Video: Sarah Palin on the Today Show on June 12, 2009

Governor Sarah Palin was interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today Show this morning where she defended the need for the natural gas pipeline but spent most of the time discussing the David Letterman controversy. A quote from the interview:

“I would say that you and anybody else are extremely naive to believe that very convenient excuse of David Letterman’s the other day. Took a couple of days for him to think of that excuse…”



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24 thoughts on “Video: Sarah Palin on the Today Show on June 12, 2009

  1. Norma Jean, I agree with you. A great write up on Sarah Palin, she is a classy Lady for sure and One smart lady. God Bless You. Good to know theres more of us out there.

  2. Norma Jean, I agree with you. A great write up on Sarah Palin, she is a classy Lady for sure and One smart lady. God Bless You. Good to know theres more of us out there.

  3. I am very sorry i missed your interview with Matt today and only hope he treated u with the respect u deserve Sarah…You are one classy smart lady hell bent on improving our country and May God Bless you for that and also your lovely family…Not easy being in such a bright spotlight, but am confidant that intelligent Americans are on your side…be careful “they” don’t pull u into their trap of too much talk defending your family and yourself…Media loves when that happens …So please be more on target with issues affecting our economy and country…You’re a smart gal, but when it comes to defending our kids, like myself, we can lose our perspective and tempers and thats exactly what the lefters want to happen…Be strong my friend, nj from E Tenn

  4. I am very sorry i missed your interview with Matt today and only hope he treated u with the respect u deserve Sarah…You are one classy smart lady hell bent on improving our country and May God Bless you for that and also your lovely family…Not easy being in such a bright spotlight, but am confidant that intelligent Americans are on your side…be careful “they” don’t pull u into their trap of too much talk defending your family and yourself…Media loves when that happens …So please be more on target with issues affecting our economy and country…You’re a smart gal, but when it comes to defending our kids, like myself, we can lose our perspective and tempers and thats exactly what the lefters want to happen…Be strong my friend, nj from E Tenn

  5. There are other people involved here, does AROD like is name used in this joke about raping a 14 year old. The Yankee organization should speak up also. Palin has every right to be ticked off. Hey Dave you know how to use a phone don’t you? Try an apology. Your excuse you didn’t know who it was doesn’t fly. Speaking of flying if you were on flight I was on I be sure to spill some cold drink in your lap. Maybe that would cool you off. You need to be off the air and any writer who thought this was funny. We have become a real sick society if we have to use rape has a joke. There was a young girl in my area that was raped, I’m sure she didn’t find it funny either, thank God she is not old enough to watch the garbage that comes on at night.

  6. There are other people involved here, does AROD like is name used in this joke about raping a 14 year old. The Yankee organization should speak up also. Palin has every right to be ticked off. Hey Dave you know how to use a phone don’t you? Try an apology. Your excuse you didn’t know who it was doesn’t fly. Speaking of flying if you were on flight I was on I be sure to spill some cold drink in your lap. Maybe that would cool you off. You need to be off the air and any writer who thought this was funny. We have become a real sick society if we have to use rape has a joke. There was a young girl in my area that was raped, I’m sure she didn’t find it funny either, thank God she is not old enough to watch the garbage that comes on at night.

  7. jojo
    Yeah! talking about an adult girl having sex with a handsome, famous, multimillionare baseball player is just wrong!!
    what girl would really want to do that?”

    “adult girl” Wow! That is sooooooo telling.

    Jojo, do you know why Palin said “You and anybody else are extremely naive to believe their convenient excuse”

    “‘From the heart’
    Letterman did give an apology of sorts later in the week when it became clear that it was Palin’s younger daughter, Willow, 14, who had come to town”

    Awwwwwwww Dave didn’t know it was Willow, 14 that went to the game with Palin!

    Its not Dave’s fault cuz how could his staff or anyone at CBS possibly have known it was Willow, 14 that went to the game with Palin!

