Something is wrong when Levi Johnston sounds more reasonable about an issue than a former candidate for Vice President.
Asked by Extra if David Letterman crossed a line with his jokes about Bristol Palin this week, her baby daddy replied:
"I think he might have a little bit. I don't think he meant to hurt anybody. He's a comedian. That's what he does... People are going to make jokes and there're going to talk and say whatever they want. You can't do nothing about it.
"[But] there's somewhere you have to draw the line with some things."
Simple, direct, rational, critical. That's all Sarah Palin had to say. Go ahead and stick up for your family, Governor. Tell everyone you thought the joke was a bit much.
But don't turn this crack into some example of a much grander issue by saying:
"No wonder young girls especially have such low self-esteem in America when we think it's funny for a so-called comedian to get away with such a remark as he did."
Pardon? Is there a pandemic of jokes about older men knocking up younger women going on that we haven't been made aware of? Does Palin plan on dedicating her life to the eradication of all questionable jokes on late-night television? If so, we have one thing to say:
Awesome! That would be a much better job for her than anything involving politics.