Letterman's obscenity.
If so, and I emphasize the if, why would Palin respond with humor, as in "funny"?

Problems with both. Letterman's jokes were over the top, but Palin's response consisted of nothing but moralisms. Really, what was called for on her part was some sort of actual slam against Letterman, a viagra joke or somesuch. Or, even just a one line "Mr. Letterman's comments were inappropriate and we have demanded an apology." Not this boring screed.

In case everyone didn't see this, both Mark Steyn and VDH did a nice job of defending Governor Palin's honor over at "The Corner":

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MDkyMzA3YzhlOTIzYjI1N2YyYjhjZDkzNjI5YTdkYTM=

I'm glad I stopped watching late night TV (although I must admit that Fox's "Red Eye" is a guilty pleasure from time to time).

Jeff, I am also a Red Eye fan.

Frank

There's no way I can make Sarah Palin look bad, ever.

No matter the degree of wishful thinking, Todd Palin remains the lucky man who will still have her regardless (barring any severe adverse circumstances which may potentially rupture the existing relationship between the two).

In any event, Palin seems much more a pin-up babe than presidential material -- especially given her interview prowess which simply reveals the extent of her cognitive abilities (or, rather, lack thereof).

Not this boring screed.

Because it doesn't matter whether or not you're right, the important thing is whether or not you're boring.

Bread and circuses! Entertain us!

Mike. I smell the foul air of equivalence in your post. You equate boring with a hateful vulgarity, a pornographic exercise directed at a woman who has taken abuse that in a better age not even a dog of Letterman's low caliber would dare utter.
Boring and vile filth directed at a child and her mother, similar, the same, "both"?

"Problems with both", I do hope they are problems of a very different order. One of which is the type of society we now live in that such is the currency of entertainment.


Feel free to respond but there isn't much point to it as of now. I do harbor a suspicion that you would not be reaching for a joke book if someone in your family & who you loved were the target of such degraded garbage.

Look what the Natl. Organization for Women wrote:

Comedians in search of a laugh should really know better than to snicker about men having sex with teenage girls (or young women) less than half their age... The sexualization of girls and women in the media is reaching new lows these days -- it is exploitative and has a negative effect on how all women and girls are perceived and how they view themselves. Letterman also joked about what he called Palin's "slutty flight attendant look" -- yet another example of how the media love to focus on a woman politician's appearance, especially as it relates to her sexual appeal to men.

http://www.now.org/issues/media/hall-of-shame/index.php/television/letterman-palin-daughter

Letterman's caddishness is bringing people together.

(Did NOW say anything about Palin during the presidential campagin?)

..."liberals" despise the non-wealthy, "liberals" despise those who work.

Well, maybe. But may I chime in with my opinion from across the Atlantic? Don't you think that a "conservative" woman in politics ought to care how she comes across? I am, as my screen name suggests, a woman, and I try to be as unbitchy as possible because I despise that specific female attitude, but to me she comes across as just that (a slutty flight attendant). I am not American, so I care who becomes Vice President of your country only as far as my country's interests are concerned, and I defended Palin because of the hypocrisy of the left and the jealousy of womankind (here and here). But that doesn't exempt her from criticism generally, or does it? As a "conservative" woman she ought to have looked after her children at home anyway. That would have spared us all the silly jokes about her pregnant teenage daughter, too.

To me (although I may be wrong) it was patently obvious that Letterman was referring to the daughter who actually WAS "knocked up" and only this American mixture of prudishness and sex obsession was able to turn it into something else (coupled with the attention-whoredom of the Palin family, of course).

By the way, I am not defending Letterman either. I haven't even watched a single one of his shows, as I don't even watch German, let alone American, TV and I will gladly believe you that he is an odious liberal leftist pinko commie or whatever. It is just that the American habit of defending everybody and his (or her) pet ferret, however undeserving, just because "liberals" have attacked him (or her), are wearing me out a little bit.

Just my two Eurocents!

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