Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Top 10 Ways Sarah Palin Is Better Than David Letterman

Unless you've been vacationing on Jupiter lately, you probably know that late-night talk show host David Letterman and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin have been having a war of words lately. When Palin visited New York recently, Letterman took the opportunity to launch an attack on her.

In a "Top 10 List" lampooning her visit, Letterman referred to Palin's "slutty flight attendant look.'" The real kicker came later when Dave was talking about the baseball game that Palin attended with her 14 year old daughter. "During the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez," said Dave. He also said, "The toughest part of her visit was keeping Elliot Spitzer away from her daughter."

Palin and her husband Todd were not amused by Letterman's comments about their 14-year-old girl.

Letterman certainly has the right to say what he wants and it IS his job to crack wise. However, sexual jokes about a young girl certainly weren't in good taste. I've been a Letterman fan for a long time, so it pains me to say he overdid it. Watching during the election last year, through this most recent incident, Dave's attacks on Palin have been too frequent (at least during the election) and more mean-spirited than his jokes about other politicos. It's clear he just doesn't like who she is, rather than anything she's done.

So, since Palin was the only part of the GOP presidential ticket in '08 that didn't make me want to barf all over my militia-issue combat boots, and in interest of fairness, I give you:

Ben's Top 10 Ways Sarah Palin Is Better Than David Letterman-

10) Palin's glasses make her look smart. Letterman's make him look like Radar O'Reilley.

9) Palin has been a TV reporter, city council-woman, mayor, commissioner, and governor. Letterman's been doing the same shtick for 27 years.

8) Palin wrestles grizzlies before breakfast. Letterman feeds pigeons in Central Park. (Actually he has an assistant do it for him.)

7) Palin can see Russia from her house.* Dave can't see ANYTHING with his face in Obama's ass.

6) Palin's state of Alaska craps bigger than New York City.

5) Palin's kids are a teen-age mom, a 14-year-old girl and a special needs child. Dave's kid is a bastard.

4) Palin has big boobs. Letterman is one.

3) Palin could shoot, skin and eat Letterman before his bodyguard knew what happened.

2) Better to be a "slutty flight attendant" than a dorky baggage-handler.

And the Number 1 way Sarah Palin is better than David Letterman is... (Drum roll, Bawb.)

Completely up to you! Post your suggestions below.

*Line shamelessly stolen from Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Letterman owns a vacation home out in God's country. Palin lives there all year long.