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Sarah Palin To David Letterman: Say Sorry!

Sarah Palin To David Letterman: Say Sorry!

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is asking that Late Night host David Letterman apologize for “crossing the line” when he joked about one of her daughters.

Letterman insists he was talking about Palin‘s daughter Bristol, 18, not Willow, 14, when he joked Monday that on a recent Palin family visit to NYC “during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”

“I would like to see him apologize to young women across the country [for contributing to a culture] that says it’s OK to talk about statutory rape,” Palin told Today. “It’s not cool; it’s not funny.”


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# 2

omg, why is she so skinny?? yes, she is pretty.. but she’s a mom and she’s older + she’s super busy governor person.. she needs more meet for fuel to be running around everywhere..

# 3

im not a fan of her but comedians these days are very much crossing the line

# 4

I don’t like Letterman, but he DID NOT sya anything regarding her 14 year old daughter, Palin did. She’s just milking this for air time. She loves the sound of her own voice.

# 5

Such a famewhore, all of the Palin’s. And what is up with the woman’s hair? She looks like she belongs in the FLDS! Now THAT is not cool Sarah.

# 6

Can anyone name another politician who it is acceptable to make jokes about the rape of her 14 year old daughter. I sure hope Malia doesn’t get knocked up, isn’t that funny? Letterman has become a creepy, mean man. He really seems to have it out for Sarah Palin. I did not realize how threatened liberal people are by beautiful, well spoken strong women who are conservative in their outlook. You see the anger towards Sarah and Carrie and other strong and beautiful (liberal women who are leaders are always so manly looking) are like a cross to a vampire. The women liberals admire are always “manly” look at Hillary, Sonya, Michelle Obama. Women who are feminine are destroyed like their some kind of evil. A conservative woman speaking her mind is mocked and ridiculed. Letterman wife is a good example, fat and ugly and manly, that’s how liberal men like their women.

# 7

This stupid ***** will grab hold of any shred of media attention. Pathetic.

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sarah palin needs to shut the fcuk up. oh right. it’s okay when the party you ARE representing insinuates that obama is promoting pedophelia or pervertedness (not a word) because he thinks there should be age appropriate sex education for kids…but when it comes to yours you can’t take the sh*t. go and hide out somewhere because anything you say catches fire. he doesn’t need to apologize to you at all. if you don’t know…the minute you sought the spotlight you and your family became fair game. it may not be right but he already admitted he was in the wrong. take your foot and stick it where the sun don’t shine, or better yet kick yourself. i went to catholic school and we got age appropriate sex education through fully alive in grade 1…so what. i’m not a promiscuous dingbat and unlike fake twats who give it up to any man, when i make a promise to god, i keep it. unlike your hypocrite of a daughter who got knocked up. why don’t you preach to your own family and leave the rest of us alone twat. apologize to your own daughter for not giving her better education about the bible and how it relates to real life.

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Oh please, he was obviously talking about her 18 yr old knocked up single daughter, of course she had to make it into something it wasn’t. Go Dave!!! You shouldn’t have to apologize for something totally twisted by a hyprocrite like Palin!! She’s like a cockroach, just when you think it’s gone, it comes back!

Lighten the F*ck up Frances!

Come on seriously, if you’re in the public eye and your 18 year old daughter gets pregnant out of wedlock – you’re open game. Sorry. I think it’s hysterical that Palin is trying to make it sound like he’s talking about “rape” and her 14 year old daughter. Once again, thank God she’s not the VP!

David is never funny. His jokes are sick. He needs to go to hell!

yeah here you go again rhonda. you can keep palin and preaJEANS…or whatever that fake a$$ chica’s name is. people who seek the fame just because they can but can’t actually speak about anything important. yeah you can have that girl as your leader because she opined and so many people agree with her opinions. fact is she didn’t answer the question. i do it all the time and i’m an a student. it’s called bullsh*tting and when people aren’t wise enough they let you get by in lif eand never call you out. well she got called out and that’s the only reason her name is in everyone’s mouth, when this chica has not done anything to deserve any kind of accolades. what you talking about “manly”. atleast those women are educated professional women who went to school and worked hard to get where they are at. no disrespect for palin’s education or her hustle. she needs to man down and learn some things first before she enters into something that’s too big for her britches. and that’s real talk. i wouldn’t want her to represent females and get by on the fact that she’s “pretty” or a mother or any of that bull. i would want her to prove her smarts and determination, and she has one of those qualities. the blind leading the blind. seriously. if she’s the gop’s top nominee in a couple of years then that party officially has a problem…more than the problem that they have now with the new generation and their lack of identity to the republican party.

Ha-ha, I thought the joke was hilarious, and sincerely hope Dave doesn’t apologize. I hate this woman so freaking much – her ignorance is contagious.

had this joke been said about one of Obamas daughters Letterman would have been fired.

Double standard.

had this joke been said about one of Obamas daughters Letterman would have been fired.

Double standard.

My ears are bleeding! That was absolute torture! You betcha it was! When will this broad STFUP?

Sarah Palin is an idiot. Thankfully the GOP put her on the ticket and there was no question about a right win during the last election. Regardless, Palin should worry more about the fact her daughters, or at least one of them, was having unsafe sex. As far as her finding an endorsement for statutory rape in Letterman’s comment, as usual, she missed the point. Palin never could stay en pointe in any discussion.

liberal men must not like you then rohnda. us “manly” women will keep to our “liberal” men. stfu heffer.

All Gov Palin is doing is drawing more attention to Letterman and his lame joke. Had she said nothing, the public wouldn’t even be aware. She’s making a big deal out of something that isn’t. Palin and her family are nothing but attention-seekers. Bad publicity is better than no publicity.

No Letterman needs to stfu. His jokes are not funny at all. He needs to be fired OLD MAN!!

liberal women marry strong men and then ride their shirttails (Hillary, Michelle) Women like Sarah make their own way. I think the Obama girls are now fair game. As they get a little older , wait you all got it coming.

@mertz:

you like men? Really

She was drawing the attention to those who think its alright to joke about statutory rape…sure he may have referred to Bristol, but Willow was the one who was with Sarah when he commented about the ARod joke…so he got that badly wrong???

Regardless, whether its Bristol or Willow the joke, like Letterman was in poor taste!!

Hwdoodoo, the Obama kids don’t inspire those kinds of jokes. As for Palin’s remarks, if Letterman says he was talking about Bristol, he was, and since Bristol is 18, there is nothing in his joke that suggests stat. rape. Palin should understand that when your teenaged daughter from your Christian, right-winged household chooses to have sex, do it without protection, & get pregnant, she opens herself up to criticism and ridicule.

all Sarah did was go to a baseball game with her husband and daughter Willow. This was the result. Liberals went nuts. Of course, the real problem was the 20,000 people who came out to hear her speak in Auburn NY. That’s the real problem liberals have with Sarah, people listen to her.

hwooddood @ 06/12/2009 at 2:25 pm had this joke been said about one of Obamas daughters Letterman would have been fired.

Double standard.
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you really must have missed all the vitriol that was slung during the elections with republicans calling obama everything they could under the sun and then capping it off trying to make it seem like he was a diddler. yeah double standards my a$$. the same thing that’s happening now would have happened had the joke been about the presidents daughters. there would be a lot of **** made about nothing. anyone who heard the joke would have known he meant bristol. hello. that woman has not been shoving her damn family in my face for no reason…so much so i know all about her freakin children. dude. fox news hasn’t fired no one and limbaugh will never get fired, so you know what we get to keep letterman and his funny. he’s not a fake. he says it like it is, and some of us appreciate him, and even his lewd jokes. anyone who knows letterman knows that he low balls sometimes, but it’s not without merit. it’s good of her to defend her daughter…although i haven’t heard her say anything in her statement that is in her daughters defence, but no way does dude need to apologize. it was a killer joke that killed two birds with one stone. good on him. people in the studio laughed, not once, but twice.

bristol palin=fail because of her mother pimping her, and her own bad judgement and being a hypocrite

a-rod=huge fail being a liar and an idiot baby maker.

yeah the obama kids will get it too. it’s called by association because your parents are public figures. i mean chelsea clinton went through it for every day her father was in the house, and so did the bush girls. that lady (sarah) made her family fair game.

lol @ your obvious hilariousity rohnda. if you read any of my comments you wouldn’t have said what you just did.

F u g F a c e M a n ! s t o n @ 06/12/2009 at 2:42 pm

ddavid letterman’s an arrogant, annoying, perverted, unfunny, sarcastic, prick.. and palin’s a fcuking moron. even mat made that bish look stupid. has she not learned to stay away from interviews?!? hahahahaha.. must every reporter/host make this women look like a bigger fcuktard?!? hahahahahahaha..

@Rhonda: What you are saying is so far away from the truth. Michelle Obama was his boss before he enter to the political arena. She is an Harvard graduate, she was a prominent lawyer and very successful. So you saying that she is who she is because of Obama is very erroneous. I would recommend that before you say something, you should gather all the facts first and then make your comment based on that information. And as far of that stupid joke it was out of place. Give that Bristol girl a break. Just because you got pregnant as a teenage doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve to better yourself, and that you should be punished by everyone for that. Yes is not the ideal thing but she is taking responsibility for her actions and I bet she is paying for her mistake. She was not the last or first girl to get pregnant at 17.

I watched the interview this morning. Twice actually because they reaired it. This whole situation has gotten completely out of hand. Did she have a right to come out swinging after David’s comments YES!

It should have ended there. I agreed with her on many points.. THEN she had to bring Obama into the converstion. She made it a political statement. This had nothing to do with politics. It was a comic told an inappropriate joke. Bad taste. Now she is using it to garner attention. So Sad. she is using her daughter again. And in a sick way. did you all hear her imply that her 14 year old daughter should be afraid of David; she implied that he was a pedifile.. Yeah she did. Matt tried to give her a way to back out of that implication and she let it stand. NOW that is taking things to a new level of dirt. David was wrong. No doubt about it. HE knows it too. But SHE knows he was not talking about the 14 year old. and that fact makes it even worst. She is such an opportunist. She needs the PR especially after the whole leave out last week and Newt getting all the attention. And to think this woman could have been the Vice President of the United States.

She is a piece of work. I guess David is going to be her plate form for 2012. Yeah this is all about her career. Not her daughter. Things are only going to get worst. Will David respond (I hope he just lets it go). Lets her keep putting her foot in her big mouth. This should have been over.

