Because I know Dave Maass reallly, really misses reading my thoughts on Sarah Palin:
I’m a little puzzled as to why people are demanding David Letterman apologize for making a joke about Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter getting knocked up by Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez.
Are there really people who still don’t understand that making lewd jokes about the young daughters of politicians is only inappropriate when the politicians are Democrats? Don’t they know that Republicans are so foul, so depraved, so dedicated to keeping down the downtrodden that all’s fair in the campaign to make them look ridiculous? And don’t they realize that, as horrible as Republicans are in general, Sarah “Slutty Flight Attendant” Palin is so evil, so vicious, so ignorant, so bigoted, so racist, so utterly subhuman that it’s positively patriotic to mock her, and given her extraordinary loathsomeness, that her minor children are fair game, too?
Update: Apparently, my sarcasm was lost on some readers, who actually thought I was insulting Palin in this post rather than defending her. Good grief. Click on her name in the tag cloud at right at catch a clue, folks.
Other blog reactions:
John Nolte offers his own Top Ten List, which is pretty clever.
Ace notes that Letterman:
“knocked up” his long-term live-in girlfriend accidentally. And that he did not marry his babymama for six years or so…I don’t really get it. Why is a 17 year old girl to be ridiculed for the same carelessness the 122 year old decrepit fossil David Letterman exhibited?
More from Lileks, Anchoress, Little Miss Attila, Malkin. Nothing yet from McCain (not the senator with the daughter it became very cool to make fun of for being, among other things, fat the minute her dad stopped being a bipartisan maverick and became the GOP presidential candidate) because he’s too busy thinking about who The 15 Hottest Conservative Women in the New Media are.
Ahem. I think someone is missing, don’t you?