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Bristol Palin’s Response to Margaret Cho’s Attack Of Course Includes An Indigo Girls Reference

Evidently not learning a lesson from sister Willow, Bristol Palin will not stay off The Facebook. Which is where she went to defend her mom against Dancing With The Stars competitor Margaret Cho, who claimed Sarah forced Bristol to join the dancing show, and that Sarah blames her daughter (and her pregnancy) for costing her the election. How did Bristol respond? With a gay “joke”!

Less brutal than calling someone a “faggot,” I’m sure you still won’t appreciate Bristol’s choice of words.

Cho wrote on her website last week in a post called “Pistol Whipped”:

Why did Bristol do Dancing with the Stars? I heard from someone who really should know (really should seriously know the dirt really really) that 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, 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. Instead of being supposedly “handicapped” by the presence of her teen mom daughter, now Bristol is going to be an “asset” – a celebrity beloved for her dancing. I am sure the show wasn’t in on this (but who knows anything really).

But she also noted that “Although I don’t agree with the family’s politics at all, I really like Bristol as a person. She’s warm and incredibly supportive, and I think that she looks beautiful out on the dance floor.” So she was totally being sort of nice too, yah?

Not in Bristol’s head. The Palin spawn took to her own FB page:

In a post she called “Pistol Whipped” she wrote that “the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it. Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly . . . for not winning the election,and so she told Bristol she “owed” it to her to do DWTS . . . .” Let me shamelessly steal from Saturday Night Live: “Really, Margaret? Really?”

I will give my friend credit for creativity, and extra points for getting so many “facts” wrong in so few sentences. Let me be blunt: my mom did not “force” me to go on DWTS. She did not ask me either. The show approached me. I thought about it. I made the decision. After first worrying for me in terms of being exposed to those who hate us for what we believe in, both my mom and my dad became my number one supporters. Anyone who watched the show could tell I performed better, and I felt better about myself, when they were in the audience. I wanted to make them both proud, but politics had nothing to do with it. Loving my parents had everything to do with it.

It saddens me that people would think that my mom would “blame” me for anything that occurred in the 2008 election–much less “harshly” and “openly.” I think that canard (there, I said it again), has been floating around since then also. I will set the record straight, though my mom already did in her bestselling book “Going Rogue”; there were a number of reasons President Obama won in 2008, but the primary reason was that the economy was starting to falter and the majority of voters thought Obama could do a better job than my mom and John McCain. It turns out, two years later, the majority of voters were wrong, but we can talk about that another time. The point is, I seriously doubt anyone who considers herself a student of American politics truly believes I impacted even one vote in that election.

There you have it. Why do I want to set the record straight? Because it is this type of hurtful and false narrative that people promote to make my mom look bad. For 20 years my mom had my back–and for the rest of my life I will have hers.

And she closed with this:

To my friend Margaret Cho, if you ever have a question, call me girlfriend. Don’t ever rely on “sources” who claim to know me or my family. You will be taken every time. And we need to talk. You say you “don’t agree with the family’s politics at all” but I say, 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.

Snap! A k.d. lang (all lowercase, Bristol) and Indigo Girls snub in one sentence. Ooooh, girls. Them’s be fighting words. You know, because Cho is bi, or whatever she says she is these days. And while I always appreciate reading the Internet scribblings of political children, almost always they are riddled with loopholes. Just like this one: “[C]ommonsense conservative values supports the right of individuals like you.” Except? They don’t.

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  • Sceth

    “‘[C]ommonsense conservative values supports the right of individuals like you.’ Except? They don’t.”

    The set of values labeled ‘conservative’ includes conflicts; the same is true of those called ‘liberal,’ and they intersect. There is plenty in conservatism to support queer rights. The quoted is an uninformative partisan jibe with terrible logic.

  • gregger

    Cho should not have stoked that moron’s ammunition pile. We all need to just point out what a bunch of idiots Bristol, Sarah, Todd, and Willow are and leave it at that. The more we talk about the Palins the more we stoke their fires and give them credibility.

    Just say no.

  • Steve

    “[C]ommonsense conservative values supports the right of individuals like you.”

    Uh, no.

