Can we call off the rally now? David Letterman has apologized for his jokes about Gov. Sarah Palin and her daughter.
TV Week has a full transcript of Letterman's apology, which will be broadcast on tonight's show (featuring guests Jack Black and scientist M.A. Sanjayan). Calling the jokes "beyond flawed," he took "full blame" for them.
Here's an excerpt of Dave's remarks:
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... 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.