Re: Letterman Apologizes to Palin

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jun 16, 2009 12:47 PM
Greg has posted Letterman's televised apology below.  Obviously, there are many bigger fish to fry today, from Iran to health care, but I can't resist just summing up the apology from Letterman:

I made a coarse and cruel joke that was misconstrued as suggesting that a defenseless 14 year old -- who's become a target only  because her mother is in politics -- is a slut.  Please forgive me.  What I really meant to do is make a coarse and cruel joke suggesting that a defenseless 18 year old, with a child out of wedlock -- who's become a target only because her mother is in politics -- is a slut.  My apologies.

You'd never catch Carson, Hope -- or Leno, for that matter -- ever having to issue such an apology, or issuing it that way.  Class tells.