The pitbull with lipstick has let go of the bone. David Letterman issued his (second) long apology to the Alaskan governor on The Late Show on Monday night, repeating that he had been misunderstood which Palin daughter was at the baseball game with her parents. "I'm sorry about it, and I'll try to do better in the future," he said. And now, Palin has issued a surprise response: apology accepted! But, in a statement released Tuesday, she made it clear that she is accepting his apology "on behalf of all young women, like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve." She also thanked U.S. troops for securing "America's right to free speech."