Well, David Letterman has offered up a pathetic explanation for his recent comments:
The late-night host had drawn particular fire from Palin and some pundits for a joke about one of Palin's daughters being impregnated by New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during a trip to Yankee Stadium. Camp Palin apparently took the joke to be a crack against Palin's 14-year-old daughter Willow, who had recently attended a Yankees game, but Letterman insisted today that the real target was 18-year-old daughter Bristol.Let's see if we can discern the rules here.
I'd like someone to diagram that joke any way that isn't calling
Well, now. Let's set the Wayback Machine for February 2008, shall we? Chelsea Clinton was within a few weeks of her 28th birthday, and MSNBC's David Shuster commented on her participation in her mother's campaign.... He thought she was "sort of being pimped out" by the campaign. There are many interpretations of the phrase (Billy Mays and Vince Shlomi can be said to be "pimping" various products, or an actor appearing on Letterman's show might be "pimping" a movie role), but Hillary expressed her outrage at Shuster calling her daughter a whore. She received an apology from the head of NBC News, and Shuster was suspended from the air for two weeks.
Why is it OK to call Bristol Palin a whore, when she is nearly a decade younger than Chelsea Clinton was when Shuster made his remark?
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