Sarah Palin: Apology accepted
Better late than never.
Sarah Palin has accepted David Lettermans apology for the now infamous joke about her daughter getting knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.
Of course its accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who joke about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve, Palin said in a statement on Monday night.
Since last week, Letterman has insisted the joke was about her 18-year-old daughter Bristol, while Palin has maintained it was about 14-year-old Willow, who was in attendance at the Yankee game the late night host was referring to.While Letterman first addressed the outrage over the joke last week, on Monday he gave a clear apology to the Palins.
I feel that I need to do the right thing here and apologize for having told that joke, he said. Its not your fault that it was misunderstood, its my fault that it was misunderstood.
Even though the Alaska governor seemingly put the issue to rest, about 50 people gathered yesterday at the Ed Sullivan Theater where the Late Show is taped in to protest the TV icon.