July 6th, 2010
10:40 AM ET

Bristol Palin makes her acting debut

Bristol Palin’s acting debut didn’t require much acting.

The 19-year-old mother played herself on last night’s episode of “Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Palin and the show’s main character, Amy, find themselves at a band camp for teen moms.

"I am a fan of the show," Palin told ET. "I think it is realistic to show the consequences of teen pregnancy and to show it not only affects Amy, but her friends and her family."

In her guest appearance, Palin tells Amy she’s the world’s greatest French horn player and then refers to herself as Yo-Yo Ma. (Watch the clip.)

What did you think of Palin’s big debut?

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  1. demo Joseph

    What a role model ... where is America going with this. A unwed, uneducated 19 year old with an a... for a mom who has the nerve to talk about other people a role model? You folks needs jobs and lives.

    September 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pinky

    I don't get it. These loser teen moms of loser parents and they get a place in Hollywood. I don't get it.

    September 1, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ken houston tx.

    Please get yo education,u gonna needit. Yo momwill run out of fame and money and someome has to still feed the kids. I feel u cant teach anyone anything at this point.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. FED-UP

    Are you people kidding me? I opened this article stricktly out of curiosity and now I;m sorry that I have. What a shame to read some of the vile and ludicrous statements from supposedly "ADULTS" attacking a child. Just because her mothers views do not match yours, or maybe they do, do any of you know her views? She is one of several thousand young girls who made a mistake, took responsabilty for it, and is trying to make a living for herself. As a Democrat myself, I have found that these personal attacks have got to stop. Fight the issues not someones child!

    July 13, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. philipunneccessary

    While I disagree with Sarah Palin's policies, I think that picking on her daughter, who made a mistake and was likely pressured to keep her child, is morally unjust. to use her as a way to hurt her mother is maniacal and cruel, especially since her mother won't see this, but chances are Bristol will. And Blah Blah, there ARE smart republicans, i know some. Most of the older generation of my family on my father's side, and formerly my uncle, are republicans, and they are perfectly smart. Just because the republicans who get attention are extremist and most likely crazy, you shouldn't pick on everyone else in the party.

    July 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ann O

    Ballouts os – Entertainment? Questionable...I'm with you though...atleast CNN didn't decide to put it under "Breaking News" like we've been subjected to with Lindsay Lohan. Scraping the bottom...

    July 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Blah Blah

    To all the Palin lover...You as stupid to think Palin is the next big thing for the repulican..Are you kidding me??? How can repulican be that dumb. Pick a smart intellectual repulican please..oops there's none...Dnt pick cause she share your stupid value ..There more to it !!!give me a break stupid people. She a airhead idiot.

    July 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. candi

    Like Keith Olbermann says, Sarah Palin is in idiot. Her daughter Bristol is an idiot and her whole freakin family are idiots. And by the way, I really think that Todd Palin is a closet gay. Not that there is anything wrong with that!

    July 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BelleNoir

    The reason I find Bristol to be...unpalatable, for lack of a better word, is the fact that she can get pregnant and everyone is willing to bend over and kiss her behind, but if it were another young lady, she would be viewed with distaste and would suffer from a lot of finger wagging. It's a symbol of strength and bravery for Bristol, but shame and bad parenting for others?

    July 9, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. j-son

    I am amazed that she didn't QUIT half-way through the day of taping....
    That said, she's a kid who has a kid and I have nothing against her.
    You can't pick your parents, and that's unfortunate in this instance.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Traditional Families Values

    She goes around the country telling others about Traditional Family Value including abstinence, basically live your life according to Sarah Palin.
    The same Sarah Palin that hates the liberal media but does not mind the money.
    Her hypocrisy is unmeasurable.
    I don't mind the kid but please, don't become a Good Will Ambassador for abstinence...the hypocrisy.

