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Palins respond to David Letterman's explanation

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David Letterman’s on-air mea culpa last night regarding the now-infamous Top Ten list on his show this past Monday hasn’t swayed Governor Sarah Palin.

The onetime Vice-Presidential candidate called Letterman “pathetic” in a recent radio interview, and responded through family spokeswoman Meg Stapleton today, who told the press, “The Palins have no intention of providing a ratings boost for David Letterman by appearing on his show. Plus, it would be wise to keep Willow away from David Letterman.”

The Palin family took to their official Facebook page yesterday, with husband Todd saying “Any ‘jokes’ about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too.”

The Governor herself posted, in part, “Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands – that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone’s daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.”

Letterman defended himself last night, saying directly to the camera: “I would never, never make jokes about raping.” Watch the full video here.

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