With pop caterwauler Brandy now off Dancing with the Stars the Hate Bristol Palin rampage has kicked into overdrive. There is obviously no love lost between this writer and Brandy – frankly this writer sees Brandy as a no-talent hack with a penchant for hiring a really good lawyer to make a hit and run incident disappear completely. Regular viewers of the ABC hit can’t believe that Bristol Palin has made it to the DWTS finale to be held next week. One man in Wisconsin actually pulled out a shotgun and unloaded on his television because he believed the only reason Bristol was on the show because of her mother, Sarah. Critics howl that Bristol can’t dance, the judges have all scored her at or near the bottom of the leader board and yet she prevails. Could it be that DWTS really is a popularity contest? Say it isn’t so!
Remember the show’s first season when everyone believed that actor George Hamilton should have won the mirror ball trophy? Who was the real winner of that season? Former Playboy centerfold Kelly Monaco won that one. Then there were the two seasons with Marie Osmond (did not win) and her brother Donny (who did win). Also there were Lance Bass (not a winner) and Joey Fatone (winner). So what’s so hard about accepting Bristol Palin? The truth is, compared to the Osmonds, Bass and Fatone, Bristol Palin really can’t dance. She’s got no rhythm, she’s sloppy and she has almost no flow to her motions. Her face is too serious – she comes off as being more concerned with getting steps right as opposed to having fun.
But apparently the DWTS audience doesn’t seem to care. Right now, Bristol Palin is America’s Sweetheart and the reason is not why you might think. Most liberal pundits would say that she’s popular because she’s Sarah Palin’s daughter. This writer doesn’t believe that is the case. While being Todd and Sarah Palin’s eldest daughter certainly hasn’t hurt Bristol’s public persona, the more probable reason for her success on DWTS would be because the general viewing public is just damned sick and tired of how she’s portrayed in the public media. She’s been bashed by every single media outlet just because she made a mistake and got pregnant before graduating from high school – a dumb decision made by millions of American teenagers every single day. The only difference is that the liberal media doesn’t line those kids up against a wall and fire everything they have at them. But let the daughter of a vice-presidential candidate be a human being and do something stupid and all hell breaks loose. Even worse, let that pregnant teen ager decide to do the right thing and actually carry the pregnancy to term, have the baby and then be a responsible mother and oh my God, you’d think she just shot the president of the United States!
Liberals hate it when people take responsibility for their own actions and circumstances. It violates their sensibilities of having the government take care of everyone with cradle to grave entitlements. Bristol Palin is doing the responsible thing and owning up to the fact that she didn’t keep her knees together when she should have and paying the consequences of her actions. Liberals would have rather she covertly slipped off to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Yakima and had an abortion in the caring compassionate hands of some half-baked crack-pot quack with nitrous-oxide and a bloody wire coat hanger. Of course, that option would have given liberal talking heads like Rachael Madcow and Keith Olderthandirtmann fodder for calling her a hypocrite for having an abortion when her family most certainly would not have approved and have openly stated that position.
In terms of having an abortion, Bristol Palin was damned if she did and damned if she didn’t.
But the fact is that Bristol Palin is headed into the finals of DWTS. She’s there because viewers have voted and put her there. Whether you want to buy into the myriad conspiracy theories about how the Tea Party has mobilized to keep her there is up to you. This isn’t a discussion about that aspect of it. This is a look at the rabid, livid Palin haters out there who are making complete asses of themselves over a stupid television show. The level of passionate hate and vile anger is unbelievably high and even more unbelievably immature. In the words of William Shatner: “It’s just a TV show! Get a life people!”
One good thing about this season’s finale is that Brandy won’t be there. This writer cannot stand it when people strut around acting as if they are entitled to something because of who they are. Macy Gray did the same thing when she was on DWTS a few seasons back and she got booted pretty quickly. In all honesty, the most deserving of the win is Jennifer Grey. It’s not hard to remember her dancing with the late Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing. She made it all look easy and she has done the same on this season of DWTS. But deep down, it would be absolutely hilarious to see Bristol Palin go all the way. It would absolutely infuriate everyone who hates the whole Palin family and it is so much fun to watch those people froth at the mouth as they spit and sputter their hate and vitriol at a girl whose only fault is that she is the daughter of the most hated woman by liberals in America. If Bristol Palin were to actually win, this writer would be more surprised – even disappointed than anything else.
Here’s to you Jennifer. Good luck next week! Patrick would be proud.