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Sarah Palin Makes Nice With David Letterman

Posted Tuesday June 16, 2009 3:50 PM GMT

Last week David Letterman made a lewd joke about Sarah Palin’s daughter Willow (14), and today the Governor of Alaska accepted the late night funnyman’s apology.

In a statement released this morning, Palin stated, "Of course, it's accepted on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve.”

She continued, "Letterman certainly has the right to 'joke' about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction. And this is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America's Right to Free Speech - in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect."

Letterman issued his apology on “The Late Show” last night, saying "It's not your fault that it was misunderstood, it's my fault. So I would like to apologize, especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I'm sorry about it and I'll try to do better in the future. Thank you very much."

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