Levi Johnston on David Letterman, Comedians: Can't Do Nothing About Them

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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.

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No one has a sense of humor anymore. Conservatives were up in arms when racially tinged jokes were being made about Obama during the campaign and liberals got angry ("political correctness has gone too far",conservatives said). Yes. Letterman went over the line and should have issued a genuine apology. He did not. But, does this make him a hate monger? Does this make him a misogynist, a pedophile? or just a tasteless comedian? When Limbaugh shouts about "Obama the magic negro" he is not meaning it to be funny. Letterman just made a bad joke. Now, we make it worse by blowing it out of all proportion...comedians sometimes fail in their attempts at humor. But, are we not villifying comics? Let's fire Bill Maher because he made a similar crack on his show this week. Let's fire all comedians for being tactless. Let's just stop making jokes. Nothing is funny anymore, is it?

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David is a comedian. Twisting his words and comments (that one of his writers wrote more than likely) is Palins problem. It was funny.. she provides much material for a comedian. I have a fourteen y/o daughter who is not pregnant nor sexually active and trust me if his comments were even slightly offensive I would be the first to go off. I am offended by most things on TV including Disney movies but in this instance the truth hurts for Palin. If it was John Edwards and his issue no one would complain. Oh but he at least admitted he was wrong. Palin sees nothing wrong with herself nor what her daughter did and that is OH SO WRONG!

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Cracks me up that Sarah P., psychopathically addicted to media attention, will glom onto and exaggerate ANYTHING to get her name in the news. The only thing she's good at is being nastily sarcastic when spinning reality to suit her own sad, sorry little purposes.

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you people are so stupid and so is the idiot that wrote this article. do you actually know that David Letterman never meant to hurt anybody? oh poor Dave! Lauging all the way to the bank. It's so obvious what he is doing. that was not a joke, it was an attack, and there is a big difference. Notice how defensive he gets when people ask him about his personal life? he is a mean old man. he can dish it but he can't take it. I can't stand him. he's not even funny. Never liked him, he's fake and it shows.

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Have you seen pictures of Letterman's wife? Absolutely NOT pleasant on the eyes! Letterman's attacks on Sarah Palin have been relentless and he's devolved into a crude, crass shell of a comedian he once was. This is what happens when comedians forget their primary job is to be funny. Dave's a Leftist first now and comedian second. Too bad for all

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Did you know Letterman fathered a bastard? Like father, like son, I guess... Letterman's wife tried to look like a slut, but she's so ugly only Dave would knock her up! Letterman's wife tried to become a whore, but she's so ugly that Eliot Spitzer demanded that she pay him $4,000 an hour! Ba-da-boom!

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I think this was more of a Letterman fantasy and less of a joke. Old men shouldn't be talking about 14-year-olds in a sexual context.

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