Monday, June 15, 2009

Palin: 2, Letterman: 1

It's not as bad as when Ice-T succumbed to death threat thuggery from factions offended by his band Body Count's song "Cop Killer", and had the song pulled from the album it was included on, but it came close: I was quite disappointed in David Letterman having to apologize for his joke about Sarah Palin's daughter, not once, but twice. The way I see it, he made a bad joke--which I enjoyed, regardless--and Palin retorted with the over-the-top assumption that Dave might be a perv with a thing for young girls. OK, bad joke and low-blow comeback. Fine. Leave it at that. But for Letterman to offer a further act of contrition is highly disheartening to say the least.

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