I don’t often blog about politics, but as a mom, I’d like to weigh in on David Letterman’s recent “joke” about Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter. It was, quite simply, offensive, disprespectful and hypocritical. Furthermore, his apology to Gov. Palin’s daughter and her family was long overdue. As if Bristol Palin didn’t already have enough to worry about, Letterman’s vulgar comments were just not necessary and reveal a very ugly side of pop culture. It’s clear to me that Letterman only apologized after receiving pressure from his fans and CBS, so I have a hard time believing he was being sincere. I hope comedians like Letterman (and others) will start viewing the children of politicians as off-limits when it comes to such snide humor.
In my view, Letterman is the big loser here. His ratings will likely go down and CBS will continue to lose ground against the other networks. The moral of this story: what goes around comes around.