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Final Word On David Letterman And Sarah Palin

June 14, 2009

I do not have a problem with political jokes. Period.

I expect the late night shows to poke fun at the political class.

I laughed when Clinton was beat every night with jokes. I laugh at those about Obama, and did so with the latest Palin ones.

I do not think we need to have anyone say if a joke is over the line or not. Folks at home can make that decision with the remote. To be honest I did not hear about the jokes until Palin let the press release fly. Had I been watching I would have laughed and not been insulted.

Bristol, is an adult. She is fair game. She goes on national TV for interviews, and has now put herself out there.

In a larger context, I think once Sarah Palin put her whole family `out there’ for political purposes in 2008, her son the warrior in Iraq, her troubled daughter who was pregnant, her husband who had worked with a group to have Alaska secede from the Union, then I think Sarah made them all fair game. Politics is a tough business. That is not news. Sarah however decided her goals were/are more important than that of her family.

And NO ONE…except Sarah Palin when she tried to make a political point about Letterman by USING her family again in a press release….thought Letterman was talking about anyone except for Bristol Palin.  NO ONE.   And NO ONE thought there was any rape at all in the joke.  NO ONE….except Sarah Palin who wanted some press……at her family’s expense.

Sarah Palin uses her family, and then some conservatives get all excited because she gets what she wants with the media hype.

Sarah can not have it both ways.

So in conclusion…….

Listen to the Letterman joke then…..

Read the Palin press release….

Since there was no mention of the 14 year old in the joke….

And since there was no mention of rape in the joke…

But there was mention of the 14 year old in the Palin’s press release…..

Ask yourself who is really to blame for this whole affair.

4 Comments
  1. pattip61 permalink
    June 14, 2009 11:33 PM

    Have you seen daves wife? No wonder it took him years to marry her after their bastard kid was convinced and really how drunk was he to even sleep with that?

  2. June 14, 2009 11:59 AM

    Top 10 Tacky Jokes About David Letterman

    10. He didn’t mean to be offensive — Indiana’s age of consent was 13 when Dave was growing up.

    9. What can you expect from a man who attended school at Broad Ripple and Ball State?

    8. That’s what happens when a 62-year-old tries to be edgier than Conan O’Brien.

    7. Dave loves the Palin clan, because their names are even funnier than Oprah and Uma.

    6. Dave wanted to get back at Alex Rodriguez for scoring with Madonna.

    5. Dave was just helping out a fellow Hoosier by hiring Bobby Knight as one of his joke-writers.

    4. Dave can take the moral high ground, now that he’s finally married his baby-mama.

    3. Thanks to Viagra, jokes about sex get a rise out of Dave again.

    2. Dave hasn’t gotten this much attention since his bypass surgery.

    and the number one tacky joke about David Letterman:

    1. You can’t expect good taste from a man who uses Stupid Pet Tricks to get dates.

  3. June 14, 2009 11:40 AM

    My only thought is that at a time when most people can not even state who their two U.S. Senators are, I should think they would know which daughter was at the baseball game with Sarah Palin?

    BTW…send your jokes if you wish as a comment here.

    Thanks!

  4. June 14, 2009 11:17 AM

    I disagree with you, on several points. First, Palin’s (minor) children did not choose to be “put out there” for political points. Letterman erred in assuming that Bristol accompanied her mom to the game. Since Willow was the only daughter at the game, Palin was not off-base to assume the joke was about Willow. Third, what is funny about teenage pregnancy? Is it inherently funny when girls get “knocked up”? When I was in high school, it was common to call bitchy girls “sluts” because it was considered the greatest insult possible. In college, I began to realize how offensive that is. Jokes like Letterman’s perpetuate the notion that sex is degrading to females and that the best way to undermine a woman’s status is to call her (or her daughter) a slut. I believe in fighting speech with speech, however (not censorship), so I expressed my anger by coming up with my own jokes about David Letterman.

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