Letterman vs. Palin: Time to move on.
Posted by cann0nba11 on June 16, 2009
Last night David Letterman gave what I consider a sincere and honest apology to Sarah Palin and her daughters. This morning Sarah Palin accepted his apology and helped properly frame the entire situation by reminding people that our troops are out there helping preserve our rights, including free speech.
I think this thing was blown a little out of proportion, but I am extremely happy that it received at least some attention. The left has enjoyed a double-standard for quite some time and it is good to see someone actually held responsible for their own words.
Letterman relies on the accuracy of his writers. He surely had no idea that the younger daughter was at the ball game. Does the excuse “I thought she was 18, not 14” matter? Legally, yes. Morally, not really. It was still a bad joke told by a guy that truly hates conservatives, especially Sarah Palin. Letterman owned up to that and finally took full responsibility for the stupidity of the comment. My only gripe about his apology is that he failed to mention Sarah Palin by name, instead saying “the governor.”
I think this kerfuffel is over now, let’s move on and focus on more important things. Might I suggest the rambling nonsense spewed by a man without a teleprompter?