Letterman apologizes for Palin sex joke
David Letterman, after about a week of press and media hysteria, finally gives in and apologizes to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin over a sexually-oriented joke he mused about her daughter on national TV.
Letterman glibbed about Palin’s daughter being “knocked up” by Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game, to which Palin and her supporters resigned to be referring to her 14-year-old daughter Willow, who actually went to a recent Yankees game.
Letterman conceded that his joke referred to Palin’s 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, instead. Bristol, having a baby while just graduating from high school, was, apparently, Letterman’s bullseye. It was later learned that it was Willow, not Bristol, who attended a Yankees game.
“I told a bad joke. I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception. And since it was a joke I told, I feel that I need to do the right thing here and apologize for having told that joke. It’s not your fault that it was misunderstood, it’s my fault that it was misunderstood,” Letterman resigns.