Let’s Break Down This Letterman/Palin Deal for Our Good Friends on the Left
posted at 11:41 pm on June 11, 2009 by Jim Treacher
Apparently it’s confusing to some people, so let’s see if this helps explain why one of the jokes Letterman made the other night was a joke about raping a 14-year-old girl:
- The only Palin daughter who went to the Yankees game that Letterman referred to was Willow.
- In order for Alex Rodriguez to impregnate Willow Palin, as delineated in Letterman’s hilarious punch line, A-Rod would have to commit statutory rape.
- Statutory rape is rape.
I realize I just threw a lot at you there, progressives, so feel free to take as much time as you need to sort through it.
[A long, long time passes]
All done? Think you’ve got it? Okay.
Now, during Letterman’s “part apology, part clarification” that neither apologized for nor clarified anything, he insisted that he wouldn’t make a joke about a kid getting knocked up because that would be sick, and he’s not sick. While this is truly a mighty fortress of logic, the fact remains that he spent eight full minutes on the topic last night without explaining why it wasn’t really a Willow Palin joke, even though Willow was the only Palin daughter at the event he was talking about.
“It doesn’t matter which Palin daughter got knocked up in that fictional scenario,” you cry. “It’s totally irrelevant to the joke!” Hey, don’t tell me. Tell Willow Palin. She’s the one who went to a baseball game with her mom and dad, and got slammed for it on national TV by a very wealthy and prominent older gentleman who has a history of problems dealing with women.