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Bristol Palin's engagement gift to David Letterman: A fresh bouquet of Sarah Palin jokes

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The news that Bristol Palin is engaged to Levi Johnston found David Letterman as pleased as a five year-old ring-bearer. In his opening monologue last night, Dave made a number of jokes about the renewed union, saying that Bristol had made the announcement “during an hour-long ESPN special”:

Letterman also noted that Johnson had issued a “heartfelt apology to the family.” He paused, and then added, “Gee, that kind of rings a bell.” Given Letterman’s own fraught history with Sarah Palin, I wouldn’t be surprised if Levi invites him to his bachelor party.