Those Crazy Palins


I’m not sure what is the most outraegous thing the Palin family has done this week.  Bristol Palin is in the finals of “Dancing With The Stars” with low scores be damned.  Sarah Palin says she thinks she could beat Barack Obama for the presidency in 2012. Or is it Willow Palin’s derogatory slur on someone on Facebook?

Let’s start with Bristol.  For the third week in a row, a more talented dancer with who achieved their highest score of the competition exist the stage at Dancing With the Stars and Bristol survives.  It’s caused quite a stir and there’s mounting evidence of organized voting blocks for Ms. Palin. 

What’s the harm, you might say? The longer Palin competes, the more money she stands to make from the network.  And Bristol clearly doesn’t have the revenue options some of the other stars do.  Face it folks; Bristol is this season’s Taylor Hicks and she’s going to win because the Tea Partiers are out in force voting for her big time (supporting a liberal network mind you!).

Fromt he LA Times story about this today: “For their part, “Dancing with the Stars” executives dismissed the criticism of the show’s voting system. The hit dancing series relies not only on judges’ scores, but also public votes, which are averaged together to determine winners. This week’s results drew the largest number of votes ever in a semi-final for the show, now in its 11th season.

“Who knows if the process is ideal? But what you can say is it’s fair for everyone,” said Conrad Green, the show’s executive producer, during a phone interview. “It’s very clear what you need to do to vote. You’ll find many people who are outraged didn’t vote at all. They’re casual viewers.”

Our friends at Total Buzz have a post up about an interview Sarah Palin did with Barbara Walters where she says she thinks she could beat President Obama in the 2012 election.  From the post: ”

“I’m looking at the lay of the land now, and … trying to figure that out, if it’s a good thing for the country, for the discourse, for my family, if it’s a good thing,” Palin said in an interview scheduled to air in full Dec. 9 on ABC as part of Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People” of 2010.

Walters then asked, “If you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?”

“I believe so,” Palin said.

Delusions of grandeur, or just delusions?

And lastly, and most distributingly, this story about underage Palin daughter Willow dissing a Facebook critic of the family’s new Reality show.

From the story: “Willow Palin reportedly unloaded on the student, calling him “so gay” and “such a faggot.” She later demanded that the student “quit talkin shit about my family.” According to screenshots obtained by TMZ, the 16-year-old called another commenter on the Facebook thread a “low life loser” and lashed out at multiple others, writing, “Sorry that all you guys are jealous of my families success and you guys aren’t goin to go anywhere with your lives.”

Here’s the TMZ story.

What bothers me about this is where does an impressionable teen get such langauge from? Home? School? Family? Friends?  And is Willow going to get grounded for this?  Please note Bristol Palin herself chimes in on this.

  4 comments for “Those Crazy Palins

  1. November 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Obama might not seek a second term.

  2. November 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Here’s an excerpt from SP’s new book, where she writes about the evils of too much self-esteem;

    “Chalk some of them up as victims of the cult of self-esteem. No one they have encountered in their lives – from their parents to their teachers to their president – wanted them to feel bad by hearing the truth. So they grew up convinced that they could become big pop stars like Michael Jackson. On American Idol, of course, these self-esteem-enhanced but talent deprived performers eventually learn the truth. After they’ve embarrassed themselves for the benefit of the producers, they are told in no uncertain terms that they, in fact, can’t sing, regardless of what they have been told by others. But in the wider world, these kind of instances of hard-truth-telling are increasingly rare. Instead of eventually confronting the limits of their inflated egos when it comes to paying the rent and putting food on the table, Americans are increasingly told not to worry about it. Someone else will provide for them.

    • Toni Gilmont
      November 20, 2010 at 10:15 am

      It is enormously interesting to see such mediocrity so worshipped by the equally mediocre -unfortunately we are all subjected to these people who overvalue their true place in our society -criticizing others seems to be the only real talent of the Palin family –most particularly, the mother “bear” -again, I would venture to guess that the “Palin” brand might be all but a ghostly whisper by the time the next vote is taken for President of this wonderful country — we, as a people certainly deserve far better than Sarah Palin — along with having to bear her continued and mediocre ranting about everyone else, in addition to the complete lack of true understanding and intellectual acumen required of any political high office to which this particular entity desires to “simply try if no one else volunteers” for the job of President – actually, she has such a high opionion of her own usefulness in society, it is sometimes difficult to swallow her limited knowledge which is constantly spewing forth in every medium — it is most unfortunate for the rest of the country who are not one of “mamma bear’s brood — or a “member” of the so called “tea-bagger group.”

      Narcissism is rampant, with this entity, with little to actually offer the world but this constant quarrelsome and illiterate murdering of the English language in her consistent, negative spewing forth of expletives (almost always entirely made up for the most shock value -and almost always a complete fabrication).
      The small group of “worshippers” will be highly disappointed when the “real Sarah Palin” is revealed to the world –we will not miss her!

  3. Ltpar
    November 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Dan, the Facebook excerpts leave a lot to be desired because they are not showing the complete communication from both parties. You see the response by Willow Palin, but in a number of cases not the comment from the other person who caused the response. While shocking to many adults, this is the vocabulary of many (not all) teenagers who blog today. When someone slams them, they retort in kind with a stream of comments that many times would embarrass a sailor. While being wrong and politically incorrect to refer to another person by racial or sexual gendered terms, for the most part it is done without the kid even thinking about the true meaning of the word. A slam is a slam and they aren’t always nice. To some degree I can relate to this. On my own blog exchanges with individuals with differences of opinion, the comments on occasion get below the belt and I am not bashful in returning insult for insult. Being an adult however, I am held to a higher standard than teenagers and select my insults more carefully. If I were Sara Palin, considering the publicity, I would terminate Willow’s Facebook account.

    As far as Sara Palin beating Barack Obama, I believe the voters spoke very clear a couple of weeks ago. If Palin and Obama ran face to face today, just the two of them, she would very likely beat him. In two years, Obama may have repaired some of the damage. Frankly, I do not see Sara Palin as a contender for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2012, but she could well end up on someone’s ticket as the VP. As far as who will win, the ball is now in the Republican Party court and if they get it together, they will retake the White House in 2012. If it is more of business as usual and it looks that way, they will find their butts back on the street again.

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