Palin is a jackass!!!

pollyanna @ 06/12/2009 at 2:45 pm

Palin is a hypocrite. Her situational ethics are glaringly blatant. The way she talked during the Presidential Election was embarrassing for not only woman, but humans everywhere. What kind of person talks the venom imbued smack she talked and talks? Ewwwwwwwwww! Pewwwwwwwwwwww! Palin stinks! David Letterman is funny. He’s a known jokester. If you see Dave coming, you know he’s full of colorful humor. If you can’t take the jokes stay off the channel. Lots of people making it up as they go just to get a rise. She is just so gross. The wolves are giving her a taste of her own meds.

well Letterman also called all flight attendants *****. The problem some snobby liberal people have with women who work or who are middle class. Of course, Sarah’s really not middle class anymore, they paid 11 millions dollars for her life story. In comparison Obama got 4 million for his. Liberals including Obama see Sarah Palin as a real threat. She is a women with passion and common sense, this is threatening to people who need a degree or a label to tell they are successful. Letterman is clearly jealous of Palin, after all look at the fat ugly manly woman he is married to.

shoegal421 @ 06/12/2009 at 2:46 pm

rhonda, you said that women like hillary ride their husband’s coat tails, so i guess her law degree from yale was just a fluke. also, it’s hypocritical to push your daughter (who did get knocked up underage) into the public light and then not expect people to comment. chelsea clinton was put through the ringer so it’s not a republican/democrat thing at all.

if you think that it’s appropriate to make a joke about a-rod, or whoever, knocking up a 14 year old then there is something seriously wrong with you. in law, we have a word for people who believe as you do. it’s called pedophilia. in case, you have no idea what the word means it’s the individual(s) have an obsession with children as sex objects. david letterman crossed over the line. his producers know it and now so does he. the question is whether david letterman’s public apology will be enough to prevent sarah palin from seeking legal action. personally, i would love to be working the lawyer who would be taking that case.

Palin is a moron @ 06/12/2009 at 2:51 pm

I agree with all of the remarks above about Palin being out of line, overreacting, stretching the truth,etc. etc. And, of course, Letterman will continue to satirize & make jokes in bad taste. That’s his job, and he does it well.

let’s not forget the mccain’s. if you don’t want your kids to be known to the public then keep them on the dl. she’s a mother. she has sense. she must obviously know that…and she’s an adult. i’m sure that had she wanted to, it could have been just her, husband, baby on the campaign trail…all because the pr people wanted a spin. lol. we got your spin lady…don’t enter the fire if you can’t take the heat…and i don’t think palin is a wuss. she already said what she needed to say. she should shut up and move on. isn’t she on a grand hustle to raise her profile for 2010/2012.

She’s an idiot who used her own children to advance her political career and now she wants to cry foul. Get over it

. Waiting for someone to ask her a question about the Middle East or Nuclear proliferation instead of all this tabloid nonsense. Her lack of intelligence is apparent but she sure knows how to grab the limelight. Seriously arguing with a comedian is ridiculous. She needs to shut up and go away for good.

Mwahhahahaha! @ 06/12/2009 at 2:55 pm

#36, you are even more moronic than Palin. No one here thinks it’s ok to joke about statutory rape, and Letterman was joking about the older girl. Your reasoning is so idiotic, that if someone makes a tasteless joke thet makes them a pedophile, it means they have an obsession?! Damn, your IQ must be in the single digits.

Letterman is annoying, but Palin is being doubly annoying. She needs to get over herself.

i love how everyone says that Sarah is a famewhore and pathetic trying to scrape together any type of publicity she can get her hands on. Many of them are also democrats as well. For the record, in any way shape or form, she is NOT trying to get attention for the comment an old cranky comedian made. The newscaster brought up the comment. She was on the show for something completely different. And so what she defends her daughter who is 14 and had done nothing wrong. Should women just roll over and let creepy old men make perverted remarks about a young teenage girl. Thank you Sarah for standing your ground!

@nat:

Where do you get your information, from Acorn? Michelle went to Harvard on affirmative action, not because she was so smart, she was female (as far as we know) and black. Her law license has been suspended and is under seal by the state of Illinois which means to disclose the reason for the suspension would put you in contempt of court. She got a job after her husband became state senator with the University of Chicago hospital as a COMMUNITY OUTREACH whatever the heck that is at a price of 300,000 a year and since she went to washington, noone was needed to replace her. Can you say corruption, its the same as the Blago case, the gov trying to get his wife one of those “made up jobs” only he’s probably going to prison.

DUDE. get with the program. during the elections they more than insinuated that obama was promoting pedophilia. so you know what i don’t think what letterman did was the right thing. it was a fcuken joke, and a poor joke as well. but it was FAIR game. fair game. not because sarah instigated the matter or whatever, but it is fair game because she has brought that light that should be upon HER to include her family. so you know who’s ultimately at fault here, she is. i mean we rag on mother’s like dina lohan pimping her family, but these politicians are FAIR game, and sarah is a politiician. she is not immune to this. she can take legal action if she wants. good for her. anything to keep this in the news a couple days longer is good for her no? and no one cares about the 20 000 people. the woman is a hit. she could sell her b’o and people would buy it. i have no problem with sarah palin and her hustle, but i hate people who talk out of their a$$, and yeah she deserves a chance, so i’ve given her one and she can prove me and everyone else wrong. i’m sure she has it in her…but she needs to break out of whatever that party is trying to wrap around her and be her own self. she can be better than that party. she shouldn’t put all her eggs in one basket because they are going to screw her over. good for bristol palin for having the baby and taking care of him/her with the help of her family. she needs a chance too, but she doesn’t need to be a hypocrite. stay away from the hypocrisy.

for the record i am neither a dem or a repub, and once again rohnda it’s good to know that only you and acorn plus wherever else you get your information know facts. w/e. this is a dumb issue. it’s a non matter. a boo for her and a boo for him. who the hell cares.

What a joke.

“Sarah Palin To David Letterman: Say Sorry!”
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sounds like the PC Maaaafia on JJ

sara failin @ 06/12/2009 at 3:10 pm

sara failin is a dumb ****

Sarah was on the Today show to talk about 26 billion dollar natural gas pipeline that is going to supply heat for your homes that the state of Alaska is building under Gov Sarah Palin. Just for the record michelle Obama is out giving the evil eye to the wife of the French president and Hillary is pushing gay rights for employees at the state department, while the employees of the state department are selling secrets to Uncle Fidel in Cuba. Michelle has really given Europe something to talk about. they are “so not” impressed.

I think she is blowing it out of proportion…yes, perhaps the joke on the line, but this whole thing about rape, etc…is hot air…she needs to calm down.

groundcontrol @ 06/12/2009 at 3:16 pm

Palin is absoluelt right. I have no idea what Dave has up his butt or what’s up with his ego but he needs to just straight out apologize.
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Too bad he didn’t have a daughter instead of a son. Maybe he would be more cognizant of his sexist beahvior. I always loved Dave but during this past election he was misogyny city. No one is saying he can’t make jokes but he has been going after Palin and her daughter with a nasty relish that made me uncomfortable and made me turn him off. It doesn’t mattrer that I did not support Palin. It matters that she is as deserving of respect as Democratic women are.
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No more excuses or limp explanations. Stop being a Richard and just fvcking apologize, Dave.

Palin won’t shut up about girls and their self-esteem yet she raised a daughter who had such low self-esteem herself that she slept with her boyfriend prior to marriage. A morale that her parents are both vehemently against.

Letterman should not issue an apology. I watched that show live and I thought myself that he was referring to her ADULT daughter not her 14 year old.

To suggest that Letterman is a pedophile (Willow is best being away from Letterman) is absurd on her part.

that pipeline is going to face huge problems, even more problems than trans canada wasting away and trying to get a bidder. nice of exxon (we see those spin commercials you have going on trying to clean your company profile exxon, while you do evil around the world) to finally take the bite. there’s going to be some epic sabotages that come at this project. let the protests begin. lol. companies thinking they can do whatever they want and roughshod over what people want. trans canada is an embarrasment. same to you exxon duplicitous mobile.

She knows that Dave was talking about the older daughter and she’s using this to get attention. Doesn’t she have a state to run?

The Bible warns of the day when people will be confused and actually like David Letterman and his liberal ilk and despise folks like Sarah and Carrie Prejean. The end is near – and soon, we’ll all find out who was right all along. Hell will be full of crispy liberals.

@KK: I don’t remember the Bible mentioning today’s political parties. I thought people were more than their political affiliation anyway… The generalizing based on political parties is really disgusting. That is what will be the downfall of America. Libs vs. Conservatives. Dems vs. GOPs. Can’t we all just compromise and work towards a common goal anymore? Of course not. We must attack based on how someone voted in an election. So stupid.

SO stupid? Thank you for proving my point.

mertz, you’re right. You can bullsh!t and can’t speak English. Maybe you should pay more attention in the school you claim to attend. zzzzzzzzzz…exactly WHY does a unwed, teenage girl who gets pregnant open herself up to criticism and ridicule? Because of her her parents politics? That makes complete sense. Are YOU a right wing fascist? You sure sound like one. I don’t like Palin either, but that doesn’t give ANYONE the right to make fun of the mistakes of her children and joke about them in a sexual way, that goes for ALL politicians daughters, not just the chosen few.

hey 55, and the saying goes, I SHALL SEE YOU IN HELL. lol. hell will be full of people of all colour and all parties, not just liberals, so while you stand high above and judge from your place of hypocrisy, don’t forget to land on both feet when you fall down straight to hell. loser.

Said sorry ya but she took it all out of context.

Hope the Obama’s keep Malia away from letterman.

No, if I was Sarah palin, you bet I would be fighting tooth and nail for such comment directed at my young daughters.

SHAME ON DAVID LATTERMAN!!!!!!

dontcare.. @ 06/12/2009 at 3:50 pm

Oh he’s not allowed to talk about what her daughter did! Her daughter had sex and produced a child. He just stated the obvious. Bristol Palin is the one who went and spread her legs. Then when the world found out she came out talking about. Is that not promoting sex? Hello! Get a clue!

lol 58. thanks for that. congrats. you’re right, but i don’t claim to have perfect morals and i call it what it is which is bullsh*t. this is a non matter. sarah palin could have prevented all of this if she had kept her daughter/her family at home instead of having them on the campaign trail with her. did she need ALL her family to be with her when she was doing this because it’s on the next level. also, bristol palin should not be a spokeswoman for abstinence…because she is a hypocrite. i would never have known who bristol palin was ever, without knowing about her mother sarah palin. the obama’s the bush’s the clinton’s pliticians are not immune to this. bristol palin is fair game because her mother is a politician, and her mother chose to parade her daughter around, and then her daughter chose to parade her child she had out of wedlock and speak from the same mouth that said absitinence is not realistic, to everyone should be abstinent. so excuse me if i don’t buy whatever she is selling…especially as they are religious. but your last point is the best point of all. THEY MADE THEMSELVES FAIR GAME AND THEREFORE THEY ARE FAIR GAME…same with the octomom, jon and kate plus 8, whoever. life isn’t fair. everyone deserves a chance and people can change. but don’t preach to me and expect me to buy it. i don’t think i’m the only one saying that. that goes for the obama’s the dems the republicans. all of them. just like me hypocrites. we all suffer from the human condition.

