Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin recently paid a visit to the Big Apple, and as he has been known to do on The Late Show, David Letterman had some fun at her expense.
The 2008 GOP Vice Presidential nominee and her husband were hardly amused.
Tuesday night, Letterman joked in his monologue that when Sarah visited Yankee Stadium, she sat in "far, far right field" with Rudy Giuliani. Ba-dum-ching.
"They had a wonderful time," the talk show host continued. "The toughest part of her visit was keeping Eliot Spitzer away from her daughter." Ooooooh.
That, of course, is a reference to the disgraced former N.Y. Governor who was caught sleeping with hooker Ashley Dupre and forced to resign his office.
“One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the game," Letterman later said, "during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”
While clearly digs at A-Rod and Spitzer and not the Palins, Alaska's first couple took to - what else - Facebook to post the following message in response:
"Any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old daughter are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too," Todd Palin wrote.
Meanwhile, from Sarah Palin:
"Concerning Letterman's comments about my young daughter (and I doubt he'd ever dare make such comments about anyone else's daughter): 'Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands – that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.'"
While in somewhat poor taste, does anyone think Dave is really advocating "perverted" acts against 14-year-old Willow... or Track, or Field, or whichever one it is?
And is it not a comedy show, where stars are lampooned?
Not to mention the fact that Bristol Palin, the couple's oldest daughter, actually was knocked up in early 2008, when she was 17. But that's neither here nor there.
One could even argue that the only exploitation of the Palins' daughter is courtesy of the Palins themselves, who are making a giant deal out of a relatively harmless joke to play the victim and get attention. Would you put it past them?
Either that, or they're complete nut jobs. Perhaps a little of both.