Sarah Palin, Postscript
Jeez, do we have to talk about that again?
Well, maybe this one more time, so I'll make it quick.
People from all ends of the political spectrum have now come out to defend poor Sarah and her daughter, and how awful it was for Dave Letterman to say something disrespectful about her.
I won't bother to talk about how she made her family her most visible campaign accessory. You already know that.
I will just mention one other thing: When she first went on the air to complain about the Top Ten, she didn't say anything about the "knocked up" joke. She was all about the "slutty stewardess" joke. It wasn't until later last week that she started complaining about the joke about her daughter. People are arguing about whether her outrage was genuine or put on, and they're entitled to their opinions. On the other hand, if that was her true reaction, don't you think we would have heard about it right away, and not after she had the chance to try out the outrage, version one, on TV?
So maybe it's true that she was personally offended by Dave's "knocked up" joke, maybe. Doesn't it seem at least as likely, though, that it was her fallback option after the "slutty stewardess" outrage wasn't getting her enough mileage?