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Friday, June 12, 2009

David Letterman is a jerk

So are his defenders.

I know it's too much to ask we remember something as far back as more than a dozen years, but let's try, anyway. Bill and Hillary Clinton had just moved into the White House along with daughter Chelsie. Some folks, including Saturday Night Live, cruelly made fun of her looks. Everyone quickly agreed that a politician's children are off limits. And that agreement held for eight years.

Now, David Letterman breaks that consensus by making Sara Palin's daughter (or was it daughters?) an object of ridicule, implying sexual misconduct, rape, or whatever it was we are supposed to believe.

Face it, Letterman and his hip persona just aren't funny. For some reason, though, he has accumulated an adoring audience of dolts. Such as this defender, whose comment appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
If the Palin (sic) are going to parade her kids on stage in front of the world, making them public figures, then they need to accept that they'll be subject to jokes, even off-color ones. As far as I'm concerned, they all got what they deserved, and maybe the Palin's (sic) will now buy a clue and realize if THEY want to protect their kids, they will keep them out of site (sic) in Alaska---and leave us alone--EyesWideOpen
Let us hope that no one applies this principle to President Barack Obama's daughters.

The adorable picture above is of David Letterman's son, Harry. Letterman bragged about him on his show, so....Well, you get the idea.


Anonymous said...

Letterman is the real face of Liberalism. The Left spent 8 years vilifying Bush, Cheney and other Republicans while twisting their statements for political advantage. They fear Palin and Rush so they continue to heap personal abuse on them in their effort to convince the uneducated portion of the public to dispise them.

This attack went over the top even for the sleepiest voter.

I wonder if his son will be proud of him when be grows up?

This is off-topic, but where are the anti-war groups and Cindy Sheehan -- isn't the war still going on?


Anonymous said...

David Letterman is such an ass. The fact that he is so rude as to say something like that to Sarah Palin is just unbelievable. What an ass. Rot in hell.

Anonymous said...

Letterman has been and obviously will be a prick and an ass. His jokes are disgusting and never have been fully except to the losers who love to love him because they are just like him. Watch and they continue to laud him and pay attention to who they are.

Anonymous said...

Letterman is a classic Narcissist, always playing the victim no matter what they do to others. I'm not a big fan of Palin but his comment about her daughter was uncalled for. YOU DON"T GO AFTER OTHER PEOPLES KIDS. Every other late night comedian had the sense not to make a remark like that. Stupid, no talent Letterman deserves all the ridicule he gets.

Does anyone remember his mean skit about Rachael Ray over a year ago? He was insulting her, made a comment about the "cra**er" and had a flushing toilet icon. It was crass and not even funny. The ugly old guy has a problem with attractive women.