by Margaret Carlson
"The governor has spent much of her public life in high-pitched feuds—but taking on late night’s prince shows a complete lack of political sophistication."I left a comment telling Ms. Carlson how ridiculous I thought her article was, but they have yet to appear in the comment section at Daily Beast.
I asked her to point out exactly WHERE Letterman apologized. I asked why she felt just because Palin's children appeared during the primary they are fair game, but yet the Obama daughters are off limits. I decided to expand on her article, and my comments below, since they have yet to appear.
"But picking a fight with a trained comedian, refusing to accept his apology, and continuing to battle after the white flag is shown reveals a complete lack of political sophistication."Palin didn't pick this fight. Letterman dragged her children into this crap when he mentioned them. Did Carlson knock Obama when he picked a fight with FOX news, or Rush Limbaugh? (And he DID pick that fight.)
"Letterman apologized at unprecedented length for a comment about Palin’s recent trip to New York."WHERE?? Where is his apology? I watched the entire video, a few times, and there is NO apology.
"Who said anything about a 14-year-old girl? Not Letterman. That would be… the Palins. It turns out it was Willow, not Bristol, who went to the baseball game. But who knew that until the Palins brought this “disgusting” comment so painful to their younger daughter to the attention of the 300 million people not tuned into David Letterman?"WILLOW knew it was Willow at the game. The media knew it was Willow at the game. How do you think Willow felt hearing about the jokes the next day at school?
"Not that Bristol should have been left at home in the dark, but if you want a “zone of privacy” around your daughter, do you have her appear on stage with her then-fiancé hinting at prospects of a White House wedding waving to the crowd like Charles and Diana of the Klondike?"Obama's daughters are given a zone of privacy and they appeared on stage for two years!! They appeared in magazines, on covers, and have been interviewed by the media. I don't see anyone attacking them.
"Bristol could have been sheltered and given space to rebuild her life, the Palins arranged to send her out like a vaudeville act, traveling the country to talk about teenage pregnancy..."Are you kidding me? Perhaps as a young unwed mother, who tried to live by her beliefs in abstinence but made a big mistake, wanted to share her story, and educate other young girls on how one mistake can change your whole life. That it isn't all peaches and cream getting pregnant so young. She was trying to be a good role model, wasn't she? Because she makes a mistake, one that hundreds of thousands of girls make, she tried to reach out, and share her story. So she deserves to be attacked for it? Bristol didn't ask for the publicity in the beginning. Her family was forced to reveal her pregnancy because of the attacks on Trig. She was forced into the spotlight because her mother accepted the VP nomination, wanting to serve her country. She was *outed* because of the ugliness from the media (about Trig's borth mother) and was then left to try and make the best of a most uncomfortable situation. She was outed because she chose life over having an abortion.
"When you become the ambivalent poster child for unwed motherhood, you attract off-color jokes."Again, are you KIDDING ME? So she asked for it? She deserved it? Her skirt was too short, so she deserved to be raped...?
"Letterman’s eight-minute expression of regret on Wednesday night was almost as riveting as the one where Letterman talked about his heart surgery with the doctors and nurses who cared for him."You mean the one that was full of sarcasm, and repeatedly drew laughter. The one where he REPEATED all of the jokes, even pausing to comment that he liked the slutty flight attendant one? How the hell does Palin look like a slutty flight attendant? Because she is pretty?
"Palin was so intent on maintaining her fury, real or manufactured, that she used Letterman’s apology to escalate..."The media is the one keeping this feud alive for Sarah Palin. Just watch Matt Lauer's interview on Today Show. Palin was there to speak about the pipeline in Alaska. But she has every right to be angry about the attacks on her daughters! She gave a lengthy interview, but msnbc only cares about the Letterman controversy.
"So in the end, Palin spent a week when she could have given a substantive speech, laid out a political philosophy, or choosing the issues she wants to run on, deliberately misinterpreting a bad joke, in the process dragging yet another child into the celebrity scrum."How did she misinterpret the joke? The joke was about her daughter. EITHER daughter, it doesn't matter! And her 14 year old was with her. Does anyone give a shit about how Willow might have felt, hearing about the jokes? She was the one THERE.
"Palin’s final mistake was to refuse Letterman’s invitation for a late-night make-up appearance, a moment on the studio sofa every bit as good as make-up sex for smoothing over any scandal, misunderstanding, or affront, real or imagined."
