The sad, angry, washed-up, TV comedian Dave Letterman offered an apology of sorts for joking about Willow Palin being raped in Yankee Stadium by A Rod during a ballgame. He said he wasn't talking about 14 year old Willow but her older sister, Bristol. I guess there are degrees of outrageous creepy behavior and it is, in his mind, less egregious making a rape joke about an 18 year old than a 14 year old. That's his story and he's sticking to it, ensconced in his Manhattan limousine liberal echo chamber.
What does Todd Palin think about this?
"Any ‘jokes’ about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it, and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too."
John Ziegler asked Governor Sarah Palin about it and she dismissed the out-of-it TV yakker as "old" and "pathetic." In a prepared statement she later said:
"Acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others."
Letterman used the forum of his low-rated TV program last night to invite Governor Palin on as a guest. He even invited Todd to come along, although he said it would be better if he didn't accompany her. No doubt it would be a ratings bonanza for the sad jerk.
But the show I'd watch on Pay-Per-View is Todd and Dave 1 on 1 in the ring. No holds barred. We'd really see how funny that knee-slapper about raping a 14 year old is then.
By the way, if you haven't seen Ziegler's documentary on the 2008 campaign, "Media Malpractice" it's still available.
UPDATE: Governor Palin issued a further statement today re: the "perverted comments of a 62 year old male celebrity" about their 14 year old daughter and his subsequent invitation to come on his little-watched TV program.
"The Palins have no intention of providing a ratings boost for David Letterman by appearing on his show. Plus, it would be wise to keep Willow away from David Letterman."-- Palin PAC spokesperson Meghan Stapleton