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Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 11/23/2010

Jennifer Grey wins 'Dancing With the Stars' 11th season; Bristol Palin finishes third (Photos, video)

By Lisa de Moraes

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Jennifer Grey, left, and Derek Hough celebrate on stage. (ABC) | PHOTOS

Winning the competition "would mean a lot to me. ... It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me!" Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol exclaimed at the start of Tuesday's "Dancing With the Stars" 11th-season finale.

But it was not to be.

Conservatives and those who feel maternal instincts toward girls next door were thwarted in their effort to vote 20-year-old Bristol Palin into the winning slot on the ABC competition show; Jennifer Grey, 50-year-old star of "Dirty Dancing," was awarded the hideous-yet-coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.

Bristol finished third, behind 19-year-old Disney star Kyle Massey who generated a wave of good feeling among viewers -- and the show's three professional judges -- with his exuberance and general likeability.

"There have been so many good memories. This has been such a life-changing experience and I had the time of my life," Bristol told show host Tom Bergeron when he revealed she'd won the bronze after months of competition.

"If somebody had said to me, in Week 1, 'Bristol Palin's in the final,' I'd have pickled me walnuts!" the show's senior professional judge, Len Goodman, said in the final minutes of Tuesday's show, speaking for us all.

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Bristol Palin and her partner Mark Ballas perform during the 'Dancing with the Stars' finale. (Reuters) | PHOTOS

But first, a moment to feel bad for all the people who think that voting for Bristol is taking back America for morality and who had to sit through Christina Aguilera's "Burlesque" song-and-dance number. Let's just say it was as burlesque as primetime TV can get without a fine.

Jennifer won the first round Tuesday, in which the stars re-performed an earlier dance from the season, with a perfect score of 30 points, followed by Kyle with 26 and Bristol with 25.

Meanwhile, in social media land, fans of Jennifer, Bristol and Kyle sent competing "iwaves" on the "Dancing With the Stars" Facebook page while the three finalists each rehearsed their final dance -- an InstaCha-Cha Challenge for the last dance, to a tune they'd only learned minutes earlier would be Pink's "Raise Your Glass," practicing in what Bergeron called The Dancing With the Stars Veal Cages backstage.

Monday's finale had attracted nearly 24 million viewers -- the franchise's biggest Monday audience in six seasons -- and more than three million viewers ahead of last season. Monday's episode was -- for one night at least -- TV's most watched entertainment telecast this season.

Judges got the final say Tuesday night. Viewer voting was closed, but each of the three finalists danced two times more and the judges' scores for those dances were added to their Monday judge tallies.

Jennifer -- who is best known for co-starring in the pop-classic "Dirty Dancing" with Patrick Swayze, who died of cancer little more than a year ago -- won with the highest combined total of judges' points and viewer votes.

In the end, the voting bloc of Sarah Palin supporters, along with Bristol's appeal as the non-pro outsider/underdog, was not enough to give her the win. Jennifer prevailed with her perfect scores from the judges and her clearly superior dance skills.

"Dancing" producers acknowledged Tuesday that a "record amount of activity" had overloaded the show's telephone and online voting systems Monday night.

"Some viewers reported experiencing difficulties registering their votes for the Dancing With the Stars finale, which affected each finalist equally," show producers said in a statement Tuesday with the easy nonchalance of people who know they're not going to be called upon to prove it.


Professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer and her partner Kyle Massey perform during the finale. (Reuters) | PHOTOS

"The issue was promptly addressed," the statement said, and voting times were not extended in the wake of the bottleneck.

Jennifer went into Tuesday's finale in first place among the judges based on her two Monday dances; the actress and partner Derek Hough were showered with two perfect scores Monday for a total of 60 points.

Kyle and his partner, Lacey Schwimmer, had scored 56 points from the judges, and Bristol and dance partner Mark Ballas had brought up the rear -- as they had for the past several weeks -- with 52 points.

Bristol had made it to the finals with the help of conservative bloggers and Web sites that turned the retro cheesetastic dance competition into a political referendum.

"Are you planning on hosting a Team Bristol Monday Night Dancing Watch party?" conservative blogger Kevin DuJan asked on his blog Hillbuzz.org before the Monday show. "You ... can actually vote together and send Bristol over the top ... while sending Leftist heads into meltdown."

On the other side of the political spectrum, the liberal Web site Network for Progress urged people to get out the vote for Jennifer.

"Fight back against the Tea Party ... because they may make our news and elections into a joke but we need to draw a line at our reality competitions!" the Web site said in an e-mail, with tongue planted firmly in cheek. "Join Network For Progress as we come together to raise awareness about one of the biggest threats America faces today ... Bristol Palin winning Dancing with the Stars.

"Don't even do it for your friends or family. Don't even do it because you hate Sarah Palin. Do it for Patrick Swayze. Rest his Soul," Network for Progress said.

Regardless of the outcome, casting Bristol on the show had an enormous effect on this season and probably on how the show will be cast going forward.

"Bristol grabbed so many votes every week, the margin for error for other participants became smaller," speculated Vegas odds maker Johnny Avello, who is Wynn Las Vegas's director of Race & Sports Book Operations. Avello had projected Jennifer as the favorite to win the competition because, he told the TV Column, "there has never been a person who has won this competition who wasn't better-than-average."

Bristol's voting machine? "That's why [former NBA star] Rick Fox got kicked off," Avello theorized. And reality star Audrina Patridge, who was one of this season's strongest dancers. And former NFL star Kurt Warner. All bit the dust in this dance derby before Bristol, whose name was always preceded by "improbably survivor" in press reports about the show.

"They probably lost by the slightest of margins," Avello said wistfully of those other "stars" on the show -- most particularly Fox, whom Avello had forecast to win before this season debuted.

"She certainly has changed this show," Avello said.

"I had no reasons to believe this would happen," "Dancing" executive producer Conrad Green told the TV Column late last week about the politicization of this edition of the show.

"It's been illuminating," he said, adding that he felt sorry for Bristol. She "shouldn't have to be doing this under this scrutiny," Green said -- even though he had orchestrated a lot of Bristol's discomfort.

Last week, for example, Bristol and pop singer Brandy Norwood were lined up on stage as the last two dancers to discover whether they'd make it to this week. Show host Bergeron's announcement that Bristol was voted in set off a brouhaha -- Brandy had received a perfect score for her tango that week. Brandy was left speechless, and Jennifer's partner Derek Hough hitched up his jaw, which had crashed to the floor while Green's camera crew recorded every delicious moment.

That show prompted some to question the credibility of the "Dancing" voting system, particularly when, in comments, people voting for Bristol began claiming they'd figured out how to game "Dancing's" voting system.

More on this story:

Full 'Dancing' coverage: News, pics, video and more

Timeline: A look back at the heartbreaks, highlights

Photo gallery: Down to the final contestants

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 23, 2010; 11:19 PM ET
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Bristol really loves the middle finger and the word it represents.

But she's no Johnny Cash.

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Posted by: edlharris | November 23, 2010 11:41 PM | Report abuse

"It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there..." Wow. What a classy lady on national television.

Be it a politician, athlete, actor, or regular private citizen - who in America would want their child speaking so crassly on a tv show watched by kids, grandparents and the like? (And no, I'm not writing this from a cloistered finishing school as I clutch my pearls in horror.)

I actually give Bristol a lot of credit for her spunk and determination in the face of a lot of criticism (even though much of it was about her crapitude as a dancer which was true), but wishing profane gestures to half of America is pretty low end.

I'd like to see a reality team-up show with Bristol and the Bravo Real Housewife Countess LuAnn who recorded a song entitled, "Money can't buy you class". We know Bristol can club a halibut to death, now I'd like to see her act like a dignified member of civilization.

