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Sarah Palin booed on 'Dancing With The Stars'? (VIDEO)

Audience members booed on "Dancing With The Stars" Monday night just before Sarah Palin was interviewed. Spokespeople for ABC say they were booing over Jennifer Grey's scores -- but the actress got the highest marks of the night. So why were people booing? Watch the video and tell us what you think.

By Rachel Weiner  | September 28, 2010; 9:58 AM ET
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Watch the video!!!

She answered who her favorite dancer was "Bristol the Pistol".

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 30, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin when asked a question, as was in here about her favourite star, couldn't answer despite her own daughter being there. It's not that she does not love her daughter, it's because she has the attention span of a gnat. Even her ad libs are carefully scripted. Sylvia Haik.

Posted by: shaik1 | September 30, 2010 4:12 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin when asked a question, as was in here about her favourite star, couldn't answer despite her own daughter being there. It's not that she does not love her daughter, it's because she has the attention span of a gnat. Even her ad libs are carefully scripted. Sylvia Haik.

Posted by: shaik1 | September 30, 2010 4:10 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin when asked a question, as was in here about her favourite star, couldn't answer despite her own daughter being there. It's not that she does not love her daughter, it's because she has the attention span of a gnat. Even her ad libs are carefully scripted.

Posted by: shaik1 | September 30, 2010 4:09 AM | Report abuse

kathleen_o'connor Sarah Palin was asked who was her favorite dancer so far in the contest not of the entire group.
I used to teach kindergarten when I was younger and we would play a game called pass the sentence. By the time it got around the room, it had totally changed. This just proves that all these people can view the same show and hear and see only what they want to see and hear. But that is life, isn't it?

Posted by: greatgran1 | September 29, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

kathleen_o'connor Sarah Palin was asked who was her favorite dancer so far in the contest not of the entire group.
I used to teach kindergarten when I was younger and we would play a game called pass the sentence. By the time it got around the room, it had totally changed. This just proves that all these people can view the same show and hear and see only what they want to see and hear. But that is life, isn't it?

Posted by: greatgran1 | September 29, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Our newscaster on Channel 8 stated that she was in the audience and they were booing the low scores of Jennifer Grey's performance. She said that Sarah Palin was well received. Now she was there in the audience and knew what actually went on not what some reporter is trying to make it out to be.
I find that liberals all lie and twist the truth. it is simply shameful. No one hates Sarah Palin unless you are a moronic drone of wishful nothing that follows the big "0" like a panting puppy dog.

Posted by: greatgran1 | September 29, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

squir1008 (and the now-60% who think Gov. Palin was getting booed):

Did you watch last night's results show?

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 29, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

BBear1:

Sure (as long as any of them are going to run for President next year ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 29, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

I suppose the liberals are rubbing their hands together in joyful, albeit malevolent glee, over the possibility that Palin might have been booed at the Dancing with the Stars performance. Although the audience apparently booed at something else according to the emcee, it won't matter - the liberals will insist it was Palin who got booed. Pitiful!

Posted by: Tommypie | September 29, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I suppose the liberals are rubbing their hands together in joyful, albeit malevolent glee, over the possibility that Palin might have been booed at the Dancing with the Stars performance. Although the audience apparently booed at something else according to the emcee, it won't matter - the liberals will insist it was Palin who got booed. Pitiful!

Posted by: Tommypie | September 29, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I suppose the liberals are rubbing their hands together in joyful, albeit malevolent glee, over the possibility that Palin might have been booed at the Dancing with the Stars performance. Although the audience apparently booed at something else according to the emcee, it won't matter - the liberals will insist it was Palin who got booed. Pitiful!

Posted by: Tommypie | September 29, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

This subject is beyond stupid.

WaPo blows.

Posted by: bacala1 | September 29, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

After voting and veiwing the results, and after reading the comments; the only conclusion that I can reach is that the majority of voters DIDN'T watch the utube clip and some of the comentators only made comments of their preconceived opinions!!!

