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Kathleen Parker Hits New Low: Palin 'Invited' Letterman Sex Jokes, Seeks Power as 'Aphrodisiac'
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | Kristinn

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.

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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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cbs; democrats; enemedia; kathleenparker; letterman; liberalmedia; obamedia; palin; parker; pds; rino; rinoromney; romney; romneyantipalin; sarahpalin; waronsarah
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1 posted on 06/10/2009 2:19:57 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Parker is a disgrace.


2 posted on 06/10/2009 2:21:55 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: kristinn

Just more liberal “hate speech”. They should put themselves in jail for thought crimes to show the rest of us how it would work.


3 posted on 06/10/2009 2:22:12 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: kristinn

Kathleen will now be invited on MSNBC for another round of bashing Palin.


4 posted on 06/10/2009 2:22:26 PM PDT by exist
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To: kristinn

To hell with Kathleen Parker... Just earlier today there were some taking her “advice to Palin” serious. Parker is a liberal PDS POS.


5 posted on 06/10/2009 2:22:59 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to become slaves of Washington.")
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To: kristinn
Is Parker really using the “She was askin’ for it.” defense.

Just another hypocritical femi-nazi.

6 posted on 06/10/2009 2:23:12 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Obama - A flexible container of vinegar and water)
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To: kristinn
Be interesting to start a Kathleen Parker humor Blog and see exactly how she responds to “humorous” criticism.
7 posted on 06/10/2009 2:23:34 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: kristinn

Isn’t this like saying a rape victim asked for it?

Some people really disgust me.


8 posted on 06/10/2009 2:23:37 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Obama, your compass has no magnet.)
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To: kristinn

This all bodes well for Palin.


9 posted on 06/10/2009 2:23:37 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries for the American farmer.)
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To: kristinn
"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, "

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.

10 posted on 06/10/2009 2:23:38 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: kristinn

She’s got it all wrong.

Pelosi is the one who goes all orgasmic about power.


11 posted on 06/10/2009 2:24:16 PM PDT by Califreak (All hail the Islamic Avenger!)
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To: kristinn

Sarah Palin is hot. Can’t wait ‘til she’s CINC.


12 posted on 06/10/2009 2:24:40 PM PDT by karnage
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To: CASchack

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.

Scum-sucking hypocrite.


13 posted on 06/10/2009 2:25:52 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: kristinn
I have come to believe that the C-word was invented specifically for Kathleen Parker.
14 posted on 06/10/2009 2:25:53 PM PDT by wolf24 ("Another speech....another problem solved. Who ever knew it could be so easy?")
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To: Never on my watch

>> Isn’t this like saying a rape victim asked for it?

My first thoughts too.


15 posted on 06/10/2009 2:25:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: kristinn

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.


16 posted on 06/10/2009 2:26:25 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: kristinn

What is her effing problem? The country is being subverted by a Marxist fraud and she is baiting the Alaska Governor!


17 posted on 06/10/2009 2:26:26 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: kristinn

Ms. Parker: playing psychiatrist, or in need of one? I think the latter.


18 posted on 06/10/2009 2:26:57 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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To: kristinn; All

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!


19 posted on 06/10/2009 2:28:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: kristinn

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.


20 posted on 06/10/2009 2:28:26 PM PDT by Mamzelle (BRING CAMERA EQUIP TO TEA PARTIES--TAPE THE DISRUPTORS)
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To: kristinn

Parker, Andrea Sullivan, David Frum.. theyre all just performance artists, going with the flow, looking for a gig, principles for sale (if they exist at all). Disgraceful.


21 posted on 06/10/2009 2:28:40 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: henkster

ping


22 posted on 06/10/2009 2:29:14 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 142 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: kristinn

Kathleen Parker-

Quote:

“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.”


23 posted on 06/10/2009 2:29:16 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)
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To: kristinn
Comedians that don't go over the line are not funny.

Just plain false.

Heard of Bill Cosby?

24 posted on 06/10/2009 2:29:22 PM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possiblity of failure.)
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To: Westbrook
Parker is a jealous, seething, pus infested, scum sucking zombie.

Don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel. LOL!

