Let Dave and Todd work things out
Letterman’s attempt at humor strikes us as unnecessarily and unacceptably nasty."He would never dare to pull this kind of crap with Obama's kids or any other National Progressive !"
Neither of the Palin daughters were fit targets for that kind of material.
David Letterman is scornful of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, which is certainly his right. That he continues to use the bully pulpit of his late-night talk show to crack wise about the former vice presidential contender is acceptable also, if not exactly cutting edge comedy.
Letterman claimed to be referring to Palin’s 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, who had a child out of wedlock. However, Bristol wasn’t at the ballpark that day. Her 14-year-old daughter was. Logically, that makes her the focus of the wisecrack, which would be truly disturbing.
Either way, Letterman’s attempt at humor strikes us as unnecessarily and unacceptably nasty.
So, what now?
With Father’s Day coming up next Sunday, how about the two dads, Letterman and Todd Palin, having a private, man-to-man meeting in some quiet, out-of-the-way place to discuss the matter. Todd strikes us as the kind of dad who would cut to the point quickly, not wasting much of Letterman’s valuable time.
The men would meet, make their points and then Letterman’s assistants could pick him up and carry him back to the limo.