Posted by: patriot571 | September 29, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Thank God for giving us someone like Sarah, one with the backbone and morals to confront the Progressive demons among us. You go girl!

Posted by: ral8257 | September 29, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

On the results show last night, they showed “Whom” the people were booing. It was Grey’s (24) they thought she deserved a higher score. No one booed Sarah Palin, and it is just another one of the left-wing media’s propaganda tactics, sexism on her, still. They are just doing their job for their base, the liberals and they are so scarred of Sarah Palin, they have to try and destroy her. Don’t forget, all Liberals lie, always and liberalism never works, whomever they have in charge.
History never lies it can only be rewritten as these people have tried to do, do not allow these small things to continue to happen,

Posted by: Moraltruth | September 29, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Unless the u tube shot is inaccurate, it is very obvious that the "booing" is not taking place any where near the interview with Sarah Palin!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: patriot571 | September 29, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Will someone please stop talking about this imbecile. Who cares what this nut thinks. Go to her church and see how crazy she is, really!
Do you know she believe that the world is flat and the earth is two thousand years old.

By the way 91% of all baby's born in Africa are HIV+, now that is news. Also most were from African men raping women. There is a Shoot to Kill policy is South Africa because of the rampant crime.

Please Stop the Drug War Now. Get rid of the D umb E nforcement A gency.

Posted by: urscrewed | September 29, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Will someone please stop talking about this imbecile. Who cares what this nut thinks. Go to her church and see how crazy she is, really!
Do you know she believe that the world is flat and the earth is two thousand years old.

By the way 91% of all baby's born in Africa are HIV+, now that is news. Also most were from African men raping women. There is a Shoot to Kill policy is South Africa because of the rampant crime.

Please Stop the Drug War Now. Get rid of the D umb E nforcement A gency.

Posted by: urscrewed | September 29, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Akhtarman Wrote: She, "Glenn Beck", "Christine O'Donnell" and the 'Tea Baggers' are the face of crazy "white trash America" that is increasingly vocal as it increasingly dies off! Let's pray for their demise (to Jebus of course ;-)
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You really need to take your medication loser!
Cheer up; your welfare check arrives in a few days.

Posted by: dcn1 | September 29, 2010 6:26 AM | Report abuse

Yes...no question about it, they were booing Palin.

Posted by: squirl008 | September 29, 2010 2:44 AM | Report abuse

Well I hope all of you that placed your vote watched tonight and seen how incredible WRONG you were! It's amazing how everyone just wants to see things their way. Just spin spin everything out there.

The press could not wait to get their hands on this news and OH Guess What, they were WRONG again. I bet their not going to report the real story. I bet they won't run the whole clip that shows it had nothing to do with Sarah.

Sarah Palin was there to see her daughter dance. She was hesitant about coming because she did not want to take away from Bristol's night, I guess all of you haters ruined that.

This should shows that depending on what angle you are at and what spin you want to put on things you can make several ignorant people believe your spin.

It's funny how you haters get on here and comment Sarah's dumb, a bad mother, she did not even know her daughter's name or to say she was the best dancer. Come on, her daughter did not dance yet and her question was who was her favorite so far... not who's your favorite.

Just like everything else you haters keep looking for that CHANGE you so desperately wanted. It was presented one way and now you elected it and are being served it another. HOWS IT TASTING?

Posted by: san68 | September 28, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Who booed whom aside, can we expect Bergeron to personally sit down with every contestant's Mom for a little video "hug"? Not unless it helps ABC attract Fox viewers.

Posted by: BBear1 | September 28, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Hunter 340, what planet do you live on!?

Posted by: atose | September 28, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

"Given the negative reaction to those boos heard during last night’s telecast of Dancing With the Stars, the producers will go the extra mile during this evening’s telecast and show that the crowd was directing their disdain toward the judges, not the visiting Sarah Palin."

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/09/28/dancing-with-the-stars-boos-werent-directed-at-sarah-palin-show-says/

LOL!!!

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

you betcha..