Posted by: flippityflop2 | November 23, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Winning the competition "would mean a lot to me..It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me!" Bristol Palin exclaimed.

The viewers spoke from Monday evening to early Tuesday morning. Those three fingers that were not pointed out pointed right back and finished her in 3rd place. This was not about hate. This was about talent prevailing.

Of course, "nobody puts Baby in the corner".

Posted by: Falling4Ever | November 23, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

"It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there..." Wow. What a classy lady on national television.

Be it a politician, athlete, actor, or regular private citizen - who in America would want their child speaking so crassly on a tv show watched by kids, grandparents and the like? (And no, I'm not writing this from a cloistered finishing school as I clutch my pearls in horror.)

I actually give Bristol a lot of credit for her spunk and determination in the face of a lot of criticism (even though much of it was about her crapitude as a dancer which was true), but wishing profane gestures to half of America is pretty low end.

I'd like to see a reality team-up show with Bristol and the Bravo Real Housewife Countess LuAnn who recorded a song entitled, "Money can't buy you class". We know Bristol can club a halibut to death, now I'd like to see her act like a dignified member of civilization.

Posted by: flippityflop2 | November 23, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Oh, the pressure of being first! Anyway, now that Bristol has been established as the third-best dancer in America, what's next for her? Broadway?

Posted by: justmike | November 23, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for the accidental double post above!

Posted by: flippityflop2 | November 23, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

"It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me!"

Proving once again, you can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl.

Posted by: thetroubleboys | November 23, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Whoops.

Posted by: justmike | November 23, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Bristol Palin clearly doesn't understand that people were resentful that she made it as far as she did on the show not because they don't like her mother, but because SHE'S NOT A GOOD DANCER. Instead of being honest about her limitations, and laughing it off -- after all, this is a celebrity dance show we're talking about here, for heaven's sake -- she felt it necessary to lash out with this middle finger stuff. Between that comment and sister Willow's gay-bashing and obscenity-laced emails, it's hard to avoid the conclusion that the Palin sisters don't have much class.

Posted by: sally_york | November 23, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait until the teabaggers start posting about how the liberals organized and brought poor Bristol down.

Let the whining begin!

Posted by: arancia12 | November 24, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

The Gods have spoken: Jennifer Gray wins it for her talent, and ability, and expressions that she really enjoyed dancing.

Bristol came off cold and didn't smile much and her facial expressions mostly looked like she didn't enjoy being there.

When she mentioned she didn't like dancing sexy in her underwear it proves she doesn't have a healthy attitude towards sex and that she doesn't see the difference between costumes and undewear and dancing with feeling versus dancing as having sex.

Oh, please, let the Palin's go BACK to Alaska and stay there.

Its a shame we now call an unwed mother a 'teen activist' and all too often appear to accept unwed mothers as being "Okay" when its not.

Where is the Palin's conservative family values? They are in Hollywood, the news media every day and raking in the almighty dollar.

Posted by: MikkiMac | November 24, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Jennifer won, as she should have. Bristol should have been gone long ago, not because her mother is the Palin airhead, but because she is stiff as a board! ... she can follow a routine, but just can't dance. She has to understand that you have to put her body in it and not just do the moves... Oh well, better luck next time LOL

Posted by: lorene57 | November 24, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

She has to understand that you have to put her body in it and not just do the moves... Oh well, better luck next time LOL

Posted by: lorene57

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You could have said the same thing about her mother's campaign.

Posted by: arancia12 | November 24, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse


Bristol really loves the middle finger and the word it represents.

But she's no Johnny Cash.

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Posted by: edlharris

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Amen to that.

The real reason that the conservatives stuffed the ballot box for Bristol was because they hoped to see her flash her hoo-hah.

Hmmm...I could get with that.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 24, 2010 12:21 AM | Report abuse

Bristol, any time you'd like me to finger you, just call me.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 24, 2010 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Bristol, any time you'd like me to finger you, just call me.

And I'll discount the price for fingering your mother.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 24, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Bush derangement syndrome in the Democratic Party is being replaced by Palin derangement syndrome.

The Democratic Party stands for absolutely nothing. But against every day America.

Posted by: FormerDemocrat | November 24, 2010 12:30 AM | Report abuse

FormerDemocrat, if you'd like, I'll finger you, too. But you'll have to pay full retail price.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 24, 2010 12:43 AM | Report abuse

Hey Former Democrat, you should be aware Dems haven't hated Bush or Palin with anywhere near the intensity and insanity that the Reps hated Clinton.

Bush was constantly investigated to the tune of millions of dollars like Clinton was. And you haven't seen anything yet. The current man in the White House will be hounded like a Republican on Sarah's red peep-toe pumps.

Posted by: arancia12 | November 24, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

FD, please stay on topic. If not, please go troll 4chan with others like you.

Posted by: Falling4Ever | November 24, 2010 12:51 AM | Report abuse

Firebreathing conservative loudmouths attempt to rig a vote and warp the will of the voters in order to produce an outcome more to their liking. Gee, where have I heard this before.....?

Posted by: WaitingForGodot | November 24, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Lisa de Moraes, you're so blinded by your partisan bile that you fail to see the obvious.

Some people actually liked Bristol, and the fact that she clearly deserved "most improved."

And some people were likely turned off by Brandy the diva and her partner Maks, who mirrored his partner. Ever notice how well the partners are matched with their stars?

Rick Fox? C'mon. He may be a basketball player, but he's no dancer.

Kyle Massey? Again, not a dancer. He's very likeable and has charisma, though. He should never have made the finals.

Once Audrina was voted off, the only real choice for winner was Jennifer Grey.

So, Lisa, try checking your partisan prejudice at the door. Bristol made the finals, based on viewer voting. Nothing a two-bit TV liberal writer can do about that, in spite of her partisan views.

Posted by: Benson | November 24, 2010 1:10 AM | Report abuse

Benson, I'll be happy to finger you, too. But no discount for you.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | November 24, 2010 1:14 AM | Report abuse

sasquatchbigfoot,

Maybe you should just finger yourself.

Then again, I'm sure you already do.

Posted by: Benson | November 24, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Bristol needs to cut the fat off her moose steaks before slipping them down her gullet.

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | November 24, 2010 1:27 AM | Report abuse

Bristol Palin deserved to win. I thought she was a great dancer. And such classy tattoos!

Posted by: brittania | November 24, 2010 1:27 AM | Report abuse

It's a good thing that liberals are so classy. Otherwise, they'd probably be saying hateful things about Bristol Palin for making the finals of DWTS.

On second thought, they seem to rather enjoy saying hateful things.

Posted by: Benson | November 24, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

A real class act, what with here's a middle finger to all those who don't like me. She had a great opportunity to show some grace and maturity but chose not to, uh, as they say, walk through that open door.

Posted by: lstrauss2 | November 24, 2010 1:50 AM | Report abuse

what a snarky piece. just what you'd expect from the msnbc of print..

Posted by: wewintheylose | November 24, 2010 2:03 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if Bristol the Pistol gave the winners the bird after the cameras stopped running? Or is she saving it for her Facebook page?

Posted by: MikkiMac | November 24, 2010 2:17 AM | Report abuse

That Middle-Finger Palin stayed on that show as long as she did is testament to how many Americans care nothing for talent or brains, and that they'd rather vote for their favorite brainless baboon than reward any honest effort.

Welcome to the USA -- The World's Largest Trailer Park! Leave your non-whites and your educations at the door.

