Palin Suggests Young Daughter Endangered By Letterman?

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?

Letterman responded by saying that the joke was aimed at 18-year-old Bristol Palin, not Willow: “We were, as we often do, making jokes about people in the news and we made some jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter [Bristol]… and now they’re upset with me…” Letterman said. “These are not jokes made about her 14-year-old daughter. I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl…. Am I guilty of poor taste? Yes. Did I suggest that it was okay for her 14-year-old daughter to be having promiscuous sex? No.”

Letterman also invited the Alaska governor to come on his show. Per ABC News’ Kate Snow: Gov. Palin pushed back at Letterman again this morning, issuing a statement via Palin PAC spokesperson Meghan Stapelton. “The Palins have no intention of providing a ratings boost for David Letterman by appearing on his show,” Stapelton said in an email to ABC News. “Plus, it would be wise to keep Willow away from David Letterman.”

OH COME ON.        REALLY.         PUH-LEEZE.        Am I the only one that sees the obvious? I hope not, here it is anyway. 1) Sarah = Governor, Dave = Comedian. Why would she bother to keep this stirred up? Ahhhh, pandering to the gullible far right. 2) RAPE. Nobody mentioned rape. Rape is not funny, I have never seen, heard or told a rape joke. They just don’t exist to my knowledge. 3) Bristol. 18 years old. Not only an adult, but an obvious target for comedy. Look, she’s appointed herself some sort of advocate for another ‘just say no’ type publicity thing. She’s a public figure. Now if that’s not ironic and joke fodder, what the heck is? 4) Willow. I didn’t even know her name until Sarah accused Dave of making rape jokes about her. And does Willow really believe that Dave has a boner just for her? Really? She’s 14, old enough to figure out the truth here. She knows David Letterman is not interested in her sexually. If poor Willow (she did not ask for this) really thinks he is, shouldn’t she get some therapy? Obviously her mom could use some. Maybe Todd too.

How do you feel about the whole thing? I feel that it is manufactured outrage, for political gain. If it’s not then the Palins are not too bright are they? If this is real outrage and they believe the stuff they are saying about Hollywood/NY pervies, then don’t they, as a family, belong on the Jerry Springer show and not in the governor’s office?

And what about Alex? Is he pissed, If so, do we care?

Does Bristol even know Alex? If so, do we care?

Do Hollywood and New York pervies rape more often than Alaskan pervies? If so why? ‘Real Americans’ from the midwest want to know!

Stay tuned to the never-ending drama from Wasilla……~sekanblogger


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37 responses to “Palin Suggests Young Daughter Endangered By Letterman?

  1. Sarah Palin is a really bad joke. If there hadn’t already been good reasons not to vote for McCain, his selection of her as a running mate was an excellent reason! She is an insult and an embarrassment to competent thinking females.

    But, you know what? Those that remain in the Republican Party — 22% last I heard — are also bad jokes — hateful ones. They love Sarah! They are part of the reason the Republican Party is, and will remain, irrelevant!

    Why would any thinking person first scream about her young daughter being spoken of, then ignore an apology and continue to keep her young daughter in the forefront of the news? She has used her children several times and although I didn’t hold a high opinion of her as an elected official, she made me aware of how poor a mother she is. Now I have no respect for her in any of her endeavors.

  2. lilacluvr

    I think Sarah Palin is trying to rile up her so-called Social Conservatives again by feigning this outrage at David Letterman’s joke.

    And, BTW, maybe this is her attempt at ‘payback’ to Letterman for riding McCain so hard when McCain had to suspend his campaign to run down to Washington to solve the Wall Street crisis? Or she is just trying to keep her name in the spotlight – and any spotlight will do.

    As for tasteless and crude jokes about young women – someone should remind Saint Sarah that John McCain reportedly made an outrageous joke in 1998 about Chelsea Clinton being so ugly because her father is Janet Reno.

    Rush Limbaugh referred to Chelsea Clinton as the White House dog – need more be said about the true feelings of the Republican men and their respect for young women?

    On a personal note, back when those pictures of 15-yr-old Miley Cyrus came out and she was provocatively dressed (or half dressed), I was astounded at the number of grown men on the Opinion Line (online version) that were all salivating and saying ‘yum’. When I posted how I felt that was degrading and despicable, I was jumped on by everyone on that blog that day as being someone who could not take a joke. And, may I add, all those men who were drooling over a 15-yr-old girl were the Conservative Republican men who were all too eager to tell everyone else how morally superior they were to everyone else and how we need to vote Republican to bring back the good old day of rules and morals.

