Palin accepts Letterman apology

posted at 9:28 am on June 16, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Sarah Palin put an effective end to the contretemps over David Letterman and his admittedly “coarse” jokes about Palin’s daughter.  After Letterman apologized on national television last night, Palin accepted the apology.  She also made an important point about free speech that answers some of the countercritics of the dispute:

Sarah Palin has accepted comedian David Letterman’s apology made during Monday night’s broadcast of “The Late Show” for crude jokes made about her and her teen daughters last week.

In a statement to FOXNews.com early Tuesday, the Alaska governor said, “Of course it’s accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who ‘joke’ about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve.”

“Letterman certainly has the right to ‘joke’ about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction,” Palin said. “This is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America’s Right to Free Speech – in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect.”

Letterman’s apology hasn’t yet quieted the calls for his firing, as Tommy Christopher noted last night after its announcement.  The boss was unimpressed, as was Laura in our Green Room.  Still, it seems hard to imagine that an effort to fire Letterman and boycott his advertisers would proceed after Palin’s gracious acceptance of Letterman’s latest retreat.  After all, Palin and her daughters were the aggrieved parties in this exchange, and if she doesn’t want to pursue it, then it will take the steam out of the effort elsewhere.

This is a smart move by Palin.  She has become more confident and capable on the national-media stage, and she needs to establish herself as a major player on policy and not just a personality.  Palin needs to rise above the petty personal attacks that tend to paint her as a damsel in distress, requiring rescue from her fans in the form of boycotts and protests.  She’s proven herself tougher than that in Alaskan politics, and Palin certainly can make the transition on a national level — as long as she doesn’t keep the focus on victimhood, no matter how legitimate it might be.

Her parting shot should also resonate.  Some pundits had cast Letterman as the victim of howling mobs looking to silence him, and Palin’s statement reminds the critics that no one disputed Letterman’s right to say whatever he wants.  That doesn’t, however, make him free from criticism, nor from legitimate free-market reaction to his caddish “jokes”.  Criticizing Letterman was every bit the same kind of free speech that Letterman enjoyed in making the jokes, as was the effort to punish his sponsors — who pay for Letterman’s speech — at the cash register.

Update: Jim Treacher says the rest of us should accept the apology, too.


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Obama said we should learn another language.

Try the language of a true conservative, Palin.

Mcguyver on June 16, 2009 at 2:26 PM

AMEN, brotha, AMEN!!!

HALLELUJAH AND PRAISE SARAH!!! PASS THE PLATE!!! LETS GET A MARCH GOING…A MILLION AIRHEAD MARCH AND LETS TAKE A BLOWTORCH TO THIS TOWN!!!!!

THE INFIDELS HAVE BLASPHEMED THE PROPHETESS SARAH!! PRAISE HER!! PRAISE HER!!!

“We cannot spare this woman…she fights. The liberals FEAR her…you can smell the fear.”
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The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 2:30 PM

technopeasant:

They attack Palin because she’s not a country club RINO like they are, and like Romney is.

Romney is their Obama.

atheling on June 16, 2009 at 2:32 PM

“We cannot spare this woman…she fights. The liberals FEAR her…you can smell the fear.”
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

atheling on June 16, 2009 at 2:32 PM

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 2:30 PM

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littleguy on June 16, 2009 at 2:33 PM

After all Sarah is a Republican; why is she perceived to be more of an enemy to you folks than Obama?

If you read my posting on various websites 80% are devoted to attacking Obama and 20% to advocating for Sarah. I feel it is counterproductive to attack our own.

technopeasant on June 16, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Aw bullcrap on that.

The problem is that Romney supporters are conservatives…sorta like Palin fans. But when a Romney supporter mentions that Sarah shouldnt have said this or she should do that or try to compare their resumes and experience ect, they got bombarded with Palintology cult crap.

