Via Fox News:
Statement from Meghan Stapleton, Palin spokesperson
Today at 8:08am
"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."
A major alphabet network late night host, drunk on the arrogance of a freshly-negotiated contract, started a public battle with the Palins that he can't win. A sincere, no excuses apology is his only way out.
Major sponsors are already trying to pass the buck to local CBS affiliates. Why? Angry fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and grandparents of young girls are putting pressure on the sponsors, the network and their local CBS stations. It's working.
Update: Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, a national women's public policy group, called on David Letterman today to formally apologize.