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Klassy Bristol Palin

Timothy Kincaid

November 24th, 2010

Last night it became apparent just how little class the Palins have and just how insular and self-congratulatory that those who support them have become. Speaking with what was clearly the shared perspective of the Palins and their supporters, Bristol Palin answered a question about how it would feel to win, with ” It would be like a big middle finger out there to all the people out there who hate my mom and hate me.”

All of her competitors who have put months of training – with no days off – and who pushed themselves farther than their bodies really were ready to go, meant nothing. No, this was all about Sarah Palin and her Tea Partiers flipping off those who don’t support her.

That was too much even for her dancing partner and biggest cheerleader, Mark Balos, who looked off in the distance. And host Tom Bergeran had no idea what to say when the camera turned to him.

Bristol was the first eliminated last night.

(I corrected the exact quote)

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Soren456
November 24th, 2010 | LINK

Nicely put.

The belief of Palin and her supporters that they can just hijack a thing like this, to use as a personal platform for special interests, almost beggars response.

Worse than the hijack, I think, will be the media’s mewling reply to it, or silence; I surely don’t expect a well-shaped, pointed reaction from those who ought to put Palin’s behavior and attitudes into perspective.

And you’re right, the indifference to the work and hopes of other competitors was too much for words.

Ryan
November 24th, 2010 | LINK

To her credit, Sarah tweeted a congratulations to Jennifer Grey shortly afterward.

Leonardo Ricardo
November 24th, 2010 | LINK

I´ve noticed this before about Sarah and Bristol Palin–they are hungry/rabid animals (with lipstick).

Regan DuCasse
November 24th, 2010 | LINK

Bristol Palin is of course, now an adult. She can pick and choose what she wants to do.
But that’s like closing the barn door after the cow has escaped.
By parading that ‘family values’ cow around the ring, Sarah Palin has exposed her entire family in ways that are fair game as she keeps maneuvering into all kinds of media. Giving up her governor’s office to do it.

And now comes the unstoppable OVER exposure that such media can become. Bristol Palin, apparently attracted, for the first time, death threats to the studios. She needed a body guard and the documentary series on the whole family has revealed the much young members of the family to be trash mouthed and no more compelling than any other shmo that gets on television that way.

I remember Sarah Palin slamming Barak Obama in such a way as to suggest he’s not very smart.

But I think his and the First Lady’s Harvard Law School degrees beg to differ on that.
I doubt any of the Palin family would qualify to get into an Ivy League University.
And the Palins outdoorsy movie stunt game hunting settings are getting old.

You almost want to say to yourself: these are hicks. Why should THEY be in the White House? Ever?
At least the Obamas DO represent the American Dream of an up from modest beginnings nuclear families…as well as the big city sophistication that is their real persona.
I’m not impressed with Obama’s lack of courage with regard to the more important issues that we are confronting.
But Palin’s populist schtick isn’t too genuine either.

I’m hoping that people will tire of her, and won’t want to hear from her and her family ever again simply because the shine is off of the Palin’s novelty and attractiveness.
Indeed, they are coming off like cleaned up trailer trash.

Frank H.
November 24th, 2010 | LINK

I think Bristol actually used the word “hate” instead of “not like” and she included herself: “the people who hate my mother and hate me.” And she was very cold in her delivery of it — no sense of snarky humor or vindictive anger — just ice cold. If she weren’t so deadpan in her delivery of everything she says, I might even call tone “psychotic” in that moment. And yet this is the girl who goes out on speaking engagements telling other teens how they should live their lives? Very, very typical (in my opinion) of how the Tea Party crowd’s minds work.

Richard Rush
November 24th, 2010 | LINK

“Indeed, they [the Palins] are coming off like cleaned up trailer trash.”

And barely cleaned up, at that. They wear cheap perfume to cover up the stench. What they really need is a power-wash to expose the full extent of their underlying rot.

AdrianT
November 24th, 2010 | LINK

Oh Timothy, all these silly polularity contests celebrate mediocrity. I just don’t understand how anyone can be driven to tears, or to the edge of their seats, because of someone prancing around a ballroom.

Actually, I can be driven to tears when hearing wannabe teen idols murder classic songs. Rubbish like the excrable X Factor are destroying the music industry. Real musicians, like Eric Clapton, Damon Albarn, for instance, built up their following through years of hard work and touring. And years later, both are still around and respected, and can still sing.

Matt
November 24th, 2010 | LINK

Thankfully, last night America gave them the middle finger right back when they voted for Jennifer and Derek to win.

MIhangel apYrs
November 25th, 2010 | LINK

if the US electorate ever vote these “Clampitts” into the WH, the USA will become a laughing stock.

(sorry)

dave
November 25th, 2010 | LINK

I would love to have seen the clip of that.

John
November 25th, 2010 | LINK

Blame all of this on John McCain’s presidential campaign. If Sarah Palin had not be selected, we would never have heard of her or her family. Bristol Palin would never have been on TWTS. Her only claim to fame is her mother and, apparently, Bristol is turning out just like her. “It’s all about me.” And anybody who disagrees just hates us.

darkmoonman
November 25th, 2010 | LINK

“If Sarah Palin had not be selected, we would never have heard of her or her family.”

We might have heard about her as a minor note when AK indicted her for abusing her office as governor

Jason D
November 25th, 2010 | LINK

What’s really disturbing about all of this is how Dancing With the Stars (of ALL things) got turned into some political referendum.

Tammy Bruce and Dujan are just insane people, turning what should just be a dance competition into some sort of vindication of conservative values. What? That dominatrix outfit Bristol was sporting was about the children, right? Was judging her on her foot placement a commentary on socialist extremism?

It’s a fucking DANCE COMPETITION! You know who should win, SOMEONE WHO CAN DANCE!

Thank goodness the winner was someone who could dance.

Poor Jennifer Grey, who’s whole career has been kinda meh, to now have what should be a really great achievement marred by —of all things— the Palin family.

Really, America? Really?

Paul J. Stein
November 25th, 2010 | LINK

I would switch my political party affiliation to vote Sara Palin in as the Republican nominee for 2012.

John in the Bay Area
November 25th, 2010 | LINK

I would vote for Granny Clampitt over Sarah Palin in a New York minute

Paul J. Stein
November 26th, 2010 | LINK

That’s not to say I would vote for her in the general election.

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