@Rhonda:
very mature, Rhonda. How old are you? 10 years perhaps?

@KK: Care to explain how I proved your point because I’m not seeing it…

ugly pictures @ 06/12/2009 at 4:05 pm

HUH #58, no I am not a right winged fascist. I was making an observation based on reality. Te reality is that, as i said, if you come from the background that Bristol does, and you do something that many people think is both stupid and immoral, while your mother is in politics, you are definetely opening yourself to criticism and ridicule. Welcome to the way the world works! And yes, sometimes it suucks, especially if you’re just a teen.

This woman is a narcissist. She thinks she’s so important. Isn’t her 15 minutes of fame up yet? She is using David Letterman to put herself in the news. I’m a woman who has a young daughter and I was not offended by what he said. She lacks the intelligence to get what he was really joking about.

HUH #58, just for clarity’s sake, the above comment #67, was written by me, zzzz.

WHY does a unwed, teenage girl who gets pregnant open herself up to criticism and ridicule?
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let me take the cop out and blame society…because it is common knowledge that girls are the meanest to their fellow females, just like it is also common knowledge, especially as taught to young women who are religious by proxy of their upbringing or their parents, that girls should not have sex before their married (arcahic), and that it is “unseemly” for girls to become baby mamas, just like at one point in time it was “unseemly” for girls to be regarded or respected in the same way that men were. bristol palin had sex and had a baby, and i’m sure many girls would call her a ho…it comes with her actions, i’m not saying it’s right or wrong, cause she can do whatever she wants…and if obama’s kids become like bristol palin i am 100% sure they will get the same flack. it comes with the territory. i know girls who have gotten pregnant, have been disowned, kicked out, and have had to provide for their baby and themself without any help from family or the government. bristol palin is lucky ( i bet she knows that), and it must be nice for her to speak out after the fact. i think she needs to make her own decisions instead of kowtowing to her parents. she’s already an adult, even if her age doesn’t show it, her actions do. and i don’t need to judge her (even if i do) because her relationship with god is hers only. but like i said previously i don’t buy what she’s preaching. i hope people would look at her and what she’s trying to do and maybe learn from it and use it as an example, either to do what she’s done or not to do what she’s done…but she’s no victim here. if my parents were politicians and i don’t want to be involved in the press portion i would tell my hard headed parents to leave me the fcuck out. it doesn’t matter how old i am. if something doesn’t feel right to me i would tell my parents and if they respect me they’d respect what i want, whether i am a child or not. children are not stupid, and people don’t need to always say that kids are not capable of making decisions. we make choices and decisions ALL THE TIME, just like adults do, even if they are easier decisions than adults. but we do make decisions. give us a little bit of credit. we are not all dumb.

Who is she to ask him for apologizing?!
She should watch less TV and care more about her daughters sexual experiments ;)

http://tunedin.blogs.time.com/2009/06/12/the-sarah-and-dave-show-contd-the-outrage-a-thon-continues/

and the original blog.
http://tunedin.blogs.time.com/2009/06/11/the-morning-after-the-dave-and-sarah-show/

i wonder who is doing pr for sarah. of course she’s the pitbull momma no? so she’s gonna keep on this tip. lol. good for her.

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1904354,00.html
this one is a must read. lol. an entire summation of the entire week including all things political, repubs, dems, sarah, letterman et al.

A nice comment it wasn’t, but this is comedy. Comedy is rarely nice. Obviously he was talking about her 18 year old unwed mother. Nobody even knows about her other kids!

Shhhhhhhhhhh! @ 06/12/2009 at 4:43 pm

Sarah needs to shut up. She is making herself look stupid. As a republican I want to see us look good. Sarah is making a big fuss about this when there is nothing to complain about, she is making republicans look like they will pick on anything to attack. Give it up Sarah, it’s called comedy and everyone knows David was talking about Bristol.

Skeptical reader @ 06/12/2009 at 4:50 pm

It is a little hypocritical to say leave my daughters alone and keep them out of the lime light – when you bring them on stage in front of millions. And one has been repeatedly featured on the front of People, US Weekly, etc by her own choosing. If you want to be out of the lime light – stay out of the lime light! (And give back the money I am sured those magazines paid you…)

Just read thousands of flight attendants picketed CBS, but can’t find a thing about it on the state owned media. One sign said, you know the difference between a regular flight attendant and a ****** one—-LIPSTICK! how funny!

She has maybe forgotten that during her campaign, her supporters would call Obama, “Osama!”

She never asked them to quit these antics, that only support bigotry in this country. So she is not the most indicated person to protest offensive, out of line comments!

that’s funny, David Letterman can call flight attendants and sarah palin a **** on national television, but you get censored on Just Jared, that’s funny too

groundcontrol @ 06/12/2009 at 5:02 pm

The apology belongs to Palin’s daughter. She is the one who went to the game. So the joke is publicly about her. Whether Dave mistakenly referenced her or not is not the point. SHE was referenced. Dave is not stupid nor is he unaware of the the news. He knows which daughter is which and he knows the names of the daughters.
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But even if I take Dave at his word that he made a mistake, the mistake was made and it came out as a joke about a 14 year old. How is it that everyone should know Dave made a mistake? How is it obvious? That’s quite a biased interpretation.
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She doesn’t need to be the butt of his sexist jokes. For that matter neither does any 18 year old. Geez. I cannot believe the misogyny directed toward an 18/19 year old because she and her boyfriend got pregnant. Am I seriously hearing that people believe this makes her fair game for any sexual inuendo? I am an ultra liberal feminist and I cannot believe people can’t see why this is wrong. Of course, her mother is standing up for her and demanding an apology. No mother needs a PR person to urge her to do this. Certainly not some outspoken politician. The one dragging this out is Dave for not immediately offering an apology to her as soon as he realized his mistake.
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Stop trying to make this liberal vs. conservative or Democrat vs. Republican. That is not what is about. It’s about a grown man making a sexually insulting laced joke about a 14 year old.
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Dave needs to be a man and make a sincere and complete apology without any excuses.

Sarah Palin = the new Paris Hilton. Anything for attention. Gag me.

His joke was not funny, and I see she wants to stand up for her daughter. But I cannot stand this family.

No it’s about her being a famewhore,

This is the only politician I know who acts like a celebrity.

Like someone said earlier, Doesn’t she have enough to do running Alaska? Oh I forgot that is not as important as getting yourself injected into the news.

To all the perverts who support Letterman and bash Palin for standing up for decency and women: You are dirty old men that women (especially young women) should stay away from. You let your p ___ do the talking and you brains are dead.

I can’t stand Palin, but Letterman’s joke was out of line. And he wasn’t talking about Sarah’s daughter, Bristol. The joke was in reference to Palin and her family taking in a baseball game. The daughter at the game? Willow.

I am a long-time Letterman viewer, but he went too far on this one. He should just sincerely apologize and let it die. He’s giving Palin too much publicity.

David letterman was WRONG, should be a man say sorry and NEVER JOKE ABOUT PALIN AGAIN!!!! Why dosen’t he do Obamma family jokes, Michelle was in New York a week ago didn’t A-rod, or Spitzer, go for her? What is Letterman Raceist? Laur and Couric are no better, they should all STFU!

@Sandy:

Takes one to know one, Loser, STFU and wait for your mom to call you out of your basement, you dumb azzzzzz!

Bristol has been in the media constantly – on FOX news, in People’s Magazine several times, including a cover story – whom do you really think David Letterman was talking about? I didn’t hear anyone get upset with all of the Monica Lewinski jokes. Sorry Palin, your daughter Bristol who is being pawned off as the Abstinance Queen had a party girl life, and got knocked up. That’s a fact. Megan McCain gets picked on, Chelsea Clinton got picked on (when she was only like 12 or 14). If you can’t take the heat, get out of the media spotlight!

SERIOUSLY? This from a woman who used to make rape victims pay for their own rape kits? I guess rape is only serious when it involves one of her kids and she has the chance to stick her stupid, uneducated mug on television.

@ Rhonda,

Palin is not a threat to someone like Obama, because had she been..she would have helped McCain win the election. Obama made it to where he is on his own accord. He was not brought in to get a token vote. Had Palin tried to run for the Presidency by herself, that woman would have gotten plasterd. She is waaaaaay out of her league and it is more then apperent by her stooping to the level of going on national tv to fight with a latenight talk show host. She needs to be more worried about Governing her state instead of this mess. All she needed to do was have her people issue a statement and thats it. Telling Letterman to apologize? Wh the hell does she think she is?

You sound very bitter and jelous. Trying to talk about Michelle Obama when she is ten times more intellegent then YOU or Palin will ever be. All those nasty attacks that Republicans said about Michelle and all she did was dust them off and not even give those comments the time of day. And comparing Hillary Clinton to Palin is like comparing and Igloo to an Empire State building…there is no comparison. Hillary would rip that woman to shreds in a debate. Please get over the fact that your side lost and move on with your life…along with Palin with her phony outrage. You want to know whats really innappropriate? A woman trying to lie her way into the White House by faking that she actually knows something about the world.

So tell us dear aida, how does Letterman’s joke about ARod knocking up her daughter in the 7th inning, work? Did he hop on a flight to Alaska? Willow was the daughter in attendance. He and his writer’s knew it. He didn’t use that excuse until two days later. He got caught in a liberal hissy-fit. Suspend belief if you want, but he took a shot at a kid. But all of that aside, why does a pregnant teen become a target for you and your friends because her mom ran for office? No doubt you and your friends are waiting eagerly for Letterman to crack on Malia and Sasha? After all, they “deserve” it too by your standard.

Palin seems to be very sanctimonious now concerning teenage sexual activity, but how protective was she when Bristol Palin was having sex as an underage minor? I remember when Sarah Palin was advocating abstinence-only education during her 2006 governors race, but just how well did that prove to be sound logic considering the birth of her grandson Tripp Johnston by her underage daughter?

