Amidst a media shitstorm, David Letterman officially apologized/caved to Sarah Palin last night for a joke he made about Bristol that was misinterpreted to be about the governor’s 14-year-old daughter Willow. The AP reports:
On his CBS’ “Late Show” on Monday night, Letterman said his joke about one of Palin’s daughters being “knocked up” by Alex Rodriguez can’t be defended.
He said the joke referred to 18-year-old Bristol Palin, not her 14-year-old sister Willow. But Letterman said it’s his responsibility that people believed that he intended to target Willow, who had attended a New York Yankees game with her mother.
“I’m sorry about it, and I’ll try to do better in the future,” he said.
The Alaska governor, in a statement issued Tuesday, said the apology was accepted “on behalf of all young women, like my daughters, who hope men who `joke’ about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve.”
Also, because Sarah Palin loves protecting women so much, she’ll continue to fight for them to pay for rape kits in Alaska and then be forced to carry their perpetrator’s baby to term. I would’ve just passed mandatory sandwich making legislation, but clearly, I’m not a modern-day Susan B. Anthony like the governor here. Well done.