Do you agree that Sarah Palin’s daughter deserved to get the boot? Read my thoughts & share your own!
After several weeks of questionable eliminations on Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars, I’ve grown more than a little skeptical of America’s decision-making skills — but the viewers finally got it right Oct. 16 when they voted to bump Bristol Palin from the dance floor. Good riddance to bad dancing.
Truth be told, I don’t think Bristol deserved a spot on the all-star season to begin with! She’s not an actress. She’s not a singer. She’s not even a pro-athlete. She’s the daughter of a politician who ran for vice president four years ago and lost. How exactly does that make one a “star?” And don’t even try to counter with “she had a reality show on Lifetime,” because I saw one episode, and it was like watching a slow death.
I get that Bristol was originally cast in season 11 because she was relevant — at the time — but to bring her back as an “all-star” merely encourages her to continue spewing her own brand of nonsense for attention.
DWTS has always played fast and loose with the word “star,” but Bristol’s inclusion was the height of just too muchery. Bristol’s not the worst dancer the show has ever seen, but the fact that she pales in comparison to Kirstie Alley — who dances circles around Bristol and is 40 years her senior — is proof alone that she needed to go.
My condolences to Mark Ballas. He deserved a better partner.
Watch Bristol and Mark’s final dance below, then vote: Were they the right pair to go?
— Andy Swift
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