Sarah Palin also went one step further in her hypocrisy in that she used her line-item veto to slash funding for a state program in Alaska benefiting teen mothers who were in need of a place to live.She cut the funding for the Covenant House Alaska program by over one million dollars. The lesson learned there is not every unwed teen Mother has the financial support from a parent who is governor of a state.

So David letterman made a joke concerning her daughter, get over it,Palin did everything to set herself up for the jokes.It is the past hypocrisy of Palin that Letterman is targeting and Palin knows it,it has NOTHING to do with Letterman promoting teenage promiscuity with any adult or any person. This is just another opportunity for Sarah Palin to look like the poor victim and wear her victimhood crown with relish.

Is the jokes distasteful, sure they are, however Palin is taking the jokes out of context to create the controversy and attention she so desperately desires and feeds off of. I didn’t like the nature of the jokes myself but to take them out of context is in itself untruthful and self aggrandizing.

I haven’t made it through all of these comments, but here I go. It is a well-established fact that Letterman hates people unless he’s known them forever and suck his wang occasionally (metaphorically). He’s going to say pissy things. I’d be pissed, too, if he made that comment about my daughter. Palin has every right to be upset.

Finally the return of the Dave that pisses everyone off and couldn’t care less!! Bravo Dave!!

netstarman @ 06/12/2009 at 6:44 pm

Why doesn’t Letterman talk about the Obama’s kids in a sexual manner but he decided to jump on the Palin’s 14 year old daughter. Him The gap tooth **** decided to go the other way and get on the hate the GOP wagon again.But throw in raping small underage kids he thinks it is funny. he is a big saggy ball schmuck.

Dread not @ 06/12/2009 at 6:46 pm

Sarah Palin finds yet another opportunity to horrify America with her presence. Being that, Bristol is the one who got pregnant and is OBVIOUSLY sexually active, I think it’s fair to give, Letterman the benefit of the doubt when he says he was talking about the older Palin daughter. The Alaskan Governor and husband Todd, wore out their copy of, Nailin’ Palin. So what does she do? Seizes another opportunity to regain attention. Why? Evidently she wants EVEN MORE adult movie spoofs produced about her, probably titled, “I Did A Rod; Doin’ It Doggie Style.” Maybe, “Thunda on The Tundra” somethin’ like that. Look, Sarah basically accused Letterman of being perverted and being in poor taste. If anyone would know about perversions and poor taste, you get the feeling, the Alaskan Governor would. She fired back that Letterman couldn’t be trusted around a 14 year old girl. THAT was in poor taste, and a little perverted, IMO.

@Rhonda: Are you seriously claiming that two extremely strong women such as Michelle and Hillary are riding the “shirttails” of Barack and Bill? Do your research you ignorant conservative woman! Those two women are unbelievably smart, almost above their husbands…if you want to talk women riding the shirttails of their husband look at Barbara Bush or Laura Bush…hell Palin too. At least Hillary and Michelle were educated at IVY LEAGUE institutions and have POST-GRADUATE DEGREES!! What does Palin have? Oh right, a BS in journalism.

@Rhonda: Wow not only are you ignorant, but you are racist. You are calling Letterman a bad person for making jokes… look in the mirror. Harvard doesn’t just hand out degrees (thank god or people like you would be running this country) Michelle earned EVERYTHING she got, don’t shoot someone’s education down because you can’t seem to get that far on your own.

letterman is a piece of skum, lucky that a lot of idiots have watched his show and kept his boring show on the air,. if he had said that about ANY democrats’ politicians daughters and that would be cause for taking him off the air.

Palin is an idiot and is only doing this for attention. If she’s the best the GOP has, they are in for a world of hurt.

I want to see that loser say that to Todd Palins face about any of is children! He’ll knock all his teeth out so we dont have to look at decrepid smile.

A real man would never have said that. A real man having accidentally said that would have apologized quickly knowing how degrading that comment was and is and moved on. A coward reads cue cards jokes that are degrading about women/girls, a coward does a 1/2 @sses apology. A coward hides amoungst his media buddies.

However this is picking up steam and his cronies are starting to swing the knife.

Bet Obama comes out and says something. I didnt vote for him, dont like him but he is a Dad of two little girls, and cough cough, just backstabbed the gay community and will throw Dave under the bus to deflect from his DOMA case.

Wasnt it the prophet Obama who said families were off limits or was it just his?

Why A-rod? Does he have issue with him? Why not Jeter, who is NY biggest s-l-u-t! No, to easy to take a shot at an spanish guy huh. I’d like to see A-rod slap him for that.

Imus was fired for less remember that folks!

Letterman like to do these things. Look how he treated his friend “Mccain”. He was going for ratings like the rest but got caught making a tastelss joke about women/girls. He just crossed the line.

Now watch his pariahs , i mean peers of society back stab him.

Okay then. Dave should say the same exact joke using Obama’s daughter’s name. What’s fair is fair. All you idiots who think what he said is okay, then I guess it’s okay to say the SAME thing using an Obama daughter.

6 Rhonda @ 06/12/2009 at 2:08 pm

Can anyone name another politician who it is acceptable to make jokes about the rape of her 14 year old daughter. I sure hope Malia doesn’t get knocked up, isn’t that funny? Letterman has become a creepy, mean man. He really seems to have it out for Sarah Palin. I did not realize how threatened liberal people are by beautiful, well spoken strong women who are conservative in their outlook. You see the anger towards Sarah and Carrie and other strong and beautiful (liberal women who are leaders are always so manly looking) are like a cross to a vampire. The women liberals admire are always “manly” look at Hillary, Sonya, Michelle Obama. Women who are feminine are destroyed like their some kind of evil. A conservative woman speaking her mind is mocked and ridiculed. Letterman’s wife is a good example, fat and ugly and manly, that’s how liberal men like their women.
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Carrie who? Sonya who?

Letterman is just a jerk! He should certainly apologize. It was an ugly joke, even if it was the 18year old who was with her mother at that game.

Since Sarah was at the game with her 14 yr. old daughter, then why would Dave say a joke about the daughter who wasn’t even there ? That would make no sense. That creep knew what he was saying. Now he’s lying trying to get out of it.
I hope Barry Hussein’s daughter gets a rape joke aimed at her too !

This pathetic ho is trying to get as much milage out of this as she can.
Publicity wh re need to shut up.

I’m still waiting for this *****’s apology for thinking she was remotely qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency of the most powerful nation in the world. That was surely an insult to the intelligence of every American.

Ha ha.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

This was written by Abraham Lincoln. Obama, who likes to compare himself to President Lincoln, apparently cannot read.

Wait until you morons get socialized medicine and your health care is rationed. Once you reach 80 you will be denied care. But you stupid liberals are too blind and stupid to figure this out !
And Dave Letterman is a complete JERK. Come on, Dave ! Let’s hear a rape joke concerning Malia Obama ! Now THAT would be FUNNY !!!!
Idiots.

78 hmr @ 06/12/2009 at 4:58 pm She has maybe forgotten that during her campaign, her supporters would call Obama, “Osama!”

She never asked them to quit these antics, that only support bigotry in this country. So she is not the most indicated person to protest offensive, out of line comments!
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That was a campaign for office. SP and DL are not campaigning for office. DL just cracked an ugly joke for which he should apologize!
I think he knows it.

“during the seventh inning, Michelle’s daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”

Now THAT is funny !!!

youallneedjesus @ 06/12/2009 at 7:12 pm

Dave should just apologize to Willow publicly and let this go away. He was wrong, man up and move along.

I have no objection to a Conservative woman speaking her mind, but they often come off as bigoted, shallow or not intelligent. That is the reason why people don’t listen to them or want to hear what they have to say. I thought Palin was horrible during the Presidential campaign. John McCain shot himself in the foot with that selection. Women would have rallied around her, had she come off as someone capable of leading the free world. She didn’t come off as someone capable of leading the free world and managed to alienate most women.

Fat ugly Michelle and fat ugly Hillary are , well, fat AND ugly ! And their daughters are ugly too ! Calling all A-Rod !!

Absolutely unbelievable anyone would find it acceptable for him to make such vulgar “jokes” of ANY woman. Whether she 14 or 144!
Who cares he “thought it was her 18 year old daughter”

This makes it acceptable in the public eye. I pray this is not true.
I do not watch Letterman. Definitely wouldn’t now. As a matter of fact, if indeed I do see him on any talk show, in any magazine– I would make it a point to not view or purchase such garbage.

I wonder how he would feel if anyone had made such a nasty comment about his child? Gee, things that make ya go hmmmm.

Some things are off limit and in very poor taste. He has no class.
You are a nasty man Letterman. Grow some manners.

As far as her “getting pregnant” as another ignorant poster comments.
“opens her up to criticism” are you kidding? Open your closet poster.
I’d LOVE to see your skeletons. People who live in glass houses should NOT throw stones.

Palin, you are dead on right. He was completely in the wrong.

107 Kathy @ 06/12/2009 at 7:02 pm

Since Sarah was at the game with her 14 yr. old daughter, then why would Dave say a joke about the daughter who wasn’t even there ? That would make no sense. That creep knew what he was saying. Now he’s lying trying to get out of it.
I hope Barry Hussein’s daughter gets a rape joke aimed at her too !
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I agree! He’s lying to get out of it. What a jerk! He is used to making jokes at other people’s expense, but this was going too far.

personally i think letterman is a perv deep down
but at the same time i hate palin, she’s a hillbilly imo
and she seems to be a really ignorant person, get over it palin and stop milking this

Letterman is a jerk,always has been and always will be.

will she just shut up, she’s an idiot. If she was such a great mom her daughter would have used protection and not had a baby in highschool. People in glass houses should keep thier mouths closed.

80 groundcontrol @ 06/12/2009 at 5:02 pm

The apology belongs to Palin’s daughter. She is the one who went to the game. So the joke is publicly about her. Whether Dave mistakenly referenced her or not is not the point. SHE was referenced. Dave is not stupid nor is he unaware of the the news. He knows which daughter is which and he knows the names of the daughters.
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But even if I take Dave at his word that he made a mistake, the mistake was made and it came out as a joke about a 14 year old. How is it that everyone should know Dave made a mistake? How is it obvious? That’s quite a biased interpretation.
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She doesn’t need to be the butt of his sexist jokes. For that matter neither does any 18 year old. Geez. I cannot believe the misogyny directed toward an 18/19 year old because she and her boyfriend got pregnant. Am I seriously hearing that people believe this makes her fair game for any sexual inuendo? I am an ultra liberal feminist and I cannot believe people can’t see why this is wrong. Of course, her mother is standing up for her and demanding an apology. No mother needs a PR person to urge her to do this. Certainly not some outspoken politician. The one dragging this out is Dave for not immediately offering an apology to her as soon as he realized his mistake.
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Stop trying to make this liberal vs. conservative or Democrat vs. Republican. That is not what is about. It’s about a grown man making a sexually insulting laced joke about a 14 year old.
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Dave needs to be a man and make a sincere and complete apology without any excuses.

