Sarah Palin and David Letterman: Verbal spat

June 11th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by GD  

Sarah Palin Alaska Governor is fuming. The reason for her extreme anger is David Letterman. The talk show host of CBS network’s “Late Show with David Letterman” drew the Governor’s ire when he passed derogatory comments on the Governor’s daughter.

The jibe was aimed at one of the teenage daughters of Governor Palin. The late night host said that during the last trip of the governor to the capital city, “… her… daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez”.Letterman’s words, “the toughest part of her visit was keeping Elliot Spitzer away from her daughter”, greatly incensed the Palin household. That last part of the comment aimed at the disgraced New York governor, who was engulfed in a scandal over being caught with a prostitute, did not settle well with Governor Palin and her husband Todd Palin.

Todd Palin wrote in his Facebook page that, “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 says, “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/New York entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands- that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an under age 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.”

Letterman said that the joke had been made on Palin’s 18 years old daughter, Bristol, who had recently got pregnant. It was not aimed at 14 years old Willow.

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