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Sarah Palin says "naive" to believe Letterman on NBC's "Today"

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I don't think that rape is funny EVER, no matter who is joking about it. However, Letterman is a comedian and his livelihood depends on making jokes. The Palin family has provided plenty of fodder for all comedians free of charge. Has everyone forgotten the Republican assaults on Chelsea Clintons looks? And then Hillarys? On talk radio, Rush insults women everyday and says far worse than Letterman. Why is there no outrage? You would think that we would have bypassed this narrow-minded thinking by now. We certainly can't have double standards, the rules have to apply to EVERYONE!

When Palin had a 90 per cent approval rating before being ask to be the vice president, and congress is near 12 per cent, she must be doing something right in that state. Investment Business Daily , editorial page, had an interesting article on her, "Palin Vs. Biden"!

I totally agree with the Governor's reply to the Letterman comment. It was totally out of line, void of any positive substitive value. It was nonsense, stupid and ignorant. I also feel the media's part in reporting this as "news" and/or "entertainment" is indicative of how things are sadly going in America today. NBC's interviewer (Matt) attempted to lessen the Letterman remarks and by so doing sickened me. Letterman has no defense in this matter and to imply otherwise only enalbes similar instances in the future. In the past stupid racial comments caused individuals making them to be removed from the airwaves. This is no less inflamatory statement. Letterman is wrong and media outlets are wrong to promote continuance of such stupidity.

Regardless of Letterman's views, I'm a little bit concerned at how much time Governor Palin is spending on this "Mrs. Palin" issue, while the taxpayers of Alaska foot the bill. Someone needs to ask her the question of just because you can use your office to have a voice, should you?

SHE IS TRYING TO MAKE THIS A DON IMUS TYPE THING,
AND IT WON'T WORK, THE CONSERVATIVES ARE USING
HER TO BE A PUNCHING BAG AGAINST THE DEMOCRATS,
SHE IS MILKING THE SITUATION FOR POLITICAL GAINS!
SHE HAS REVEALED HER HOLE CARD AND THE DEMOCRATS
DIDN'T BLINK, AND NEITHER DID LETTERMAN, HE
APOLOGIZED, SHE SAID HE DIDN'T HAVE TO, RIGHT
THEN SHE BLINKED AND LET IT BE KNOWN THAT THIS
WAS A POLITICAL CRUSADE, AND THEN YOU KNOW WHO,
SEAN HANNITY USED THE STORY AS HIS LEAD STORY,
LAST NIGHT, HE WAS SPEWING THE OLE CONSERVATIVES
AGAINST THE LEFT ROUTINE, AND THEN THE SO-CALLED
LEADER OF THE GOP MR. MICHAEL CHIMED IN WITH HIS
VIEWS, AND HE BLINKED AS WELL, BECAUSE HE SAID
LETTERMAN SHOULD APOLOGIZE, WELL LETTERMAN HAD
ALREADY APOLOGIZED, THIS IS THE BIG FAULT OF THE
GOP, THEY TRY TO BE SOMETHING THEY CAN NEVER BE,
THEY ACT LIKE THEY ARE FOR THE COMMON MAN, BUT
THEY ARE FAT CATS, WHO ARE IN IT, FOR THE RICH
AND OUT OF TOUCH CATS, THEY SHOULD COME DOWN OUT
OF THE CLOUDS, AND WALK THE STREETS, AND FIND OUT
WHAT THE PEOPLE THINK OF THEM, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
FOR SARAH PALIN TO USE THIS AS A CRUSADE IS
TYPICAL OF HER EDUCATIONAL ABILITES, IT TOOK HER
AWHILE TO GRADUATE FROM UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL, AND
IT IS TAKING HER AWHILE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT TRUE
AMERICANS ARE ALL ABOUT!

Did anybody else notice that she first said she didn't want to talk about David Letterman and then goes off for over 5 minutes about it? Really, he's a comic and she's a Governor on official business. Plus she is calling David Letterman a kiddy rapist which is far worst and disgusting.

What, if any, sympathy she had going was lost by overdoing it and smiling as she discusses the rape of her daughter making it clear this is meant to score political points. Bristol Palin is on the Today Show and the cover of People Magazine for her own reasons and has become a public figure. When unwed Sasha Obama gets knocked out at age 18 and goes on "abstinence only" tour, then Sarah Palin can make the comparison.

I lost respect for N.O.W. when they ridiculously went after Caroline Kennedy for endorsing Barack Obama during the presidential primaries (pro-choice any in some circumstances). Now the executive of a state where the rate of violent crimes against women is 2.5 times higher the nation average is some kind of hero and not called out on it?

She seriously is taking this letterman thing a little strongly. wont accept his apology or anything, an interesting take on the story here. http://thecelebritycafe.com/features/28889.html

The palin is pretty naive to think she can come on to a national stage to debut as the GOP VP pick, and snarkily wink herself into the White House with absolutely no knowledge, common sense, political background, or brains.

If she were smart, and there is not a chance of that, she would have said "Thanks, but no thanks--I am not VP material" when mccain asked her, but she did not bow out when she had the chance.

Just like she did not shut up when Letterman apologized. She will not win this battle either.

It is all fake outrage, and it looks like from a few of the comments, she's got her bots out.

Ever consider she could have left her kids back in Wasilla to attend high school so they could graduate...instead of parading them across stages, and introducing them to the world. DOH.

Cause & Effect...she's never gonna get it.

It is frightening to witness how far leftists will go to try to smear Governor Palin. The lack of respect shown her and other women in government is shameful. When did our country become so vile and base? I guess those with unresolved issues and Bush Derangement Syndrome needed a new outlet for their hatred and crazymaking.

WELL SHE HAS BEEN NAIVE SINCE WE FIRST MET HER,
SHE TRAVELS WITH ALL OF HER CHILDREN, INCLUDING THE FATHER OF HER PREGNANT DAUGHTER, WHO IS NO LONGER WITH THE DAUGHTER, THEY DEMANDED CLOTHES, BECAUSE IN ALASKA THEY BOUGHT THEIR CLOTHES FROM THRIFT SHOPS!
IT WAS VERY NAIVE FOR THE GOP TO EVER THINK SHE WOULD HELP THE PARTY IN THE FIRST PLACE, SHE WAS A FRESH FACE TRYING TO HELP AN OLD PERSON WIN THE PRESIDENCY, UNFORTUNATELY THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT WHEN SHE OPENS HER MOUTH, NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE COMES OUT!
NOW HER DAUGHTER IS TRAVELING THE COUNTRY PREACHING ABSTINANCE, BUT THE HORSE HAS LEFT THE BARN, NOW LETTERMAN SAYS SOMETHING OFF THE CUFF, AND SHE WANTS TO MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OF IT, CHENEY HAS LOST HIS MIND, MICHAEL STEELE HAS TO BOW TO A RUSH PICTURE EVERY MORNING, THE GOP IS IN BIG TROUBLE, HANNITY IS STILL SPEWING VENOM, AND MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH THE PRESIDENT IS DOING A GREAT JOB!

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