Thus, it appears that Romney people (intelligent people) are anti-Palin but they arent. The prefer her to Obama but they also see that she isnt ready to be in national audience and that she has no chance right now of making it. So, they may like the woman, but they laugh at the cult like sheep followers that live on blogs like HotAir.

Hope that helps.

Youre welcome.

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The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 2:35 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

atheling on June 16, 2009 at 2:32 PM

HA HA HA!!

:)

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 2:37 PM

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atheling on June 16, 2009 at 2:37 PM

The Final Cut = The Wall

Mr. Resume, right?

littleguy on June 16, 2009 at 2:39 PM

atheling on June 16, 2009 at 2:37 PM

PWNED

BPD on June 16, 2009 at 2:40 PM

atheling on June 16, 2009 at 2:37 PM

The hell with that. If they try to reproduce my quotes, they shall hear from my lawyers.

No, Littleguy, that was PopTech…he was Mr. Resume.

The guy had his stuff down though…where is that dude?

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littleguy on June 16, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Coorect. Since I’e been here he has been Roger Waters, The Wall, and now The Final Cut. He keeps coming back and he keeps getting banned.

kingsjester on June 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM

(intelligent people)

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 2:35 PM

It’s hard to ascribe intelligence to the postings of someone who got bounced a month ago for making trailer-trash jokes not just about Sarah Palin but about other commenters.

Snowed In on June 16, 2009 at 2:43 PM

If they try to reproduce my quotes, they shall hear from my lawyers.

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Perchance, would they be Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe?

Snowed In on June 16, 2009 at 2:44 PM

WWDD? (what would Democrats do?) The left would find the “offender’s” house and pelt it with rocks. They would hound the media kings to banish him to the every body flyover trailer park trash heap. He be investigated in the Senate. His job would be forfeit. Hate-crime jail term? Perhaps. That wouldn’t be too far for the left hate machine. Step up. What should happen to a mysonginist like DL?

DKEN on June 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM

No, Littleguy, that was PopTech…he was Mr. Resume.

The guy had his stuff down though…where is that dude?

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Ahhh, that’s right. I think he’s helping VP Biden find Katies.

littleguy on June 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Ed, I don’t understand your “free speech” point. This has nothing do with “free speech”. Last I checked, Congress is neither considering (YET), nor has passed a law (YET) prohibiting Letterman from telling unfunny and off color jokes. Nor has Congress passed a law preventing people from saying stupid things or speaking badly of Palin (Obama, on the other hand…..)

Fed45 on June 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Accept the apology? Reluctantly, I suppose so. Still, if the men and boys in my life were prone to this sort of attack for any reason, I would think much less of them and will continue to think much less of Letterman.

jeanie on June 16, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Ed, I don’t understand your “free speech” point. This has nothing do with “free speech”.

Fed45 on June 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM

“Letterman certainly has the right to ‘joke’ about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction,” Palin said. “This is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America’s Right to Free Speech – in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect.”

The military protects the Constitution by oath.
The First Amendment guarantees the right of free speech, and it’s nice to remind people the speech is free, but not without consequences.

You are right that “censorship” involves the Government restricting speech.
Some people think that the free speech response to free speech is some kind of censorship, when in fact it’s free speech too. That was the relevant point Ed highlited, made by Sarah Palin herself.
Make sense?

Brian1972 on June 16, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Letterman and his ilk have been put on notice: don’t attack the minor children of politicians or celebrities or you’ll face the consequences.

I predict that the attacks and venom spewed now towards Sarah will be heightened and remain relentless. But nobody will be talking about Willow in the future.

technopeasant on June 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Who is this “Letterman” fellow you all speak of?

intricate3 on June 16, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Just sayin: Isn’t it interesting what conservatives can accomplish when they work together for causes they deeply believe?

jeanie on June 16, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Ah, the wonderful and gracious Guv.

Now, if she will publicly speak in defense of the AMA against Obamacare, she’ll continue her crusade to the next level.

I heart doctors.

