I wasn't going to post anything on the extremely stupid topic of David Letterman versus Sarah "Pit Bull with Lipstick" Palin but it came to my attention today that the National Organization for Women, NOW, is on the side of Governor Palin and her supposedly aggrieved 14-year-old daughter, Willow. NOW is standing up for "Pit Bull" Palin and daughter Willow because, as far as I can tell, both possess viginas and mammary glands.
On its Media Hall of Shame Web site writes indignant communications director Lisa Bennett:
The sexualization of girls and women in the media is reaching new lows these days -- it is exploitative and has a negative effect on how all women and girls are perceived and how they view themselves. Letterman also joked about what he called Palin's "slutty flight attendant look" -- yet another example of how the media love to focus on a woman politician's appearance, especially as it relates to her sexual appeal to men. Someone of Letterman's stature, who appears on what used to be known as "the Tiffany Network" (CBS), should be above wallowing in the juvenile, sexist mud that other comedians and broadcasters seem to prefer.Oh, so the ladies of NOW think that race-baiting, misogynistic wing nuts will join them in fighting "sexism" in the media when it's aimed at a "liberal" women? That's just about the stupidest fucking thing I think I read in all this Letterman-Palin imbroglio.
On that point, it's important to note that when Chelsea Clinton was 13 years old she was the target of numerous insults based on her appearance. Rush Limbaugh even referred to her as the "White House dog." NOW hopes that all the conservatives who are fired up about sexism in the media lately will join us in calling out sexism when it is directed at women who aren't professed conservatives.
Interestingly in her Today Show interview Governor Palin nearly quotes verbatim Keith Olbermann and Craig Crawford's discussion of Letterman's supposedly offensive, to both flight attendants and "Pit Bull" Palin, phrase "slutty flight attendant" in the Today Show interview.
So we better not refer to "Pit Bull" Palin looking like a slutty flight attendant or to her daughters' abstinence-only preteen sexuality in any way shape of form. Moreover we should ban all words with anything even hinting at sexual innuendo or double entendre in order to protect the dear sweet Palin women from nasty, immature, juvenile sexist television comedians.
But really now, should we give the prudish, Puritanical, bluenosed ladies of NOW a big ol' tip o' the spoon for legitimizing "Pit Bull" Palin's phony baloney victimization.