For goodness sakes, will these Alaskans spare us the DRAMA?
Sheesh, double sheesh. If you haven’t followed the ‘trashy news’ cycle, I’m talking about Sarah Palin feuding with David Letterman. Of course he’s been using her as material since she put herself in the limelight. For christ’s sake, who wouldn’t! But that’s comedy. It’s always been comedy to go after politicians, and their children. Remember all the ugly jokes about Chelsea Clinton? I do. Let’s take a look at what the buzz is. First the main joke in question, from Letterman’s monologue:
“One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”
Palin was in New York with her 14-year-old daughter, Willow. Sarah apparently thought that Willow was the daughter in the joke. That prompted an angry response from the Palins. In a statement distributed to the press yesterday, the governor said: “Concerning Letterman’s comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he’d ever dare make such comments about anyone else’s daughter): ‘Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands – that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone’s daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.’ ”
Todd Palin added: “Any ‘jokes’ about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too.”
RAPING? 14 YEAR OLDS? what the…..Did anybody from the Palin hunting party hear/read the joke? If they really thought it was about rape, why would they think it’s a joke? As for the actual joke, I do believe Mr. Letterman has a comedy writing staff. Did he actually write this? Is it possible the writers made a mistake about which child or her age? I don’t know. What does Dave say about all the rightous outrage? Continue reading