Sapwolf on June 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Dear Captain Ed,

I love your Captain Louis Renault Award noting the movie CASABLANCA (1942). CBS Late “Hate” Show staff reminds me of a few magic movie moments to clarify Letterman’s confusion over Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter as he stated, “I checked to make sure in fact that she is of legal age, 18.” Let’s take a moment and answer the age old question for him, “If you have a baby out of wedlock with your high school sweetheart, does it mean you were a whore or are a whore for the rest of your life?” No.

1.) PUBLIC HUMILIATION — Glass House Award
David Letterman as the pious Mr. Parry. The sanctimonious deacon in the movie HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (1941), directed by John Ford, starring Maureen O’Hara, Walter Pidgeon, and Roddy McDowall:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk3yiPWoYjE&feature=channel_page
—– At 2:00 minute mark congregation are entering church…

Mr. Gruffydd: Will you please remain in your places. There’s to be a meeting of the deacons.

Mr. Parry: Meillyn Lewis, step forward.

Mr. Parry: Your sins have found you out. And now you must pay the price of all women like you! You have brought a child into the world against the Commandment. Prayer is wasted on your sort. You should be cast out into the utter darkness till you have learned your lesson. Meillyn Lewis, do you admit your sins?

Meillyn Lewis: Yes.

Mr. Parry: Then prepare to suffer your punishment…

Angharad Morgan: Stop it. Stop it! Leave her alone you hypocrite.

Angharad Morgan: How could you stand there and watch them? Cruel old men groaning and nodding to hurt her more. Go now and sin no more Jesus said.

————
Note: This film won the Oscar for Best Picture over 9 other luminaries you’ll recognize including Citizen Cane.
http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Academy_Awards_USA/1942
————

2.) FORGIVENESS — Henry Wilcox Hypocrite Award
David Letterman as the hypocrite Mr. Henry Wilcox in the movie HOWARD’S END (1992), starring Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins. When reality interrupts MSM memes and I consider how David Letterman did not marry his child’s mother till his son was 5 yrs old, and Letterman’s endorsement of Barak Hussein Obama who was himself born to unwed parents due to bigamy, how can Letterman be so obtuse?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT-waU7Swwc
—– At 3:38 minute mark Margaret speaking in compassion of her unwed and pregnant sister, Helen Schlegal, to her husband Henry…

Margaret Schlegal: Henry, listen you have had a mistress, I forgave you. My sister has a lover, you drive her from the house. Why can you not be honest for once in your life and say to yourself what Helen has done, I have done?

————–
3.) “I AM NOT AN ANIMAL!” — Elephant Man Cry for Humanity
What David Letterman can’t grasp about Bristol Palin: If you have a baby out of wedlock with your high school sweetheart, it does not mean you were a whore or are a whore for the rest of your life. Helen’s condition will not depreciate the property value and until you apologize for thinking this, I don’t forgive you.

FeFe on June 16, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Hillbuzz taking it just as you would expect…GO PUMA -GO PUMA…that’s cougars to you Dave, they don’t like you bullying their little girls.

Dr Evil on June 16, 2009 at 4:35 PM

She undermines and marginalizes him by accepting it. That’s awesome.

Also, she kinda accepted it and backhanded him with the statement at the same time. That’s awesome.

Palin uses this episode to honor the troops. That’s awesome.

In other words. “Palin. Yeah, she’s that awesome.”

- The Cat

MirCat on June 16, 2009 at 4:45 PM

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right2bright on June 16, 2009 at 4:46 PM

If Sarah forgives him (true to her Christian roots), then who are we not to? However, I have not watched Dave since he became a leftist curmudgeon, shrill and hateful. This episode only reminds me that he hasn’t changed. (He’s probably still ridiculing Bush in his Great Moments in Presidential Speeches, since Obama never messes up./s

Christian Conservative on June 16, 2009 at 4:47 PM

May I add that when Imus talked about the Rutgers women, many conservatives said “WHAT???” “WTF”???