    July 8, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kwok Li

    Why do Sarah Palin's supporters keep on carping about her traditional family values. Sarah jets around the country promoting herself for money while the kids are at home. She has a teenage daugther that is a single mom. That daughter now appears to be following in her mom's footsteps i.e. jets around the country promoting herself for money while the kid is at home. What is so 'traditional' about this?

    July 8, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
    • blah blah

      To all the Palin lover...You as stupid to think Palin is the next big thing for the repulican..Are you kidding me??? How can repulican be that dumb. Pick a smart intellectual repulican please..oops there's none...Dnt pick cause she share your stupid value ..There more to it !!!give me a break stupid people. She a airhead idiot!!! Reuplican all way talk about values..but they're the biggest hypocrite and bunch of closet gays

      July 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MJM

    I don't hate Sarah Palin so don't speak for me. What I hate is her religious BS!
    Trying to shove it down folks throat.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. carrieoki

    Bristol, if you are reading this–
    1. Go to college or take some online college level courses. You need an education.
    2. If you make lots of money, get some therapy. Those who are not in your immediate circle can see that you and your siblings will need it. Sorry, but your mother clearly shows she has some issues.
    3. Levi’s mom and sister are getting the short end of the stick. Cut them a break, please.

    For anyone interested in what the Johnston family has been going through since 2008, see–

    July 7, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MN Hockey Mom

    Is it really acting when you are playing yourself???

    July 7, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  16. pat

    you all should start now to realize that you are soul and that every body out there is also soul .so if sara and her enter family wish to be 24 /7 on tv is their business . if it is the way they wish to serve god [ that is if they know there is a big stuff out there manageing the entire universe]let them be . because at the end of it all , they will pay for all the impersonations the family put out into the air . just give them space to be.this place is a place of dual . they are used to quitting . the head of the family rushing for dollar she chases dollar like mad , so her daughter must do any thing for the same purpose. please let them be.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  17. vic

    i bet she tastes real good

    July 7, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  18. carol

    Why doesn't this child go to college? She needs to stop the celebrity crap and get a good, solid education, unlike her mother.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  19. John

    Who the hell cares.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  20. DocLowery

    We all know Sara is a piece of work, Republican or not but I thought this was about her daughter. I didn't see the show but was she really that bad. One thing I can agree with is that she's pretty enough. The woman who played Erica on All My Children never learned to act but she was the show. Hell, I use to watch just to see what the character would do next. To speak of being a mother, she's making money that will provide the necessities in life for her child.

    July 7, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  21. jenny

    many teens who have children end up supporting them by working fast food. if you weren't a palin, you would be living the REAL life of the american teenager.

    July 7, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  22. GiGI

    she seem sort of robotic...PALINS GO AWAY!!!!...they really need to go home and take care of their kids...if they really want to change something and show some examples to anyone they need to start with their kids....just go away!!!!

    July 7, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  23. Bill

    So this backwater tramp who was taking the snake at 16 is now preaching abstinance?

    I don't think so honey.

    When you fail the test, you don't get to teach the class.

    July 7, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  24. albertcees

    Who says she made a bad choice? I can't stand her mother or Pro-Life activists either, yet this young woman made the right and very tough choice. It took a lot more courage than the alternative. Not many people at any age can say that.. PS , her acting stinks.

    July 7, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  25. repubguy

    Unlike her mother, the girl is a true sweetheart, honest and sincere. Everyone should wish her well

    July 7, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  26. meg

    Bristol did HORRIBLE. It was like she was staring talking to a wall. She just stared.......with no emotion whatsoever. Her face was blank.

    July 7, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  27. cubvespa

    I heard her ex won her in a card game! The apple don't fall far from the tree!

    July 7, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  28. TBagger

    Oh no! Just what this world needs, the no talent hack daughter of a stupid no brain hack Sarah Failin

    July 7, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  29. Steve

    Palin may be a bad actor but Obama is a worse actor.