    Now how can grown men drooling over a 15-yr-old girl’s picture and saying ‘yum’ on a public blog be superior moral?

    fnord – I agree with you that any parents who would parade their kids through the campaign like Sarah and Todd Palin did should not be the ones passing out parenting rules.

    What I really don’t like is when Sarah Palin tried to tie this to Obama during her interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show. I remember Obama stating during the campaign that the kids should be off limits. And he meant exactly what he said. But of course, you know Saint Sarah had to make a snide comment about Obama being ‘The One’.

    She really is pathetic but let her keep talking. The more she talks – the higher the percentage of the Democratic landslide in 2010 and 2012.

    • lila, I’ve got confessions
      Miley- heard about it, being a father and grandfather, made it a point to not see it.
      John Mcain- I was being generous by not naming and shaming.
      Sarah- I was reticent to giver her the attention, but I agree, this is good attention as far as exposing who these people really are.

      Gee, do ya’ think Bristol’s baby daddy was telling the truth about harassment?….

  3. frigginloon

    Geez, Ms Palin should be grateful she gets any airtime at all. If it wasn’t for Tina Fey she would be still hunting moose and keeping an eye on the Russians. How ironic for a politician to be twisting a comedians words around….

  4. I think people’s kids should be off limits, but when a person makes them a political tool, they change that rule.

    It’s obvious the intended target of the joke was the older daughter. Unfortunately, that doesn’t suit her mom’s political need.

  5. jammer5

    This is the face of the “New and Improved” Republican party. Use any tool you can to denigrate anyone who disagrees with you in any way. Don’t approve of the right wing extremist point of view espoused by the Gingriches or the Limbaughs or the Palins? Why you’re a damn pagan who wants religion out of politics. Tender a joke about the same right wing, and you’re a dirty old man who can’t be trusted with the right wings little angels.

    They better hope it will work, because if it doesn’t, the Republican party will be set back fifty years.

  6. They have nothing, are desperate and it shows. There are no leaders, no ideas, no vision, no popularity, nothing to persuade Americans. They scream loudly, “President Obama, all Democrats, Letterman… are wrong.” It’s not enough to scream wrong when you have nothing to counter what you consider is wrong.

    You simply can’t beat something with nothing.

  7. Letterman is a deranged slob- and his stale schtick’s about as funny as a train wreck.

    If Sarah Palin is SO silly and irrelevant, why the obsession? Clearly the Left noted her appeal, and are out to eliminate the threat- it’s not like it’s not obvious.

    And she’s been highly successful in life while ignoring the left-wing feminist model… this helps to explain the extra dose of venom in the attacks.

    Go get em, Sarah- and don’t mind the press, nobody will be listening to them anymore after the pending Obamamania implosion-

    • We get it that you support Governor Palin and disagree with David Letterman.

      This will be the first and final warning — your opinions and disagreements should be expressed without name calling — ON THIS BLOG that will be strictly enforced!

      The president of the United States of America is Barack Obama.

    • jammer5

      Say there, reaganiterepublican, how about a dose of your own parties disingenuous slamming of Supreme Court nominee Sotomayer? Calling her a racist, a member of a KKK-like organization? Wondering if a male would break his ankle if he were doing the same thing she did? Got an answer for that?

      Seems to me you approve of the right-wing fanatics personal attacks, but condemn the Liberal side. Kind of a hypocrite, huh?

    • jammer5

      Well, reaganiterepublican, I posted a comment on your blog, but you apparently are rejecting anything coming from this blog, so I have to wonder if, as the hypocrite you appear to be, if you’re afraid someone might post something you disagree with, which seems to be the “new and improved” republican way of doing things.

      As such, in my humble opinion, you are no longer welcome here. Take your right-wing hypocrisy elsewhere. But thanks for stopping by and letting us know there are still people out there that believe there is only one side to a story: yours.

    • “If Sarah Palin is SO silly and irrelevant, why the obsession?”
      Did you bother to read the post?
      One of my points was that I hate to give her any attention, that it’s not attention worthy.
      But she, being an extremist of sorts, insists on not only responding to a stupid joke nut kickin’ the stupidity up a notch.
      If Letterman is a jerk, he’s been out-jerked by the ridiculous notion that Dirty Dave is after Willow’s privates….

      The only obsession is the Jerry Springer Factor.
      Like watching a trainwreck!

      The Obama implosion? Wow, that a reach.
      I’d say it’s more likely that the Palins will end up being a reality show, than the 1st or 2nd family.

