So Louis C.K. apologized to Sarah Palin for drunk-tweeting filthy things about her from an airplane five years ago.

There's a lesson to be learned here. And it's not just that it's never too late to apologize.

Nor is it that Palin accepted the apology–offered when the two encountered each other at a 40th-anniversary party for Saturday Night Live–with graciousness and aplomb:

“I’ve never in a million years apologized for anything I’ve said,” C.K. told Howard Stern in a recent interview. But this time, he said, “Something came over me emotionally.” Palin was the one who approached C.K. to tell him she thought he was funny — and that’s when he decided to say sorry for the Twitter rant.

“I’m not an insult guy,” he told Stern. “I don’t go after people, it’s not what I do.”

Palin responded to C.K.’s apology by joking, “Well, you’re a vile person.” But she also seemed to genuinely appreciate the gesture.

“Maybe it surprises people, but I was sincerely humbled and appreciative,” Palin told People.

Oh, she also said if he ever came to Alaska she’d take him fishing.

It's that conservative women are ten times as attractive as liberal women. It's our little secret.

Breitbart's John Nolte writes this about C.K.'s conversation with Stern:

Things start off with Stern saying, “You want to hate her but you also want to f**ck her.” C.K. quickly agrees, and the two head off on a fantasy about having sex with Palin, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

My guess is that if Stern and C.K. had used the names Sandra Fluke, Chelsea Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and Michelle Obama, the media coverage would be entirely different.

See what I mean?

Yes, the "media coverage would be entirely different" because–well–Megyn Kelly is simply hotter than Elizabeth Warren. The conversation between C.K. and Stern would be so "entirely different" that it wouldn't be taking place.

This didn't used to be the case. Decades ago, liberal and radical women were the ones with the beauty and glamour. Think Jackie Kennedy, Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer, and Catherine MacKinnon.

But something happened. Maybe it's because four decades ago even liberal women prided themselves on their attractiveness and femininity–but now it's only conservative women who aren't ashamed to flaunt their looks and charm.

Or maybe it's because the most beautiful women are also the smartest women–so they know it's dumb to be liberal.

I don't know whether that latter explanation is true–but I like it. And Sarah Palin demonstrated once more that she may be a rube from Wasilla, but she's a class act.