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Great post! Perfectly said! Letterman should apologize and stop wasting everybody’s time.

Hey Mertz – Well done. You have said everything I would have said, and probably more eloquently. Sarah Palin is keeping this admittedly tasteless joke alive and well. Dave had apologized, we’ve all moved on. I saw the replay; David was clearly referring to Bristol. No mention of Willow, or rape. Palin needs to move on. She’s gotten more than enough mileage out of whoring out her children for public consumption.

This is not about Party affiliation. Chelsea Clinton was called called ugly, homely, buck-toothed – it was merciless. She turned into a swan who has grace and smarts. The Bush girls were foddder for every tabloid, for basically acting like 90% of college students, yet they have allso turned into responsible, employed adults.

Oh and Rhonda, you scare me!

Dread not @ 06/12/2009 at 7:41 pm

- It was a JOKE told on LATE NIGHT TELEVISON! LATE NIGHT! Not in prime time, but LATE NIGHT! The word rape never crossed Dave’s lips. You can read into the joke what you want. Comedians use current events as fodder for jokes. Palin being in New York was perfect fodder, hence the joke. Most people knew he meant Bristol. And knowing A-Rod and his propensity to lie and cheat, Palin should keep an eye on her daughter during the seventh inning stretch, whatever age she is.

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I think Sarah’s ego got bruised because Dave didn’t insinuate that Gov. Palin would be the one A-Rod would try to knock up! There’s a joke in here about watered down gene pools, but with this crowd, it might go over poorly.

people did the same thing with chelsea clinton…and it wasn’t right then, and it isn’t right now. i’m sure kids don’t ask for this as proxy of their parent’s being politicians, but you are in the limelight. it’s fair game. it’s crass, crude, w/e…but if you don’t want things to be said keep quite and keep away from the cameras. really.

Hope Malia doesn’t get knocked up!

Irene adler @ 06/12/2009 at 7:49 pm

Palin is the one dragging her daughter’s name into all of this. If she wasn’t such an attention ***** no one would have even noticed the joke (which was tasteless). Sarah Palin is a huge hypocrite and should just get the off the national stage. She is stupid, vindictive and totally clueless. She is at it again twisting words, making things up and stirring up all the right wing haters and nuts just like she did during the campaign. And for the record, President Obama during the campaign was speaking about Governor Palin’s children when he said family should be off limits to the press. This after Palin announced her 17 year old daughter’s pregnancy and dragged her out into the public eye.

had this joke been about the younger daughter, who is not pregnant yet obvi, it wouldn’t be right. the fact that it’s even about bristol isn’t right either. i don’t think people are condoning that joke. it was a joke. it was a bad joke. i laughed at that joke…(i didn’t see it, but i saw it on cnn later), and like what that mike guy a couple comments above wrote the same thing about the michelle’s daughter, i laughed. i laughed because if those girls were at the age that bristol is/was and got knocked up and david letterman or an african american comedien/nne had made that joke i would still laugh. that joke wasn’t about rape or anything like that. everyone who watches letterman knows he low balls (aka pervy, on the palin hate train) so that joke wasn’t surprising. if it wasn’t bristol it would have been someone else…infact take that name or whatever dave reference and put another female name in there and i would still laugh because anyone who gets knocked up by a-rod is an idiot…it was a joke. it’s not excusable, but it’s not a freakin hoopla. i never knew people in this current society to be so prudish, considering the promiscuity of young girls, young celebs showing their chacha, young girls and their sex tapes, stripping down posing nude etc. i’m sorry if i don’t get this (i think i do). i’m sorry if i don’t feel all indignant or self rightous about this. it’s done with. everyone keeps bringing it up. gosh. get the hell over it. people make ridic comments or jokes every day. it is all inexcusable. it’s not it’s because your a dem or a rep or any of that sh*t that should make cruel things acceptable. whatever. i don’t want to keep hearing about this bull-ish. bristol palin is not the first underage girl to get pregnant and take on the responsiblity of an adult. give it up. david letterman will kack one day, and maybe he’ll go to hell. i don’t care.

INSTEAD of blaming Letterman for endorsing the rape of her 14 daughter’s self esteem, maybe she should worry about the 18 daughter’s example of underage, out of wedlock, giving birth example of irroading self esteem. Maybe it was a bad joke… but alas bad jokes abound. For instance her being picked for V.P. LOL.

oh lets not forget the bush daughters. heard lots of sh*tty things about them too. w/e. you can be in politics without showcasing your family and thereby making them a target.

I do not like Sarah Palin but I did not like Letterman’s joke either. David Letterman might joke about Sarah Palin but imo he should not extend his jokes to his daughter’s private life. The words used about a teenager is not nice, mature or appropriate. I think he should apologize and stop being an a**.

Sarah Palin pimped her kids like Kate Gosselin during the campaign and sought freebies. She and Kate can give lessons on exploiting kids. They are both narcissistic and embarrassments to women everywhere.
Don’t apologize Dave. Sarah and Kate love to show their crotches.

http://www.celebitchy.com/22132/rosie_odonnell_says_shed_enjoy_having_a_beer_with_sarah_palin_/81113j3-2/

i thought the joke was about how hard up a-rod is and how much a **** bristol is.
he apologized that it was the wrong palin. DAVE IS A GENTLEMAN.

DAVE IS NOT A PEDOPHILE, HOW DARE SHE THAT F*CKING NINCOMPOOP.

it’s one thing to protect your children but its another to falsely call someone that. I HOPE HE ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL NEVER MENTION HER BY NAME EVER AGAIN AND THAT FROM NOW ON TV TO BAN HER PERMANENTLY.

dave should have picked on that SARAH sh*t for brains” PALIN for the joke.

She is just like those other filthy far reaching desperate nimrods known as the rethugiclan party, so desperate to be the center of attention.

she’s an idiot, can we please get rid of her!? haah

Greg

I am not picking but its comments accepting this as a “joke” by men, which makes it wrong.

Comments by women accepting this joke is worse. Shame on all of you. That could have been you, your child, sister or Mother.
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I do blame him for the joke-afterall he reviewed it prior to airing and HE TOLD IT! He was the show’s last chance to keep the comment from airing .

Trust me, he has many top ten lists. He did the joke for ratings and a woody (i also think he is a perv) so he flung the joke out there thinking hey I am Dave Letterman who is going to touch me.

It is never acceptable to demean women. It is never acceptable to demean women. It is never acceptable to demean women.

why three times? Marge Simpson said it sticks longer when you repeat things three times (lemon tree episode!)

I am sure it is not easy being a man, but i asure you it is tougher being a female.

If we are agressive we are either ******* or dykes. If we are pretty and nice we are ***** and whores. If we are not pretty well we have all heard ugly girl jokes. If we have opinions we are crazy or have pms.

If we defend our children against horrible verbal attacks that were not warrented by a 62 year old man we are doing it for political furthering or whatever excuse people are giving to justify it.

CHILDREN should always be off limits.

He targeted Ms. Palin, then moved to the daughter. Didnt say anything about the hubby, Levi or the like.

We shouldnt say things about those little Obama girls. Have respect, he is your elected leaders children (i did not vote for him!).

I lost respect for MCcain when he said Chelsea was the ugliest child. It took a long time for me to get over that back then. But if i am not mistaken -he apologized and not half assed either.

Bet he would run like a school girl if he saw Todd Palin coming. He looks like he could kick some 62 year old ass.

It is just tasteless not political and he should flat out apologize on a talk show (to make it neutral) and move on.

Just my opinion. Dont like the jokity jokes about kiddies.

PEOPLE NEED TO FORGET POLITICS IN THIS SITUATION AND LOOK AT IT AT A MOTHERS POINT OF VIEW. I WOULD DO WHAT SARAH DID TO PROTECT MY CHILDREN. DAVID IS A JERK AND I THINK HE HAS ALZHEIMER. HE IS NOT FUNNY AND HIS JOKES ARE LAME. NEVER LIKED HIM AT ALL. HE NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE TO THE YOUNG WOMEN OUT THERE. THERE IS NOT REASON FOR DAVID LETTERMAN TO SUCH AN IDIOT ON AMERICAN TV. WAKE UP!

don’t care for Palin….but, think Letterman went too far.

He’s what I call the typical ” middle American man”.

yuck!

He ALREADY DID APOLOGIZED! Where was Palin when Jamie Lynn Spears and Brittany Spears were the butt of the jokes? Sorry, when your daughter makes the media run promoting abstinance only while carrying her baby around, and gushing how great he is – you are going to get picked on. Sarah – you got to know that the people in Wasilla say a whole lot worse.

@jess:

Letterman is a has been. For someone who’s so protective over his own child, I would think he’d have more decency. He knocked up his son’s Mother if one wants to be technical, if he wants to throw those words around. Any pictures of his wife to see whether she looks any better than his description of a flight attendant? If he ever flies commercial, hope someone drops a cup of java in his lap.

Aida,

The joke was told about the 14 year old, not the elder. He did a typical half assed apology.
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He or his people didnt come up with the “I didnt know” a few days later when someone told him to say that too.

I agree with above posters, he is in the media, he knows what these kids look like, he told a tasteless joke and now he is being called to the carpet.

As for the spears, that is momma spears fight and shame on her for not standing up to the media. She was probably to busy editing her book. lol

Ms. Palin was not on the campaign trail. She went to a dinner for disabled children, then took her child to the new stadium.
I am not a tight ass bye the way. I am a mother of a daughter and an aunt of two neices. one is 14, so maybe i am a little sensative.

but

It is never ok to demean women. It is never ok to demean women, it is never ok to demean women. or men for that matter to be fair.

Jokes are supposed to be told to be funny not mailicous.

@n.o.l.a:

You should be upset on behalf all the young women/girls in this country. He’s becoming a lecherous old man who doesn’t even know how to apologize properly.

@mertz:

Hopefully, the Letterman’s of this country will leave the little Obama girls alone.

You people that say Letterman are nuts! Take Palin out of the equation and even take the 14 year old(which was who was at the game with her mother.) and just look at the joke about an 18 year old getting raped by ARod as the joke.