    Sarah Palin has already proven herself to be a social conservative, and she has vocally opposed the rights of the LGBT community. Which is something of an oxymoron, seeing as how social conservatism depends on a powerful government, and yet Sarah Palin believes government should be scaled back.

    It’s really hard to tell where these guys stand when they adopt ideologies that don’t really mesh well together.

  • CCGuy00

    Oh come on, someone wrote that for her. No way anyone her age and from where she is knows who k.d. lang and the Indigo Girls are.

  • Jack

    Who fucking cares?! Politics are boring!

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    That reads more like a press release, than a note on a Facebook.

  • Roz

    I love u bristol!!!! Stfu margaret cho go back to the 90s

  • Casey

    I really miss July 2008 before no one had heard of these snowbillies.

  • scott ny'er

    @CCGuy00: @Mr. Enemabag Jones: You guys are so right. Bristol never wrote that crap.

  • Dollie

    @scott ny’er: Exactly! Based on that vile Facebook fight, the girl can clearly not punctuate and capitalize. This is far too articulate and proper.
    I do, however, believe the k.d. lang and Indigo Girls joke may have been partially her idea. Seems like them backwoodsie folk haven’t kept up with the queer times! JD Samson and Beth Ditto would have been far more relevant, “IMO.” ;)

  • GregorVonK

    In what sense is Bristol Palin a “STAR”? Maybe they should have changed the name of the show to “DANCING WITH THE PROGENY OF FAILED V.P. CANDIDATES WHO GAINED A BIT OF NOTORIETY FOR GETTING, UH, INTO TROUBLE.”

  • Sophie

    1. “Commonsense” is not a word.
    2. Bristol Palin definitely didn’t write it.
    3. The entire thing just sounds bitchy.

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  • Jeffree

    Mama Grizzly’s press posse undoubtedly put that response together: no way could Bristol muster that vocab. She comes across as condescending. She would have been smarter just to ignore Cho’s remarks and get on with her own life.

  • Nopers

    I don’t agree with Bristol’s family bullshit at all (what has been done in public of cousre) and I didn’t care for her on DWTS. And I really like Margaret Cho. But she deserved that statement. When you start openly making claims like that about someone else based on something you heard from someone else (regardless of what their reputation is about rumors) you deserve to be called out.

  • adman

    “After first worrying for me in terms of being exposed to those who hate us for what we believe in”

    What are those things they believe in? Shiny things? Sociopathy as anointed by Jeebus is holy? Waving dying runaway slaves on a stick at people rocks? What?

    This is Sarah trolling her daughters account. With five advisors looking over her shoulder. Neither of them could muster such cohesive shtick, even if it was just to hustle the girl at the Maybeline counter out of a free eyeliner pencil.

  • Polyboy

    Back to Freeperville Roz.

  • rodrigo

    “Because it is this type of hurtful and false narrative that people promote to make my mom look bad”.

    Aww poor Sarah Palin…always the misunderstood victim. Truly, It’s not like she does it to Obama with the “death panels” or to Michelle O with the whole rhetoric of “stop promoting healthy food in cafeterias because that is not the governments job”!

    I really hope all this family goes to hibernate in Alaska for a REALLY long time.


    Please we are supposed to believe that Scarah’s handlers did not write that response??? Sorry Missy, you are a slut who supposdly did half of Wasilla before Levi gots you preggers. Word is that Bristol recently allegerdly had a recent pregnancy scare so looks like she is following your not so shining example………

    Track (so named because Scarah was “into running” at time of his birth. He is pretty lucky Scarah wasn’t into gardening then or he may have been called “Brocchli” :p) Track was supposley a meth head with a history of breaking into residences to support his habit, who was given a choice of the military or jail……….Nice family values!!

  • gregger

    The whole family needs to stay in Wasyphilis under that glacier they crawled from underneath with no contact from the outside world.

  • Flip

    Conservatives are far, far more accepting of the rights of individuals than liberals are. I’m neither and have nothing to gain either way, but that has been my objective observation. Both groups have a touch of the self righteous, but these days liberals have gotten pretty insufferable. In a perfect world, both would be dead and gone, but in this imperfect one, I’d rather spend time with a conservative any day.

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