Paul, I agree with you about Joan. Since watching her on Celebrity Apprentice, I have total respect for her integrity and her energy. I have never seen her go after anyone other than other celebrities and a lot of her humor is directed at herself.
Recently someone actually printed the comment she made which created all the hullabaloo. I doubt half the people who were offended know what she actually said. This is the gist of it. She was talking about staying in her daughter Mellissa's guest bedroom and said, "those girl's in ( the name of the city, I don't recall ) had more room!". So again, depreciating humor toward herself, comparing her room to a dungeon. Maybe not politically correct, but not offensive to me.