Posted by: Frank57 | November 24, 2010 2:42 AM | Report abuse

It is so hard to believe she actually made that middle finger comment. Mark Ballas looked so relieved they came in third, he could barely wipe the smile off his face. He did not want to win from ballot box stuffing. He has won before and those times it was rightfully deserved. I don't think he was worried about death threats. He was more worried about his reputation among his fellow dancers. To the person who claimed the Washington Post was the MSNBC of print, I'm pretty sure it is owned by a Republican. If you prefer biased news tune into Fox news channel. The Palins pretend to scorn the media but only if it is unflattering to them. Barbara Bush had it correctly. She made the statement that Sara Palin seemed to really like Alaska so hopefully she'll stay there. Congrats to Jenn and Derek.

Posted by: weezee14 | November 24, 2010 2:54 AM | Report abuse

Bristol lost because she had a bad attitude. She acted like a loser and fulfilled her own prophecy.

At the same time, I still feel sorry for her. It is obvious that her mother would rather have done the show, instead of exploiting her child to live vicariously through her. If it were Sarah Palin doing the dancing, she'd have put more spunk and energy into it, and wouldn't have been as stiff.

At least Bristol can go back to the other exploitation job of being a "teen activist."

Posted by: Charlene-K | November 24, 2010 3:02 AM | Report abuse

"Some people actually liked Bristol, and the fact that she clearly deserved 'most improved.' "

Oh, boy bragging rights g=for "most improved"! That's like winning "Miss Congeniality" which usually goes to a girl who fails even to get runner-up placement.

hich reminds me -- didn't that happen to Bristol's mother, in that long-ago Miss Alaska beauty pageant? When she was SECOND runner-up to a beautiful African-American girl?

Posted by: kayjay503 | November 24, 2010 3:10 AM | Report abuse

Gee, how am I going to live now???????? Nothing else to say about this as I can not wax as poetic as everyone else here did. Don't know about you but this seals it for me. Bristol needs to run for president next week.

Posted by: purveyors | November 24, 2010 4:09 AM | Report abuse

It's a shame that this became about politics. I'm so not a Palin fan. I'm sure Bristol worked hard,but she shouldn't have gone as far as she did in the competition, esp. when the skill of the people she beat out was obviously better, even from the judges standpoint.

Posted by: lidiworks1 | November 24, 2010 4:53 AM | Report abuse

Remember when Obama gave Hillary the bird during the primaries? hahahaha, what a guy. I'm sure all you lefties out there are secretly upset Bristol lost because now, you can't use the tea bagger conspiracy...yikes

Posted by: tcdifla | November 24, 2010 5:13 AM | Report abuse

Bristol is not wrong about so many people hating her and her mother. They are posting right here on WaPo.

I am no judge of talent, but the animosity is right here. Bad taste in showing her finger? Millions of Democrats have given the finger to both her and her mother.

This must be yet another glass ceiling that Democrats are seeking to shatter. "It is OK to be nasty to women as long as they are Republicans."

People, don't forget that North Korea and Afghanistan are both issuing us challenges. We have serious economic problems. This is not a good time for Americans to be hating other Americans. We need to work together.

How about postponing Bristol-bashing and Sarah-bashing for say, five years?

Posted by: rjpal | November 24, 2010 5:24 AM | Report abuse

To remind everyone the Palin name was the ONLY reason Bristol was ever invited to perform - PERIOD!

And as much as the conservatives wanted to overwhelm the justification of this dancing entertainment show and Bristol's mediocre performance by skewing the results from votes originating from every conservative website on the internet and injecting what they feel should be replaced by their own values - they were skunked - NADA !

Remember these the same 1/2 wit conservatives whose mantra is less government and just more of them and what they purport to force down your throat - which is a delusional joke that isn't funny !

Posted by: danglingwrangler | November 24, 2010 5:25 AM | Report abuse

To further clarify the Palin name as defined as nincompoop is understated.

Remember she can see Russia from her doorstep and does NOT have a clue what a Vice President does - just what this country needs to further run down our history of world leadership and prestige, as if globalization and financial greed/fraud isn't enough to contend with.

The United States really needs to abruptly forget this obtuse abstract delusion known as Sarah Palin and move on.

Leadership is NOT a popularity contest of construed mamma grizzly sound bites and fabricated Fox News events - this is the real world folks... so get on with it !

Posted by: danglingwrangler | November 24, 2010 5:43 AM | Report abuse

To further clarify the Palin name as defined as nincompoop is understated.

Remember that Sarah Palin can see Russia from her doorstep and does NOT have a clue what a Vice President does - just what this country needs to further run down our history of world leadership and prestige, as if globalization and financial greed/fraud isn't enough to contend with.

The United States really needs to abruptly forget this obtuse abstract delusion known as Sarah Palin and move on.

Leadership is NOT a popularity contest of construed mamma grizzly sound bites and fabricated Fox News events - this is the real world folks... so get on with it !

Posted by: danglingwrangler | November 24, 2010 5:43 AM | Report abuse

Nice talk, Bristol. Charm school should be next up on the agenda.

Posted by: SarahBB | November 24, 2010 6:12 AM | Report abuse

Bristol is a thick tramp lacking any sense of grace or manners. Excellent parenting skills Sarah!

It never ceases to amaze me that the family values crowd supports this trainwreck of a family but hates Clinton and Obama, both of whom have done an excellent job raising polite and responsible children.

Posted by: mz2010 | November 24, 2010 6:52 AM | Report abuse

LET US SEND HER TO WHITE HOUSE. GO SARAH and TAKE BRISTOL WITH YOU _ REALITY SHOW SPONSORED BY TEA PART IN WHITE HOUSE

Posted by: lionking1 | November 24, 2010 6:58 AM | Report abuse

Good, now Bristol can get a job as a dancer at the Wasilla 24 Hour Truck Stop.

Posted by: jaxspp | November 24, 2010 7:04 AM | Report abuse

I was there the day a famous Democratic presidents daughter flipped off the crowd not said so did so.

Yet its because of fear that a better president will come out of this family that remarks such as these are made.

What I find particularly humorous is people had to compare one party's vp to their presidential candidate because their presidential candidate was so complete and is still so completely unqualified that he could not be compared to the other party presidential candidate.

So now we can point fingers at a daughter and act like she is running for office rather than the person who actually will. Its typical honestly no real surprises. This is the fear with witch of late a good party has fallen. We can no longer win elections on merit but must stoop to finger pointing. Maybe it is time a new party took over. No not the republican and no not the tea party. Who does that leave? Well it definitely doesn't leave the democrats maybe its time we scrapped the whole party system and voted for those who could do the best job rather than those who are party members.

Maybe it was time when they stopped attacking the children of political candidates and showed why the candidate was unfit. It does lend the question if we have to go this far to weaken our opponent are they that much better than what we have to offer to stoop this low they must be.

Posted by: Brian429 | November 24, 2010 7:13 AM | Report abuse

Interesting to see all the Democrats out there hatin'!

I guess they've been really bored without Bush to pick on, and they can't really criticize Obama, since he walks on water.

Picking on Bristol Palin kind of makes you guys look pathetic, though. Even the Republicans don't pick on the Obama kids, or even Chelsea Clinton.

Good luck with that hating thing, though. It really isn't very attractive.

Posted by: Benson | November 24, 2010 7:27 AM | Report abuse

Political pressure from Sarah Bulshitt?
The Lil' Ho' deserved a 24th place. She uses her legs like her mother uses her head.

Posted by: analyst72 | November 24, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

Winning the competition "would mean a lot to me. ... It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me!" Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol exclaimed


Bristol, you being on the show was 'a big middle finger to all the people' who wanted this show to be an honest competition. Yeah, and we hate you & your mama grizzly even more now! So go home and shut up. You've got a son to go home and pretend you're taking care of. So go do that. We don't want to see or hear from you or your mama grizzly again.

