Letterman’s joke wasn’t funny to me

So Giles thinks Palin should lighten up, eh? He believes in freedom of speech, eh? Well, try this one on for size.

Re. the Advocate’s June 19 editorial by Lee Giles – headlined Get real, Sarah Palin – about the Alaska governor objecting to a joke made by TV funnyman David Letterman:

So Giles thinks Palin should lighten up, eh? He believes in freedom of speech, eh?

Well, try this one on for size.

Would it be OK for me to make a joke about a person’s underage daughter going to Disneyland and while she’s there, visiting a Hollywood movie set, at which time she gets knocked up by Charlie Sheen — a known womanizer (like Alex Rodriguez)?

Regardless of anyone’s occupation, their children are never open season to public or media, something a professional journalist should understand.

And by the way, why not have Bristol Palin talk to girls about abstinence?

If you want the facts about the war in Afghanistan, maybe ask a soldier, not some lame-brained politician or newspaper editor.

I guess the next thing we can expect are some off-colour (no pun intended) racist jokes about some underage African-American girls living in the White House.

Brian Lowe

Red Deer

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