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Bristol Palin Responds To Cho With Odd 'Indigo Girls' Logic

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Margaret Cho's assertion this week that Bristol Palin's mother pressured her onto Dancing With the Stars prompted a response from Ms. Palin, one that has people wondering if the 20-year old took a jab at Cho's bisexuality.

Though insistent she and Bristol are friends, Cho wrote on her blog that "someone who should really know" told her Bristol was forced onto the hit ABC show, and asserted, "The only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it."

"Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election," Cho claimed. "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."

Well, Bristol responded on Facebook last night and, following Cho's suit, reiterated that the women are friends, but remains "taken aback" by the comedienne's comments.

"I will give my friend credit for creativity, and extra points for getting so many 'facts' wrong in so few sentences," wrote Palin. "Let me be blunt: my mom did not 'force' me to go on DWTS.  She did not ask me either. The show approached me."

Palin goes on to declare "politics had nothing to do with [my decision]." She also argued, "I seriously doubt anyone who considers herself a student of American politics truly believes I impacted even one vote in that election."

It's a pretty politically worded letter for a non-political person, and fairly persuasive. Bristol's end note, however, brings the entire thing back into partisan light, and it's distinctly lavender.

Writes Palin, "You say you 'don't agree with the family's politics at all, [but] if you understood that commonsense conservative values supports the right of individuals like you, like all of us, to live our lives with less government interference and more independence, you would embrace us faster than KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert."

In light of Palin sister Willow's recent anti-gay remarks, it's not surprising people are reading Bristol's missive as a below-the-belt attack, although it's far too illogical to be read as a directly homophobic hit. Why would Cho embrace KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert? Or is KD Lang just a stock lesbian?

Maybe the line was meant to be "faster than a girl embraces KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert?" Or, rather, "Faster than KD Lang embraces a lady at an Indigo Girls Concert?"

I'm confused, and I suspect Palin may be, as well.

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  1. Anyone who could believe what Bristol Palin said could only have come from the womb of Sarah Palin. ..."Less government interference" my lily white ass.

    Posted by: Sean | Dec 5, 2010 7:40:47 PM

  2. Cho's claims are pretty bizarre. All the Bristol stuff that happened occurred before SP got the nomination and Bristol never made any statements to the press. SP didn't lose the election for John McCain. His wacky statements and bizarre behavior were enough to do that, and Obama was having a very good to boot.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 6, 2010 12:01:57 AM

  3. @ANON
    you are tilting at windmills, dear.

    Posted by: nic | Dec 6, 2010 2:18:27 AM

  4. Did mommy get Bristol on the show in order to get her out of Alaska? Were the stories of Bristol leading a gang of teens vandalizing an unoccupied house up in Wasilla true?

    Posted by: VonLmo | Dec 6, 2010 2:19:57 AM

  5. I'm trying to think of something less important than this, and struggling to figure out why anybody cares what Bristol says or does. Can we get Gingrich's third wife involved somehow? Or Clarence Thomass?

    Posted by: wimsy | Dec 6, 2010 9:11:15 AM

  6. Not a big fan of Bristol's mother, politically speaking, but Bristol herself seems alright to me and I like Margaret Cho. Bristol sounds like she's trying to be supportive by releasing this quote (regardless of whether she "actually" wrote it or not), and if you read Cho's blog entry she is just, well, blogging. The comments are just something she heard (hardly virulent gossip) and in context she is clearly supportive of Bristol.


    Posted by: C | Dec 7, 2010 8:17:57 AM

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