What in the heck has happened to America when it is ok to make a joke out of raping an 18 year old. Many 18 year olds are seniors in high school. It was a very uncool joke.

Now get back to reality Palin;s 14 year old is only 4 years older than the Obama’s oldest daughter. Would it be funny to make a joke about ARod raping Miss Obama? HOw about Biden’s grown drug using daughter, would it be cool about someone raping her?

In NO stretch of anyone’s imagination is it cool to talk about any female being raped, especially a teenager.

@mertz:

All she did was attend a ball game. Letterman is feeling his age–unfortunately, he isn’t acting it.

@sade:

Well said.

Letterman makes jokes, he’s very good at what he does.
Palin is a JOKE, she’s a huge embarrassment!

@E:

If you believe that, you believe that the Obamas pimped their children, as well.

@Matt: Matt, Letterman said, “her daughter that was AT THE GAME with her got knocked up by A Rod.” Getting a 14 yr. old child pregnant is statutory rape. Palin is correct. Letterman should have found out WHO was with her and watched what he says. Letterman should be fired!!!!

Give me a break, people. He was talking about Bristol, who is of age – so it was not “statutory” rape. Two, the joke isn’t about rape….he’s basically making fun of the fact that Bristol “puts out” without any protection (which is TRUE) because she’s basically a horny mor@n.

So now mommy Palin is using it as publicity to get into the media spotlight and pretend to crusade for the rights of young women across the country. Even after Letterman apologized, Palin wanted to go on the Today Show and get a little exposure.

The point of the joke was NOT the rape of minors.

It was that Palin’s ADULT daughter puts out with no protection….which she does.

He made the joke because her daughter was indeed a high schooler who got knocked up and then after having baby goes on an abstinence tour to promote abstinence so bristol is fair game. ANd she is doing this for attention./. Disgusting. She knows very well who he was talking about. Only one of her daughters was knocked up. Besides he is a comedian and has said much worst things about a lot of people. So Palin, please take your overdramatic dimwit self away from out tv’s and disappear. YOU are making women look dumb and whiny.

This is why comparison’s to other daughters are not valid. There is no double standard here. Obama’s daughters are underage, Bristol Palin is NOT. Obama’s daughters don’t have sex with white trash bozos. Bristol Palin does. Obama’s daughters don’t forget protection during sex and get knocked up. Bristol does. Because she’s ******.

So she opened herself up to this kind of joke….because she got herself knocked up by not using protection. It’s true.

OHH I’m glad someone mentioned this: during the election when Obama had approved Sexual Awareness classes for elementary school kids – to help them know about bad touch and good touch, etc – McCain and Palin did mention that Obama was trying to teach sex to minors. I remember that. And she said he was a terrorist. So if it’s good for the goose…….I think this is so overblown and Palin is taking us all for a very dumb ride!

She’d better STFU though it may already be too late. I think he could sue her for slander at this point, and while I sure wouldn’t blame him for it I don’t think he’ll do it. He’ll have too much fun keeping to the high road.

groundcontrol @ 06/12/2009 at 11:02 pm

E @ 06/12/2009 at 8:13 pm Sarah Palin pimped her kids like Kate Gosselin during the campaign and sought freebies

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This is what ALL politicians do during a campaign. It is not “pimping” to include your families in your campaigns.
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Your exaggeration doesn’t contribute to this discussion.

groundcontrol @ 06/12/2009 at 11:05 pm

kat @ 06/12/2009 at 6:06 pm SERIOUSLY? This from a woman who used to make rape victims pay for their own rape kits?
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Let this go. This was proven to be untrue.

groundcontrol @ 06/12/2009 at 11:18 pm

Bill @ 06/12/2009 at 6:26 pm
Sarah Palin also went one step further in her hypocrisy in that she used her line-item veto to slash funding for a state program in Alaska benefiting teen mothers who were in need of a place to live.She cut the funding for the Covenant House Alaska program by over one million dollars. The lesson learned there is not every unwed teen Mother has the financial support from a parent who is governor of a state.
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Jesus! Are we going to run the campaign again? For the record I was a Hillary girl and not a Palin supporter. However, I took the time to find out the truth about things. Perhaps you should try doing that.
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The funds for the programs you cite were not slashed. In fact I believe they received increased funding. The funding requests for the new budget were cut. That is a big difference. During the campaign I carefully went over the budgets looking for ammunition against the repubs. Unfortunately you bought into some of the falsehoods peddled. Not giving an organization or a program all the increases they want for the next fiscal year does not equal a budge cut. The job of governor is to balance a budget and not all funding requests can be approved at the levels so requested. There are other arguments to make in this regard but not by providing false accusations.
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None of which has anything to do with whether a parent should stand by silently while their daughter is dragged into some comedian’s routine.

151 Matt @ 06/12/2009 at 10:38 pm

This is why comparison’s to other daughters are not valid. There is no double standard here. Obama’s daughters are underage, Bristol Palin is NOT. Obama’s daughters don’t have sex with white trash bozos. Bristol Palin does. Obama’s daughters don’t forget protection during sex and get knocked up. Bristol does. Because she’s ******.

So she opened herself up to this kind of joke….because she got herself knocked up by not using protection. It’s true.

*******

Are Obama’s daughters having sex? How old are they?

Get over it Palin. That is NOT what he suggested at all, and you have lied about your daughter and her lying boyfriend and HIS family from the start. He is an arrogant scumbag and loves the attention as much as his family does. The problem is, like the Gosslin family, their 15 second’s ( yes, second’s ) was up the minute his nasty face was on the t.v. screen with his half crooked self-absorbed smile, always trying to find himself on the television screen.
Your daughter is no better. All of you need to get a life, and move on. We are tired of all of you, and your problems are no different than any one else’s.

Luke Fuchs @ 06/12/2009 at 11:59 pm

606-706-8971

Comedians have a long history of pushing boundaries, both male and female comedians. Lettermans jokes are directed at the hypocrisy of Sarah Palin promoting abstinence only sex education, and encouraging her daughter ( who was pregnant as a underage teen) to do the same. His jokes were directed at exposing Palin as coming off as a complete living contradiction in her own family affairs,the jokes had nothing to do with promoting underage sex, something that anyone knows if they have spent any time viewing letterman. Do I find the jokes to be distasteful, sure I do,however I don’t believe that the jokes were promoting any unethical behavior between under aged girls and adults or even teen girls and other teens their age.

Southpark does the same thing in many of their episodes and no one is outraged and demanding that the creators of southpark apologize. Why, because it’s called comedy and not to be taken literally. Sarah Palin suggesting that the self esteem of a girl or a woman depends on what a comedian says is beyond comical itself.

I still haven’t witnessed one person who can explain how the jokes he repeated “promoted” sex with under-aged girls, they were more of a put down of that kind of behavior than anything else. By the way if there is anyone out there who’s self esteem depends on what letterman says or does not say, I would suggest they see a psychologist.

Tom carter @ 06/13/2009 at 1:19 am

Letterman crossed the line talking about a person’s children 14 or 18 yrs old pregnant or not. To me that is seeking cheap laughs from the sewer.Any person who has a daughter should not have have to listen to a joke made on a national TV network about some baseball player having sex with their daughter, whether its Sarah Palin, Barrack Obama, Bill Clinton or any other public or private individual .Children should be off limits to any comedian.I don’t car what someone thinks about their parents their children should be off limits period for any joke especially trashy ones

and yet she doesn’t mention the contributing to the american culture of young girls being knocked up!

I’m not understanding the “should not have had to listen to a joke ” part of your post, did someone force the Palins to watch David Letterman? So I’m to take it that Sarah Palin never anticipated that her personal life would be scrutinized during and after her campaign run to be vice president of the United States? Seems to me that she openly invited people into her personal life which she understood would include her family, and she is outraged at what a comedian would say? That being said I do agree that their children should be off limits although I’m not sure that the 18 year old daughter is considered a child. I remember SNL running a skit suggesting that Tod Palin was incestuous with his daughters , I didn’t hear a word from Sarah Palin about that, matter of fact she herself appeared on SNL, where was her outrage then? She seemed to be under the impression at that time that comedy was made in jest and was not to be taken literally.

rosemarie @ 06/13/2009 at 1:40 am

Beeotch really needs to go away. Okay so alot of people got offended by the stupid joke but by all means it was not about raping underage girls. Palin is delusional, I think that most people think that she has gone a little overboard about this. Letterman apologized and that should be the end of it. But no Ms. Moose wan’ts to continue the charade. The Republican party hates her, they don’t want to be near her with a l0 ft pole, they know how dumb she is. But they do want to use her to raise money. By the way alot of people show up to see her, at rallies, but it’s because they want to see a freak. She knows how to rally the hateful and the misinformed.

rosemarie @ 06/13/2009 at 1:40 am

Beeotch really needs to go away. Okay so alot of people got offended by the stupid joke but by all means it was not about raping underage girls. Palin is delusional, I think that most people think that she has gone a little overboard about this. Letterman apologized and that should be the end of it. But no Ms. Moose wan’ts to continue the charade. The Republican party hates her, they don’t want to be near her with a l0 ft pole, they know how dumb she is. But they do want to use her to raise money. By the way alot of people show up to see her, at rallies, but it’s because they want to see a freak. She knows how to rally the hateful and the misinformed.

Sarah Palin appeared on SNL one month after SNL ran a skit suggesting that Todd Palin was incestuous with his daughters. So she helped boost the ratings of SNL after that ,and now she is outraged at David Letterman and says she would never appear on his program. Just a little inconsistent there I would say, or perhaps this is all attention seeking?

OH PULEEASE THIS REPUBLITHARDPALINBUTTLICKERS HERE ARE EXPOSING TOO MUCH IGNORANCE. YOU ARE ALL COMPLAINING ABOUT DAVE’S LATE NIGHT JOKE. DID SARAH’S DAUGHTER GOT HURT. I THINK NOT. HOW ABOUT SARAH AND JOHN MCCAIN PREACHING HATE DURING ELECTION AND SAYING THAT BARRACK OBAMA IS NOT A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY. BECAUSE YOU KNOW ONE PALIN RIGHTWINGNUT LOVER SHOOT AN INNOCENT GUARD IN THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM. SO YOU KNOW WHAT. YOU PALINBUTTLICKERS SHOULD SHUT THE HELL UP. BECAUSE WHEN SHE OPEN HER MOUTH SPEWING NONESENSE. PEOPLE GOT HURT AND KILLED.

what did david letterman say ??????