Posted by: momof20yo | November 24, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

I tried to phone in my vote for Bristol Plain for hours last night but couldn't get thru. There was always a busy signal.
I think either ABC or palin haters blocked the phone line so Palin couldn't win.

Palin Derangement Syndrome....Proving "liberals" are the most stupid group in the USA.

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | November 24, 2010 7:39 AM | Report abuse

WaPo you sink lower and lower every day. I didn't read the article but really putting Palin on the front page. Give me a break.

Posted by: rlj1 | November 24, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

When will white people begin to apply the same standards to their own that they apply to black people. If Bristol had been a fat, black "Baby Mama" with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement and a bad attitude, I think we would be hearing a lot less about her improvement over the course of the show--or, more likely we would never have seen her again after the first dance. I will offer the same prayer of redemption for Bristol that I offer for all poor, stupid girls who spread their legs and visit nothing but misery on themselves and the spawn of their thoughtlessness. I will also pray that she and her middle finger return to Alaska and blissful anonymity--forever.

Posted by: ElviraK | November 24, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

No question. Liberalism has come out of the closet. Say the word "Palin" and the hate overflows. Liberalism is a belief system in envy. Of course, envy is a form of hate. Liberals seem to think that their world would be better if they can dictate, thru government, how we all should live.

But, that won't stop their hate. Just look at Mao in China, who proceded to murder his "subjects" because being in control wasn't enough to make the people submit.

I have seen no family, ever, that has sustained this level of hatred, none deserved, that the Palin's have sustained. It began with the hateful Washington Post which ran a minimum of three personal hate attacks per day for six weeks starting after Labor Day 2008.

You can't keep your "liberalism." I'll have no part of it.

Posted by: Cdgaman | November 24, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Despite a frenzied effort by Sarah and the teabaggers to hijack DWTS and make Bristol Palin the winner...... they failed, and rightfullly, the trophy went to the BEST DANCERS, Jennifer Grey, a STAR in her own right.

"Teen activist" does not cut it with me as being a "star". It was a title given her because the only think Bristol had going for her was her Mother, Sarah Palin. Bristol was just another girl who accidently got knocked up! Instead of staying home with that kid, she let herself be exploited by her publicity-seeking Mother! I don't blame Bristol, she is still very immature. I blame SARAH PALIN!

Bristol should not have been in the finals, she was not even an average dancer, and I am a former dancer and dance instructor.

For those tea baggers to think she was better than Brandy, or Ric Fox, or Kurt Warner, or Audrina is ridiculous. Teabaggers themselves need to grow up and face reality instead of trying to control the rest of us, you are not as powerful as you think! The INTELLIGENT voters out here outnumber you!

In the meantime, you all must have massive headaches today as you try to accept your meltdown! And I do hope DWTS next year does NOT scrape the bottom of the barrel to find "stars" and they also need to change the way people are allowed to vote.

CONGRATULATIONS JENNIFER AND DERRICK! YOU DESERVED THE TROPOHY!

Posted by: cashmere1 | November 24, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Dear Lord,

let the Palin family win every "reality" show contest - but keep them out of politics!

Amen.

Posted by: om4n | November 24, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

Winning the competition "would mean a lot to me. ... It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me!"

Oh my God, please tell me she really didn't say this.

Please.

Posted by: SwellLevel5 | November 24, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

PS Teabaggers: If your eyes are swollen from crying, put wet teabags on them! It works! Put those teabags to some good use!

Posted by: cashmere1 | November 24, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Weezee14 - you are a class act yourself.

Comparing Barbara Bush's comment - per your quote:

"Barbara Bush had it correctly. She made the statement that Sara Palin seemed to really like Alaska so hopefully she'll stay there."

and Bristol Palin's comment:

"Winning the competition "would mean a lot to me..It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me!" Bristol Palin exclaimed."

Barbara Bush has class... the Palins apparently do not. The one thing I remember about Marilyn Quayle's speech
and Sarah Palin's speech, is their hate...the Palin daughters are following in the footsteps of their mother.

Hopefully the 'middle finger' comment will end Palin's career as a youth activist...not much of an example there.

And the youngest daughter's homophobic rail will follow her all her life so long as their mother puts them out there as props.

crass - no class.

Posted by: dutchess2 | November 24, 2010 8:03 AM | Report abuse

What a joke! That this hog placed third is just a farce.

Although not a show I race to tune into, it is one that I will avoid ...... totally.

What a bunch of s _ _ T!

Posted by: Redchaser | November 24, 2010 8:05 AM | Report abuse

I wish all you people would stop giving us trailer park people a bad reputation by association.

Posted by: Geezer4 | November 24, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Even in TV Land the Palins' cannot pass off lack of ability and skill into victory. Not even with hoards of tea klanners trying to vote based on politics instead of actual ability... Like Mother like Daughter, both are mediocre at best that represent the dream that even in America you can go far with limited intelligence because there are 30% of the population that is even dumber.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | November 24, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Bristol/Sarah,
This finger is for you!

Posted by: Brianwithaneye | November 24, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

what a mouth on that girl... she should wash it out with soap, while her child watches.. oh, wait, she doesn't spend much time with her kid, she's to busy .

Posted by: newagent99 | November 24, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

This competition is a bunch of BS. That Palin has NO talent.

Will NEVER watch this show again.

Posted by: Special_One40 | November 24, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Now the liberals will need to whine about something else. If Bristol was a pandering liberal's daughter, she would have been cheered as an underdog. But she was vilified or not being able to dance when Kyle advanced through despite dancing like a clown most of the time. But I guess the only group we can insult is conservatives. Bristol handled it well- she should ofered more than a middle finger to all the reusing to grow up liberals.

Posted by: rveatch | November 24, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Tempest in a teapot. Move along, folks . . .

What is depressing is how the least consequential thing (DWTS is essentially harmless if quintessentially cheesy entertainment fluff) becomes the occasion for charges of hatred to be exchanged across the political divide. And there's plenty of blame to go around . . .

Grow up people, and stop being those who advance the cause of idiocracy!

Posted by: post_reader_in_wv | November 24, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Is there any doubt that Sarah Palin said something like .... "Don't let it bother you Bristol, we know that the only reason you didn't win is because they hate us."

Posted by: James10 | November 24, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

while I can only imagine how much guts it took to go on the show, and admire that, Bristol showed alot less class then the Situation with her "middle finger" comment, and that right there should give her pause to rethink her immature and graceless statement and attitude. what a sore loser! but she's becoming a professional victim like her mom.

Posted by: katem1 | November 24, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

I'll bet that all of the bad press is converted into greenbacks for Bristol.. look for a CW show..no such thing as bad press in the entertainment business.

The network is laughing.. all the way to the bank.. pretty good ROI for a cheap mirror ball trophy..someone in their corner office has their thinking cap on.

Posted by: newbeeboy | November 24, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

And now, Bristol is as big a LOSER as her mamma...

Here's a middle finger right back at ya, you betcha, LOSER.

Posted by: gr8day4bsbll | November 24, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me!" Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol exclaimed at the start of Tuesday's "Dancing With the Stars" 11th-season finale.

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Way to be classy!

Go rip out the beating heart of a fish while it's still alive, what a nut!

Posted by: DannyP1 | November 24, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

A professional dancer and a famous actress won a dance competition over non-professorial dancers. Big surprise. What is here to celebrate? Cheesy win.

Posted by: morena77 | November 24, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Good Lord! What is with this Palin family?
Does Bristol REALLY think she should have beaten Jennifer Gray, a professional dancer and actress????? What Gall. She's positively wooden. All she does is wiggle her hips a little and let her partner, a professional dancer, do the rest
That bunch really feels entitled.