  8. Every post made keeps this story alive and keeps Governor Palin’s children in the news. Is that the purpose? Keep it in the news?

    Is there nothing positive about Governor Palin to make news? Seems if her supporters actually wanted to support her, her family and her potential we would hear something positive. If MSM didn’t provide that coverage, wouldn’t it make sense for her supporters to do that rather than denigrate David Letterman and anyone else Governor Palin feuds with?

    Is she capable of diplomacy? Can she interact in a positive way?

    I’ve always thought the American people want ideas, solutions, visions for improvements in their elected officials. Does Palin have any of those? Her constant feuds aren’t what I want to see in any elected official.

    Here are examples of Governor Palin and who she feuds with:

    Can anyone think of someone she actually gets along with? What about any ideas for policies she may have expressed?

  9. I’ll be interested in how David Letterman handles this going forward. Since he has already explained fully, and apologized, he should leave it alone (in my opinion!). That way we’ll all know who wants the Palin daughter(s) to remain in the news.

    • Such a good point…it is last weeks pseudo-news, both sides had their say. Do they beat a dead horse (or moose) when this weeks news cycle comes around, or manufacture something new?

      • lilacluvr

        What is manufactured? Letterman told a tasteless joke (of which he admitted it was tasteless; but, hey, Letterman has told alot of tasteless jokes).

        Sarah Palin is the one making this headline news – not Letterman.

        I’m afraid you are are using the wrong word when you use the word ‘obsession’ when referring to the Left talking about Palin.

        Liberals don’t obsess over Palin (much to the dismay of Sarah) because we really don’t care if she does her pageant walk or the pageant wave precisely according to pageant requirements.

        Instead, in our political leaders we expect someone with the intelligence to be able to do two things at one time and walking down the red carpet in a swimsuit while waving are not the two things we think are important when it comes to the person leading our country during difficult times.

        Our country deserves better than that level of incompetence.

      • Lilac,

        I think you and omawarisan are in agreement.

        The suggestion of manufacturing something new was if this dead horse didn’t keep Palin in the news.

        Those of us who see nothing newsworthy about Palin are pretty sure she and her supporters can find someone else to feud with, since there isn’t anything positive to attract attention.

  10. What Hillary Can Teach Sarah Palin

    Standing in the grand Benjamin Franklin Rooms amidst a sea of some 400 animated guests—most of them unostentatious women of stature and purpose, and many of them mentored at some time or other by Verveer or Hillary—I felt someone should pluck the combustible Alaskan away from whatever rancid talk show she was headed for and make her watch a vignette of what real female power looks like.

    Here’s one thing Sarah could learn from Hillary: Cheerfulness is more impressive than resentment.

    Here’s something Palin could learn from Letterman: Leave the jokes to the comedians. Does anyone believe that Palin really, truly thought Letterman’s sexual joke was about her 14-year-old daughter, Willow, not her 18-year-old, Bristol—who, after all, actually did get knocked up? My reading is she didn’t believe it, but she was happy to have you believe it.

    Finally, here’s a second thing Sarah could learn from Hillary: It’s the substance that sustains, not the exposure. In terms of raw talent on the hustings, Sarah Palin is far more of a political natural than Hillary Clinton. She might get somewhere in the long run if she would just go away in the short run and read some books. Her problem is that she thinks the popular culture is the culture. She has no context, no knowledge of the world to offset her obsessive Nixonian flailings about how everyone is belittling her stature as the hardworking governor of Alaska. Her answers on CNN about Pentagon cuts in missile defense that affect her state were as halting and glassy-eyed as a novice U.N. translator’s attempt to grapple with Uzbek in his earphones.”

  11. David Letterman re-addressed the controversy surrounding his jokes about Sarah Palin’s family during the taping of CBS’ “Late Show” on Monday.

    Below is the full text of Letterman’s latest comments which will be telecast on “The Late Show” tonight.