Upstater85 on June 16, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Sweet_Thang on June 16, 2009 at 5:03 PM

Letterman and his ilk have been put on notice: don’t attack the minor children of politicians or celebrities or you’ll face the consequences.

I predict that the attacks and venom spewed now towards Sarah will be heightened and remain relentless. But nobody will be talking about Willow in the future.

technopeasant on June 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM


When do the doofuses at Saturday Night Live pick up on the Letterman/Palin flap?

Sweet_Thang on June 16, 2009 at 5:06 PM

The Cuda has called me off.

But, I’ve tasted liberal fear and blood, like a rogue lion that went man-eater.

I don’t think I can go back to normal food.

You listening Maher?

Sapwolf on June 16, 2009 at 5:23 PM

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 2:35 PM

You still think Romney is a conservative?

In theory….maybe.

In practice….not a chance in hell. He has no spine. NONE.

Sarah is courageous, charismatic, and conservative.

SHE is the reason why Mittens is thinking of the Senate.

And us Palinistas will make sure he understands just how much Sarah will support him…when he runs for the Senate.

:)

Remember who wears the pants in the party.

Sapwolf on June 16, 2009 at 5:33 PM

Free speech has a price… Fire David Letterman!

Khun Joe on June 16, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Jim Treacher says the rest of us should accept the apology, too.

I’m still waiting for CBS to apologize: To me and my daughter, her friends, their moms, my female co-workers…

TN Mom on June 16, 2009 at 6:33 PM

“Of course it’s accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who ‘joke’ about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve.”
“Letterman certainly has the right to ‘joke’ about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction,” Palin said. “This is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America’s Right to Free Speech – in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect.”

And they say she’s not ready for primetime…HA..

jerrytbg on June 16, 2009 at 6:54 PM

You still think Romney is a conservative?

In theory….maybe.

In practice….not a chance in hell. He has no spine. NONE.

Sarah is courageous, charismatic, and conservative.

SHE is the reason why Mittens is thinking of the Senate.

And us Palinistas will make sure he understands just how much Sarah will support him…when he runs for the Senate.

:)

Remember who wears the pants in the party.

Sapwolf on June 16, 2009 at 5:33 PM

Your imagination is your own affair, dude.

Thinking about the senate….pulease! HA HA HA!!!

What a clown.

Because you cultists have kinda irritated me a little, I hope she runs for POTUS in 2012 and I hope The Genius Romney does as well.

I cant wait for the first debate.

She wont get away with that little “I am not going to answer the questions you want me to, I am going to just speak to the American people directly *wink*”.

No wonder the majority of people who watched the debate thought Joe Biden (JOE BIDEN!!!) won the debate.

If you cant beat Joe Biden in a debate (he came in LAST in the primary) you might want to consider staying in that small town called Alaska.

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Remember who wears the pants in the party.

Sapwolf on June 16, 2009 at 5:33 PM

It is obvious that she wears the pants in her family. No wonder it is so screwed up. Dudes should take responsiblity for their families…not just snowmobile while your wife makes all the dough and makes all the decisions.

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“This is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America’s Right to Free Speech – in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect.”

See? She even screwed up her acceptance of the apology. She shouldve just said “apology accepted, lets turn the page”. That would have been a classy way to end the affair and come up on top. Instead, she overplayed her hand and turned it into a phony “arent our soldiers just wonderful for allowing up to have free speech?”.

That was a total WTF moment. Poor woman had a win handed to her and she overplayed it and confused everybody.

“We cannot spare this woman…she fights. The liberals FEAR her…you can smell the fear.”
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The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

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The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 7:50 PM

I know a lttle about copyright and I believe I said it before you and I give “free use,” to all…

jerrytbg on June 16, 2009 at 8:00 PM

I know a lttle about copyright and I believe I said it before you and I give “free use,” to all…

jerrytbg on June 16, 2009 at 8:00 PM

I checked with my team of lawyers and they informed me that if any of you SOB’s use my quotes without my written consent, I am going to get a hot sombitch payday out of it!!

