The Faux Outrage of Sarah Palin
I am sure you’ve probably seen or heard Sarah Palin on the various talk shows lately, first to tell us how wrong Obama has been about the economy, and then about her outrage over a joke David Letterman made earlier in the week about her daughter getting “knocked up” by Alex Rodriguez while attending a Yankees game.
David, of course was referring to Sarah Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol Palin, who became pregnant at the age of 17 by her casual teenaged boyfriend. Lately, Bristol has been all over the television talking about her pregnancy, and her sex life.
The rub in this case is that while David assumed it was Bristol who attended the Yankees game in New York, it was actually the younger daughter, Willow, who is fourteen years old and presumably not engaging in casual sex with anyone yet. (but who knows?)
Sarah Palin, not one to let a chance at having more face time in front of a camera, has jumped all over this outrage even though she knows (as does everyone else with half a brain) that the joke was NOT directed towards her fourteen year old daughter, but her older adult daughter — the one making all of the appearances on TV to freely talk about her sex life to anyone who will listen (or cares).
Sarah Palin called the remarks a “very convenient excuse” that took him a couple of days to present. “It was a degrading comment about a young woman. I would hope that people really start rising up and deciding it’s not acceptable. No wonder young girls especially have such low self-esteem in America when we think it’s funny for a so-called comedian to get away with being able to make such a remark as he did and to think that that’s acceptable,” Palin said.
I am thinking that the fact her daughter got knocked up at seventeen, then paraded around with the dimwitted boyfriend during the election has a little more to do with fucked up parenting skills than it does about a joke presented by a late-night comedian about a joke of a governor and her family.
Besides, all of this “outrage” coming from a woman who tells us that the President of the United States is a terrorist/Muslim/Communist/Socialist who pals around with terrorists, and probably wasn’t born in the US.
Please go back to Alaska and stay the hell up there.
Oh, and Mr. Letterman? Please resist the urge to talk about the Palins from this time forth. All you are doing is giving her more face time in front of a camera.