Posted by: maureenh2 | September 28, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

You betcha....they were booing Palin

Posted by: maureenh2 | September 28, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

"Oh come on, cut her some slack people. Last night she was just a mom supporting her daughter. No need to bring politics into EVERYTHING."

Posted by: emacco

Why won't the media just LEAVE THE PALINS ALONE!!??

/sarcasm off

Posted by: irae | September 28, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Who the hell wouldn't boo a crackpot lunatic who supports religious bigotry (Mosque opposition), warns about the government having "death panels" and sleeps in bed with NeoCons and their plans to start a war with Iran (gee, I guess the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq are working out so great that they need 1 more!!!!).

She, "Glenn Beck", "Christine O'Donnell" and the 'Tea Baggers' are the face of crazy "white trash America" that is increasingly vocal as it increasingly dies off! Let's pray for their demise (to Jebus of course ;-)

Posted by: akhtarman | September 28, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

When asked who her favorite contestant was, Palin forgot she had a daughter in the show! some mom.

Posted by: kathleen_oconnor | September 28, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Too much confirmation bias for a poll like this to have any real credibility, although it was fun to vote one's bias in this case. Anything to aid the perception that Palin's as well as her family's 15 minutes have long since ended, and thnakfully so.

Posted by: TheghostofLennyBruce | September 28, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Where has jennifer grey been for so long? What happened to her cute little nose?

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | September 28, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Oh come on, cut her some slack people. Last night she was just a mom supporting her daughter. No need to bring politics into EVERYTHING.

Posted by: emacco | September 28, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Of course they were booing her. You could tell just from the forced look on her face that she knew it, too.

If you don't believe it, read what an audience member says:

http://sarahisaphony.blogspot.com/2010/09/dwts.html

Posted by: solsticebelle | September 28, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

The president who campaigned for a more “open government” and “full disclosure” will not unseal his medical records, his school records, his birth records or his passport records. He will not release his Harvard records, his Columbia College records, or his Occidental College records—he will not even release his Columbia College thesis. All his legislative records from the Illinois State Senate are missing and he claims his scheduling records during those State Senate years are lost as well. In addition, no one can find his school records for the elite K-12 college prep school, Punahou School, he attended in Hawaii.

Posted by: hunter340 | September 28, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing to indicate that they were booing Palin. She wasn't on camera, or being introduced, or speaking. In fact, when she was introduced, the audience cheered.

People who saw the show said they were booing Grey's scores.

Maybe they were booing Obama, who wasn't in the audience, wasn't being introduced and wasn't on camera either.

Posted by: Beatrix1 | September 28, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing to indicate that they were booing Palin. She wasn't on camera, or being introduced, or speaking. In fact, when she was introduced, the audience cheered.

People who saw the show said they were booing Grey's scores.

Maybe they were booing Obama, who wasn't in the audience, wasn't being introduced and wasn't on camera either.

Posted by: Beatrix1 | September 28, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

There's nothing to indicate they were booing Palin. She wasn't being introduced, interviewed, and she wasn't on camera. And she got cheers when she was introduced.

Something happened off camera that we couldn't see. Why decide that it had to do with Palin?

Posted by: Beatrix1 | September 28, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

There's nothing to indicate they were booing Palin. She wasn't being introduced, interviewed, and she wasn't on camera. And she got cheers when she was introduced.

Something happened off camera that we couldn't see. Why decide that it had to do with Palin?

Posted by: Beatrix1 | September 28, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I think the United States deserves Sarah Palin.

Posted by: palmtree2001 | September 28, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I think the United States deserves Sarah Palin.

Posted by: palmtree2001 | September 28, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

txclaire:

I don't want her to call me. Did you see Bruno / Len's reaction to the booing BEFORE the clip that starts above?

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

They were saying "boo-urns."

Posted by: cooooooley | September 28, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Give it a rest, Jake. She's not gonna call you.