    Let me restate her point “You and anybody are extremely stupid to by that excuse”

    Alaska Gov. Palin Talks About Special Needs In NY – wcbstv.com

    Jun 7, 2009 … NEW YORK (CBS) ―. Click to enlarge … an anniversary celebration for the Manorville-based Independent Group Home Living Inc. after attending a Yankees game. She was joined by her husband, daughter Willow and a sister. …
    wcbstv.com/topstories/palin.special.needs.2.1034707.html

    Oh no Jojo CBS reported as a TOP Story 2 days BEFORE Dave’s “Rape a minor” joke.

    Jojo, do you really, honestly believe that he, along with the entire CBS organization had no idea that it was daughter Willow at the game even though CBS reported as a TOP Story it was daughter Willow? 2 days BEFORE Dave’s “Rape a minor” joke?

    But but but Matt Lauer surly didn’t know CBS reported as a TOP Story it was daughter Willow? 2 days BEFORE Dave’s “Rape a minor” joke?

    Perhaps, but there is a problem with that as well see, your gonna love this,

    Palin Pals Around With Rudy During N.Y. Visit | NBC New York
    Jun 8, 2009 … In Photos: Sarah Palin Takes New York. View Slideshow … autism awareness and kicked back at a Yankee game over the weekend in New York. … Home Living Inc. She was joined by her husband, daughter Willow and a sister. … paid $100 or more to attend a garden party on the museum grounds in Auburn. …
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Sarah-Palin-Visits-New-York-Yankee-Game-Rudy-

    D’oh!!!!!!! Dang! Okay so NBC New York also reported the “daughter Willow”

    But hey is it possible that no one at CBS, NBC knew what CBS, NBC reported at there own or other station?

    Could it be that the folks at CBS, NBC don’t watch there own programs?

    (note: if your IQ is above 12 and you figured out where I’m going with this I apologize for insulting your intelligence, but we have to help folks like Jojo.)

    Lets see, Yep ABC covered it, Fox covered it, CNN covered it, oh I know they read NEWS PAPERS!

    That’s it yes? Oops dang

    AP, June 7th
    “Palin was being honored Sunday at an anniversary celebration for the Long Island-based Independent Group Home Living Inc. after attending a New York Yankees game. She was joined by her husband, daughter Willow and a sister.”

    So that eliminates NEWS PAPERS as an excuse, so what’s left?

    Internet/web Nope, it was covered.

    Truth is simple Jojo put

    attending a New York Yankees game. She was joined by her husband, daughter Willow and a sister

    Into your search engine and you get more than 3K hits about

    Jojo, “You and anybody else are extremely naive to believe their convenient excuse”

    That Dave Letterman (CBS) didn’t know it was 14 year-old Willow at the game.

  8. jojo
    Yeah! talking about an adult girl having sex with a handsome, famous, multimillionare baseball player is just wrong!!
    what girl would really want to do that?”

    “adult girl” Wow! That is sooooooo telling.

    Jojo, do you know why Palin said “You and anybody else are extremely naive to believe their convenient excuse”

    “‘From the heart’
    Letterman did give an apology of sorts later in the week when it became clear that it was Palin’s younger daughter, Willow, 14, who had come to town”

    Awwwwwwww Dave didn’t know it was Willow, 14 that went to the game with Palin!

    Its not Dave’s fault cuz how could his staff or anyone at CBS possibly have known it was Willow, 14 that went to the game with Palin!

    Let me restate her point “You and anybody are extremely stupid to by that excuse”

    Alaska Gov. Palin Talks About Special Needs In NY – wcbstv.com

    Jun 7, 2009 … NEW YORK (CBS) ―. Click to enlarge … an anniversary celebration for the Manorville-based Independent Group Home Living Inc. after attending a Yankees game. She was joined by her husband, daughter Willow and a sister. …
    wcbstv.com/topstories/palin.special.needs.2.1034707.html

    Oh no Jojo CBS reported as a TOP Story 2 days BEFORE Dave’s “Rape a minor” joke.

    Jojo, do you really, honestly believe that he, along with the entire CBS organization had no idea that it was daughter Willow at the game even though CBS reported as a TOP Story it was daughter Willow? 2 days BEFORE Dave’s “Rape a minor” joke?

