Tuesday, June 16, 2009

David Letterman Vs. Sarah Palin Has Finally Ended...We Think....

(Guest posted by JFein from Fire Andy Reid Now!)

Our national nightmare is over. David Letterman issued a lenghty, sincere apology last night for his comments about Sarah Palin's daughters being at the baseball game. Here is Letterman's apology in full.

And the question was raised last night on Countdown whether or not the Governor of Alaska would accept Letterman's apology. The answer to that is yes, she did. Sort of. Here is Palin's acceptance which she gave in the form of a statement to

In a statement to FOXNews.com early Tuesday, the Alaska governor said, "Of course it's accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve."

"Letterman certainly has the right to 'joke' about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction," Palin said. "This is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America's Right to Free Speech - in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect."

Palin's acceptance was certainly lackluster, if you ask me. Watch Letterman and look at Palin's acceptance again. Letterman apologized directly to Palin, Bristol, Willow, and co. for the joke. Palin accepted it on behalf of young women, not personally directing it, which is not a huge problem if you ask me as a lot of women and feminist groups were angered by Letterman's remarks a week ago, but instead of sincerely directly addressing Letterman, she goes on about how it's thanks to the troops that he can speak freely and she has the freedom to react to it. A true statement, but in my view, it was not the right thing to say for such an occasion as this.

Sarah Palin accepts David Letterman's apology for 'coarse joke' (Fox News)
Countdown: Monday recappers thread (Olbermann Watch)

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