December 1st, 2010
12:03 PM ET
Margaret Cho has nothing against Bristol Palin. Really.
That said, the 41-year-old comedian recently dished about her "Dancing With the Stars" rival, claiming Bristol's mother, Sarah Palin, forced her to do the show so the public would forget Bristol's notoriety as a teen mom and the former governor of Alaska would gain fans if she runs for president in 2012.
"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," Cho wrote on her blog on November 29.
"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."
To sum things up, Cho explained, "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."
While Cho gives 20-year-old Bristol kudos for improving her dance skills each week, she can't help but think it was more than just fancy footwork that kept her in the competition.
"Keep in mind there are other forces at work here and it’s not just for the love of dance," she noted, adding, "Now I am scared I am going to wake up with a decapitated moose head in my bed."
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