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David Letterman is in hot water with Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. The CBS "Late Show" host offended the former vice presidential candidate when he made a few jokes about her and her family, one involving her 14-year-old daughter being "knocked up" by one of the New York Yankee's baseball players, Alex Rodriguez.
According to the L.A. Times, it was a joke relating to Sarah's 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, whom recently gave birth to a son and also seems to be a spokesperson for abstinence. But instead, Letterman used the name, Willow, Palin's 14-year-old daughter who was with Palin at the game.
Letterman made an apology on his show, referring to the joke; however, for Palin, that apology simply was not enough, according to FOX News. Palin would like Letterman to apologize to all young women across the country, stating his joke was offensive and gives the impression that it is OK to joke about statutory rape in our modern culture.
Republican New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb made known his aggravation towards Letterman, writing a letter to chief of CBS Les Moones. According to FOX News, in that letter, Kolb demands they fire Letterman. "As a proud father of a daughter and as a husband, I wanted Mr. Moonves to hear from me directly about Mr. Letterman's disparaging remarks," Kolb said.
According to the L.A. Times, Palin argued that Letterman's joke also brought up a "political double standard" after Obama spoke about family members of political figures, and how they should be left alone by the media because they would be considered unfair targets. She referred to Obama as the politician to be obeyed, but that conservative politicians were still being targeted.