The (only) funny thing about the jokes made by David Letterman at the expense of Governor Sarah Palin is that they make laughable the claims of those on the left, that the media – both the news media and the entertainment business – is unbiased. Imagine the outcry if, say some “comedian” made some similarly tasteless remark about one of Obama’s daughters. I don’t think anybody on the right would be laughing. And I know the reaction of those on the left – outrage, anger, and a call for the guilty party to be imprisoned or shot.
That’s the way life goes in the ObamaNation. Understand, I’m NOT blaming Obama for Letterman’s behavior. (He has plenty to atone for on his own.) Sarah Palin is a public figure. While I believe the “jokes” Letterman regaled his audience with were disgusting, Gov. Palin is well able to defend herself. Her daughter, however, is NOT a public figure, nor should she be subjected to the kind of vile crap that Letterman spews.
At one time (pre 9/11) I was a fan of Letterman. I even saw him in person, back when he was on NBC. Now, I wouldn’t watch his show on a bet. You see, if you’re going to hold yourself up as a comic, you should expect to tell jokes about both sides of the political spectrum. It would seem that The Chosen One is off-limits to virtually every comic on TV, while they seem to think that Sarah Palin is fair game, not to mention President Bush.
I have a theory about all this. You see, I think the Left is deathly afraid of Sarah Palin – precisely because she represents all the values that they abhor. They see Palin as a threat to their domination. And so they do their best to tear her down, even though the election is over, and she’s not running for anything right now. (Bush they continue to attack/blame in order to divert attention from the failures of the ObamEconomy.)
This situation won’t get better any time soon. The Left feels entitled to say whatever they like about Conservatives, and feel completely safe doing so. As we lurch to the left, I say “let them have their fun.” With every foul, disgusting comment, every tasteless joke, and every out-of-bounds claim they make, the more it enrages, empowers, and energizes Conservatives.
Laugh now, Letterman. While you can. When Progressives have been thoroughly discredited and everyone realizes that it’s your guys that have brought the country to ruin, let’s see how funny everybody thinks you are then.