Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Palin to Letterman: Apology accepted

Sarah Palin has accepted David Letterman's apology for his jokes about her daughter. But she couldn't resist twisting the knife a little bit.

"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," Palin said in a statement late on Monday night (quoted in this Reuters article).

"Letterman certainly has the right to 'joke' about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction," she said.

Meanwhile, the "Fire David Letterman" rally is apparently still on for today at 4:30 PM. "I'm glad he's acknowledged we're right. I think it's a good first step in the right direction, but I don't think it's enough," says a statement attributed to talk show host John Ziegler on the anti-Dave site.

Talk Show News will be very glad when this story is but a distant memory. Dave's not going anywhere -- deal with it.


  1. Santiago R. said...

    Man, I cant believe these people. I am so enraged by all this and I also wish this had never happened and that it soon will be nothing but a distant bad memory. Ive had enough of it already but they just wont let it go away!

  2. Anonymous said...

    Agreed Santiago
    the longer this goes on the better for letterman. coz palin will be hated even more.
    if you can't take a joke --how the hell u gonna run a government.
    and u can't always say "i can see russia from my house' when asked about your foreign policy.
    learn something from hiliary clinton---she is made fun of all the time and her family but she never goes around the country complaining about it---u gotta learn to take a joke as a joke.
    i can't imagine her in 70's when don rickels and carlin were the stand-up comedians.
    letterman is a comedian, so his jokes should be taken as a joke---if similar comments were made on 60 minutes or nightly news then i would at least consider her point.
    all i can say is she is a dummy.
    has she listen to the comments made by hannity, limbough, saveage etc .?????
    please get real??
    people in alaska would appreciate if she spent time working for the good of alaskans instead of fighting with comedians---which she will never win.
    letterman--fewer political jokes please---coz election is over---they are still funny but i would love to watch more of his original segments---coz i have been fan of late show for a long time.

  3. psho said...

    I know the story is done, put a fork in it, etc., but I thought this was an interesting piece, writen by an ex-Letterman staffer:

    The Ethics of Letterman’s Palin Joke