Sarah Palin Booed on DWTS?

Was Sarah Palin being booed on Dancing With the Stars last night, or was the crowd booing the Judges for Jennifer Grey's "low score" of three 8's? In context, and watching in sequence, it had to be they were booing Palin. No way would the crowd have been booing Jennifer Grey's scores because they were too low... she got three 8's. For the second dance of the season, that's high, and it was the top score of the evening. [More...]

The booing started as Palin was getting to her seat. You can see the surprise of Derek, Jennifer and Brooke, they had no idea what was going on "out there." It wasn't instantaneous with the score delivery, but seconds later. Something else was going on, and it happened as Sarah Palin was being led to her front row seat. It died down when host Tom Bergeron sat next to her to give her face time.

I wouldn't have booed her, but it was gross having her forced on us like that and it spoiled the show for many... check the twitter feeds. Viewers also had to sit through an interview at Palin's house in Alaska. Enough to make one gag. Tom DeLay didn't get this much time when he was a contestant and he was a personality in his own right, unlike Bristol, who only got the part because her mother is famous and divisive. (And Tom DeLay was personable and likable, despite his politics. Sarah Palin is not.)

The show is called "Dancing With the Stars" because the contestants are supposed to have been famous or infamous in their own right at one time. As Palin's partner said tonight, Palin went right from working in a dermatologist's office in Alaska to Hollywood and had never danced a step in her life. His words, not mine. She should never have been cast.

We're also stuck with Bristol for a while, because Michael Bolton and Florence Henderson and maybe Mike the Situation will go home first.

Tom Bergeron on Jimmy Kimmel last night tried to say the audience was booing because Jennifer and Derek got 8's and they thought she should have gotten 9's. He could barely keep a straight face with that one. Kimmel asked him if he was "sure about that." He smiled like he had been caught, and said, "Mostly." And then he told Jimmy most of the audience is drunk anyway. Nice, Tom. Bash the fans who stood outside in 113 degree heat for hours waiting on line to get inside.

DWTS should stay out of politics. It's not what we tune in for and it's Bristol, not Sarah, who's competing. It's more than enough to show Sarah's beaming face in the audience a few times, like they do the other proud parents. There's no need to make us listen to her. I would have much rather heard what Brad Womack had to say about returning to be the next Bachelor, and all he got was five seconds.

On a positive note, I loved watching Margaret Cho's proud and beaming parents. They didn't even need an interview, they just radiated it. Like the Osborne's last year.

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    I think Bristol is doing (none / 0) (#1)
    by nycstray on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 01:57:28 AM EST
    a good job and wouldn't say we are "stuck" with her. she's doing a much better job than many have in the past. Kate G anyone?! OY. And they did chat with Kelly's parents, iirc. I don't mind watching Bristol as she's trying hard, keeping a low profile and not an obnoxious a$$. speaking of obnoxious a$$es . . . SP seemed a bit um, off tonight and came off as creepy (in a new way) to me. totally unnatural towards her daughter during the staged meet up and during the show. especially with the very naturally excited younger daughter at her side. think of other politicians and how they would be if that were their daughter . . . the Big Dog would prob be more like the Osbornes, lol!~  ;) Odd that momma showed up after JG had danced and wasn't in her seat from the start . . .

    hey, what's up with Jamie Lee in the audience 2 weeks in a row? She sure looks good . . .

    Jamie Lee is (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 03:05:08 AM EST
    Jennifer's close friend and supporter-in-chief.

    ahh, thanks! (none / 0) (#3)
    by nycstray on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 10:31:20 AM EST
    Thanks For Torturing Us With the Palin Video (none / 0) (#4)
    by ScottW714 on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 12:21:11 PM EST
    I am clowning around, but I am calling you out Jeralyn for complaining that Palin was "forced on us" and then you proceed to force her on us.

    I really thought I was going to see a big booing production, not so much, she was booed, but barely.

    I give the booing a strong 2, maybe a weak 3.