Tuesday, June 16, 2009

OK, OK, Mea Culpa, Already



I have resolved a couple of times in the past to stop blogging about Sarah Palin, but I take it all back. She is the gift that keeps on giving - kinda like herpes.

Sarah finally harrangued a sincere apology out of David Letterman, which aired last night. She accepted, but it's not over, folks. She said, " Of course, I accept his apology", which is all she needed to say. Over. Done with. Move on. But, no, she went on (and on and on) to say that she "accepted for all young girls"..... and then made some weird, disjointed statement about Letterman's right to free speech...."He can say anything he wants, of course. This is what our brave troops are fighting to uphold", etc., etc., etc.

The fact that Sara Palin and her family accepted David Letterman's apology isn't and never will be enough for some, especially the newly formed website "Fire David Letterman dot com", to which I won't link because it would only encourage them.

This is a website dedicated to the ruination of one aging comic with a long history of telling tasteless jokes, as admittedly these were. And, yes, he was right to apologize. But, it seems to me that he also needs to apologize to Eliot Spitzer and Alex Rodriguez, by the way. They're too busy to demand an apology, I guess, but they may yet get around to it some time this week.

So, with the wingnuts in full cry, Sarah can afford to be gracious.

On the Republican front, where is all the outrage over the comment of a politician in South Carolina? Have you heard about it? Seems a gorilla escaped from a South Carolina zoo, and this jerk said "Not to worry. The gorilla's not dangerous. It's probably just one of Michelle's (Obama) relatives. " Ba-da-bum!

Talk about a tasteless joke. But, I suppose since he was making the joke at the expense of a grown-up, it's ok. But, wait. Let's take this joke to its logical extent. If he thinks the gorilla is a relative of Michelle's, then, it must also be related to Michelle's young daughters. Of course, it would.

So, since Michelle is busy elsewhere, I am picking up the torch of outrage on her behalf and on behalf of her daughters. Don't bother to apologize to me, dude. I won't accept it.

Stay tuned.

14 comments:

Darlene said...

Did you see the article on all of the jokes made in the past by various comics about Sarah Palin's daughters starting when she was campaigning with John McCain? There were at least a dozen and not a peep of complaint by ditzy Sarah. Why now? Well, you betcha, Sarah is looking forward to the next presidential election and keeping her name in the limelight by any means necessary. What a cheesy dame.

Betty said...

Darlene: I didn't see the article, but I remember all the jokes. She's learning fast.

Looking to the Stars said...

Sarah Palin is a joke! You betcha, she's planning on keeping herself out there so she can run again. More reason to keep Obama in office. I hadn't heard the remark about Michelle, what a creep. I wish the gorilla would put him in a head lock. Good for you to take up the torch in her behalf!
We need to keep backing the Obama's, by now he has found out that those who he thought he could count on, have taken two steps backward. He's taken the hardest job on the planet and he can't please us all :)

Looking to the Stars said...

Sarah Palin is a joke! You betcha, she's planning on keeping herself out there so she can run again. More reason to keep Obama in office. I hadn't heard the remark about Michelle, what a creep. I wish the gorilla would put him in a head lock. Good for you to take up the torch in her behalf!
We need to keep backing the Obama's, by now he has found out that those who he thought he could count on, have taken two steps backward. He's taken the hardest job on the planet and he can't please us all :)

kenju said...

I am sick of Palin and of hearing jokes about her.

Whomever that idiot is in SC ought to be removed from office. How tasteless.

Jay said...

They held the Fire David Letterman rally today and only 50 people showed up. Looks like a groundswell of support. Or not.

Arkansas Patti said...

She deserved the apology but I knew she would show her true colors here and milk it for all it is worth. Mother protecting her child has been replaced by pure politics.
Got to feel sorry for the kid. You know she just wants all this to disappear and Mom and the Republicans keep hammering at it.
Did not hear about the stupid remark regarding Michelle. That was incredibly tasteless. Sure wish I were a voter in that state.
Keep carrying that torch Betty.

Ima Wizer said...

Whatever happened to "Don't take things so seriously" and "Lighten Up"? Geez, people need to get over this trivial bull. With the world the way it is right now, these distractions are getting us nowhere! Enough already!

Deanna said...

My mouth literally flew open when I read the gorilla slam. Dayum!

As for Palin, she needs to keep her mouth shut. She's safer that way. And CBS should apologize for ever giving Letterman his own show in the first place. He's always been a tasteless jerk. Why does anyone expect anything different now?

Margaret LaVonne Hall said...

EGAD!! She was "parroted" so well on SNL and I thought that after she saw herself as WE see her, that she would HUSH~!! But, noooo, as you all state, she just keep goin' like a wind up doll or a string in the back of her neck~!! *sigh*....Yes, Letterman will be sent out to pasture, and I am afraid that Palin will be sneaking into our news programs F-O-R-E-V-E-R~!!! And-----ooooooooooooo....hand off the torch, my bloggin' friend, and I shall carry on in this state!
Great humor this mornin', Betty!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

maybe you could give her a piece of your mind and then she might have at least one piece.

Cazzie!!! said...

Heard about David Letterman's joke..all the way across the seas to Australia..amazing how news travels. The media certainly took it up and span it in the whirlwind didn't they? Money spinner plus!

Margie's Musings said...

And the "joke" about Michele Obama was simply terrible. Notice she didn't even dignify it with a retort. Now, that's class!

Betty said...

Looking to the Stars: He knows, I guess, that he's not going to please everyone. So far, I'm pleased.

kenju: I have a feeling that what the jerk said may be a pretty popular comment in S.C., unfortunately.

Jay: All fifty of them - a groundswell. lol

Arkansas Patti: I feel sorry for all of her kids.

Ima Wizer: We do seem to have lost our sense of humor, don't we?

Margaret: Maybe she liked what she saw on SNL. (kidding, but you never know.)

Queen-Size Funny Bone: Oh,but I need every piece of my mind that I can salvage.

Cazzie: News doesn't seem to travel as fast if it's good news.

Margie: That was classy, indeed. But, sadly, I have a feeling that she has learned to ignore things like that. I saw plenty of racism during the election, from my own state.