Posted by: skinswitabullet | November 24, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Giving middle finger? Wow what a classy kid.. she & Willow's last week twitting... "Nuts" don't fall far from the tree. They prove trailer park trash beyond doubt.
Bristol should go back to Alaska & take up jogging & lose atleast 30-40 pounds. When she shakes, it looks like pieces of flesh would fly off from her body. During campaign, I thought she was fat because she was pregnant. Her face looks like that of a late stage prenancy woman retaining water. After losing weight, she should stay in Alaska with her mother, per Barbara Bush's advice.

Posted by: sarvenk63 | November 24, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

....sigh politics ruined a show my wife watched and now she doesn't...and now that leaves more free time for her to talk to me.....you fu$%^$#

Posted by: PennyWisetheClown | November 24, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

i feel bad for bristol palin ... not because she came in third, but because her remark about the middle finger indicates that she has inherited that smug sense of entitlement and narrow self-absorption which will prevent her from ever becoming a thinking, productive human being. she had a chance to break the chain by choosing the path of honest work, perhaps focusing on getting an education and an honest career. however, her quitter mother's poor example seems to have been too strong for her to overcome. take the easy way out and badmouth the media, all the while stuffing your pockets with media-generated money. i expect to see palin grandkids on the tv soon. can't wait.

Posted by: jrm1 | November 24, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

DWTS - worse show on tv. Ever.

Posted by: MILWI | November 24, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

I am suprised at the number of people aruging politial view points over a dance contest. You do realize this is TV and they are all about ratings. No auditing goes on with reguards to the voting. Even this article seems to believe that Palin got votes from tea party individuals. No proof exists for any of that. But I bet the contraversy sure has fueled the people watching. They got a record number of views for this last episode. I think the dancing with the stars played the audiance just right. They certianly got what they were after. Ratings, Ratings, Ratings....

Posted by: pdcjlw1 | November 24, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Most of the people here, including the Moraes, proved that Bristol had a point.

What Bristol was saying is that she's sick of the press hating her for no reason.

Most of these comments say more about the commenter than the subject.

Posted by: Benson | November 24, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

So glad Jennifer Grey won. She's a great dancer.

Posted by: forgetthis | November 24, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Benson you can't be serious. The republicans don't pick on the Obama kids or chelsea? The republicans John mccain, rush limbaugh etc made fun of her looks from the time she was 13 years old. The whole time she was in the white house. They tried to trash hillary and Bill for spending money on their only child's wedding, and lets not forget glenn beck picking on 12 year old malia mocking her voice daddy did you plug the hole? The difference between Chelsea the Obama kids and Bristol is, they weren't teen moms who decided to seek fame by doing reality shows and selling stories to people etc about how their mom didnt know about their engagement and then turing around a couple weeks later telling a story about their broken engagement.

Posted by: jmcfan2 | November 24, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Great comment Bristol, way to stick it to all these hate filled liberals who only hate you because of your name and for NO other reason at all. Shows you how low the liberal count is these days when they get crushed in the elections and can't even vote you off way earlier in the show even though they showed their hate on these blogs since week one.

Posted by: crazydude | November 24, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

i didn't notice the press hating anyone, just reporting an obvious fact - bristol palin was not among the best dancers on the show. the fact that she advanced at all was therefore news. calling the press and the audience "haters" seemed to me to be an attempt to deflect attention from this fact. this certainly this reflects a self-centered world view, and a propensity to blame others for one's own shortcomings.

i find her claim to being "thick-skinned" to be inconsistent with her lashing out at the press and the audience. that's what thin-skinned people do.

Posted by: jrm1 | November 24, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Has 'Christianity' disappeared from that 'brought up right' Palin family? Third, middle finger - GREAT HONK!! Fu-- everyone who wished me off! Well, right back atcha kiddo!! Take my 'bird' with you.

Posted by: rbsher | November 24, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

ARG! So now we are making a stupid reality show about politics. I will give the Palins this-The Palins, GET how to use and "play" the media and complain bitterly about it at the same time. They drive me crazy, and I swear, it's not that I vote democratic- it's that they completely embody the worst of the media/professional politician toxic co-dependence. The Palins are completely a creation of our obsession focused media. SO ironic and so disgusting. What is next? A how to raise a down-syndrome child TLC show? Someone out there is contemplating that right now.

Posted by: mastin | November 24, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Palin has heavy legs and slow feet. She was clearly out of her class after David H. got voted off. But she made herself into a victim and let her Mom's celebrity do the rest. However she made it interesting while it lasted and undoubtedly did give the Dittoheads and Tea Baggers the only dose of class (!) they'll get all year. Now its back to NASCAR and cage fighting for them. Maybe a little Jerry Springer in the afternoons.

Posted by: jrw1 | November 24, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

CONGRATULATIONS JENNIFER AND DERRICK! YOU DESERVED THE TROPOHY!

Posted by: cashmere1 | November 24, 2010 7:55 AM |

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Question: What the heck is a TROPOHY lib?

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | November 24, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

No question. Liberalism has come out of the closet. Say the word "Palin" and the hate overflows. Liberalism is a belief system in envy. Of course, envy is a form of hate. Liberals seem to think that their world would be better if they can dictate, thru government, how we all should live.

But, that won't stop their hate. Just look at Mao in China, who proceded to murder his "subjects" because being in control wasn't enough to make the people submit.

I have seen no family, ever, that has sustained this level of hatred, none deserved, that the Palin's have sustained. It began with the hateful Washington Post which ran a minimum of three personal hate attacks per day for six weeks starting after Labor Day 2008.

You can't keep your "liberalism." I'll have no part of it.

Posted by: Cdgaman | November 24, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Bristol's mother has made a lot of money demonizing those she disagrees with. She's vicious and mean-spirited. So why should she and Bristol - and their knee-jerk tea-party supporters - be surprised that those of us who have been trashed and demeaned by the Palins hate her?

I'm not sure we've ever seen a more narcissistic family than this.

Posted by: Trakker | November 24, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

QUOTE: Jennifer -- who is best known for co-starring in the pop-classic "Dirty Dancing" with Patrick Swayze, who died of cancer little more than a year ago -- won with the highest combined total of judges' points and viewer votes.


Is this sentence written properly? Doesn't it evoke the thought that, "Jennifer--(take out next sentence describing how she is best known and finish the thought regarding her) who died of cancer little more than a year ago.....

If I'm wrong, I'm wrong.....Just sounds like it says she died of cancer a year ago....

Posted by: mommysalami | November 24, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Bristol demonstrates what is going to happen to her mama grizzly in 2012. Lots of libs will be dancing that day.

Posted by: SanchosR | November 24, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

bristol is one thick gal

Posted by: funkey | November 24, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

"I had no reasons to believe this would happen," "Dancing" executive producer Conrad Green told the TV Column late last week about the politicization of this edition of the show."

If you believe this, I've got bridge to sell you. Of course Green what was going to happen. He's just a sleazy TV producer, eager to cash in on the anger and hate that's dividing this country to make more money.


What I can't understand is why Bristol Palin was selected to appear on the show as a celebrity. Basically, she is a rude ("give them the finger")teenage unwed mother. Her only claims to fame are that she speaks out against premarital sex ("do as I say, not as I do")and has a mother who lost an election as a candidate for Vice-President of the US.

Mr. Green was obviously using Bristol and her family, and they were using this show to stay in the spotlight and to make more money -- the major goals of the Palin family.

Posted by: marmac5 | November 24, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

edlharris: "But she's no Johnny Cash" lol I couldn't agree more! Amazing how the public can turn something that's supposed to be about skill and grace into something political. Bristol did make it a lot further than she should have but that's all part of it especially with the way the voting system is currently. The right couple did win, glad to see Jennifer Grey come away with the win. However I would like see how Bristol would make it in the "BAD GIRLS CLUB"!!! Now that would be fun to watch!

