Palin Calls Letterman 'Pathetic' After 'Slutty' Joke

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2009 8:57 PM CDT

(Newser) – Sniping between Sarah Palin and David Letterman is making the rounds tonight on political blogs. After Letterman joked in his top 10 list last night that Palin had a "slutty flight attendant look," Palin shot back today at his "pathetic" joke, reports Politico. "What a commentary there,” she said during an interview with a radio talk show in LA. “That’s pretty pathetic, good ole David Letterman.”

Palin complained that Letterman failed to mention the reason for her trip to New York: to raise money for autism. She grouped him with other media outlets where "facts don't matter." It looks like the two will have plenty of time to make up: Letterman is close to signing a deal with CBS to remain on the air through 2012, notes the Hollywood Reporter. He makes about $30 million a year, though CBS may cut costs by negotiating a lower license fee with his production company, Worldwide Pants. (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)