Guess this means the Palins are a Conan-favoring household.
David Letterman, under the watchful eyes of a suddenly and long-deserved surging home audience, offered up his best attempt at an apology last night after a self-proclaimed stupid human trick of his own failed to go down as well as he would have liked—or exactly as he intended—with the governor of Alaska.
Responding to derisive statements issued by Sarah and Todd Palin in response to Monday night's monologue and Top 10 List (the Top 10 Highlights of Sarah Palin's Trip to New York City), Letterman agreed last night that his jokes pertaining to one of the Palin daughters were "questionable," but didn't exactly take them back.
Instead, he clarified and then repeated them, to even more laughter than they earned the first time around.
"Keep in mind, I can't really defend these," he said in his more than eight-minute mea culpa to Palin, whom he deemed "an absolutely lovely woman."
"They're just jokes."