David Letterman, Bill Maher, what's the difference? Both of them employ sexism to make a living. A few short decades ago, soulless comedians, such as Letterman and Maher, were making racist jokes. Today Dave suggests that Governor Palin has the look of a "slutty flight attendant." If Sarah Palin were black and it was it was four decades ago, Dave would be joking about Palin's primate look.
And then he went after Willow Palin. After the 14 year old girl attended a Yankee game with her mother, Letterman joked:
One awkward moment, though, during the game, maybe you heard about it, maybe you saw it on one of the highlight reels, one awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game -- during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.
Somebody keep this dirty old man away from children. Isn't it about time for David Letterman to retire?
Speaking of sexism, why is it that the Huffington Post never misses an opportunity to celebrate women in politics with stories/photos about breasts, legs, feet, etcetera? (The New Agenda has more.)
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