Skip to comments.Kathleen Parker Hits New Low: Palin 'Invited' Letterman Sex Jokes, Seeks Power as 'Aphrodisiac'
Posted on 06/10/2009 2:19:57 PM PDT by kristinn
Kathleen Parker, an obscure Washington Post syndicated columnist who made herself famous by attacking Republican Vice Presidential nominee Alaska Governor Sarah Palin last fall, said that Palin 'invited' vicious sex jokes made this week by CBS Television Late Night host David Letterman. Parker also made degrading, sexist comments of her own about Palin.
Parker made the comment in an online chat this afternoon at WashingtonPost.com
:Re: Letterman: Listen, Letterman is a comedian. Comedians that don't go over the line are not funny. If you said she looks slutty, that's over the line. If I say it, it's over the line. Why wouldn't Letterman say it - have you been on a plane?
Kathleen Parker: I don't have a problem with raunchy humor, but time and place are everything. In a nightclub, fine. But Letterman is sort of an American institution. It just seems to me that when a woman is running for public office, we should avoid sexualizing her.
Okay, I censored myself before so I'll say it now. I also think it's out of line for a woman to sexualize her candidacy, which Palin did. Just ask Rich Lowry, who wrote that he had to sit up a little straighter when she winked during the vp debate. So, maybe when you play the flirt and invite males to see starbursts bouncing off the walls (Lowry again), then maybe you invite the sexual punchline. I'm wobbling here.
Falls Church, Va.: I don't understand why this conversation continues. Don't. Give. Her. Any. More. Ink.
Kathleen Parker: As long as people are throwing money at her - and as long as the GOP treats her as a serious candidate - we're going to cover her.
Alas, I note that the poll featured on the front page of USA Today today doesn't mention Palin as a spokesperson for the GOP. She may be fading already.
I am told by people close to her that Palin and her family would love to turn back the clock to July 2008 . . . and just say "no" to John McCain. That may be the best indicator of her future political ambitions. OTOH, power is an addictive aphrodisiac.
"As long as people are throwing money at her"? It sounds like Parker is calling Palin a whore in so many words. Incredible.
Parker is a disgrace.
Just more liberal “hate speech”. They should put themselves in jail for thought crimes to show the rest of us how it would work.
Kathleen will now be invited on MSNBC for another round of bashing Palin.
To hell with Kathleen Parker... Just earlier today there were some taking her “advice to Palin” serious. Parker is a liberal PDS POS.
Just another hypocritical femi-nazi.
Isn’t this like saying a rape victim asked for it?
Some people really disgust me.
This all bodes well for Palin.
Strange, why is it that they only candidate that I've seen with their shirt off is Obama (and Biden for that matter)?
Women attacking other women just because they're attractive. It reeks of some kind of perverted sexism.
I don't know if Palin should be our next nominee, but the way she's treated by people who peddle themselves as somehow more erudite and urbane than others is really, really disturbing.
She’s got it all wrong.
Pelosi is the one who goes all orgasmic about power.
Sarah Palin is hot. Can’t wait ‘til she’s CINC.
Parker is a jealous, seething, pus infested, scum sucking zombie.
If anybody made a comment as sick as Letterman’s about the Klintoon spawn or the 0bama daughters, she would have been screeching and howling about how “hateful” such a thing was.
>> Isnt this like saying a rape victim asked for it?
My first thoughts too.
In real life, Kathleen Parker appears to be just like her namesake character played by Sigourney Weaver in the 1988 film, Working Girl with Melanie Griffith: all form and no substance.
What is her effing problem? The country is being subverted by a Marxist fraud and she is baiting the Alaska Governor!
Ms. Parker: playing psychiatrist, or in need of one? I think the latter.
If Letterman had made a comment like that about one of the Obama kids, he’d be hanging from a lampost on 57th street, DEAD, right now....
AND HE KNOWS THAT, as do almost everyone else in the Media business, right now.
FASCISM-It’s what they voted for!
The best thing to do is ignore her, and never never click on her articles. She’ll never catch on with the libs if we deny her conservative support.
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