Sarah Palin gives David Letterman an almighty whack for “joking” (above) about her daughter getting “knocked up by Alex Rodriguez” during a visit to a baseball game in New York:
But, but, but, flusters Letterman - the daughter I meant to so crudely mock as a slut or rape-bait was the other one ... you know, the 18 year old.
Who was, in fact, back in Alaska and not with her mum and 14-year-old sister in New York. And who likewise does not deserve this trashing.
Tim Blair has more, and rounds up reaction to Letterman’s disgrace.
From Andrew Bolt
I've mentioned this before - just how vicious and downright nasty the progressive Left can be, despite their continual claims to being more compassionate and caring than the evil Right.
They don't like Sarah Palin, which is fine. She's taken on the old-boy network that ran the Republican Party in Alaska and won, so she can look after herself. But so consumed by hatred are they that they consider her children to be fair game too.
If someone on the Right had said the kind of things that have been said about Governor Palin's children about those of Mr Obama, the Left and the media would be melting down in righteous indignation.
Normally you'd expect the cultural Left to be the ones to stand up for young people who have experimented sexually and ended up with the girl pregnant. Religiously conservative people who would dare to criticise such things would be quite properly mocked.
But gee, they sure changed their tune when it came to Mrs Palin's eldest daughter. Just 17 at the time, it didn't stop a comedian describing her as a slut or that creep from Crikey, Guy Rundle, saying that she "had a face that said yes." What a charming guy.
And these people think they represent enlightened opinion?