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David Letterman apology to Sarah Palin falls on deaf ears

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Tbd-sarahpalin061209 We can't keep up with political nonsense, but Sarah Palin and David Letterman are pretty much going to war over the late-night host's comments about the Alaskan Assassin and her family. Let's get up to speed:

Tuesday night Letterman poked fun at a Palin visit to NYC for a conference on autism with a Top 10 list that attacked her family. Most notable among the taunts was that Palin sported a "slutty flight attendant look," that the worst part of the trip was "keeping Eliot Spitzer away from her daughter" and a trip to Yankee Stadium (against the Rays, no less) ended when "during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."

Of course, Palin was traveling with 14-year-old Willow, not 18-year-old Bristol, whom Letterman then said on Wednesday's show was ostensibly the target of these jokes.

"I'm telling you, I recognize that these are ugly. These are actually ugly. These are borderline ... but again, in an act of desperation to get cheap laughs, which is what I've been doing for the last 30 years," Letterman said. "These are not jokes made about her 14-year-old daughter. I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl."

Letterman then went on to invite Palin on the show, saying he was "guilty of poor taste." Palin's camp was having none of it.

"The Palins have no intention of providing a ratings boost for David Letterman by appearing on his show," Palin family spokeswoman Meg Stapleton told People. "Plus, it would be wise to keep Willow away from David Letterman."

Something tells us this, like the Palins in general, isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

[Photo: At the Rays-Yankees game on Sunday. Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:40am]

    

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