She should just roll over and appear on his show for makeup sex? Are you SERIOUS? Just roll over and take it? Boost his ratings, and feed his ego, and just bend over. Who is this woman?
"Instead, she chose to get the last word on the Today show Friday morning, damning “a so-called comedian” for eroding “a young girl’s self-esteem” with a “joke about statutory rape.”Ms. Carlson doesn't think that calling women sluts, and calling young girls whores and prostitutes isn't demeaning to self esteem, as well as further demeaning to women as a whole?
I can't believe this whole crap article. Especially since Margaret Carlson, when speaking about Don Imus, and his nappy headed ho comment said that Don Imus disgraced himself. But now, Carlson thinks it is Palin who is disgracing herself...not Letterman.
My comments have yet to appear on Daily Beast, although I did notice that these comments were approved:
Do you really want to be talking about whores anywhere near Palin - I mean really - whores-Palin - WHORES-PALIN - again since you are stupid and have never been with a woman (and no, a man in a wig does not count as a woman) - there is no bigger whore in the history of politics than Palin - and there never will be.Nice.
She is cheap carny trash - but then that is why you love her so
Palin is too stupid to be taken seriously.
No - we do not stand alone - plenty of people see Palin for what she is - opportunistic ignorant carney trash - more than willing to pimp out her entire family for her political ambitions.
Palin is a petty, vicious, stupid, vindictive, lying, immoral, opportunistic, evil woman - and now she is creating artificial feuds playing to the ignorant cheap seats in America - as her last political rallies on pig farms suggested - Palin knows that power of hate better than anyone. By all means you may stand with her - though I hardly call what she is doing standing - buy how DARE you suggest the rest of America - hard-working, educated, and well-bred - have to stand with you.
Palin would not get into my house to do the floors - I do not bring trash in - I take it out.
There is no bigger coward than the cheap piece of Alaskan trash pimping out her daughters to create her own victim hood - and you can't nail her to the cross fast enough can you honey? Your Alaskan Moose - Martyr - and Saint.
She is disgusting, and the mainstream press -- and even David Letterman himself -- won't call her out about her own pregnancy.
Palin looks increasingly road-tested and weary - she has - as evidenced by the terrified look in her eyes - seen the future and for her - it will not be pretty. She will remain the hero - the Queen - for the stupid and hate-filled - but she will never command the national stage as she had briefly hoped to do -- and as she looks out at her supporters - she sighs - since, really, honestly, who wants to be Queen of the Pig People?
i personally let out a sigh of relief when letterman said palin had a "slutty flight attendant look". Hell yeah!! It's about time that critics stop tip- toeing around this prissy woman because she's well, a prissy woman. Letterman said what I think a lot of Americans are thinking about sarah palin, and it was funny because it is true. she is dumb, stupid trash who openly manipulates the lives of her children for political gain. it's time critics stop pulling the punches. this is not some dignified woman. this is an ignorant, manipulative, dangerous skank. don't let her "slutty flight attendant look" fool you.
Amen. I could not have said it better. Best take on this whole silly mess - yet another that our aging MILF Sarah loves to put herself in the middle of.
Whore is not a strong enough word for Governor Palin. There is a word with a Germanic root ku- meaning "hollow place," and cunt became used for a barren prostitute's vagina that is "hollow" and of no value. Valueless. Hollow. and for Sale. Ladies and Gentlemen. Sarah Palin is a cunt.
Bottom line - Letterman DID NOT apologize. He had no right attacking her daughters. Don Imus was fired for insulting college aged women. He was joking, too. They were innocent, did nothing to deserve his comments, and he was fired. Willow and Bristol did nothing to deserve these attacks. But instead of the Left demanding Letterman be fired, they are making excuses for him, and BLAMING the Palins.
The only thing Carlson said that is remotely accurate is that Palin should not be engaged in this fight.
She shouldn't HAVE to be. Her daughters should not have been dragged into Letterman's obvious hatred towards Sarah Palin. And men and women everywhere should have jumped to the defense of the Palins, so she didn't have to.
Letterman regrets telling these jokes. Did he apologize for them? No. He denied he attacked Willow, therefore, I guess has no qualms about attacking an 18 year old. He regrets telling these jokes because people started calling the station and complaining, and threatened to boycott his advertisers.
He doesn't seem to care that he insulted the Palin's, and women everywhere.