    July 7, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |

    A pretty good short scene. She will be fine. There is hope for her after all.

    July 7, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  31. hhm

    I think she's doing a better job teaching teenagers about the consequences of fornication than most of you haters. And at least she's not on welfare, which is where most of you hater's kids will end up. Good for her.

    July 7, 2010 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Bernard Webb

      Oh come on, hhm, get real. What "consequences of fornication" do you think you are talking about? $arah had her first child 8 months after being married, making her a fornicator. And what were the consquences? She became governor of Alaska, then ran for Vice President of the whole damn country, then quit her job and made $12 million in 6 months. Some consequences!

      And what about Bri$tol? She is also a fornicator, one who never even bothered to get married. And what were the consequences for poor, sad fornicator Bristol? International fame, thousands of dollars in speaking fees (speaking about what?), and a spot on a national television program. Some consequences!

      You need to stop worrying about the "haters", whatever that means, and start paying attention to your own dramatic lack of insight and common sense. Your nasty, snide, ignorant comment shows that you are just another mean-spirited, brain-dead conservative. You can do better!

      July 7, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      I agree, dumb liberals and their welfare. The poor people on welfare (the blacks) are what put us into this recession .

      July 7, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Bernard Webb

      Wow, Steve, talk about "dumb"! You blame the recession on poor people, just like a Good Conservative should. But what about the bankers and hedge-fund scam artists? What about the republicans having deregulated the financial corporations, allowing their greed to run amok to the detriment of the nation?

      But no. Not for Steve. For Steve, poor black people drove the country into recession. You almost have to feel sorry for people whose view of the world is so crabbed and crazily off base. Almost.

      July 7, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Why would you capitalize the words good and conservative? O wait never mind, youre an idiot.

      July 7, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe


      There are far more white people on welfare than there are blacks. In fact, the single greatest percentage of welfare recipients are single white women, you know, like Bristol Palin. Red state, unwed mothers make up the single largest drain on the public assistance rolls.

      It is a fact that you can easily look up at the census bureau website. If you were not so utterly stupid, you would have already done that.

      July 7, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  32. Frank Rizzo

    She Rocks..I would marry her in a New York minute.

    July 7, 2010 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  33. Kevin

    For some reason, she struck me as a young Lisa Kudrow in that picture. Maybe she can play a teen Phoebe in the Friends movie.

    July 7, 2010 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  34. Cheryl

    In my opinion, my daughter could "act" much better than Bristol, but will never have the chance to try, not in this lifetime. Bristol got the part only because of whose daughter she is, nothing else, not because of any acting talent. I feel Palin and Bristol are chasing the media now, ever since Palin ran for Vice Pres. The whole family got a taste of being in front of the spotlight, the prospects to make ALOT of money that came with it and all the shopping trips it would allow them to go on, among other things. Now they have a "hunger" for it. They are on a roll now, book deals, little bit spots on tv shows, a series on the Discovery Channel, etc, etc, etc..... And I'm sure they don't care at all, that any of them DON"T have any acting talent. They are making millions and loving it.........and laughing at all of us......all the way to the bank. Palin is mixing politics with media, "Hollywood", and money (and lots of it). That whole mixture seems really dark, thick and gooey, just like all the oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

    July 7, 2010 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  35. decredico

    She's horrible, wooden and compeletely devoid of any acting skills.

    July 7, 2010 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  36. B Jones

    How can you people be so cruel to a child? Because you don't like her mother?? She is a teenager that made a bad choice. Not unlike 1000's of girls her age. What gives you the right to make such harsh comments about her? What if it were your kid, your grandchild, your best friends daughter? She had the opportunity to do a part on a tv show, probably making more than most of you do in a year....is it jealousy? If she weren't doing something to make money you would be saying she is living on welfare to support her child. Leave her alone. I suspect some of you on here are the parents raising all the bullies in our school system today!

