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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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  • Matt

    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 slutty.

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

  • http://meganwebgirl.com Jolie hot chin not

    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!

  • Salty Bob

    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

    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.
    .
    Your exaggeration doesn’t contribute to this discussion.

  • groundcontrol

    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?
    ###################
    Let this go. This was proven to be untrue.

  • groundcontrol

    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.
    .
    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.
    .
    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.

  • Orchid

    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?

  • willow

    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

    606-706-8971

  • Bill

    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

    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

  • Van

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

  • Bill

    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

    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

    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.

  • Bill

    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?

  • marla

    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.

  • sefora

    what did david letterman say ??????

  • Brooke

    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.

  • Cara

    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

    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.

  • zoe

    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.

  • Sam

    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.

  • DAVE

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

  • hottest couple ever

    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.

  • missy

    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

    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.

  • missy

    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,

  • ms lola

    David Letterman has a bastard son and his wife is to ugly to even be a slut. Being called a slut 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!

  • http://athleticfriends.net jessica

    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.

  • Condo

    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)

    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?

  • voe

    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.
    .
    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.

  • voe

    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.

  • voe

    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?

  • voe

    LuckyL,

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

  • voe

    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.

  • bryanl

    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!

  • Rod

    She is such a dope.

  • mertz

    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.

  • cdn

    @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.

  • Orchid

    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.

  • Neil

    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!

  • Spike

    @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.

  • Killroy

    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.

  • Neil

    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

    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

    ############

    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.
    .
    Apologize, Dave. She’s 14 years old.

  • catsup

    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!

  • tisha

    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

    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 whore 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.

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