Here's mine, on Letterman vs. Palin:
1. Dave made a crude, thoughtless joke about a public figure -- the same thing he and other TV comedians have done for over 20 years.
2. Palin made the stupid mistake of responding and blowing the whole thing out of proportion and giving Dave MORE publicity (and herself as well?).
3. A bunch of people all across the media landscape have decided to milk the story and turn into some sort of morality lesson.
Here's my advice to all parties involved: SHUT UP. You're all making things worse.
Girard is still right: we all need our scapegoats.