    July 7, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
    • decredico

      It is a form of abuse to pretend she has any acting chops and any real talent in this field. It is not a matter of money, putz, or jealousy. She's simply wooden and uncharismatic. She was cearly choosen through sycophantic connections to her mother's fame.

      July 7, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
  37. Trevor, Austin, TX

    She needs to go home and take care of her baby. And her mommy's little retard doesn't even have a mother.

    July 7, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Emma

      Shut up. It is so wrong of you to call anyone- that word- I don't agree with all conservative policies or all liberal ones (I am a moderate) but if you want to point out failures, do not blame it on a child who couldn't help the disease he was born with. My little brothers have special needs but live normal lives and they hate to here people using that term and I hate that term too. That statement just proves that most of the people here are just bagging on Palin's children because of Palin. What did that poor inocent baby ever do to you? He did nothing wrong and you have no right to say that kind of thing! You are soooo wrong!

      July 8, 2010 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  38. Okie from Muskogee

    God she is hot, I'll sure say that

    July 7, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  39. JP

    Most of you posting in here are disgusting and borderline retarded. You are slamming someone you don't know because you don't like their mother. You probably don't like her mother just because she's a Republican and no other reason. Ya'll are an embarrassment...

    July 7, 2010 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Bernard Webb

      It's y'all not ya'll, you can't even spell your own hillbilly slang as you call strangers who are smarter than you names. Talk about an embarrassment!

      July 7, 2010 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  40. Melissa

    You all need to shut up and go outside. Like your stupid comments here are going to do anything to change something. Seriously. Find a hobby.

    July 7, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  41. Jake

    Man, regardless of who you dislike or like, you people in here are rank and disgusting. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. You arent doing your side of the arguement any favors by saying the things you are saying.

    July 7, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  42. h

    man i'd love to bang her

    July 7, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  43. GeorgeB

    Ah ... like mother like daughter ... let's exploit negative white trash behavior and make some money out of it! You can't make this stuff up folks. Oh well, the 25% of people who think the earth is 6000 years old will eat this up I guess.

    July 6, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Dennis 2547

    Awful as told to me by a niece . How on Earth did this young teenage mother get this gig ? Oh yes, now I remember. Her mother the lady that quit an elected office in Alaska. Then tried to make all the educated folks in the USA believe she was serious about running for another office, that as Vice President of the United States ? Get serious. I still believe the only education both of these female Palin's now anything about is how to make a quick buck. This is National Enquirer material, not something for a World News leader like CNN. That is unless they think we all do not know that she real does read Comics and is her source of International News............
    It is over Miss and Mrs Palin..................you five minutes of fame are finished......................
    A retired Military Veteran

    July 6, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • JP

      You're a poor excuse for a veteran talking about someone you don't know. Yeah yeah freedom of speech blah blah blah...

      July 7, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  45. Jim

    I don't think acting is going to be it...Bristol...move to plan B http://bit.ly/WatchAmTeen

    July 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  46. dave thomas

    Those hillbillies are sucking it dry for all its worth huh, cant get a dime past those fools, you gotta love the pervs that supports em,

    July 6, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  47. dave thomas

    I'd love to stuff the palins mouth with something to keep the lies and stupidity from spewing out, a knocked up tramp of daughter, a ignorant empty heady generic mom, and a true sissy daddy, is he gay or what,

    July 6, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  48. dave thomas

    They only people that really care about that family of hillbillies are bottom feeding republicans and perverts man and women, face the facts, if you really think this family is newsworthy you are sick or perverted or republicans which means you are both, sick freako's

    July 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeebs

      Based off the amount of posts you've been making, you obviously care which means you're describing yourself.

