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Alaska Governor Palin accepts comedian Letterman's apology.

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Juneau (Alaska, US), June 17 (ANI): Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has accepted comedian David Letterman's apology on making a bad joke about her 14-year-old daughter.

In a statement, Palin said she accepted Letterman's apology "on behalf of young women like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve."

"Letterman certainly has the right to 'joke' about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction," Palin continued in the statement.

"And this is all thanks to our U.S. military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America's right to free speech - in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect."

On Monday night, Letterman apologized for the second time in one week after he joked about one of Palin's daughters being "knocked up" by baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

"The joke, really, in and of itself, can't be defended," Letterman said. "I understand why people are upset. I'm sorry about it and I'll try to do better in the future," he added. (ANI)

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Date:Jun 17, 2009
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