Monday, November 22, 2010

Bristol Palin - Dancing with the Stars (FULL Performance) - HDTV

I have no problem with Bristol Palin making the finals of this year’s Dance with the Stars.  Personally, my favorite is Jennifer Gray.  Come on, Baby.  Out poll those Tea Party drones stuffing the box for Bristol.  Vote early, vote often for Jennifer. 

The irony of the whole Bristo fiasco is that no one wants to admit what it is.  Everyone is trying to spin the story and turn the truth into some fantasy that the little girl has grown and evolved into this elegant person.   Not that there is anything wrong with it.  Good or bad, we all tread on our parents’ names.  It is said, “The sins of the father fall on the son.  The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” 

The problem is that people from Bristo’s ilk deny the huge influence our family has on us.  I would be the first to say my life would be infinitely worse if I came from a family that wasn’t able to give me the love, education, attention and assistance mine has provided meme.  Horatio Algiers is a myth to keep people from giving up.  Nicolas Kristof, who is one of the men  purported to have brought Sarah Palin to the attention of the mainstream media, recently noted ina recent editorial, "A Hedge Fund Republic", that 1% of the United States population owns 34% of the country’s private net worth.  In addition, 10% of the United States population owns 70% of the country’s wealth.  This figure out paces former "Banana Republic’s” like Argentina which in 2007 had a concentration of wealth of 1% controlling 24% of the nation’s private wealth.  So much for mobility in the good old USA.     

Poor Bristol wouldn’t even be on the show unless she had a famous mother.  There is nothing wrong with that.  That’s life but admit it.  Instead, the Republican agenda that champions there is no free lunch (don't extend unemployment benefits) and stand on your own hold Bristol’s ascent on Dance with the Stars as confirmation of their beliefs. Yes, we are told she's earned it.  The sad part is Bristol is the unwitting pawn in all this propaganda.  Bristol risks a fall into madness as she claims to be a passionate proponent for teen abstinence and other causes from her mother’s agenda.   It reminds me of Margo Hemingway’s recollection of her rise on the modeling scene straight from her famous family’s farm (Ernest Hemingway was her grandfather) in Ketchum, Idaho.  She’s praised for her beauty as she hangs out at Studio ’54 and the other New York hot spots of the day.  Truly accomplished people offer her admiration and attention while she has the sophistication and poise of the farm girl she is.  She attributed this setting to compounding her insecurities and others issues which lead her to alcoholism and bulimia.  Hemingway’s story ended in a premature death in a friend’s garage apartment.  We all pray Bristol is treated better when her fifteen minutes are up. 


  1. She's too fat to dance. Palin take your ding-bat mother and fade away. The GOP will never endorse her for the big chair.

  2. I won't get into the girls weight but I will say I don't see how being a teen activist after the fact makes one a celebrity and suitable for this show. Also to see the judges giving falsely high scores for her stomping around the dance floor is the reason I won't be back next season. Besides the voting fraud that took place the judges inflated their scores and aided and abetted Bristol's possible theft of the show and basically guaranteed Brandy a better dancer be voted off. Saw your link at HP by the way. I like to know where my blog traffic is coming from so I thought I'd tell you.