Letterman Responds To Sarah Palin's Accusation

Last night on The Late Show, David Letterman said that Gov.

Sarah Palin had called him "pathetic" for making jokes about her and one of her daughters. "I haven't been called pathetic once since [my] honeymoon," he joked. "This very well could be my last show," he said, as though the controversy was making him an endangered species. "Oh, great," he said. "I pissed off a hunter." The Late Show host responded to accusations by Gov. Sarah Palin that he had made inappropriate jokes about her and her family in his Monday-night Top Ten List

Letterman explained that he was in fact referring to her very legal daughter, Bristol, and not her younger sister, Willow, when he joked that one of the Palins was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez at a Yankees game, saying, "I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl. I mean, look at my record. It has never happened. I don't think it's funny. I would never think it was funny. I wouldn't put it in a joke."

Letterman added, "Am I guilty of poor taste? Yes. Did I suggest that it was OK for her 14-year-old daughter to be having promiscuous sex? No."

And further proving his "poor taste" he added, "Governor Palin, if you're watching, I would like you to consider coming to New York City - you and Todd as my guests, or leave Todd at home."