    But but but Matt Lauer surly didn’t know CBS reported as a TOP Story it was daughter Willow? 2 days BEFORE Dave’s “Rape a minor” joke?

    Perhaps, but there is a problem with that as well see, your gonna love this,

    Palin Pals Around With Rudy During N.Y. Visit | NBC New York
    Jun 8, 2009 … In Photos: Sarah Palin Takes New York. View Slideshow … autism awareness and kicked back at a Yankee game over the weekend in New York. … Home Living Inc. She was joined by her husband, daughter Willow and a sister. … paid $100 or more to attend a garden party on the museum grounds in Auburn. …
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Sarah-Palin-Visits-New-York-Yankee-Game-Rudy-

    D’oh!!!!!!! Dang! Okay so NBC New York also reported the “daughter Willow”

    But hey is it possible that no one at CBS, NBC knew what CBS, NBC reported at there own or other station?

    Could it be that the folks at CBS, NBC don’t watch there own programs?

    (note: if your IQ is above 12 and you figured out where I’m going with this I apologize for insulting your intelligence, but we have to help folks like Jojo.)

    Lets see, Yep ABC covered it, Fox covered it, CNN covered it, oh I know they read NEWS PAPERS!

    That’s it yes? Oops dang

    AP, June 7th
    “Palin was being honored Sunday at an anniversary celebration for the Long Island-based Independent Group Home Living Inc. after attending a New York Yankees game. She was joined by her husband, daughter Willow and a sister.”

    So that eliminates NEWS PAPERS as an excuse, so what’s left?

    Internet/web Nope, it was covered.

    Truth is simple Jojo put

    attending a New York Yankees game. She was joined by her husband, daughter Willow and a sister

    Into your search engine and you get more than 3K hits about

    Jojo, “You and anybody else are extremely naive to believe their convenient excuse”

    That Dave Letterman (CBS) didn’t know it was 14 year-old Willow at the game.

  9. What strikes me is that while the “liberal elite” gleefully stereotype us, they know it’s not true. If Letterman really believed the Palins were just a bunch of stupid hicks, he’d be afraid Todd would go all “Next of Kin” on him and kick his old perv butt from here to Christmas. I’m sure his friends or the misses herself would have no problem with Dave’s bodyguards.

    Now Dave, on the other hand, really does seem to have serious issues based on his obsession with the Palins. His “apology” was just more jokes. The man is disturbed.

  10. What strikes me is that while the “liberal elite” gleefully stereotype us, they know it’s not true. If Letterman really believed the Palins were just a bunch of stupid hicks, he’d be afraid Todd would go all “Next of Kin” on him and kick his old perv butt from here to Christmas. I’m sure his friends or the misses herself would have no problem with Dave’s bodyguards.

    Now Dave, on the other hand, really does seem to have serious issues based on his obsession with the Palins. His “apology” was just more jokes. The man is disturbed.

  11. Shame on you David Letterman! How dare you denigrate 14 yo OR 18 yo young women!!
    Sarah Palin, I admire you, I encourage you.. Matt Lauer – get a backbone, get some morals… Your interview disgusts me…

    1. yeah! talking about an adult girl having sex with a handsome, famous, multimillionare baseball player is just wrong!!

      what girl would really want to do that?

  12. Shame on you David Letterman! How dare you denigrate 14 yo OR 18 yo young women!!
    Sarah Palin, I admire you, I encourage you.. Matt Lauer – get a backbone, get some morals… Your interview disgusts me…

    1. yeah! talking about an adult girl having sex with a handsome, famous, multimillionare baseball player is just wrong!!

      what girl would really want to do that?

  13. Palin handled herself very well and proved she is a heavyweight in American politics. While David Letterman should be fired for his comments, Palin needs to move forward from the issue and away from the liberal attempts to take her off message.

    1. She really did handle herself well. I was quite pleased. She needs to do more interviews like this, minus the controversy.

  14. Palin handled herself very well and proved she is a heavyweight in American politics. While David Letterman should be fired for his comments, Palin needs to move forward from the issue and away from the liberal attempts to take her off message.

    1. She really did handle herself well. I was quite pleased. She needs to do more interviews like this, minus the controversy.

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