Referring to Sarah and Todd Palin as “these people,” Letterman digs in and repeats the jokes,
“We were, as we often do, making jokes about people in the news and we made some jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter [Bristol]… and now they’re upset with me…” Letterman says on tonight’s show. “These are not jokes made about her 14-year-old daughter. I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl…. Am I guilty of poor taste? Yes. Did I suggest that it was okay for her 14-year-old daughter to be having promiscuous sex? No.” Saying he hopes he’s “cleared part of this up,” Letterman extended an invitation to Palin to come on the show as a guest.
Then he asked,
“would I do anything advocate or contribute to underage sexual abuse or misconduct? Absolutely not, not in a thousand years!”
But is he all for “advocating or contributing” to the sexual abuse of women over the age of eighteen.
So here we have it: Letterman believes himself justified in his “jokes”, because the jokes are about a different Palin teenager.
As I was asking yesterday, what is it with these impotent jerks and Palin’s children?
And, by the way,
CBS Altered Letterman Transcript, Not New York Times
1 more update,
Scott turns the tables on Letterman.