Posted by: stxsmokinjo78 | November 24, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Aside from her lacking any [star] acclimates aside from her mother's coattails, she should never have been selected or allowed on the show. Her perceived dancing strides, she showed herself as a very immature young woman and mother. She is foul mouthed and like her mother lacking the intellect to succeed unless she can BS her way through life. In essence she is lacking in substance, knowledge and certainly as she showed to the US, class - much like her mother, which may be natural as she is her daughter. If only this much energy was devoted into raising her son with his DS. Regardless, she is a loser in all ways misguided by her loser of a mother and the tea party movement.

Posted by: davidmswyahoocom | November 24, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

So much for the "cream" of Alaskan Society, The Finger? American Values?
Well, I'm feeling sorry for the dupes who actually thought she might win and for the legitimate contestants who were dismissed in favor of this carnie side show.

Posted by: NICKYNUNYA | November 24, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

"Question: What the heck is a TROPOHY lib?

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | November 24, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse"

A drooling, ignorant teatardlican commenting on a typo is like the Detroit Lions criticizing the Super Bowl winner for not converting every third down.

Posted by: Observer691 | November 24, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Wonder when people will realize this was all orchestrated months ago? Thank goodness the show is over, but the drama will continue.

Posted by: Justlistening | November 24, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

The young ho can't dance is utterly stupid. Where is her brat? Is she knocked up again? She is a spokesperson for morality? Is she serious about abstinence when she can't abstain. She and her mother are as stupid as their supporters.

Posted by: letemhaveit | November 24, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

"Great comment Bristol, way to stick it to all these hate filled liberals who only hate you because of your name and for NO other reason at all."

Sorry to burst your bubble, teatardlican (and Bristol's as well), but people don't hate her, even though she is a classless, immature pig. You're simply wrong -- no surprise there, of course.

Now run along, silly teatardlican. But thanks for showing us what a classless pig you are.

Posted by: Observer691 | November 24, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Golly, gee, gash – I guess we know now how $arah really raised those kids . . . middle finger. . . how very Christian. . .

Posted by: SidelinesObservant | November 24, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

"be surprised that those of us who have been trashed and demeaned by the Palins hate her?

I'm not sure we've ever seen a more narcissistic family than this."

Ummm....Look no further than the white house.


Posted by: crazydude | November 24, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Bristol opined that winning "would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me!"

Yeah, Bristol can't imagine how anyone couldn't possibly love her. Talk about a sense of entitlement, engendered by parents who don't make their kids toe the line.

Indeed, if my parents had heard me talk about "the finger" when I was Bristol's age, I still would've gotten a terrible (although not dirty) scolding, because -- unlike the Palins -- my family didn't talk or behave like that. Oh, and the women in my family didn't get knocked up out of wedlock either -- the way Bristol, Sarah and Granny Palin ALL did (isn't it about time to start a pool on when Willow gets in "the family way"?). Many of our families here had REAL family values, while the Palins have simply proven once again that they're just so much Wasilla-hillbilly trash.

With the concomitant slide in Sarah's Alaska TV series, perhaps the Palins have finally passed their apogee of fame, so that enough Americans will weary of them and they'll just become marginalized pets of a tiny lunatic fringe.

Palins, just go back to Alaska and leave the rest of us in the Lower 48 (the real America) alone.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | November 24, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

"Now run along, silly teatardlican. But thanks for showing us what a classless pig you are."

Spoken like a true hate filled liberal.

Posted by: crazydude | November 24, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Why are the Palin women away from their children so much? The amount of time it takes to "perfect" the dance numbers on that stupid show has got to be great. Sarah is never at home, Bristol is on TV... The first chance the Palin family has to get out of "Real" America, they bolt! That should tell you something about their belief system. Ka-Ching!!!

Posted by: skinswitabullet | November 24, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Anti-intellectualism has triumphed. All those angry "Real Americans" watch the modern day equivalent to the Major Bowes' Amateur Hour and get excited to see their political hero's daughter compete for the top prize. Voting for her is the moral equivalent to voting for Jesus and against Satan. Who wants your lousy old health insurance reform anyhow?

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | November 24, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

That leaves Piper as the class act of the family.

Posted by: mattintx | November 24, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

The Joe Miller of dancing....

Posted by: thrh | November 24, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

I'm pleased with the outcome. Less pleased with the Palin haters.

The best dancers won.

Bristol, a spunky amateur, had a great run, an exciting run supported by millions. She truly was "dancing with the stars" and millions of young fans shared her dream, her joy and her accomplishment. A third place finish was warranted and a remarkable accomplishment.

Lets all be happy !

Posted by: pvilso24 | November 24, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Looks like the voting audience gave the "middle finger" to this no-talent spawn of a nitwit. I can't wait until the voting public gives her nitwit mother the "middle finger" in the '12 election.

honey, you and your family were given a spotlight by a senile old fool. It was never earned. Keep that in mind next time you make a fool of yourself in front of a national audience. Lord knows your nitwit mother ought to because history is going to have quite a laugh at her expense.

Posted by: spike591011 | November 24, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

The fire-breathing, Palin-loving, MBA-holding, conservative in my circle of friends likes to say; "Second place is first loser."

Guess Momma bear is a first loser and Baby bear is a third loser.

Remember, this is based on what my very conservative friend says.

Posted by: arancia12 | November 24, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

My prediction for what lies ahead for B. Palin.

This is the girl who is still joined by an umbilical cord to her mommy. She tried to differentiate herself by sleeping around and having a baby as a direct affront to Mom. Didn't work. Mommy just reeled her into the narrative.

1. Eventually B. Palin will do a spread in Playboy to really break the ties and show she is not S. Palin's clone.

2. An album ala Hasselhoff. They all do it. Why not her?

Posted by: arancia12 | November 24, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

The entire Palin family is toxic waste! ABC has been shoving Sarah Palin down our throats ever since she quit being governor of Alaska to make money. Just watch Good Morning America and World News Tonight. Not a day goes by that Sarah Palin is not a major story, despite the fact that she is not running for anything, holds no office and is an idiot. They even a ran a news story about that fact that she was in tha audience and that the (ABC) cameras showed her smiling 9 times during the show. Really? You mean ABC news is reporting on what ABC network did to portray Sarah Palin!? The public pushed back and I hope ABC gets the message.

Posted by: PepperDr | November 24, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful that all this scheisse is over.

Posted by: pras40 | November 24, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

"Looks like the voting audience gave the "middle finger" to this no-talent spawn of a nitwit. I can't wait until the voting public gives her nitwit mother the "middle finger" in the '12 election."

Sorry, but Bristol finished third out of how many people? I really doubt that the audience gave HER the middle finger since she lasted so long. But, if you lib's take her third place finish as a victory, it's no wonder you got crushed during the recent elections.

Posted by: crazydude | November 24, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

trying to use DWTS as some sort of political barometer for the country is pretty asinine. but it is what you come to expect from WaPo commenters.

Again, that Bristol is one thick girl.

Posted by: funkey | November 24, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Winning the competition "would mean a lot to me. ... It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me!"
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Wow, stay classy, Palin family.

Posted by: monk4hall | November 24, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

"Again, that Bristol is one thick girl."

So is Moochelle Obama.....What's your point?

Posted by: crazydude | November 24, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Oh, the pressure of being first! Anyway, now that Bristol has been established as the third-best dancer in America, what's next for her? Broadway?
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The Biggest Losers show?

Posted by: apocrypha | November 24, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse


Where were all the NeoCons when push came to shove in this vote? Old thunder thighs should have been voted out in the first round.


Posted by: mortified469 | November 24, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Wow!