Go ahead….make my day.

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The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Let’s just say this is the closest you’re going to get to a real apology from Letterman, so just accept it. What I find amusing is all those people who defended the indefensible, how does it feel to be thrown under the bus?

bflat879 on June 16, 2009 at 8:08 PM

That was a total WTF moment. Poor woman had a win handed to her and she overplayed it and confused everybody.

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

LOL. Only the dimwitted were confused. Clearly, you were confused.

littleguy on June 16, 2009 at 8:16 PM

lol! fool…

jerrytbg on June 16, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Where exactly was CBS Standards & Practices? Letterman shoots around 5pm. You would think S&P would have been there and caught it. Did they think the ‘joke’ passed the smell test? Must have, if they let it pass.

thegreatbeast on June 16, 2009 at 8:41 PM

sniff sniff… what’s that I smell? lol !

jerrytbg on June 16, 2009 at 8:48 PM

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Final , just cut it.

the_nile on June 16, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Wow. Letterman got his azz handed to him. Now the term “Lower Than Letterman” has entered the lexicon. He has been exposed to the world. Governor Palin come out of it looking like an Golden. Palin was playing chess while Letterman and the libtards (like Final Cu*t) were playing checkers. Now they have to pretend they didn’t get nuked by posting like Daily Kos high school children. Kind of funny. They are in emotional pain because Letterman got reamed.

Geochelone on June 16, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Hopefully, this will be the last time they breathe a word about any of her daughters.

RepubChica on June 16, 2009 at 11:14 AM

I was just thinking, I hadn’t seen you posting recently, and there you were.

I always enjoy your posts. Glad to see you again.

massrighty on June 16, 2009 at 9:58 PM

No wonder the majority of people who watched the debate thought Joe Biden (JOE BIDEN!!!) won the debate.

If you cant beat Joe Biden in a debate (he came in LAST in the primary) you might want to consider staying in that small town called Alaska.

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Okay, I slogged through all the useless cut-and-paste of your other posts, and found this little pile.

As always, you need to post facts to support your unfounded, irrational rantings.

No wonder the majority of people who watched the debate thought Joe Biden won the debate.

Source, for this fact? Poll, with internals and breakdowns?

Did the poll skew Democratic? Was it by a reputable polling group, or are you referencing DNC talking points.

Another liberal structural prop;

“The majority believes…”

You won’t answer this, because:
a. you can’t, with anything like logic, or factual support
b. it’s way (Way!) above your pay grade

massrighty on June 16, 2009 at 10:04 PM

massrighty on June 16, 2009 at 10:04 PM

On the contrary, this has been discussed to death. We have shown numerous polls which all had the same conclusion…the people who watched the debate…the majority felt Biden won. Even AP was in on the discussion and making the poing that the majority felt she lost.

Rather than ME have to do YOUR research for you so that YOU are educated and less stupid…why dont you do your OWN research?

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmkay?????

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The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 11:12 PM

massrighty on June 16, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Don’t waste time and energy on a moonbat in a Mittbot’s clothing.

ddrintn on June 16, 2009 at 11:14 PM

On the contrary, this has been discussed to death. We have shown numerous polls which all had the same conclusion…the people who watched the debate…the majority felt Biden won. Even AP was in on the discussion and making the poing that the majority felt she lost.

Rather than ME have to do YOUR research for you so that YOU are educated and less stupid…why dont you do your OWN research?

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 11:12 PM

Actually, a lot people a the time were saying it was pretty much a wash and therefore was spun as a victory for Biden. I think Palin did better in that debate.

ddrintn on June 16, 2009 at 11:16 PM

massrighty on June 16, 2009 at 10:04 PM

In fact, you could probably just do a “search” right here and find the poll results. Allahpundit and PoPTech were two of the posters who were able to show a myraid of polls…despite the delusions in ddrintn’s head.