25 posted on 06/10/2009 2:29:33 PM PDT by Sister_T (The Obama Administration = EPIC FAIL!)
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To: kristinn

"Kathleen, you ignorant slut, you're just inviting payback"

26 posted on 06/10/2009 2:29:47 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: kristinn

Kathleen, let me ask, what exactly did Sarah do to promote herself in a sexual manner..did she take off her top..what the hell did she do to have someone go on TV and call her a “slut.” And what did Sarah’s FOURTEEN year old daughter do to deserve an old fart calling for her rape in front of thousands of spectators..Perhaps Kathleen is jealous that no man in their right mind would want to have sex with her


27 posted on 06/10/2009 2:29:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn
A sexy woman WINKED? OMG. She sexualized her candidacy by using a FACIAL EXPRESSION!!!!

As to the USA today B.S.; I saw that and I don't think Palin was an option as she would have most CERTAINLY scored above Michael Steele's mighty 1%. I am surprised 1% of respondents even knew who Mr. Steele is.

28 posted on 06/10/2009 2:30:15 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: kristinn

Kathleen Parker is a pig. Perhaps if someone made jokes about baseball players raping her daughter . . . . Oh, I forgot, she’s PRESS and would whimper and hide behind her little veneer of freedom of the press. They are terrified of Palin, who, judging from their reaction, has clearly not “peaked.”


29 posted on 06/10/2009 2:30:36 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: kristinn

“But Letterman is sort of an American institution”

Yes, an institution of the mental variety.


30 posted on 06/10/2009 2:30:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Good Lord, you mean a wink means you want someone sexually..I better go back to Ralphs today and slap that check out lady hard, she winked at me while my Mom was paying for the groceries..should I assume she wanted to “do me”


31 posted on 06/10/2009 2:31:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Ben Mugged
Here comes mine...

Kathleen Parker's daughter admires Bill Clinton so much that she has photographs from under ever desk Clinton has ever used papering her bedroom wall. She dreams of one day experiencing his glory.

HAHAHAHAHAHAh!! What a hoot!

32 posted on 06/10/2009 2:32:48 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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What an ugly, bitter person you are, Kathleen. Enjoy the love from the left while you can get it, because they’ll ignore you as soon as you’re no longer useful to them. Who will read your scribbles then?


33 posted on 06/10/2009 2:33:48 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: kristinn

Kathleen Parker : disgusting beast


34 posted on 06/10/2009 2:34:46 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Out of gas become a pill box, Out of ammo become a bunker, Out of hope become a hero.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I despise the vile cretin that inhabit the MSM press Corp. (possibly should read: Press Corpse).

This is only about how much they truly fear her.

They also few us, her supporters and defenders. They fear anyone who resonates with the core value of the American Experience.


35 posted on 06/10/2009 2:35:14 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)
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To: kristinn

“Comedians that don’t go over the line are not funny”

Not true. Or at least, if they do go over the line, they make sure the audience knows they’re kidding. That’s what most of the supposedly edgy comics do. They play with conventions, and say things normal people dare not utter. But in the end, they make sure not to go too far. They make sure everyone knows they think racists are bad and crippled children are good, or whatever other standard they made fun of is legitimate.

Even people like Andy Kaufman, who intentionally put people off, play to the audience. They have to. It’s what they do. Their careers depend on it.

You wanna see someone crossing the line, look at Michael Richards’ lynching rant. The audience was against him. That’s the true test. If Letterman’s ratings are any indication, he’s pulling the audience where they don’t want to go.


36 posted on 06/10/2009 2:36:40 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: allmendream
A sexy woman WINKED? OMG. She sexualized her candidacy by using a FACIAL EXPRESSION!!!!

Didn't Obama wink during the campaign? And the demogals were just goo-goo over Obie's topless beach pics. Not to mention the viral video from an "Obama Girl" that ran during the primaries.

Palin gets racked over the coals by feminists who say _she invited it_ while they swoon for Obie.

37 posted on 06/10/2009 2:37:06 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: kristinn

Do Do women women invite rape? A slap on the a$$ in the work place? Do 14 year olds invite sexual abuse? Parker thinks so. She is no friend for the protection of children.


38 posted on 06/10/2009 2:38:19 PM PDT by healy61
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To: kristinn
As long as people are throwing money at her

I thought that line was about Kathleen Parker, not by her. I can't imagine why I made that mistake.

