David Letterman took time out from his show last night to clarify some jokes he made about Sarah Palin and her 18-year-old daughter Bristol — you know, the one who’s championing abstinence now that she’s given birth to a child out of wedlock. Well, the Palins naturally assumed that jokes Eliot Spitzer and Alex Rodriguez going after their sexually irresponsible legal-adult daughter were actually jokes about raping their 14-year-old daughter Willow, because, uhhh… that makes sense?
Todd: “Any jokes about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it, and I believe the rest of the world knows it too.” [...]
Next came Palin’s long-winded reaction: “Laughter incited by such perverse 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/New York entertainers have a long way in understanding what the rest of America understands that acceptance of any appropriate sexual comments about an underage girl [...] contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.” [LIVE]
Letterman addressed it pretty graciously, making it clear that his jokes, while not in good taste, were absolutely not about their underage daughter, and even offered an invitation for Palin to come on the show. Palin’s response:
“The Palins have no intention of providing a rating’s boost for David Letterman by appearing on his show,” the Alaska governor’s rep said in a statement to FOXNews.com. “Plus, it would be wise to keep Willow away from David Letterman.”
Listen, this isn’t about politics. I’m not picking on Sarah Palin because she’s from Alaska or because she’s Republican or because she’s a woman. I’m picking on her because she’s a f-cking idiot. I mean, seriously: Jesus Christ, lady. Even Paris Hilton is too intelligent to respond to late-night monologue jokes. And at least she’s done us the favor of not reproducing.