The weasel tries to defend himself:
"We were, as we often do, making jokes about people in the news and we made some jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter [Bristol]... and now they’re upset with me…" Letterman says on tonight's show. "These are not jokes made about her 14-year-old daughter. I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl.... Am I guilty of poor taste? Yes. Did I suggest that it was okay for her 14-year-old daughter to be having promiscuous sex? No." Saying he hopes he's "cleared part of this up," Letterman extended an invitation to Palin to come on the show as a guest.
Gov Palin was right. Even his excuse is pathetic. He would have sounded more believable had he given one of John Nolte's "Top Ten Possible Letterman Reactions to Fallout Over Willow Palin Rape ‘Joke’" posted at Big Hollywood.
Bottom Line: From the NY Daily News - Lecherman's excuse is not accepted:
"It doesn't matter whether he was talking about Willow or Bristol, what he said was unacceptable," responded Palin spokeswoman Sharon Leighow.