Palin to Letterman: Thanks, Now Evolve
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2009 9:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sarah Palin today accepted David Letterman’s apology, but not without getting another dig in on him. She said she accepted “on behalf of young women like my daughter, who hope men who ‘joke’ about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve.” And then she added a peculiar plug for the military, for defending Dave's right to offend and her right to take offense.

“Letterman certainly has the right to ‘joke’ about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction,” she continues. “And this is all thanks to our US military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America’s right to free speech.”