David Letterman’s jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter commit the cardinal sin of comedy: they are not funny.
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Sarah Palin understandably reacted negatively to being called a slutty flight attendant and having her daughter – either the 14 or 18 year old – used in an attempted joke.
I admit I like Palin and dislike Letterman; but I think political figures are fair game for comedy since humour is a God given gift for deflating the pretensions of the mighty – although I’m not sure he intended their daughters to be included.
In that spirit, what really would be funny is the reaction that Letterman – who is, after all, more apparatchik than comedian - would get if he compared Michelle Obama to a slutty flight attendant and made sexual jokes about her daughters.