"The governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, is angry with me. Fuming, angry, seeing red, and has called me 'pathetic.'...But, I won't kid you. I was feeling a little depressed when I heard that the Governor was mad at me and called me 'pathetic.' To cheer myself up, I went out and spent $150,000 on clothes, and I feel better now." --David Letterman
阿拉斯加州的州长莎拉·佩林最近很生我的气。生气、愤怒、气愤,说我“很可怜”……不过,我不跟你开玩笑哦。我听说州长很生我的气说我可怜的时候,我真的觉得有点小失落。为了给我自己鼓鼓劲,我出去买了15万美元的衣服,现在我觉得好多了。——大卫·莱特曼

佩林参加竞选的时候,共和党为了提升她的形象,花了15万美元为她和她的家人添置服装、配饰等,尽管麦凯恩阵营说这些东西在竞选结束后会捐赠慈善,但还是引来批评不断。

"You know who was in town this weekend, went to a Yankee game? Sarah Palin ... One awkward moment, though, during the game. Maybe you heard about it, maybe you saw it on one of the highlight reels, one awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game. During the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez." --David Letterman
你们知道今天谁进城看洋基队比赛了吗?莎拉·佩林……虽然是比赛中一个尴尬的时候。也许你们听说了,也许你们在某个镜头中看到了,在洋基队比赛中,对莎拉·佩林来说真是一个尴尬的时候啊。在第七局的时候,她的女儿被Alex Rodriguez弄大了肚子。——大卫·莱特曼

这位昵称为A-Rod的洋基队球星Alex Rodriguez曾被传与麦当娜走得很近,这里是大卫·莱特曼说来调侃的,佩林女儿孩子的爸爸是一个十八岁的高中生。佩林的女儿未婚先孕一度是媒体热抄的话题,不要再说西方文化开放到什么都不在乎,未婚先孕一样是负面新闻。

另外因为这句话,佩林控告大卫对她的女儿做出“不恰当的性言论”,要求大卫公开道歉,麦凯恩也警告大卫·莱特曼说,不要再开有关佩林和她家人的玩笑。

"And with all this going on, did you see what Sarah Palin said yesterday? She made a speech in Alaska and she said that the money the federal government is sending to states to help bail out, well that's not good, because that's the federal government getting in there and trying to 'control people.' Yes that's right, Sarah, it's all about the Federal Reserve making your daughter use a condom." --Bill Maher
最近发生了一些事情,你们看见莎拉·佩林昨天说什么了没?她在阿拉斯加做了一场演讲,说起联邦政府拨给各州的钱,说这些钱是不好的,因为这是联邦政府想要控制人们。是啊,说的太对了,莎拉,都是联邦储备让你的女儿用安全套的。——比尔·马歇

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