(This story has been updated below)
Has Chris Hansen ever been a guest on Dave's show? Just askin.
Fresh from calling Sarah Palin a slut and joking about her 14-year old daughter being raped and impregnated in front of a bemused stadium, David Letterman thought it would be hilarious to follow up by calling her a prostitute:
Letterman's pursuit of Palin and her daughters has been as relentless as it has been creepy. Of course, it's also perfectly logical.
Letterman thinking sexual assault or prostitution is funny when it comes to Sarah Palin's children is merely the obvious next step in the likewise relentless and creepy assault by the left at large that began the moment McCain chose her for his running mate. The left has made dehumanizing Sarah and her family their national pastime, the sport of choice. As I said last week, there is no line too far when it comes to Palin, or conservative women in general. There is a cottage industry cashing in on Palin hatred, and a roaring left prepared not merely to tolerate, but to indulge and financially support it.
So who can be surprised at Letterman chuckling about the myriad ways in which he fantasizes that Palin's children might be sexually exploited? Dave doesn't think it's over the line. His audience doesnt either. And I'm not holding my breath for genuine digust from any lefty corners ... just listen to the approving audience.
The Palins, you may imagine, are decidely less OK with Letterman's lurid interest in their daughters. Sarah and Todd both have released statements regarding his verbal molestation:
"Any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too." - Todd Palin
"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, contribute to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.'"
- Governor Sarah Palin
Pretty much says it all right there. If you are so inclined, the general CBS contact form can be found here, and the "Lateshow" feedback form can be found here. Conservatives4Palin lists a number of additional contacts at CBS and their sponsors that you may wish to get in touch with.
Update: Letterman: No no no. I meant to call her OTHER daughter a whore. Yeesh! Guessing maybe you should have checked on who was at the game then, Dave. OR you did and are walking it back.
Don’t you see? He’d never condone statutorily raping a girl who’s underage. All he meant to do was goof on the idea that Palin’s eldest daughter, a single mother with a baby, is a whore. Everything cool now? Let’s move on.