Skip to comments.David Letterman responds to flap over Sarah Palin jokes
Posted on 06/10/2009 4:27:20 PM PDT by thewarden
Taping tonight's episode of The Late Show, David Letterman took a few minutes to respond to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who called him "pathetic" in a radio interview after he made her and her family the butt of a recent Top 10 list. The late-night host had drawn particular fire from Palin and some pundits for a joke about one of Palin's daughters being impregnated by New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during a trip to Yankee Stadium. Camp Palin apparently took the joke to be a crack against Palin's 14-year-old daughter Willow, who had recently attended a Yankees game, but Letterman insisted today that the real target was 18-year-old daughter Bristol.
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 theyre upset with me
Letterman says on tonight's show. "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." Saying he hopes he's "cleared part of this up," Letterman extended an invitation to Palin to come on the show as a guest.
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Bristol Palin wasn’t at the Yankees’ game - Willow was.
Well, I must say I didn’t expect that from him.
That sounds like a legitimate apology. I hope the Palin family is helped by this.
Gov. Palin should invite Letterman to go hunting.
Yet, another “I am sorry YOU misunderstood me” POS non-apology.
Todd and Sarah should appear at his show and kick the living chit out of him.
He should APOLOGIZE! Mocking Bristol isn’t any better.
And he didn’t lose a word on his “Willow is Eliot Spitzer’s whore” joke.
Flame his rear!
Liar liar, old perv's pants on fire!
You just knew there would be lame rationale or faked “apology” with this nutcase. He stuck his big smelly feet in that goofy tooth gapped mouth of us and now he’s trying to backpedal due to the outcry over his immaturity
Too late, Pervman. Doesn’t matter which daughter you “meant,” your comment was gutter level either way.
CBS top dogs got after him I bet...they can’t afford more negative opinions....
The genie is out of the bottle so Letterman gets to have it both ways. He gets to look like the “good guy” to his libtard pals while having got his joke out at Palin’s expense and receiving the much needed attention. He is a despicable person that I actually enjoyed watching many years ago. Where is Odumbo and his hew tone rheteric now?
Oh, so then it’s OK to make rape jokes on women if they’re over 18 -??!!!
He’s still a demented pervert!
And then he wants her to come on his show. Please.
He has to lose his job.
Invitation to the show? Sounds more like another ambush attempt !!!
Who’s he trying to kid? That’s his schtick for the past 10 plus years! Insult someone and try to be nice to them on air and THEN when they go on his show, destroy them.
He won’t even tell jokes about the dog (Bo, not shelley), much less any of the family and the TOTUS-reader.
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