Posted by: txclaire | September 28, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

brickman1:

At least you admit to not watching -- had you been, maybe you would have known that she and Piper were sitting in the same, exact chairs for the whole show -- no one "walked on stage" just in time for the booing. The audience DID clap when she was announced though (maybe over the boos). That being said, I doubt that Gov. Palin thinks she's going to carry Los Angeles County in 2012 ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

My take on this (not that I was watching) is she walked in on stage and that is when the heckling began... That being said, I have a new found respect for the audience though! Maybe if Palin now realizes that what she assumed were her supporters and are also those who are entertained by such a show do not follow her, she should acknowledge now that it really is time for her leave the stage!

Posted by: brickman1 | September 28, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

My take on this (not that I was watching) is she walked in on stage and that is when the heckling began... That being said, I have a new found respect for the audience though! Maybe if Palin now realizes that what she assumed were her supporters and are also those who are entertained by such a show do not follow her, she should acknowledge now that it really is time for her leave the stage!

Posted by: brickman1 | September 28, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

The clip (above) starts AFTER the booing began and does not include the judges' reaction.

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they were just booing because when you combined a stupid show with a stupid woman - its a lose lose and there is really nothing to cheer about!

Posted by: skins10 | September 28, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Hey Kenk3. You wouldn't happen to be a Palestinian would you? Owwww, Bada Bing!

Posted by: jmounadi | September 28, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't care for her that much....but...without being in the audience there is no way of knowing if the boos were meant for her. It's really idiot to even guess.

Posted by: steveinva | September 28, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't care for her that much....but...without being in the audience there is no way of knowing if the boos were meant for her. It's really idiot to even guess.

Posted by: steveinva | September 28, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Hawaiian_Gecko:

Good point.

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Since they didn't boo Palin when she was introduced, and they didn't boo Palin after anything that she said, I'd say they were booing for some other reason than Sarah Palin.

Of course the silly poll taken here on the WaPost simply indicates the type of morons that take these polls.

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Posted by: Hawaiian_Gecko | September 28, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

It's just not polite to boo your next President.

Posted by: snowbucks | September 28, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

There was no "boo delay" (watch Bruno's reaction again ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse


Will someone please hit Palin in the head with a rock...

Posted by: kenk3 | September 28, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

It was obvious the boos were for Sarah Palin. I watched DWTS live then went back and watched it on my DVR to be sure. I don't care about anybody's political views. The audience politely applauded as each judge gave Jennifer and Derek an 8. They never turn around and start booing after the fact. Yes, the audience welcomed Sarah after the camera was on her. Maybe there were a few protesters in the crowd that booed and they got rid of them quickly. I'm simply saying that in my opinion the boos were definitley for Sarah.

Posted by: jweems1 | September 28, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

It isn't plausible that they were booing Grey's scores. Grey's scores had already been anounced and she was already backstage talking to Brooke. A boo delay? Doesn't make sense. Had to be Palin, due to the logic.

Perhaps any audience members can enlighten us.

Posted by: txclaire | September 28, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Crandell6:

I watched the show too, but neither of us were there.

nickandjeannene1:

It would be your worst nightmare, huh?

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I voted for they were booing Grey's score, I watched the show and I'm certainly no fan of Sarah's however she wasn't booed

Posted by: Crandell6 | September 28, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

If they weren't booing Palin, they should have been.
Sarah Palin should be booed from one end of the country to the other.

Posted by: cjbass55 | September 28, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2:

Keep dreaming.

Posted by: nickandjeannene1 | September 28, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

nickandjeannene1:

Hopefully not until January 20, 2021 ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

P.S. I voted for "I don't know why they were booing" (I'm shocked that 66% think they were booing Gov. Palin, unless you have a link to an interview of someone who says he/she was there and booed her, how can you know?)

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Palin is so saccharin sweet she makes we want to throw-up. When will she finally disappear?

Posted by: nickandjeannene1 | September 28, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Palin is so saccharin sweet she makes we want to throw-up. When will she finally disappear?

