AKmuckraker posted the video of Dave along with the video of John Ziegler humiliating himself during his recent appearance with Contessa Brewer. In an update she casually says, “I just got an email from [Ziegler].”
There is not enough soap in the world to make me feel clean after receiving and reading an email from John Ziegler. He is, in my opinion, a repulsive human being. Think I exaggerate? Sounds like you need a review.
Go watch these and this (be sure to watch the second part) and this (“I haven’t made a dime off this yet.”). It’s all about him.
Now, it’s okay if the Palins and Ziegler want to pal around together. But it’s not okay when they make slanderous accusations against an upstanding public figure the way they did here.
Dave Letterman handled the whole thing very well.
UPDATE (6/12/09): Didn’t Sarah Palin’s mother teach her that if she doesn’t have something nice to say, she shouldn’t say anything at all?
She was on the Today Show today being as shrill as she could just shy of actually calling Letterman a pedophile.
Where was Palin’s concern for women’s self image during the savaging of Sonia Sotomayor? A Google search only brings up pages and pages of stories arguing about whether Sotomayor was being “Palin-ed.”
So while you’re judging David Letterman’s 40+ year career on a couple throw-away jokes, remember that George Bush is living very comfortably in Texas and Dick Cheney is on your TV.
I can think of a lot of people in the media who should be fired, and David Letterman isn’t one of them.
UPDATE (6/16/09): Shannyn Moore puts the Palins’ outrage over Dave’s jokes in perspective. There is quite a list of instances where jokes were made but the Palins were not only silent but stood on stage alongside the people making the jokes.
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