However, in order for you to use the “search” funtion, you will actually have to move your own fat fingers around the keyboard and may even have to do some actual thinking….instead of just asking ME to provide you the information.

Mmmmmmmmmmmkay????

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The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 11:12 PM

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 11:20 PM

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 11:12 PM

LOL !

jerrytbg on June 16, 2009 at 11:20 PM

In fact, you could probably just do a “search” right here and find the poll results. Allahpundit and PoPTech were two of the posters who were able to show a myraid of polls…despite the delusions in ddrintn’s head.

The Final Cut on June 16, 2009 at 11:20 PM

What delusions? It’s subjective.

Anyway, I know what the final poll on Mitt was.

ddrintn on June 16, 2009 at 11:22 PM

cult like sheep followers that live on blogs like HotAir.

Commented at C4P yet? HA is peanut on Governor Palin. No one on HA posted last week’s Exxon/TransCanada gas pipeline, a major Governor Palin achievement. Maybe because the result will not be obvious until decades from now. Has Rommie achieved an equivalent on energy as governor? MA healthcare do not look good and no other state governor is following. I am ‘cult like’ Governor Palin supporter because there is no other Pro-Life politician as pro-life as Governor Palin – pro-life in words and deeds.

atemely on June 17, 2009 at 12:12 AM

The research is in — Palin rules!

littleguy on June 17, 2009 at 12:14 AM

cult like sheep followers that live on blogs like HotAir.

Says someone who was checking daily for open registration to get back in through the back door.

ddrintn on June 17, 2009 at 12:17 AM

The research is in — Palin rules!

littleguy on June 17, 2009 at 12:14 AM

OK, Littlegay…I mean Littleguy. sorry about that dude.

Says someone who was checking daily for open registration to get back in through the back door.

ddrintn on June 17, 2009 at 12:17 AM

Dude, I check in with HotAir everyday, unless I am traveling, just cause it is a cool site…regardless of whether I am banned or not. I have been banned more often than not so….I am used to it…and it doesnt bother me much to be banned…as long as I make myself laugh telling the truth while I am allowed here…its all good. And I know you like it when I am here too. :)

Commented at C4P yet? HA is peanut on Governor Palin. No one on HA posted last week’s Exxon/TransCanada gas pipeline, a major Governor Palin achievement. Maybe because the result will not be obvious until decades from now. Has Rommie achieved an equivalent on energy as governor? MA healthcare do not look good and no other state governor is following. I am ‘cult like’ Governor Palin supporter because there is no other Pro-Life politician as pro-life as Governor Palin – pro-life in words and deeds.

atemely on June 17, 2009 at 12:12 AM

Its hard to read your post dude. Is English your second or third language?

You dont really believe, as some Palintologists have comically described, that Palin “outsmarted” Exxon Oil? Oh for hell’s sake people….GET A GRIP!!!

Yes, she is pro-life. I give her that.

Leader of the free world…not for a decade or so…and only if she buckles down and learns things.

A good portion of the Palin nuts just like her “cuz she’s purdy”. HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

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The Final Cut on June 17, 2009 at 12:51 AM

Long time listener first time caller.
With all due respect to Palin and our troops, how exactly have they died to retain our free speech? Kick the British out? Well, you can slag the Queen off in England today and they obviously never kicked the British out. Kept the Germans out? Hitler wouldn’t own America today if we didn’t attend WWII as Buchanan made clear in his controversial new book The Unnecessary War.
I’m glad our boys are fighting Islam abroad and I am proud they were noble enough to fight the Nazis but it’s hard to argue it’s affected our free speech in any way, shape or form.
Ralph Steadyman on June 16, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Could you slag the Queen (or King) back when the soldiers did the kicking out? That would be more to the point, don’t ya think?

