Palin Ignored Leno's Crack on Bristol

Comic joked that John Edwards was babydaddy; no ruckus
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2009 11:45 AM CDT
This Sept. 2008 file photo shows Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol Palin, 17, in Minneapolis during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, FILE)
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(Newser) – A late-night comic cracking a joke about an adult man getting an underage Palin daughter pregnant? Sounds like perfect fodder for the former vice-presidential candidate's outrage... except there was no outcry, points out Alan Colmes' Liberaland. Back in September, Jay Leno joked that the philandering John Edwards had something to do with Bristol's pregnancy, and the GOP (and blogosphere) remained quiet.

“Gov. Palin announced over the weekend that her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant. And you thought John Edwards was in trouble before! Now he has really done it,” Leno joked. (Read more Bristol Palin stories.)