Friday, June 12, 2009

Palin Versus Letterman...The Rivalry Heats Up

Lakers/Celtics, Cowboys/Redskins, Michigan/Ohio State, Griffindor/Slytherin, Red Sox/Yankees (is it still a rivalry when one team gets dominated?) Now we have.....PALIN VS. LETTERMAN-THIS TIME IT'S PERSONAL.

Palin, of course, has been a favorite target for the megrims of late night comedians ever since she was introduced at the Republican National Convention. And unlike the safe, baby-food like, generic comedy of Jay Leno, David Letterman's jokes can actually cut you a little.

This sets the stage for Palin's recent trip to New York City. Letterman, of course, couldn't let Palin's trip go without comment, so he threw a few things out there on his late night talk show. And that's when the cage match began....


Letterman fired the opening volley in his opening monologue:




Letterman also had his top 10 list dedicated to the NYC visit. Number two on the list is what got Palin riled up:



Funny? Meh.
In poor taste? Probably.
Worth the uproar? Doubtful.

Dave is a comedian on late night television. He'll have his hits and misses.

Palin obviously thought a few of his jokes were misses because she reacted with a statement that read: "Laughter incited by sexually perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is... disgusting."

She also was asked about the Letterman encounter on John Ziegler's conservative talk radio show:





Dave apologized to Palin during his show the following night, well a tongue in cheek apology with a few zingers mixed in:



Now we have a full fledged party warfare. Just google the Sarah Palin/David Letterman feud and you'll find articles about how the leftist Dave Letterman supports rape and that he has no respect for women. On the other side, Sarah Palin is being called the most humorless politician around. It's turning into a vicious rivalry that everyone feels the need to get involved in. Just listen to how testy John Ziegler gets with MSNBC:



Letterman vs. Palin: Rivalry Renewed! Just wait until the playoffs begin.

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