Sarah Palin Not a Fan of David Letterman's 'Rape Jokes'


Looks like someone's on Team Conan! During last night's Julia Roberts-dominated Late Night, David Letterman made some jokes about Sarah Palin's visit to New York with her 14-year-old daughter, Willow ("They had a wonderful time. The toughest part of her visit was keeping Eliot Spitzer away from her daughter"). This followed a Top 10 List devoted to Palin on Monday, which we'll reprint below, followed by the Palins', uh, incendiary reaction.

10. Visited New York landmarks she normally only sees from Alaska

9. Laughed at all the crazy-looking foreigners entering the U.N.

8. Made moose jerky on Rachael Ray

7. Keyed Tina Fey's car

6. After a wink and a nod, ended up with a kilo of crack

5. Made coat out of New York City rat pelts

4. Sat in for Kelly Ripa. Regis couldn't tell the difference

3. Finally met one of those Jewish people Mel Gibson's always talking about

2. Bought makeup from Bloomingdale's to update her "slutty flight attendant" look

1. Especially enjoyed not appearing on Letterman

Palin took on the "slutty flight attendant" joke while on the air with conservative radio host John Ziegler ("That's pretty pathetic, good ole David Letterman") and Politico has the Palins' response to Letterman targeting Willow:

In an e-mailed statement, the Republican governor said: "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/N.Y. 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."

Her husband, Todd, added in the same statement that "any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it, and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too."

Does John McCain know it?

· Sarah Palin smacks down David Letterman again [Politico]


  • Old No.7 says:

    Shut the fuck up, Grandma.

  • Juancho says:

    Yes, but a slutty Grandma, thank you very much!

  • yarmulke says:

    "...contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.”
    Was she specifically talking about her OWN daughter's sexual exploitation?

  • I think Todd Palin can be forgiven for this overreaction. Alaska does lead the nation in rapes, and it actually is lurking around every corner. I hear they have street signs for it up there, right next to the deer crossing. It looks like the man on the bathroom signs, only with a perpendicular protrusion.

  • sweetbiscuit says:

    Isn't this Palin admitting that Willow could be "anyone's daughter?" I don't understand. But then again, I'm one of those "Hollywood/N.Y. entertainers" who have "a long way to go." Tell it, sister.

  • LickyDisco says:

    Am I blind and deaf? Where's the "rape joke" they're crapping themselves over? Dave said the hardest part was keeping Spitzer away from her...didn't say anything about raping her. Blech...those people give idiots a bad name...

  • Brilliant Orange says:

    Can't we just sell Alaska? It's not like we don't need the money.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    To people like Palin, every joke involving them is rape.

  • JudgeFudge says:

    The gravest offense is that the Palin's named their kid after a Ron Howard sword and socery film from the 80's.

  • Juancho says:

    I just had the mental image of Warwick Davis schtupping Bristol on the back of a snowmobile, thanks.

  • icallthebigonebitey says:

    Florida first.

  • Inhaler says:

    Shouldn't she just be grateful that people still remember her?

  • Rashad says:

    So....if it was Obama's girls it would still be funny??

  • nunya says:

    You all are pathetic....his comments were disgusting and pathetic and if a repulican would have said something like that all hell would have broken loose. It's sad.

  • David Davies says:

    Pffft. First, we would have had to have seen a repulican (sic) say it. Who the fuck watches RedEye? Does Jon Voight have a top ten video blog that we can go to?

  • icallthebigonebitey says:

    First, Obama's daughters are not even teenagers, so it's not the same thing. Bristol Palin is 18 (19 in October) and obviously sexually active. You can argue it's tasteless and sexist, but it is fair.
    Second, Kyle said nothing about the jokes being "funny", he was merely reporting on the story. So simmer down.

  • Brilliant Orange says:

    Republicans aren't smart enough to come up with that joke. Oh wait, I forgot Palin's nomination. Hilarious!

  • Letterman the letch says:

    Letterman used very poor taste and judgement. He only apologized when he realized he was in trouble.