No matter how you feel about the comments that David Letterman said about Governor Sarah Palin and one of her daughters, he is allowed to say them. Just like Rush Limbaugh is allowed to say what he wants, no matter how someone else feels.
Back when the president Obama mentioned Rush Limbaugh by name in a closed meeting with republicans I found that silly and beneath him, just as I find Sarah Palin's continued back and forth feud with David Letterman beneath her.
As a public figure you are a target for comments from all. Some will adore your every experience, others will despise your very existence. Responding to those criticisms only gives those who thrive on debate and public attention a bigger audience and more attention. David Letterman and Rush Limbaugh both can attest to that. The more controversy the more viewers and listeners.
David Letterman and Rush Limbaugh have built their empires on the ears of those who agree or find what they say interesting. Both are entertainers, and make the most of their talent to draw and maintain viewers and listeners.
I could have a blog dedicated to daily insults that both men broadcast without ever missing a post. But why would I do that? What would change? A few comments condemning what each man said, or a few agreeing with every word. In the long run, I would only be helping increasing the ratings of both by creating controversy around what they have been successful doing for over twenty years. I certainly won't get a cut of the either man's 40 million dollar haul they take in every year.
Although I do not agree with Sarah Palin being a leading voice for conservatives or her being a front runner for 2012, nor do I agree with most of her policies, I do think however she is above and too classy to be responding to someone who has made a king's fortune on being a juvenile.
Gov. Palin on the Today Show this morning: