Sarah Palin Accepts David Letterman's Apology

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Sarah Palin has accepted the second, and slightly more sincere, apology from David Letterman regarding the jokes he made about her family last week.

The Alaska governor issued a statement, speaking for her daughters (at the center of the jokes) and women everywhere, accepting Dave's apology.

Letterman's mea cupla was delivered on last night's Late Show.

"Of course it's accepted on behalf of women, like my daughters, who hope men 'joking' about public displays of sexual exploitation will evolve," she said.

"David Letterman certainly has the right to 'joke' about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction."

Drawn out intentionally for publicity or not, hopefully with Palin's comments, the contentious war of words and opposing viewpoints will now end.

And, lest we forget Palin is a political figure and not merely an attention-starved instigator with a publicist, she worked in a nice shout-out to our troops.

"And this is all thanks to our U.S. military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America's right to free speech - in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect," the 2008 V.P. candidate said.

CBS was quick to clarify that the decision to extend a second olive branch (his first was more of a clarification of his remarks, rather than an actual apology) was Letterman's alone, denying that they placed any pressure on him.

Still, despite Palin's acceptance of the apology, it may be too little, too late for some of her more ardent supporters. Supporters wanting CBS to fire David Letterman have tentatively planned to hold a rally outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre today.

Whose side are you on?

 

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Get over it people, grow a brain. Palin deserves whats she gets. She is not a social pillar.

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who really cares?

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Actually, now there are no teams. David was wrong with his joke and should have apologize the first time and all of this would have been over with. There are over 700,000 pregnant teenager yearly, 81% unwed mothers and no telling how many abortions. In David's attempt to kill two birds in one stone one being A-rod and then other Sarah Palin, his target was two young ladies who didn't deserve his "adult joke". Young mothers have it hard enough and don't deserve these types of jokes and people/parents are tired of them. Image each year 700,000, doesn't take long to do the math, David was plain stupid!

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