On Tuesday’s show, David Letterman joked in his opening monologue that the Alaska Governor Sarah Palin visited Yankee Stadium, sitting in "far, far right field" with Rudy Giuliani. "They had a wonderful time," he continued. "The toughest part of her visit was keeping Eliot Spitzer away from her daughter." Letterman also said that Alex Rodriquez knocked up Palin’s daughter at the game, except the daughter at the game was not 18 year-old Bristol Palin, it was Palin’s 14 year-old daughter.
Todd Palin responded to Letterman’s attack on his family saying:
"Any ’jokes’ about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too."
Governor Sarah Palin also responded saying:
"Concerning Letterman’s comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he’d ever dare make such comments about anyone else’s daughter): ’Laughter incited by sexually-perverted 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/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands, that 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.’"
In the video above Letterman devoted his Top Ten to insulting Sarah Palin, but it was his opening monologue that he used to attack Palin’s 14 year-old daughter. In the video below Letterman, an admitted liberal democrat activist, said the jokes were not about the 14 year-old daughter, but rather about the 18 year-old daughter, even though only the 14 year-old daughter was at the Yankees game with her mother and father. Letterman also did not apologize, but rather defended the attack he labeled as jokes, then he repeated the attacks a second time. Letterman never mentioned Palin’s visit to New York was to raise money for a children’s charity there.
It’s okay for Letterman to attack a politician, but not the politician’s family. Let’s also call it what it is, it was an attack, not a joke. I’m tired of comedians trying to say it was comedy when they directly attack someone. Professional comedians know that is bull, and so does Letterman. I used to be a fan of Letterman, but now I think his hatred for people who don’t agree with him has gotten the best of him, just like the guy who shot the security guard at the holocaust museum in Washington D.C. Someone better keep an eye on Letterman, or he’s liable to shoot someone thinking his gun is microphone. Oh, that last sentence was a joke. *Wink wink*