Bristol's Middle Finger, Sarah's Cojones, Willow's homophobic slurs and other slurs on Facebook.

What classy ladies and they all represent the "purity" of "conservatism".

I bet their party is proud they are passing "conservative purity".

Couldn't be more prouder of all of them.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | November 24, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Like mother, like daughter. What kind of image does Bristol project in giving the middle finger to people who actually judge on the persons "real" talent instead of their likability talent? The image of a spoiled brat.

Posted by: AverageJane | November 24, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

my point? does it need to be spelled out for you? she is a big girl - thick. that is my point. the fact that you feel you must be her online defender is pretty funny though. i guess everyone needs to feel like they have a purpose...

Posted by: funkey | November 24, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse


So, Lisa, try checking your partisan prejudice at the door. Bristol made the finals, based on viewer voting. Nothing a two-bit TV liberal writer can do about that, in spite of her partisan views.

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How Bristol even made it on the show still boggles me. Oh..I forgot..mommy can see Russia from her front porch.

Then again, it's also another lame attempt to shove the palins, or rather this self-proclaimed "Royal Family" down our throats.

Posted by: Don4 | November 24, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Well, it is finally absolutely, positively, perfectly clear what low life, red neck, white trash the Palins truly are?

Hope you caught that, Bill Kristol.

Posted by: edismae | November 24, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

These comments are some of the funniest writing I've read in a long time. Classic stuff. The Palins are a natural extension of the Jerry Springer generation. What we lack in civility and knowledge we make up for in vulgarity and bitterness. Is anyone really surprised that the daughter of someone who referred to the news media in Anchorage as "corrupt bastards" on national TV would herself be crude? Or did we all forget that this same young woman got herself knocked up out of wedlock?

Posted by: Runeer1987 | November 24, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

"my point? does it need to be spelled out for you? she is a big girl - thick. that is my point. the fact that you feel you must be her online defender is pretty funny though. i guess everyone needs to feel like they have a purpose..."

So I guess you and your family are all twigs? I can guarentee either you, your daughter, your mother or anyone else in your family is a lot thicker than Bristol. That's a fact!!!!!!!

Posted by: crazydude | November 24, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

And the racist comments toward Bristol is unbelievable. If these same comments were directed towards a liberal, all heck would be breaking loose right now. As for the wedlock comments and teenage pregnancies....Just go to your local Metro and start slamming the 75% teen's in this area that are carrying their babies and the daddies that are running away as fast as they can.

Posted by: crazydude | November 24, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I was really happy with the results. The best dancer came in first, a good dancer and likeable person came in second, and a poor loser with NO dancing skills came in third.

Posted by: whodunit | November 24, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

This was a dance competition (at least it was supposed to be. So people making political comments while calling others stupid, should take a moment to realize that making a political comment about a dance show is not a sign of intelligence.

Posted by: ctree | November 24, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Well, I am pleased with the final outcome for a couple reasons. first, Jennifer Grey and her partner realized the reward for honest, hard work and perseverance, no matter what the odds and adversity. Second, Bristol Palin, who tried to ride to stardom on the coattails of another "false god" (half-term ex-Governor Palin) showed her true colors with her "middle-finger" comment directed toward at least half of the viewing audience.

Posted by: JBGJRESQ | November 24, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

It's not just that the palins are untalented but beautiful idiots but it's those who can take them seriously in anyway whose sanity must be called into question. They are teabagheadnazilunatics who were asleep under that moron w but are back to persecute President Obama. They approved of the ruination of the country by that moron w but will not assist in reviving the country after 8 long years of moronic rule by the stupid son of a rich man.

Posted by: letemhaveit | November 24, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

white trash

Posted by: uncle_mark | November 24, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

"They are teabagheadnazilunatics who were asleep under that moron w but are back to persecute President Obama."

What a shocker, a liberal doing what they do best when someone doesn't agree with them. Make false accusations and name calling.....Will they ever grow up?

Posted by: crazydude | November 24, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

The delusional kid was really expecting to win! If nothing else, then for the shear joy of middle-fingering those who were on the side of fairness to other participants!

Well, when are raised with everything given to you, you simply don't know any other way.

So Bristol, here's the Middle Finger to you. You perhaps need and deserve the whole fist, but I am saving that for The Stage Mom.

But we'll be rooting for you on the Biggest Loser show. No body will question your qualifications there.

Posted by: kishorgala | November 24, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Bush derangement syndrome in the Democratic Party is being replaced by Palin derangement syndrome.

The Democratic Party stands for absolutely nothing. But against every day America.

Posted by: FormerDemocrat | November 24, 2010 12:30 AM
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Well, that is at least some progress. You are still stuck on Bill Clinton derangement!

By the way, you were never a Democrat. A traitor, may be, but not a Democrat. The Democratic party is the same as I know for the decades. You must have changed, obviously for the selfish reasons.

Posted by: kishorgala | November 24, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

"Question: What the heck is a TROPOHY lib?

Posted by: COOLCHILLY | November 24, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse"

A drooling, ignorant teatardlican commenting on a typo is like the Detroit Lions criticizing the Super Bowl winner for not converting every third down.

