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Women's Groups Lash Out at Letterman in Palin's Defense

Letterman joked that Alex Rodriguez 'knocked up' one of her daughters.

Several women's groups have joined Sarah Palin's fight with David Letterman over his joke that Palin's daughter got "knocked up" by Alex Rodriguez during their recent trip to New York.

"It's worse than poor taste; it reflects ugliness in him. He would never say something like that about a liberal woman," president of Concerned Women for America Wendy Wright said in a statement. "But rather than deal with issues and ideas, he denigrates her as a human being."

The Alaska governor characterized Letterman's jokes as a reference to "statutory rape" since the only child with her at the game was her 14-year-old daughter, Willow. Letterman said the following night that the joke was in "poor taste," but he says he was joking about 18-year-old Bristol Palin, not Willow.

Palin appeared on NBC's Today show today, calling Letterman's apology "a weak excuse" and saying they were "a degrading comment on all young women."

"A generally understood rule of politics is that the children are off-limits," said ...

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