    “All right, here – I’ve been thinking about this situation with Governor Palin and her family now for about a week – it was a week ago tonight, and maybe you know about it, maybe you don’t know about it. But there was a joke that I told, and I thought I was telling it about the older daughter being at Yankee Stadium. And it was kind of a coarse joke. There’s no getting around it, but I never thought it was anybody other than the older daughter, and before the show, I checked to make sure in fact that she is of legal age, 18. Yeah. But the joke really, in and of itself, can’t be defended. The next day, people are outraged. They’re angry at me because they said, ‘How could you make a lousy joke like that about the 14-year-old girl who was at the ball game?’ And I had, honestly, no idea that the 14-year-old girl, I had no idea that anybody was at the ball game except the governor and I was told at the time she was there with Rudy Giuliani … and I really should have made the joke about Rudy …” (audience applauds) “But I didn’t, and now people are getting angry and they’re saying, ‘Well, how can you say something like that about a 14-year-old girl, and does that make you feel good to make those horrible jokes about a kid who’s completely innocent, minding her own business,’ and, turns out, she was at the ball game. I had no idea she was there. So she’s now at the ball game, and people think that I made the joke about her. And, but still, I’m wondering, ‘Well, what can I do to help people understand that I would never make a joke like this?’ I’ve never made jokes like this as long as we’ve been on the air, 30 long years, and you can’t really be doing jokes like that. And I understand, of course, why people are upset. I would be upset myself.

    “And then I was watching the Jim Lehrer ‘Newshour’ – this commentator, the columnist Mark Shields, was talking about how I had made this indefensible joke about the 14-year-old girl, and I thought, ‘Oh, boy, now I’m beginning to understand what the problem is here. It’s the perception rather than the intent.’ It doesn’t make any difference what my intent was, it’s the perception. And, as they say about jokes, if you have to explain the joke, it’s not a very good joke. And I’m certainly – ” (audience applause) “– thank you. Well, my responsibility – I take full blame for that. I told a bad joke. I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception. And since it was a joke I told, I feel that I need to do the right thing here and apologize for having told that joke. It’s not your fault that it was misunderstood, it’s my fault. That it was misunderstood.” (audience applauds) “Thank you. So I would like to apologize, especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I’m sorry about it and I’ll try to do better in the future. Thank you very much.”

  12. lilacluvr

    fnord – after reading your reply to my last posting, I realized that I was really responding to what reaganiterepublican was posting but somehow got it on omarwarisan as a reply.

    That’s my mistake. Thanks for correcting me.

    If this was on the blogthatshallnotbenamed, you would have lambasted me with all that nasty personal name-calling. I appreciate your kindness in replying to my reply posting.

    That is what makes our blog different and that is the quality that is missing in today’s political debates, in my opinion.

    • I haven’t figured out which ‘reply’ to click to get a post where I want it. I like the ability to reply to a particular post vs making a comment to the thread, just don’t know how to do it. Sometimes I get lucky but can’t duplicate it… 😉

  13. lilacluvr

    I hear Palin’s supporters are planning a protest at David Letterman’s studio over this joke. I wonder if they also plan to protest at John McCain’s homes, office or church for all the offensive jokes about women he has reportedly told throughout the years?

    Of course, he is a Republican so I guess it’s okay?

    Palin might just regret keeping this feud going with Letterman. In today’s society, there are way too many videos of Republican men doing much the same thing Letterman did and I just bet there is a small army of people researching those videos as we speak.

    Palin might be better served if she would simply drop this – but whoever said Palin was smart?

  14. If she or her supporters had any sense they would drop it now. Letterman has apologized again and it seemed sincere. If she or her supporters continue this ‘feud’ it will be them who want to keep those young girls in the news. If negative news is all she can accomplish, I can’t see how that will be persuasive to voters (at least not any positive persuasion!).

  15. In a statement to early Tuesday, the Alaska governor said, “Of course it’s accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who ‘joke’ about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve.”

    “Letterman certainly has the right to ‘joke’ about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction,” Palin said. “This is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America’s Right to Free Speech – in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect.”

  16. sauer kraut

    There is no proof or confirmation from the Palin camp that any of her daughters were at the Yankees game. Neither video review or inspection of numerous photographs can locate a Palin daughter at that game. There are partial heads in some photo’s but the same subjects looked at from a different angle shows it’s not a Palin.

    Why doesn’t Palin address the part about her daughter not being at the game? Is she afraid the truth will make her look like a total tard??

    btw – when Palin appointed Wayne Anthony Ross to be the replacement for Talis Colberg as state’s AG, she had no problem with his view that husbands should be able to rape the wife. Hypocrite, she is.

  17. Bad Biker

    Sarah Palin – other than Todd, who gives a damn. With any luck she will vault to the top of the GOP ladder and be the first woman to run for and lose the presidency.

    If the GOP is stupid enough to think that women will vote for Palin for Prez simply because she is a woman – well – you will reap what you sow.

    More than likely, however, by 2012 or 2016, she’ll just be a distant footnote in American history.