Posted by: nickandjeannene1 | September 28, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Princess4:

Which "announcer" are you referring to?

borntorun45:

You've never seen other family members seated in the front row like that? Also, please quote her "spiteful vitriol" from last night (the video is right above for you). If you can actually do that, I'd be interested in why you think that Bristol's title as "Teen Advocate" rings a little hollow.

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, they were booing Palin as even the dancers and the announcer paused for a moment and asked, "What are they booing?" They had no idea. If they had been booing the scores the announcer would have commented.

Posted by: Princess4 | September 28, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, they were booing Palin as even the dancers and the announcer paused for a moment and asked, "What are they booing?" They had no idea. If they had been booing the scores the announcer would have commented.

Posted by: Princess4 | September 28, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

They were booing Palin. Grey's scores were high, as they should have been, so no reason to boo them. I think that when Tom Bergeron sat down next to her, the crowd, realizing that she was going to be given YET ANOTHER platform from which to spread her spiteful vitriol, reacted accordingly. I would have booed her myself - and did, from my couch.

And she should have been seated in the cheap seats like everybody else - who would want their mom front and center for a national performance like that? How embarrassing for Bristol, who's doing a respectable job at dancing, although her title as "Teen Advocate" rings a little hollow. "Bristol the Pistol" indeed.

Posted by: borntorun45 | September 28, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

irisatrix:

The first boos are actually heard DURING the revealing of scores, with Bruno looking around wondering if they (the judges) were being booed. Len also shook his head at it. I think there were boos for the scores (there were earlier boos for low scores / judge's comments).

If Gov. Palin was actually being booed, that's fairly rude behavior from the audience against a mother showing up to simply support her daughter (no one booed John Michael "Ozzy" and Sharon Osbourne and they are much worse than Sarah Palin IMHO ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | September 28, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm just happy to see Sarah wear her black leather S&M jacket. What a retard.

Posted by: motogp46 | September 28, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I was not there. However, I think they were booing Grey's scores because when the announcer introduced Palin I only heard cheers in the video. If the people were booing her it seems to me they would have booed when her name was announced. I know I would have.

Posted by: foofoofoo | September 28, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I really think the reporter is reaching very far to try to connect the booing to Sarah Palin. Please refrain from innuendo and just present the fact. The Washington Post used to be known for presenting the facts and letting the readers decide. Shameful journalism!

Posted by: charlesthompson2 | September 28, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

If you weren't there, you don't know. What a dumb poll.

Posted by: shejoy | September 28, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Regardless of her politics, or what Bristol did that made herself "famous," Sarah was supporting her daughter. What a horrible person she must be.

Posted by: huguenotklj | September 28, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

As someone who regularly watches the show, I suspect that we are looking at another Post reporter that has completely lost their mind. The Post spends so much time spinning any news about Palin (or the Tea Party) and is so wrapped up in their twisted sick distortions it has long crossed he border into being pathological. My god, a newspaper afraid of a debate on free trade, fearful of any meaningful discussion on the issues, reduced to hack hit pieces by K-Street spin doctors from which they "liberally" plagiarize .

Posted by: mibrooks27 | September 28, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

I read the article several times over.

At no point did I see any direct linkage between the boos and Sarah Palin -- other than Lisa's innuendo.

And, how many boos were there, and, who was booing? Did the boos begin when Palin arrived? or after the judges voted?

Those little facts didn't get reported from our intrepid observer.

From the facts she presented, it would be just as logical to conclude the boos were directed at Lisa De Moraes' political opinions.

From those of us who have previously enjoyed reading your column in the past, Lisa, please keep your personal politics to yourself. Innuendo has never been a good substitute for fact.

Posted by: irisatrx | September 28, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Good grief, didn't any of you watch that part of the show? They were booing Grey's scores. When Palin was introduced she got whistles and a loud round of applause.

Posted by: Christian1941 | September 28, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

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Yes, you should be a proud parent.. your child is on "Dancing with the Stars", your job as a parent has been accomplished.

Sarah Palin and all those who follow her are pathetic.

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Posted by: A-Voter | September 28, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

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