Palin, Palin, Palin, when will she go away? David Letterman didn’t say A-Rod raped her 14-year-old daughter, I’m sure he was probably referring to A-Rod’s recent promiscuity and Bristol’s inabilitiy to use a condom.

While I think it was in bad taste… that’s comedy.

Not the best joke on his behalf (came out of his mouth entirely twisted) but Palin is a twisted liar who needs to find a deep dark Alaskan cave and crawl into it with the family she hawked for votes throughout the three or four months while on the political stage. She’s done enough damage in the lower 48 States to last a century…what’s truly amazing is the people of Alaska could vote someone into office who cannot speak or structure a complete sentence in the English language. One would have to be desperate for a social life to pay money to attend one of her events and/or listen to her ignorant gibberish. She along with Bush and Cheney have damaged the Republican Party…all nut cases.

itstrueagain @ 06/13/2009 at 6:06 am

Dave was wrong no matter who he said it about. Every woman should be angry. He would have never saw the “humor” in remarks like this about his wife or son. There was no respect here at all.

I am not a fan of Sarah Palin at all… and I’m a huge fan of David Letterman… But actually I’m siding with the governor here and couldn’t agree with her more. In politics… family should be off limits.

Hold your Liberal and Conservative platforms.You Elizabeth HasslebeckRepublican cheerleaders, Dave was making a joke about Palinand her famous daughter ,Bristol. However, she was not at the game.Bad staff checkers at Dave’s show.The joke was a poor taste one,kind of funny, could have done wihtout.Had he only said, Bristol, then what. I saw Hasselbeck on The View who said all kids should be off limits. Yeah, you Conservatives ,like her throw up the Obama girls.DIFFERENCE- the Obama girls are kids and after The Obamas had them in one interview, which was really really bad, they figured it out-no interviews etc.about the girls. Bristol Palin is agrown adult woman famous in her own right as spokesperson for teen moms, Candis shoes girl,and People mag interview and cover story.
Get off your false high moralground.Liberals, Dave could have left out the joke because the #1sin is it was not that funny.

BTW,Liberal and Republicans, our countryis going to hell in a handbasket.China OWNS theUSA>We answernto them. They have us on the tip of the little finger.We are in a war we cannot ever wintrying to change a culture that has ebben consisitent for thousands ofnyears.Ummm,do yousee Kuwait,Saidi Arabia,UnitedEmirates, Jordan,Dubai, helping us or taking up. No.Why?The Middle East sticks together. Our majorUS companieslike car companies are getting owned by foreigners( Fiat of Italy is buying Chrsyler)…no more GM.The list goes on.

Screw Letterman. Let’s see him make the same joke about President Obama’s children and see who defends it.

hottest couple ever @ 06/13/2009 at 9:24 am

Conservative Hypocracy at its’ best.
I was offended when she paraded her pregnant unwed teenage daughter (for the world to see). What a fine example to set!! She needs to STFU.

Where’s Michelle the tranny? Why haven’t we seen our first lady gorgeous fashion icon in the last five minutes? Those girls are sure gonna be some pretty nappy headed ho’s aren’t they, hope they don’t get knocked up.

E @ 06/12/2009 at 8:13 pm Sarah Palin pimped her kids like Kate Gosselin during the campaign and sought freebies

Groundcontrol?

Palin was really good at it. She even admit it about putting her daughter in a hockey shirt thinking she wouldn’t be booed that way. Dressing her daughter up in little pageant dresses and having her do the run-way type walk. The best was the whole Bristol-Levi thing that McCain/Palin did….sad, sad. The media doesn’t help either.

I don’t necessarily think Dave was right but I don’t think he should apologize either….when Pain pimps her kids, has misused Public funds on her kids. You betcha she will exploit her kids to get what she wants. She’s nasty.

Yep, Sarah and Kate are two of a kind. Child exploiters.

Talk about pimping out the kids, the Obama’s use their kids every chance they get. swing sets, bo the dog, every minute they can. Face it Michelle the tranny needs those girls to stay cute, cause thats all she got, man,

David Letterman has a ******* son and his wife is to ugly to even be a ****. Being called a **** would be a compliment to lettermans ugly ass wife.

I like to see Willow go on Letterman and call him out for the pervert he is. How can any of you defend a 62 years old man telling sex jokes on national tv about a 14 year old girl.

Willow Palin is only 4 years older than Malia Obama, so what goes around comes around. Karma! and don’t whine that “you can’t say that about the black girl, the blacks will go crazy and burn their houses down, nobody cares any more!

Wow Palin, you are a true leader, when we are facing economic and foreign policy problems, you are talking about David Letterman and conveniately forgetting you had a pregnant 18 year old.

Bristol wasn’t at the ball game. Willow was. You all are just trying to make excuses for the gap-toothed moron.

Making jokes against an 18 year old private citizen is not a good thing either. Letterman needs to be suspended.

Levi (no not him) @ 06/13/2009 at 1:48 pm

Delusional is such a correct definition for this woman. I wonder if a single staff member of hers has ever asked her to think about the things she says.

I really can’t understand how the media has let her slide on so many of her inaccuracies. In several of her statements this week she mentioned David Letterman’s jokes (and they were jokes) from Tuesday. Well to start the jokes in question were from Monday. She (and the first dud Todd) have made statements condemning Letterman for joking about the ‘rape’ of their daughter Willow. Of course Dave never mentioned rape or even Willow (he didn’t even mention a daughter by name). Any person of even moderate intelligence is aware of this, but hey, this is Palin, so it becomes time to “spin baby spin”. She claims that her daughter was at the game with her, yet just like the birth certificate of her “son” there doesn’t seem to be any proof of that except for her word. It is known that she left the game during the 6th inning to attend a function, yet there are people out there now who have twisted this even further saying that Willow was actually assaulted at the game during the 7th inning.

Does this woman have any clue how bad she appears to the general public?

David Letterman needs to go away. In fact all the jokes delivery men/women whose fame got them believing that they are smart and intellectual need to go away.
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Palin is right to be offended. A sixty two year-old man making joke about a middle aged man knocking up a fourteen year-old is nothing but a low life and a scumbag. Any one who defends him is as low a life.

jessica @ 06/13/2009 at 12:35 pm

Wow Palin, you are a true leader, when we are facing economic and foreign policy problems, you are talking about David Letterman and conveniately forgetting you had a pregnant 18 year old.

Palin was not elected to be the leader. Obama was. Please go at him about economic and foreign policy. And there is nothing bad about having a pregnant 18 year-old. You conveniently making it bad.

Levi (no not him) @ 06/13/2009 at 1:48 pm

Delusional is such a correct definition for this woman.

Does this woman have any clue how bad she appears to the general public?

The general public would certainly include me and many others. From the 182 posts here which includes yours there is a fair number of posters not seeing Palin in bad light. So when you wrote the last phrase above, were you not delusional?

LuckyL,

You didn’t notice politician Obama acting like celebrity too?

aida @ 06/12/2009 at 9:03 pm
Where was Palin when Jamie Lynn Spears and Brittany Spears were the butt of the jokes?

The question should be where was these girls’ mother. Palin was not their mother. If you expect Palin to show concern over these girls then you should expect Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and you, for merely being a woman, to be concerned, to be offended, to speak up, etc.

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! If Letterman had said this about one of Obama’s daughters, you would see Jesse jackson and others calling for a BOYCOTT OF LETTERMAN’S SHOW! FURTHERMORE, JACKSON AND OTHERS WOULD BE CALLING FOR LETTERMAN’S DISMISSAL!

She is such a dope.

well then let the repubs call for dave’s resignation or better yet picket cbs. who the hell cares anymore. people saying all women should be angry about this. you must not live in the 21′st century then, and you must not be a women, because i’m not even angry about this. it was a JOKE. it was a joke made in BAD TASTE. it was a funny joke. it was a joke about bristol palin. there was a slip/wrong reference…but that joke was about bristol palin and like someone said previously give me a break. it is entirely possible to exist in the political realm without using your family as a prop/crutch to help your pr. i mean megan mccain…yes, lets take a look at her, before she put herself in the spotlight as an adult. her father has been in politics since before i was born, and this girl i’ve seen her around, at functions, supporting her father here and there (prior to last campaign), but she doesn’t SEEK the spotlight. i don’t think megan mccain would do something just because her parents told her so because unlike some females the girl can think for herself and has a very strong independent streak. this is an observation i have made growing up while watching politics and politicians and their families. a lot of american politicians use their family to build their public perceptions, but not all of them do. also thanks to the person who brought up that snl skit…that one was hard for me laugh at (laugh i did) because i can relate to that relationship between father and daughter, and i thought that one was more accross the border than this one, whereas i can’t relate to a teenager having sex…and getting pregnant. if people can because they’ve been through that then fine. but as a religious family, and as a religious child i just think that that girl, her mother, her father, are hypocrites. i can judge them (although it’s not right) because my family is religious and i’m a religious child. that i can relate to. also thanks to the person bringing up the hasselb*tchy comments…since i don’t watch her, but yeah in an ideal, moralistic world children would be off limits. this isn’t even about politics. really. people are making this political. where in that joke did letterman mention something political. if anything this discussion, is what it is, a discussion about right and wrong, should happen on the social level, which is where it should be because this joke isn’t about rape. i mean are you going to tell me that there has never been an underage’d female who has had sex with man who’s older (any level of significance age variations) than her, or vice versa. in western/current society people think of it in terms of rape and pedophila and all that stuff but what do you say when girls like hayden panitierre or any of these whack ass celebrities are breaking the norms of social conventions or acceptances by dating older man. there is a double standard but what is true of the double standard is that it goes both ways. i vaguely know who elizabeth pussface is, but i’ve rarely ever seen her kids…infact i barely know anything about her family. isn’t she in the media spotlight, isn’t she well known…she knows what’s up. she knows that SHE is the celebirity (what she’s famous for is my guess) and NOT her KIDS…so there. like i said before this is fair game. the mother made her family fair game. the parents were involved in the decisions and i’m sure they went to the kids prior. whoever allowed bristol palin to go and become the face of a platform message and grace covers and features of magazines allowed bristol palin to be fair game. this is not about politics…and it’s sad to see this being dragged out when iran is having elections, lone wolves have been attacking in the us, nkorea is going to be doing more missle testing, the air france tragedy. like seriously.

@Rhonda: Get real. First of all, the joke was towards her 18 year old daughter, who is a teenage mother. Also, do you really think you are giving your right wing buddies a good name by attacking a child because a comedian made fun of a republican teenage mother? Who is currently of age? good one. You sure are showing the left wingers that republicans are not crazy.