39 posted on 06/10/2009 2:40:32 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Westbrook

Parker and Maureen Dowd, separated at birth.


40 posted on 06/10/2009 2:41:14 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: kristinn

Whoa Whoa Whoa buddy! The GOP has its very own Mo-Dow!
Must be the food coloring in the bourbon


41 posted on 06/10/2009 2:41:19 PM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: kristinn

I think that Parker is beyond redemption. If Sarah palin did not exist Parker would have to invent her>


42 posted on 06/10/2009 2:41:21 PM PDT by Emerson Car
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To: Texas Fossil

“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 Palin “ sexualized” her campaign by WINKING?

Nevermind the inherent sexism in going after Palin as opposed to the shirtless beach-comber Obama. I’ve got a simple truth for Parker: pretty much anything an attractive woman does can be sexually exciting to men. But she probably doesn’t know anything about that.


43 posted on 06/10/2009 2:41:37 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: kristinn

Republicans need to start getting the personal scoop on the info babes and the male government own media types! No more passive strategy they need to put these people on defense


44 posted on 06/10/2009 2:41:54 PM PDT by classified
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To: kristinn
I also think it's out of line for a woman to sexualize her candidacy

What does that mean? If a woman looks pretty, she is sexualizing her candidacy?

Is Parker referring to when Governor Palin winked during the VP debate?

I remember when George Bush winked at Al Gore during their Presidential debate when Gore walked over to Bush. Was Bush coming on to Gore with that wink? Was Bush "sexualizing his candidacy"?

People like Parker and Letterman are giving themselves away with their comments about Governor Palin. Its obvious that they look down at ordinary working class Americans. You know, the people who actually make this country work as oppose to people like Parker and Letterman who just shovel BS for a living.
45 posted on 06/10/2009 2:42:04 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (A Community Organizer is the 21st century version of a Ward Heeler.)
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To: tcrlaf
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....

"Enlightened" Liberal thinking states that such a comment about Obama's kids would be totally inappropriate and unfunny, because Obama is not a hypocrite on sexual morality issues like Palin is.

46 posted on 06/10/2009 2:42:48 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("If you cannot pick it up and run with it, you don't really own it." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: Balding_Eagle

..This all bodes well for Palin..

I am not so sure. If the opposition makes you a national punching bag it can be hard to be taken seriously. That it what happened in 08 and it continues.


47 posted on 06/10/2009 2:43:19 PM PDT by mono
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To: null and void

Thanks for the ping.

Typical of libs, they defend one of their own by completely ignoring the real issue, the most egregious offense given by Letterman’s disgusting perverted comments. Is Letterman “out of bounds” when he bashes Gov. Palin with his sexist comments. No, he’s not. Distasteful, mean-spirited and distinctly unfunny, yes. That’s been Letterman’s stock in trade for a decade at least.

No, where Letterman clearly went out of bounds was the brutal vicarious sexual assault of a 14 year old girl, who happens to be Gov. Palin’s daughter. Kathleen Parker completely and conveniently ignored the comment. I would like for her to address that one if she chose to. Liberals claim to be so easily offended by a kid eating a ham sandwich in school next to a moslem classmate. But this is such a blatantly offensive comment, and here’s why:

I would like Ms. Parker, every liberal pundit in America, and all of CBS’ executives to explain to every family in America that has been subjected to child molestation to explain just what they saw as “funny” about Letterman’s comment. That’s an explanation I’d love to hear.

In my opinion, having previously been a prosecutor who handled child molest cases, what Letterman did was little better than the vicarious rape of a 14 year old. The liberal media who support him are accomplices.


48 posted on 06/10/2009 2:45:49 PM PDT by henkster (The GOP is housebroken window-dressing displayed to portray the fiction of a Republic.)
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To: kristinn; All

Great thread BUMP! Thanks to every poster.


49 posted on 06/10/2009 2:46:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Tublecane

I am long past being surprised at the vile lies that come regularly out of the “state” propaganda media.

We who are supporting the Tea Parties and the 10th Amendment Statements are to look forward to the same treatment in the press.

They both hate and fear us.


50 posted on 06/10/2009 2:47:09 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)
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