Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Call It a Hunch...

...but, I have to think that if Barack Obama had taken his daughters to a Washington Wizards game, and a conservative television personality made a joke about one of them getting raped and impregnated at halftime by Antawn Jamison, that person might be in the middle of a major shitstorm right about now.

Because nothing says "veritable barrel of laughs" quite like a joke about a 14-year-old girl getting sexually assaulted.

If there's no official statement from CBS by noon tomorrow, consider the pass granted.

UPDATE: Looks like the New York Times is doing their part to provide a little cover for their buddy Dave. That joke was mysteriously excluded from this transcript of his monologue from Monday night, as posted at the Times' Laugh Lines blog.

You know who was in town this weekend, went to a Yankee game? Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska. And she was up there with Rudy Giuliani. They were sitting together. And their seats were, well, let me tell you where their seats were. They were way, way in far right field. They were so far right. Crazy.

Sarah Palin got there early and she was taken to her seat, shown to her seat, by Joe the Usher.

While she was at the Yankee game, Sarah Palin managed to spend $150,000 on hats and t-shirts.

But Sarah Palin — it was exciting, because everybody loves New York City and she spent the entire weekend here in New York City. And late yesterday afternoon, as a matter of fact, she actually pulled out her rifle, and she shot that thing on Donald Trump’s head. Tremendous weekend.

Big night for Angela Lansbury. She won a record fifth Tony Award. And she was named acting president of General Motors. Did you know that?

The newest nominee for the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, broke her ankle at LaGuardia Airport. Broke it in three places. And listen to this, at least two of those breaks have to be approved by the Senate.

She broke it right out there at LaGuardia Airport, stumbled on a thing and busted her leg, very painful. But fortunately, Rush Limbaugh’s maid was right there at the gate with a little. “Here, try a little…”

And then, Rush said he hopes her ankle doesn’t heal.

And, just in case that whole post gets flushed down the memory hole:

(click image to, well, you know the drill)

UPDATE II: Tom Kuntz from the New York Times e-mailed me to say:

We edit the monologs (sic) for taste, sometimes for brevity.

Be that as it may, by editing the content without notating such, the reader is left with the impression that the work is complete as posted.

UPDATE III: In defense of the New York Times, it's being reported that CBS scrubbed the joke from the transcript prior to releasing it.