One point of free speech doesn’t prove anything any way. It has to be all free speech.

onthego on June 17, 2009 at 12:58 AM

Long time listener first time caller.
With all due respect to Palin and our troops, how exactly have they died to retain our free speech? Kick the British out? Well, you can slag the Queen off in England today and they obviously never kicked the British out. Kept the Germans out? Hitler wouldn’t own America today if we didn’t attend WWII as Buchanan made clear in his controversial new book The Unnecessary War.
I’m glad our boys are fighting Islam abroad and I am proud they were noble enough to fight the Nazis but it’s hard to argue it’s affected our free speech in any way, shape or form.
Ralph Steadyman on June 16, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Yeah, I pretty much agree with you. And I thought Buchanan’s book The Unecessary War was excellent and thought provoking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuGNXytrJ88

The Final Cut on June 17, 2009 at 1:09 AM

The Final Cut on June 17, 2009 at 1:09 AM

Good grief, what a jerk.

Brian1972 on June 17, 2009 at 1:25 AM

Good grief, what a jerk.

Brian1972 on June 17, 2009 at 1:25 AM

That was the greatest acceptance speech in award giving history.

Just a big ol F You to everybody.

HA HA HA!!!!

“We cannot spare this woman…she fights. The liberals FEAR her…you can smell the fear.”
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The Final Cut on June 17, 2009 at 2:23 AM

The Final Cut on June 17, 2009 at 2:23 AM

Kiss the Dark Side of My Ass
Roger Waters sucked as did Pink Floyd

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!1!!1!!11!! ROTFLMMFAO@UAH!!!11!!!!!!!1

Whatever.

Brian1972 on June 17, 2009 at 4:38 AM

The Final Cut = The Wall

Mr. Resume, right?

littleguy on June 16, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Unmistakeably. Not to mention a fan of director’s cut DVDs.

alliebobbitt on June 17, 2009 at 8:32 AM

And I know you like it when I am here too. :)

The Final Cut on June 17, 2009 at 12:51 AM

Ban = Restraining order

alliebobbitt on June 17, 2009 at 8:35 AM

“We cannot spare this woman…she fights. The liberals FEAR her…but you, Final Cut, you can just smell the fear.

HA HA HA!!!!”

Parody = copyright does not apply

inviolet on June 17, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Joe Biden told 14 separate lies in the debate against Palin. Yet she still won the debate. Joe Biden cried too, both during the debate and after.

Geochelone on June 17, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Just got to the comments. Holy cow. Have but one question:

When does The Final Countdown begin on The Final Cut?

RD on June 17, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Sarah Palin = grace under fire.

LarryG on June 17, 2009 at 10:36 AM

David Letterman ridicules Palin’s gracious acceptance of his “apology” claiming that he had to bribe her with a $500 LensCrafter gift certificate.

“The big news here today in New York City is the ‘Fire Dave Protest Rally’ and it’s going on right now. You folks are missing the real show, I’m sorry. Do we have a camera out there? Let’s check in on the Fire Dave Rally, it’s at 54th and Broadway!” he said. Directors then cut to footage of various looting rallies from around the world, with a graphic reading “Midtown Paralyzed By Anti-Letterman Protest” underneath.

In actuality, only about 50 protesters gathered outside the building, holding numerous signs including, “Fire The Pervert David Letterman.”

If I were in NYC and wanted to protest Mr. Letterman, I’d get in his audience and BOO his lousy humor. If I were to protest outside of Ed Sullivan’s Theater, I would remind the AUDIENCE to rebuke Letterman because to tolerate perversion is to participate as perverts. Understood, a soap box is reason enough for Letterman to ridicule whoever makes use. But putting the audience on defensive is a downer, forcing them to at least reject the premise if not accept it. Going to the Letterman Show for lighthearted humor would no longer be the public’s excuse; those who attend do so as hardline vindictive Leftists.

