This is indeed a matter of "white man speak with forked tongue". Letterman's apology was worse than the joke. It was a taunt, it was arrogant. It was the — what David Letterman has become, which is not a nice, funny guy anymore. This is the man who has a history of taunting Sarah Palin and taunting her family.
Letterman has a child and is not married. The Left applauds. If a conservative (or family member) does the same thing, they say they are not practicing what they preach. Preachers speak to sinners saved by grace. If any congregation were perfect, there would not be a need for a church. Knowing what is right and not doing it, doesn't mean that "wrong" becomes "right".
Conservatives care about girls who have children out of wed-lock. I've never heard of liberals volunteering in a pregnancy resource center where the mother and baby are cared for without judgment. Liberals just want to abort the baby and let the mother despair in her emotional morass. I've volunteered in a Pregnancy Resource Center and understand how bad choices can be made. Who am I to judge...
When liberals say Palin is a hypocrite, I wonder where all their tolerance has gone. They will tolerate liberal hypocrites, but not conservative hypocrites. Liberals are hypocrites in their own intolerance. Liberals are too egocentric to realize that all humans are hypocrites. All humans need to repent. That's why God sent Jesus into the world. Letterman needs to repent. Palin has publicly made a confession of faith & that means that she knows she's a sinner and need's God's grace.