Sarah Palin is not backing down after a tasteless joke was delivered by David Letterman earlier this week about her 14-year-old daughter during an opening monologue on his late-night show.
The New York Daily News reported:
The CBS funnyman joked Monday of Palin's recent New York visit that "during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."David Letterman said he wasn't "joking" about Willow but about Gov. Palin's 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, instead ... as if that made a difference in a "knock-up" joke.
Palin was incensed.
"Laughter incited by sexually perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is ... disgusting," the Alaska governor said in a statement.
The former GOP veep nominee's 14-year-old daughter, Willow, was the only Palin child to attend the game at Yankee Stadium.
Alaska's First Dude, Todd Palin, said "any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old are despicable."
The New York Daily Times has a poll up asking the following question:
Was Sarah Palin right to be angry at David Letterman for his joke about her daughter?Amazingly, by late afternoon the results of the poll showed 84% saying, "Yes, the joke was tasteless and inappropriate" while only 16% said, "No, it was a joke, get over it."
-- Yes, the joke was tasteless and inappropriate.
-- No, it was a joke, get over it.
Many have questioned the wisdom of making a sex joke about a 14-year-old girl, wondering if David Letterman or others would joke about the Obama daughters in that way or any number of children of famous/political people.