But given Letterman and his supposed popularity in NYC, I choose to go elsewhere for my vacation, somewhere with lower tourist taxes that also boasts great museums, ballets, symphonies, shops. The best Broadway Musicals go on tour, so why bother going to Broadway? If NYC loves Letterman and boasts themselves the greatest thing ever, the rest of America has all the more reason to look at NYC with disdain. We’ve witnessed NYC abusing Conservatives who visit on business. Gov. Palin went there to support the professional foundations working with those living with autism. And Letterman is still ridiculing Palin for being seen in NYC.

Mirror, mirror on the wall; who’s the fairest of them all? It ain’t Letterman.

HE doth protest too much. This is how he “will try to do better.” Letterman’s apology is no more than what it was, regret for being rebuked, not remorse for being a perverted ass.

maverick muse on June 17, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Sarah Palin put an effective end to the contretemps over David Letterman and his admittedly “coarse” jokes about Palin’s daughter.

Hardly.

Letterman will make fun of this and the people behind it for some time to come. He isn’t through with Palin, either. Not by a long shot.

Palin fans were warned this would happen when they insisted on going after Letterman. They made an enemy Palin didn’t need.

Otherwise, he’s just a goof on a TV show telling bad jokes. Now, he has a reason to go after her.

Moesart on June 17, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Moesart on June 17, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Would it have been better for Sarah Palin to assume the fetal position of President George W Bush and not respond at all against presumptuous and scurrilous attacks against her or her family?

If you are an Obama supporter you would willingly go without Christmas presents for this to occur.

To be honest what really strengthened my support of Sarah when I heard from John Ziegler, that during the time he spent with Governor Palin in Alaska interviewing her for his documentary Media Malpractice, Sarah expressed to him that she was not going to be like Bush and say nothing-that instead she was going to fight back against all the false smears, disinformation and propaganda levelled against her.

By taking on Lettermna and exacting an apology from him. Sarah has won a great moral and political victory.

Sarah has defended her daughters which she had every right to do-she is to be admired for that. But even more important I believe (Sarah’s Facebook and Sarah’s Twitter account)her support is now increasing exponentially, she had solidified her support in the conservative base and finally has given herself the opportunity to attract more moderates and independents(especially women to her camp.

As to the latter many of them were previously not Palin supporters but now I believe many of them are now willing to give Sarah Palin a second look or now sit on the fence whether they will support her or not.

A tremendous 10 days for Sarah Palin. Eat your heart out!

technopeasant on June 17, 2009 at 1:09 PM

Palin fans were warned this would happen when they insisted on going after Letterman. They made an enemy Palin didn’t need… Now, he has a reason to go after her.

Moesart on June 17, 2009 at 11:48 AM

He’s been “going after” her since the beginning. Palin didn’t do anything to provoke this or any previous sliming by this bum. Sure, he won’t stop, but he wouldn’t have stopped anyway! At least now he’ll be slavering with a busted lip for a while.

littleguy on June 17, 2009 at 1:15 PM

I’ve learned to stop reading once I see these words. There’s nothing more idiotic than some DB projecting qualities onto a person they don’t know, then getting in their high horse in an attempt to belittle them. You might as well reprimand an ink blot.
it’s one of those odd Internet phenomenons that highlights the disconnect from reality that is often prevalent here.
Tom_Shipley

“disconnect from reality that is often prevalent here”
Is that like your claim Letterman/CBS did not know it was 14 year-old Willow at the game when the REALITY is CBS New York, Letterman’s home station reported that it was in fact Willow not Bristol at the game?

That was on June 7th Tom, 2 days before his “joke”.
Why won’t you answer this question Tom?

DSchoen on June 17, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Palin fans were warned this would happen when they insisted on going after Letterman. They made an enemy Palin didn’t need.

Otherwise, he’s just a goof on a TV show telling bad jokes. Now, he has a reason to go after her.

Moesart on June 17, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Well golly, why’d he apologize at all then? He could’ve just tripled down with devastating sex-with-moose jokes. Har har.

ddrintn on June 17, 2009 at 5:36 PM

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