In 2009, while Sarah Palin was on a visit to New York, Letterman made a series of jokes about her family that did not sit well with the former Alaska governor. Palin attended a Yankees game with her 14-year-old daughter, Willow, and Letterman suggested that, “The toughest part of the visit was keeping Eliot Spitzer away from her daughter.” In another instance, the talk-show host suggested Alex Rodriguez had impregnated Palin’s daughter during the game. In response, Palin said, “'Laughter incited by sexually-perverted comments made by a 62-year-old male celebrity aimed at a 14-year-old girl is not only disgusting, but it reminds us some Hollywood/NY entertainers have a long way to go in understanding what the rest of America understands—that acceptance of inappropriate sexual comments about an underage girl, who could be anyone's daughter, contributes to the atrociously high rate of sexual exploitation of minors by older men who use and abuse others.” Letterman later apologized and said he had not been referring to Palin’s 14-year-old daughter in the jokes; he had mistaken her for Palin’s older daughter. That same week, Letterman joked that Palin, “bought makeup at Bloomingdale’s to complete her slutty flight attendant look.” After hearing about that comment, Palin said, “What a commentary there. That’s pretty pathetic, good ole David Letterman,” and added that it distracted from her purpose of being in New York, which was to participate in an event about autism.