Posted by: Observer691 | November 24, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

~~~~~~~Thank you Observer691! Obviously COOLCHILLY is rather HOT today, and I can understand why! I am surprised he even noticed that I had a typo..... if you know what I mean......... You know how slow those wacked-out nutcases from the lunatic fringe of the GOP are!

Posted by: cashmere1 | November 24, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Well Bristol is like her mother in so many ways. For example, Bristol won't admit to herself or America that she lost because she was not the the better dancer of the contestants. Nope... she will blame everyone but herself, the same as SP does, never accepting blame, never admitting mistakes, never accepting responsibility.

Question for me: did Bristol get like that by observing or did mommy teach her to be that way.

Sidenote: Look at the video carefully and notice Bristol's fake applause. She really couldn't accept that she lost. This shows a flawed mind, that she would actually think she was a good dancer.

That's like people who appear on American Idol. But at least on AI as soon as one opens his or her mouth we can hear those who need their tongues removed or a free frontal lobotomy.

With Bristol moving around so much and the flawed voting system (thank God there's no public voting on the final judging) it was hard to get a bead on Bristol and target her off the show.

Posted by: businesslitigationgroup | November 24, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

"Most of the people here, including the Moraes, proved that Bristol had a point.
What Bristol was saying is that she's sick of the press hating her for no reason.
Most of these comments say more about the commenter than the subject."

Posted by: Benson

It seems like the issue here is manifold:
1) Some people liked Bristol's dancing (apparently for political reasons, as the judges votes ended up paralleling the final outcome), and banded together to game the voting in her favor.
2) Some people disliked Bristol's dancing, either for aesthetic or political reasons, and did voted for someone else.
3) 'Unwed Teen Mother and Abstinence Advocate' =/= 'Star', so Bristol was outclassed from a performance/professionalism perspective out of the gate.

Posted by: irae | November 24, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Could Bristol explain the connection between DWTS and her mother. She should be gushing with gratitude she was even allowed on stage. Without mama's VP run, it would be Bristol who? Get your own life Bristol.

Posted by: chucko2 | November 24, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I get my old sayings confused:

"The trash does not overflow far from the can."

I think that's how it goes, or it could be something about acorns and trees.

I dunno, guess I better watch The Learning Channel more.

Posted by: businesslitigationgroup | November 24, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Having never watched DWTS and only seeing clips on the news, can someone clarify WHY Bristol was on the show? Seriously.

1. Was she the "star" of the dancing couple?

2. If she was, what exactly made her the "star?"

3. Was she the one who wore an ape outfit in one of her routines? Did she advance on that show? If so, that seems like vote rigging to me, or will wearing costumes become the new standard for being adjudged a good dancer?

4. Was Palin a star because she had a child at such a young age? If that's so, then can all the unwed mothers in my town enter DWTS, as the star?

5. If being an unwed teen mother makes one a star, can we sue DWTS for discrimination? After all, where's the unwed fathers? I want to see those guys on DWTS too, as the star.

Posted by: businesslitigationgroup | November 24, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

I get my old sayings confused:

"The trash does not overflow far from the can."

I think that's how it goes, or it could be something about acorns and trees.

I dunno, guess I better watch The Learning Channel more.

Posted by: businesslitigationgroup | November 24, 2010 1:10 PM
==========================================
The sayings may be confused but the eternal truth is:

The Trash does Overflow. And it does Raise a Stink.

Posted by: kishorgala | November 24, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Second, Bristol Palin, who tried to ride to stardom on the coattails of another "false god" (half-term ex-Governor Palin) showed her true colors with her "middle-finger" comment directed toward at least half of the viewing audience.

Posted by: JBGJRESQ | November 24, 2010 12:43 PM
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Bristol needs to go home and run for Mayor of Alaska, she was lucky to come in third on DWTS. (She is lucky to have lasted beyond the first show!)

That is what her mother did after she came in SECOND in the Miss Alaska contest. She ran, and she WON, and you betcha she became Mayor of Wasilla! Those Alaskans really know how to pick 'em, don't they?

Bristol LOST on DWTS, despite the frantic efforts of the teabaggers, and the BEST DANCER, Jennifer Grey, WON! Instead of being grateful that she lasted beyond the first show, when she had ZERO talent, she wanted to give us the finger! CLASSY BRISTOL!

Of course Sarah uses terms like "limp reporters", and they should man up or zip up. I can just imagine what else comes out of the mouths of those Wasilla Hillbillies!

They sure can dish it out but just can't take it! I am sick to death of Sarah and Bristol and their whining and the way they tried to hijack DWTS. Good riddance!

Posted by: cashmere1 | November 24, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

You know... it's one thing for a child to make the "middle finger" comment to a group at school or in some other semi-private setting.

It should not be forgotten that Bristol Palin said this on national TV.

While I am sure her mother applauds such boorish behavior, perhaps this is Bristol Palin's "jump the shark" moment.

If anything, anyone with an ounce of sense and/or decent upbringing (including good manners) will have seen Bristol for what she truly is, a materialistic, opportunistic, trailer trash, foul mouthed, uneducated moron who inherited her mother's narcissistic traits.

I suspect that 2011 will be the year of the Palins fading back to AK, notwithstanding ABC News apparently loving to cover Palin 24/7 (and the pundits boneheadedly taking Palin as a serious POTUS candidate).

Posted by: businesslitigationgroup | November 24, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Why was Bristol trying to give her middle finger to anyone, instead of giving thanks to all of those who supported her in spite of her total lack of talent.

Even I supported her having her day to dance, but instead of getting a lady-like "Thank you" I got a middle finger from Bristol Palin.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Republicans are just azzbackwards.


Posted by: lindalovejones | November 24, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Freezes Jeeks are creepy...

Posted by: WmLaney | November 24, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

How crass. How crude. How totally like a Palin. Ignorant, low class trash.

Posted by: Lefty_ | November 24, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

@crazydude - you are pretty amusing. you criticize people for 'hating' or name calling, and then engage in it yourself. i am sure the irony is lost on you, as you don;t seem to brightest.

but as to your 'fact' about my family members being thicker then old moby bristol? no, sorry. we are actually a pretty trim and fit group. we work out regularly and don't really eat poorly. does this make us unamerican?????

Posted by: funkey | November 24, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Bristol, your baby's crying...

WILL YOU PLEASE GO AWAY NOW?!

Posted by: EdgewoodVA | November 24, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Uh, we're talking about a DANCE CONTEST, are we not? I can understand cheering on your favorite, but please keeep this in perspective. It's like rooting for or against Ken Jennings (the guy who was on 74 edisodes of "Jeopardy"); so who thinks that's a big deal today? Same with Bristol, a year from now, she'll be a footnote.

Posted by: shadowmagician | November 24, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Can you imagine in your Baddest, Worstest Nightmare.......

...............this Trailer Trash dignifying the White House?

The good thing is their real ambition is to make money off their minions.

Posted by: kishorgala | November 24, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

DWTS, as is the case with most of these American Idol-inspired television shows, is more of a popularity contest than a talent competition. In addition, the voting process is easily corrupted by minority of fans that find ways to skew the results to favor a less deserving competitor. The producers encourage controversial results, as this often leads to an increase in ratings. Some people tune in to root for the undeserving contestants to succeed, many others hope to witness their demise.

As often as not, the most deserving contestant does not win, and sometimes the winner does not merit even reaching the Finals.

Although I have to admit that I never watch DWTS (beyond 5-minute snippets between commercials of other concurrent TV shows), it would appear that they got it right this year.

Posted by: labman57 | November 24, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse


I hear a lot of belly-aching over Bristol Palin making into the finals of DWTS, but oddly enough, Kyle Massey seems to get a free pass to the finals.

Could it be....

wait for it...

LIBERAL BIAS?


Secondly, it's interesting how mean liberals can be. Clearly conservatives don't have a monopoly on rudeness.

The two parties look more alike to me every day.

Posted by: Benson | November 24, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Textbook Victim Syndrome.

It afflicts every Palin family member of age.

It begins with the Sarah and from there she teaches the others "how to process the world through the lens that the world is out to get you."

Posted by: yarbrougharts | November 24, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Nice to know that Palin inherited her mother's chip-on-the-shoulder attitude & thin skin! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, I guess.

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | November 24, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

You don't have to worry about giving the middle finger to elitist rags like the Washington Post, Bristol honey. There are plenty of us who will do it for you!

Posted by: cbtole2 | November 24, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

You mean jAmerica's LIttle Eva Peron Jr. didn't win. Guess Neo-fascisets can't dance after all.

Posted by: BBear1 | November 24, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Bristol Palin could have been a sweetheart and a trouper. Her zaftig build and stolid dance style worked against her, but I was impressed with her personally until the last week or so when she took on some of her mother's attitude and mouth.

Posted by: cassandra9 | November 24, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

It seems clear that the only people who voted for BP were tp's. So libs, if you could defeat this teen activist, what happened Nov 2? Dems need to get as fired up to defeat the Cons in Congress as they were to defeat BP. And it would have meant so much more. I hope you will get fired up to keep President Obama in the WH and return the House to the Dems.

Posted by: lynettema | November 25, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

A multitude of problems:

1. Bristol should never have been asked to be on the program. She simply has no star status whatsoever.

2. Week after week, Bristol was given low scores by the judges and rightly so. Her dancing was definitely not as good as the others.

3. Week after week, other more deserving dancers were sent home because Bristol was receiving extra support from conservative viewers. DTWS was now influenced by politics.

4. Conservative support groups were detailing online how to create false email accounts to bolster the voting for Bristol. There is no conspiracy theory here, that was actually happening.

5. The injection of politics lead to an outpouring of animosity and bitter hatred from both sides.

Hopefully, in future, the producers will stay away from politics and stick to providing entertainment that ALL can enjoy!!

Posted by: scorpio7 | November 25, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Jennifer who?

Posted by: JudyGMartin | November 25, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Jennifer Grey my dear Judy...please pay attention :-)

Posted by: scorpio7 | November 26, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

If this kind of white trash family manages to end up in the White House, America the beautiful will have committed suicide.

Posted by: belladona | November 28, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

If this kind of white trash family manages to end up in the White House, America the beautiful will have committed suicide.

Posted by: belladona | November 28, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

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