Dave, You May Want to Get a Ruler
No doubt, they were tasteless and crude, even about an eighteen year old, as he thought, and not a fourteen year old. They were also not particularly funny.
But what reflects most poorly on David Letterman in his telling jokes about Sarah Palin’s daughter is that it demonstrates a lack of consistency on his part. The point is not that jokes were never told about Chelsea Clinton; they were and it was equally unacceptable. The point is that Letterman never told them.
Nor do I want him to even the score by doing so after the fact. Matt Allen got it right Friday when he said that politicians’ family members who stay on the sideline are off limits.
Letterman is a funny and talented guy. I enjoyed, probably too much, all of his observations about the Clintons, Bill and Hillary. With this instance, he finally let his slip show. Potshots at all politicians AND the uninvolved families of Republicans are fine.
You drew the line, Dave, but it’s kind of wavy.