ABC: No, Palin wasn’t booed on “Dancing with the Stars”

posted at 12:52 pm on September 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

Before the grumbling starts in the comments that “this isn’t news!”, let me gently point out that (a) Sarahcuda’s favorite site has already deemed it blogworthy and (b) according to Drudge, here’s what the hottest story in America is on this painfully slow news day:

I.e. it could be worse. You’ll find the DWTS clip below, but there’s really no way to tell what the boos are a reaction to. The show’s host told Jimmy Kimmel after the show that the response was “mostly” for the worse-than-expected scores given to Jennifer Grey for her routine, a point later supported by an ABC spokesman:

Instead, the network said, the crowd was upset that Jennifer Grey, the former “Dirty Dancing” star who performed immediately before Bristol Palin, got only a trio of 8s from the judges, even though the routine she did with partner Derek Hough was a clear audience favorite. (They might have spared themselves the trouble, as Grey and Hough emerged with the evening’s top score anyway.)…

“They were just expressing their feelings about a really, really good dance,” a network spokeswoman said. “It’s not at all unusual.”

The Daily Beast counters that Palin’s reaction, shaking her head, as the camera cuts to her suggests she thought they were booing her. And if you watch this version of the clip, it looks like the audience applauds when Grey’s scores are first announced, in which case why would they boo a few moments later? On the other hand, there are clearly loud cheers for Palin when she’s first introduced, which makes no sense if the earlier boos were directed at her. If you were a stone-cold nutroots warrior sitting in the audience eager to embarrass her on TV, wouldn’t you boo even louder once you knew for sure that she was on camera so that everyone at home would hear it? ABC’s explanation makes more sense.

Only two things are certain, my friends. One: America will surely continue to analyze this piece of tape frame-by-frame like the Zapruder film. And two: As Entertainment Weekly says, if people really were booing her at a dancing competition with not one but two of her kids right there, those people need a mental-health break from politics. Soon.


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Rather more serious than booing:

http://www.frontiersman.com/articles/2010/09/28/breaking_news/doc4ca235e0bf331043209185.txt

Kristan Cole and Sarah Palin have gotten a restraining order against a stalker.

Chilling.

hrh40 on September 28, 2010 at 4:08 PM

I hope they find the guy soon!

sharrukin on September 28, 2010 at 4:14 PM

It is hunting season right now in Alaska. It will be difficult to pick out a nutjob from all of the citizens who are in hunting gear.

I am sure Sarah and Kristan have more than just the restraining order giving them protective cover. But, it would be best to get out of town till they catch the lunatic.

Jimmy Doolittle on September 28, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Book 1…the Titanic sank
Book 2…it didn’t
Book 3…landed in Coo-ba

Limerick on September 28, 2010 at 6:02 PM

It is hunting season right now in Alaska. It will be difficult to pick out a nutjob from all of the citizens who are in hunting gear.

I am sure Sarah and Kristan have more than just the restraining order giving them protective cover. But, it would be best to get out of town till they catch the lunatic.

Jimmy Doolittle on September 28, 2010 at 5:56 PM

There are too many of them out there. They had that guy follow them to the airport and now this.

sharrukin on September 28, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Rush had a caller this afternoon, a black man from NYC who owns a small business with his wife. He told Rush he’s a black conservative who despises RINOs and that the only reason he was able to vote for McCain in 2008 was because of Palin being on the ticket. He is livid at the way the establishment in our own party continually tears her down. This is New York City, folks. This guy and his wife are squarely in the Palin’s camp. The ruling class and their willing sycophants in the rank and file better gird their loins. The Cuda Express is rolling down the tracks.

There are too many of them out there. They had that guy follow them to the airport and now this.

sharrukin on September 28, 2010 at 6:10 PM

She needs private, professional security detail. It’s crazy that she ever walks around out in public without it.

NoLeftTurn on September 28, 2010 at 6:19 PM

This isn’t news.

*grumble grumble*

RINO in Name Only on September 28, 2010 at 6:58 PM

She needs private, professional security detail. It’s crazy that she ever walks around out in public without it.

NoLeftTurn on September 28, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Problem is a guy with a rifle and a scope. Professional Security detail can’t protect against that.

Jimmy Doolittle on September 28, 2010 at 7:54 PM

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