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Margaret Cho Says Sarah Palin 'Forced' Bristol on 'Dancing With the Stars,' Royal Wedding Could be 3D and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 1st 2010 2:30PM
Margaret ChoApparently, Bristol Palin might not have been all that interested in competing on 'Dancing With the Stars' this season -- but her mother made her do it.

E! Online is reporting that comedian Margaret Cho, one of Bristol's 'DWTS' competitors, thinks Sarah Palin "forced" Bristol to take part in the reality show to make amends for her pregnancy during the 2008 election.

"Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she 'owed' it to her to do 'DWTS' so that 'America would fall in love with her again' and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 with America behind her all the way," Cho wrote on her blog.

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Cho would have had more credibility had she blamed Bush for her poor showing on DWTS. Miss Cho expects us to believe that she knows some insiders who have the real story to why Bristol was on DWTS and that would be as her pennance for getting pregnant which cost Palin the vice presidency? For those who believe ANY of this far-fetched tale, for a price, I can hook you up with a part-time dog-walker who moonlights as a street sweeper, and he'll sell you a stock tip on a sure fire penny stock (a new business selling already stinky clothes so you don't need to wash them 'cause they are supposed to stink).

December 06 2010 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sour grapes by a supposed "comedian" - and ignorance from anyone that found this legitimate.

December 03 2010 at 12:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I believe every word that Margret Cho is sayig in this story. And if the truth were known,there is much more to Sarah Palin's greed and selfish agenda......

And is Todd Palin and Sarah Palin actual relatives that are married to each other?" Perhaps cousins or distant cousins or something?

December 02 2010 at 2:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I cannot believe you would run this story.


Do ANY of you people know what the point of journalism - even blog journalism - even *is*?

December 01 2010 at 7:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to malren's comment

Marlin, you are EXACTLY right! TVSquad knows ANYTHING about "The Palin's" brings them Page Hits and Page Hits means more Advertising and more Advertising means more stories (Made up or True) about "The Palins". It's a viscious, self consuming cycle. Journalism died in 2008 and gave birth to Advocacy.

December 01 2010 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

Wouldn't surprise me at all if it is true.

December 01 2010 at 7:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Margaret is still smarting from the fact that she did so very, very poorly on the show. I would never make fun of someone who is homely, but the words coming from her mouth are definitely ugly. It sounds to me as though she is trying to squeeze the last bit out of her fifteen minutes, no, two minutes of fame.
I was feeling sympathy for her formerly, but no more.

December 01 2010 at 6:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
johnny boy

Just when we all thought this thing was over and done with, some idiot keeps lighting the fire.

December 01 2010 at 6:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This coming from the same woman that said "Satan and chuck Norris would be a better ticket that McCain/Palin". She does a "comedy" routine about having Oral Sex with Sarah Palin. And lastly... here's another quote from Miss Cho --

"I have nothing against hockey moms -- I just don't want to be one. If Sarah Palin had her way, she would take away that right not to be a mom. She wants to outlaw abortion -- so to call her a feminist is as laughable as calling evangelicals 'Christians.' They shouldn't have the right to call themselves Christian, for they have no Christ-like attributes. I am a feminist and a Christian -- and when I see Sarah Palin -- I see neither."

Yeah... she's credible.

December 01 2010 at 4:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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