Timing Is Everything: Letterman and Palin

Remember when David Letterman made that tasteless, classless comment about Sarah Palin’s daughter Willow last summer? The one where he joked that Palin’s fourteen year old daughter was knocked up by Yankees star Alex Rodriguez?

The timing and nature of the Letterman apologia takes on an entirely different meaning with today’s news release that Letterman, in an attempt to defend himself from extortion attempts, has admitted to sexual relationships with several of his staffers:

In an uncharacteristically personal revelation for David Letterman, the host took to his “Late Show” stage Thursday to admit that he was the victim of an extortion attempt — and acknowledge that he has had sexual relations with more than one staff member.

According to a press release sent by Letterman’s PR reps, the host first received a package three weeks ago from someone who claimed to have information about alleged sexual relations he has had with female employees of the “Late Show.”

The individual threatened to go public with the allegations unless Letterman paid the person $2 million.

As part of the testimony, Letterman admitted that he had engaged in sexual relationships with staff members.

Letterman is seemingly learning that sexual harrassment and libel can be detrimental to a career. The irony is rich, particularly in light of those aspiring politicians struck down by the Leftwing celebrity media for running while Republican. Sort of like driving while black….the profiling can be a pain in the ass. So, I wonder if David Letterman was engaged in this sexual harassment while he was making jokes about Willow Palin? There should, after all, be some historical record of the hypocrisy at work here….particularly during Not Rape Rape Week.

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