Sometimes, it goes the other way.
You see, everyone out there gets mad for no reason at least once in their lives. Remember the "lipstick on a pig" bit? People were really mad over it, even though it obviously had nothing to do with Sarah Palin.
Palin's return to the news comes courtesy of a David Letterman Top Ten list. Enjoy.
The "slutty flight attendant" line was a 500-foot home run to dead-center field.
Palin got pissed. Big shock.
But the diciest joke centered on the family attending a Yankees baseball game.Letterman responded Wednesday night.
Letterman said "an awkward moment" occurred for Palin when, "during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by (Yankee third baseman) Alex Rodriguez."
Without naming her, the joke seemed to refer to Palin's 18-year-old daughter Bristol, an unwed mother.
But it was 14-year-old daughter Willow, not Bristol, who had been at the game.
Todd Palin issued a statement that said "any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old are despicable."
And Sarah Palin charged Letterman with "sexually perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity."
Perfectly played, sir. That's why Letterman rules late night.
Let's make a list of things David Letterman did NOT do in these jokes.
1. Call Sarah Palin a slut.
2. Joke about ARod "knocking up" her 14-year-old daughter
If you're incapable of understanding these jokes and their proper context, you shouldn't be watching Letterman. In fact, it would probably help you to not watch any television or read anything on the internet.
Maybe Palin will someday understand this while she stares at Russia from the big window in the governor's mansion.