Sarah Palin is said to have blamed her daughter Bristol for screwing everything up for her with regard to the 2008 Presidential election, of which she was nominated as the VP on the Republican ticket. All was going well for Mama Grizzly until it surfaced that her teen daughter got knocked up out of wedlock.
Then, crap started to hit the fan for the Palins. She fumbled in interviews (Hello, Katie Couric, anyone?), claimed she could see Russia from her house and then the public started to question her family and parenting values. For all of this, she blamed Bristol. And to get even and back into the good graces of the public, Sarah demanded that Bristol compete on Dancing With The Stars.
Fellow former contestant, Margaret Cho, said that Sarah forced Bristol to compete on the show. She said on her official website:
Why did Bristol do Dancing with the Stars? I heard from someone who really should know (really should seriously know the dirt really really) that the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it. Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she “owed” it to her to do DWTS so that “America would fall in love with her again” and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 with America behind her all the way. Instead of being supposedly “handicapped” by the presence of her teen mom daughter, now Bristol is going to be an “asset” – a celebrity beloved for her dancing. I am sure the show wasn’t in on this (but who knows anything really).
Ugh. This moron thought that having her daughter do a reality show would make America fall in love with her? It was the exact opposite. Every time I saw her mug on the show, I felt like I wanted to barf.