Stop spinning! Letterman made a mistake. It isn’t right to make jokes at other people’s expense. He is lucky that recipients of his humor in the past have just laughed it off.

This joke wasn’t funny. He should apologize. Then it will be all over, but he is stubborn and trying to wiggle out of it.

The top ten list where Sarah Palin is the punch line..
10. Who’s voice make the “Jingle Cats” howl in pain?
9. Stop calling me a betcha!
8. Not only can I see Russia from my room, I can see Tod’s ‘tire tracks’.
7. I am not a community organizer! I never have been a community organizer and I never will be a community organizer!
6. See these glasses? I use them for hearing!
5. Jokes about sex and pregnancy aren’t funny! Just ask Tod.
4, Moose meat! Now that’s funny!
3. We are not Hillbillies! Just ask my Uncle/brother/cousin Clem!
2. Just to be sure were fitting Willow up with a chastity bel… err purity ring.
And number one with Sarah Palin as the punch line is ….
2012? The White House is going to need more rooms!

@Rhonda:

It was a Founder’s Day celebration. She just happened to be invited to be in the parade and then make a few comments later.

A mother should defend her child, children.. letterman is shameful. deliberately rude and provoking. I bet he wouldn’t dare say a thing about another young lady without the same response from the parents. Pick on another politician’s kid dave and let it be simular to what you said about Ms Palins child. Maybe First Dude will give him a man to man pow-wow and fix his ugly picket fence teef for him.

The thing about Republicans is they are funny when trying not to be, and dull as cold toast when trying to be….much like the insipid and “offended” posters here.

groundcontrol @ 06/13/2009 at 9:46 pm

Orchid @ 06/13/2009 at 5:45 pm Stop spinning! Letterman made a mistake. It isn’t right to make jokes at other people’s expense. He is lucky that recipients of his humor in the past have just laughed it off.

This joke wasn’t funny. He should apologize. Then it will be all over, but he is stubborn and trying to wiggle out of it

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Or he’s just using it for ratings and attention. He has needed a shot in the arm for a while now. He thinks this is it.
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Apologize, Dave. She’s 14 years old.

Yeah Dave apologize…Pffff! i think we have already seen the apparent half asss apology. He is disgusting. Letterman can apologize till the cows come home and enjoy his ratings for being an ignorent pig b/c once this fades away he is going to see how many women in particular he lost that were once reg watchers.
I work with 8 other women and they feel the same so i know i am not alone on this one.

Down with Letterman Go Jay Leno!

If he said it the way it was written then she has nothing to complain about. If he said Sarah Palin’s 14 yr old daughter then made the comment that is something else altogether. Palin just wants fame and will do whatever to get it. Besides, your daughter was knocked up. Deal with it!

Mike, Raleigh @ 06/13/2009 at 10:22 pm

You gotta realize, on one level or another Palin’s daughter chose to accept all of the trappings of an adult when she did her deed. Stapping herself to a meteoric mom who — is a celebrity in her own right brings additional focus on upon both her and her mom’s value system. Chelsea Clinton DID receive bad jokes too. However, unlike Bristol, she didn’t break out of a tight religious circle and ***** around with the a self professed red-neck.

Bristol is never off limits if she continues to use her moms fame for her own aggrandizement.

Mike,

No, Bristol is still a teenager. She was foolish and made mistake but forgivable. The 62 year-old man who has a dirty mouth and mind is not forgivable for he should know better. It is in enough a bad taste that men are now paid to gossip like women and crack jokes about women, to excuse them is worst.

When does Bristol uses her mom’s fame for her own aggrandizement? What aggrandizement are you talking about? I sincerely hope you are not on drug. More so I hope you aren’t a man.

@Rhonda:

Hey Rhonda, I believe 90% of the HOT women in Hollywood are liberals. Your statement is fail. Shut up please.

I would like to see her apologize to young women across the country for contributing to a culture that says it’s OK to preach abstinence, rather than inform young people about birth control.

He was dead wrong for saying that about her child, but she didn’t have to be kinda like a ***** to this guy that is interview her. I mean I know she mad. What mother wouldn’t be, but take out on Letterman.

Letterman isn’t hosting Late Night anymore,
(It’s been almost 20 years)
it’s Late Show.

sleve coat @ 06/14/2009 at 10:11 am

Obama’s an idiot.

A poster wrote in another board that her relative was in the audience and reported that when Letterman told that joke, NOBODY laughed.
It was recorded laughter. There was booing.

I saw the infamous episode about A-Rod getting the daughter pregnant. IMO he was referring to the teenage daughter who got pregnant out of wedlock.

Sarah Palin has no credibility. This woman does not practice what she preaches like lots of in the world christians. This woman could not even train her daughter to resist the physical urge to have out of wedlock sex. Then, she pretends Briston and Levi are getting married just to ensure her bid for Vice-President.

These people are liars. Like Ms. Prejean(former Miss California), they say they are christians yet their behaviour does not bear witness to it.
Ms. Prejean gets implants, poses semi-naked and then lies about the pictures intent. Please sin is sin. You can’t say you are living your life the way God commands and then lie when you are caught doing the opposite.

None of us are perfec,t so own up to your sin and don’t lie to cover it, you’re just continuing to sin. Go and sin no more.

Also, unfortunately, Letterman unwittingly gave her an opportunity to try to bolster her standing within the GOP. Those men can’t stand her and the women know she’s a hypocrit, but they won’t say it publicly.

Palin also has bolstered Letterman’s ratings with her attempt to make a mountain out of a molehill.

and the prize goes to anonymous. good comments all around.

lol people laughed not when the joke was told the first time but the second time. people laughed. i know there are a lot of sadists out there, but people did laugh and those people are not all crazy.

letterman doesn’t have to apologize. like i said previously palin as a mother has to apologize to her daughter for failing to inform her own daughter about safe sex. seriously. as a christian, i don’t understand how you can’t see the moral flaw there. you can’t do what she did then try to politicize your actions by trying to seem like you’ve bought into a message that you don’t support. bristol palin has become an adult because of her actions, even if her age belies that fact, but she is old enough to make decisions, and she shouldn’t be at her mothers whim all the time. seriously.

that joke was not about the younger palin girl…because it is not common information that girl is having sex, whereas with the advent of her mother running for vp, all of bristol palins 411 has been put on blast from friends and enemies. if she didn’t want to be known she could have said no to her mom’s pr people, to her mom and dad, and would have shut her face/kept her face away from cameras. that’s the truth.

dead topic.

letterman wasnt attacking females and children in general, he was attacking HER and her family. but obviously she had to blow it completely out of proportion and incorporate sexism so she can get support from the public.

the only comment that really offended females was the slight attendant joke, but she barely mentioned that.

Since David Letterman is used to making jokes (“it’s just a joke”), how about a sexy joke involving one of Obama’s kids?

lol. just wait for it. one of them will have to get pregnant and fit the sterotype of an unwed teen mother. actually no scratch that, chelsea and the bush girls also got huge flack, and so has megan mccain. it comes with the territory. and it’s smart to see that even smart adults agree with me. it doesn’t mean it’s right, the joke, and no one is saying the joke is alright, but it is a joke, made from a comedian (although that shouldn’t be an excuse) about a girl/family who have allowed their business to be in the public. i’m glad people get that, even palin should get that. SHE BROUGHT SH*T LIKE THIS UPON HERSELF, JUST LIKE SHE BROUGHT THE GOOD THINGS THAT HAS HAPPENED TO HER THUS FAR (DUE TO THE CAMPAIGN) UPON HERSELF. she nor they are victims…and it’s really lame to see her politicize this considering he didn’t say anything POLITICAL with that BAD joke. so all in all it’s entirely hilarious. dead topic.

how entirely funny that when the hypocrisy is turned over the right and the left both call foul. it’s entirely stupid. it’s okay for cheney and limbaugh to say things that would be percieved as treason, yet when the stupid head leon penatta calls it out, lol it’s a big deal. are you kidding me. it’s only a big deal because people choose to make it. spare me the wasted time of news coverage that i get to see these idiot things. there are more important things going on in the world than this non-issue that has been taking up time on the media frequencies.

http://tunedin.blogs.time.com/2009/06/16/the-morning-after-letterman-apologizes-is-it-over/

Orchid, If one of the Obama girls ends up as a 17 year old unwed mother, she’s fair game. But the irony of an abstinance only preaching parent won’t be there. You do get that, don’t you?

Anyone who saw the show and has a fraction of a brain KNOWS that the reference to “her daughter” was about Bristol, not the 14 year old. this is just Palin and her lemmings WAY over reacting and making something out of nothing. She’s a media ***** and will do anything to keep her name out there…even use her own children.

213 Pauler @ 06/17/2009 at 5:40 pm
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It’s obvious to me that Letterman thought it was the 18-year old with SP at the game. He or his people didn’t do their homework or they would have known that SP had her 14-year old with her. You do get THAT, don’t you? It’s his own fault that he got into a bit of trouble.

If one of Obama’s kids ends up pregnant at 17, I think her old man would understand, because his own mother conceived him when she was 17, but if Letterman made that joke about her, I would expect him to be angry. Letterman has no right to make that kind of joke at someone else’s daughter’s expense. He finally realized that, which is why he apologized! The jerk!

Forgot to add.

Actually, it doesn’t matter which daughter SP had with her. Gentlemen simply don’t make that kind of joke about other people’s daughters!!!
I was going to say, make that kind of joke about your own daughter, but since he has a son, I hope he will make a sexy joke about his wife soon! After all, “it’s only a joke, and I make thousands of them!”

There’s another theory. It’s possible that HE KNEW it was the 14year old at the game with SP, but being a Palin hater (which is his right) he made the joke, and when he found out it wasn’t a popular joke, he hid behind, “I thought it was Bristol, the 18year old with her mother.”

I hope he knows now that even if it was the 18year old who was with SP at the game, that would have been a bad joke too.

So, he has learned his lesson. He won’t be cracking ugly sexy jokes about other people’s daughters anymore. That’s for sure!

David Letterman has a ******* SON, WHO WAS BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK!! and HIS WIFE UGLY AS HELL!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE is the ugliest woman, not to talk about himself who is an old, ugly looking man.
Letterman’s jokes are not funny! He must be fired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why don’t we talk about his ******* son, who born out of wedlock? and his ugly 300 LB wife?

Annie, I’ve never seen a picture of Letterman’s wife. You are exaggerating, aren’t you! I can’t believe his wife is obese. Anyway, she can always lose weight. Maybe he likes big women. People have different taste!

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