This Palin vs Letterman issue is getting absurd.
Palin is once again taking advantage of one of her children. First she tried to force marriage on her daughter when she got preggers (I don’t want Palin claiming I use rude terminology like knocked up), then she forced her daughter to do the infamous “Abstinence Tour.” Now she is taking advantage of her 14 year old child.
This isn’t news. Talk show hosts make jokes every day. The joke writers sit in little prison cells and come up with as many jokes as they can in hopes that their master (in this case Letterman) uses one of their jokes and pats them on the head. All these writers heard was “Sarah Palin is in town and taking her daughter to a Yankees game.” So they made two jokes in bad taste. Sarah Palin immediately saw it as an attention getter. Forget that her daughter is 14, she can take it. They were making fun of Bristol. 99.9% of America who heard the joke thought they were making fun of Bristol. However Sarah Palin had to go out of her way to imply they purposefully said it about a 14 year old.
Is there any question at all any more that she is a horrible mother? Any? One daughter gets herself in the family way in HIGH SCHOOL. The other daughter is mistakenly made fun of by David Letterman. Instead of brushing it off and letting it die, she has turned it into news. Something she won’t stop doing.
“I’ll forgive anyone who asks for forgiveness, but this goes beyond that,” she was quoted as saying. Beyond what? Oh, right she needs more TV time out of this. Sorry 14 year old daughter, you’re going to get more than 15 minutes out of this. She is blaiming this all on Letterman saying he should have known better and his staff should have done some fact checking?!?!?!? Really?
Here is a fact: That joke never would have been told if you’d done your job as a mother and educated your daughter on sex & safe sex. That isn’t Letterman’s fault. I’m sorry she has to get constant reminders that she screwed up with her family while running around Alaska being Governor protecting us from the Russians. That’s too bad.
Republicans: You can do better. She is not your golden ticket back into the White House. Obama and Co. are going to screw up the country enough that people will be demanding change just like they were last November. Do us all a favor and find another person to rally behind. Preferably one who isn’t crazy, or a fundamentalist religious nut, but actually a Republican. Find a young non-crazy Ron Paul.