Did David Letterman go too far with Willow Palin joke?i2.ytimg.com
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latimesblogs.latimes.com — David Letterman has never been shy about airing his contempt for former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. During the run-up to the 2008 election, Palin's foibles were the subject of countless jokes on Letterman's late-night talk show. Even with the election over, Letterman shows little sign of letting up on Palin, who still makes an occasional appearance in his opening monologue.

However, Monday's show has drawn criticism from both sides of the aisle for a joke made about Sarah Palin's 14-year-old daughter, Willow. During his opening monologue, Letterman poked fun at Sarah and Willow's recent weekend outing to a Yankees game, joking that, "during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."

The joke is a reference to Sarah Palin's other daughter, Bristol, whose unwed pregnancy was made a focal point of the 2008 presidential elections. Despite the numerous jokes made about Sarah Palin during her campaign, comedians generally avoided making jokes about her children. Public figures may be fair game, but children of politicians are usually considered off-limits.

Posted by Jane60
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Did David Letterman go too far with Willow Palin joke?
Yes, poor taste & inappropriate
No, just humor
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Posted 2269 days ago
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A true Di.. - He should lay off family members. I don't think this will bring him sustainable ratings. He's fading because his material is trashy just like him.
Posted 2268 days ago
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Tell whore-a to get over it. and for willow or britol......sluts just like MOM
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