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Posted at 2:18 PM ET, 11/ 3/2010

Too busy dancing, Bristol Palin didn't vote

By Liz Kelly

Bristol Palin, with 'Dancing' partner Mark Ballas. (Reuters)

Bristol Palin apparently isn't swept up in the Tea Party frenzy along with mom Sarah Palin. She didn't vote. But who can blame her? Week after week, she's been her own Tea Party -- the improbable, unqualified, ostensibly unelectable wild card who keeps defying all odds by making the "Dancing with the Stars" cut.

On Wednesday, Palin -- daughter of the one-time GOP vice presidential nominee and erstwhile governor of Alaska -- admitted to Inside Edition, "I did not send in my absentee ballots to Alaska."

"I'm going to be in trouble," added Palin in an interview set to air Wednesday. "Sorry, mom!"

And mom may indeed be a bit steamed since Tea Partier Joe Miller, who she endorsed, looks to have been shut out of a Senate race by write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Asked if she'd support her mom for a 2012 presidential bid, Palin replied "I know she is great, and she is great for our country."

In September, a controversy erupted when Sarah Palin was apparently booed by the audience when she turned up to support Bristol.

Source: New York Daily News

By Liz Kelly  | November 3, 2010; 2:18 PM ET
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Comments

Okay I come to Celebritology to get away from politics. Thanks for equating the tea party movement with the unqualified and the unelectable. Except well, they got elected, which makes them electable.

Posted by: epjd | November 3, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

What our esteemed friend & learned counsel ep said.

Also, Bristol "keeps defying all odds by making the "Dancing with the Stars" cut" in much the same way the Harlem Globetrotters have defied the odds during their winning streak. (And even today, Meadowlark Lemon has better legs than Bristol. Good God.)

Posted by: byoolin1 | November 3, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Okay I come to Celebritology to get away from politics. Thanks for equating the tea party movement with the unqualified and the unelectable. Except well, they got elected, which makes them electable.

Posted by: epjd | November 3, 2010 3:30 PM

Umm... Miller, Odonnell, Angle, and Paladino did not get elected. The only big name Tea partiers that did get elected were Rubio and Paul. Republicans had a big night - not so much the tea partiers.

Posted by: NMModerate1 | November 3, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

First GW now Bristol...all in one day. I come here to get away from the politics. So ditto to what ep said.

Posted by: Vienna8425 | November 3, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Okay I come to Celebritology to get away from politics. Thanks for equating the tea party movement with the unqualified and the unelectable. Except well, they got elected, which makes them electable.

Posted by: epjd | November 3, 2010 3:30 PM

Umm... Miller, Odonnell, Angle, and Paladino did not get elected. The only big name Tea partiers that did get elected were Rubio and Paul. Republicans had a big night - not so much the tea partiers.

Posted by: NMModerate1 | November 3, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

You only get one ballot, Bristol, not ballot"s" guess that's all you can expect fro a kid from a family that places so much importance on silly things like education, oh, and birth control...

Posted by: isthisajoke | November 3, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

You know, the title's right in the post. You don't have to read the article if you don't want to.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | November 3, 2010 11:18 PM | Report abuse

I think Bristol's appearing on DWTS pretty much blows her immunity from scrutiny re what might otherwise have arguably been a private matter. Her (non-)voting is fair game for celebritologists.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | November 4, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Good.

Posted by: Dwarf_Sidious | November 5, 2010 12:57 AM | Report abuse

Wow, do people really care whether or not Bristol Palin voted? In a year when the youth vote simply did not show up, to the worst detriment of the Dems, one young single mom trying to make a living on a dance show aka popularity contest who forgets to vote is a yawner. I find it amusing that the so-called champions of single moms love to cut this young women down whenever possible because of who her mom is.

Posted by: imfree | November 5, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone else that has posted a comment here actually voted by absentee ballot? I have, many times. It's not an easy process. You first have to obtain an application for a ballot, and that application requires the signature of two witnesses; that must be filed with the local election board. There is a deadline for this. Then the ballot is mailed to you, you fill it in, then get two witnesses again (or a notary), and mail it back to be received at the election board before voting closes on that day. One year, I had to pay to mail mine FedEx becauses I almost missed the deadline. If you're on the road, you may not have a mailing address you can use for both the application and where the ballot is to be mailed to you. I would think Bristol is staying in a hotel somewhere and may get mail at a PO box. Give her credit for ADMITTING she forgot to vote, especially since a lot of people her age don't even bother to register!

Posted by: lynda_durfee | November 8, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

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