Sarah Palin would sure like you to believe that she is outraged at some harmless joke told by David Letterman a few days ago that went like this: "One awkward moment at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriquez". The problem is that Sarah Palin has a history of complaining about jokes told by David Letterman including one joke told by Letterman claiming that Palin "bought makeup at Bloomingdales to update her slutty flight attendant look". Further, the audience laughed at David Letterman's joke about Alex Rodriquez, and some even laughed at how silly the Palin complaint matter is when Letterman attempted a clumsy, but probably somewhat sincere apology.
What likely happened was that some comedy writer for David Letterman likely mistook one Palin daughter for another. But the fact of the matter was that the joke was really aimed at the antics of Alex Rodriguez and not so much the Palins. Further, it is the Palins who have overreacted and brought in absurd claims of "rape" or "perversion" regarding their younger 14 year old daughter into their silly and insincere battle with Letterman.
All of this begs some questions about the real motivations of Sarah Palin here. It is a known fact that David Letterman has been a past Democratic Party donor, giving money to his friend, Al Franken, in his bid for the Minnesota Senate seat. However, rather than any real Democratic Party partisan, David Letterman mainly likes Al Franken as a friend and great comic wit. Yet, for Sarah Palin, all of her over the top attacks on Letterman could be largely politically motivated in an effort to attempt to bring him down. It could be part of a partisan political attack aimed at attempting to destroy Letterman's career much like some critics of Don Imus used some silly remark about a women's basketball team to ruin his career. It's a form of political censorship of the airwaves.
Sarah Palin also sure likes publicity. And it seems that for her there is no such thing as bad publicity. Palin might be attempting to gain some brownie points with the far right by attacking a popular comic of the claimed "liberal media". However, Palin's whole battle with Letterman only further marginalizes her as a candidate for kooks. Palin apparently just isn't intelligent enough to realize that making her poor parenting skills, allowing her unmarried daughter to become pregnant outside of wedlock is a very campaign issue to supposedly carry her to the White House. Palin also just doesn't seem to realize that a candidate far worse than Dan Quayle has zero chance of ever being elected president.
The more that Sarah Palin drags out her feud with David Letterman, the more silly she looks. Politicians gain a lot more respect such as John McCain, Bob Dole or others when they would appear on late night talk shows and prove that they have a great sense of self-deprecating humor. The humorless Palin is looking pretty bad here.
David Letterman is a great guy. America loves him. Palin is a far less lovable figure, especially as her insincere politically motivated complaints drone on and on.