Like thousands of others, I watched with interest Bristol Palin’s appearance on “Dancing With the Stars.” She joined the show with limited performing experience. As the weeks went by, her dancing and presentation improved to a point that she was fun to watch.
She had a following among watchers that kept her from elimination. So I was shocked to read a comment (TNT, 11-24) that was used as a “behind the scenes” portion of the Tuesday show: “Going out there and winning this would mean a lot. It would be like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me.”
Is this what we want from a spokesman and mentor for the teens in our country? I am appalled that Bristol would make this statement on TV. I would hope that this is not the type of comment that her mother would want her to be associated with.
The respect that she had earned from me has been diminished, and it saddens me that she felt the need to make this type of statement.