      July 7, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  49. dave thomas

    Her head looks as empty as her moms

    July 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  50. dave thomas

    So when teen tramps get knocked up they have a chance of making it big now huh, only in the republican party i suppose hahahahaa

    July 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  51. dave thomas

    wonder if she gives good head like mom

    July 6, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Prou

    Wow so long for the good ole boys network. Now all you need is a mother whose dumb as a rock and couldn't find the state of Alaska on a map. These Palin hillbillies are going to suck this country for every dime they can before they go away. Funny how a party who preach family values, continue to throw this teenage tramp in our face.

    July 6, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  53. l flynt

    nailin' palin II

    July 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  54. DavidReddy

    She has freckles, she needs to wear makeup all her life to avoid looking bad. That's a lot of work. It's a punishment.

    July 6, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Talentless

    I just want to get rocking with her so hard we bang the head board so that Sarah hears it and comes in to watch like Levi gets to do!!! She is good for one thing and obviously started real young....

    July 6, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nice

      You can look at those eyes and know she is a champion in the sack. We can't act like she is innocent...she has a child afterall 🙂 I love loose girls like her.

      July 6, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Massa James

      I went to high school with her. She flashed at parties all the time and would give head to anyone after a few beers.

      July 6, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fun Loving

      Sarah shaved her at one of the parties...it was awesome. She then chucked a turkey into a grinder, turned around slowly and said, "You betcha!!" Best night of my life.

      July 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Salad Anyone

      She was known to toss the best salad in high school. We lined up to take the licking.

      July 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rita

      How did the subject get changed from being about the Palins to being about your mothers?

      July 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  56. bailoutsos

    At least CNN figured out to put this article under "Entertainment" and not "Politics." Please CNN, in the future, put any Palin family articles under "Entertainment." Thanks in advance.

    July 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  57. portalpunk

    Not bad, from Bimbo to TV Star in about 2 years, it took her mom 20 years to do it.

    July 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jeff

    Where are all the Kate Gosselin supporters talking about how a single mom needs to earn a living to support her kids? It's amazing how much hate you "tolerant" people have for someone who you assume disagress with you politically.

    July 6, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mal

      Preach it brother!! Most of these comments are some of the most mean spirited I have ever read..........and they call it 'truth'.

      July 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  59. blahblahblah

    She's a real life mom going on a pretend show about a pretend "teen" who doesn't have a child IRL! DUMB DUMB DUMB. This show is on ABC Family, so much for the word "family" at the end of ABC.....the channel is turning into trash, and the Palin family is an embarrassment to the US.

    July 6, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  60. BABAK

    oh no ... we have to see more of her. What a great example for my 17 year old daughter!

    July 6, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  61. a slozomby

    this is a sad day for humanity.

    July 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  62. TERI

    That was painful to watch. Almost had to stop the video.

    July 6, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Alex Santana

    God what an awful actor...and why did she feel like she had to do anything? She is just as stupid as her mother trying to be a celebrity. Palin liked the limelight and after the election, when faced to returning to oblivion decided she wanted to take her overheated ego and make something of it counting on the fact that there were enough stupid people in the "lower 48" who actually thought she had something to say. Look at who supports her at these "tea parties", people who live in Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana etc. Most of them have shoes sized larger than the number of teeth in their mouths and most are NRA fanatics...and that says it all...have you ever passed a truck or car with an NRA sticker on it and looked at the driver? The cubic inches of their vehicle is higher than their IQ!!

    July 6, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  64. mark

    gee – how many qualified actresses are waiting tables in LA and NY and would give body parts for a series shot – but because Palin's mom is a famous loudmouth and she's the most famous teen mom in NY, she gets to be on the show. life is fair, no?

    July 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • BABAK

      they say; She is making an statement! We just can figure out what that might be!:)

      July 6, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Kammy

    I don't think she was that bad considering she only had a few lines and isn't a trained actress and I thought she would do this preachy "don't be young and stupid like me" thing but it was what it was...I'd rather have her in some acting job than doing the Liz Cheney thing flapping off about things she knows nothing about political wise.

    And I agree with Chrisb about the Yo-Yo Ma line...it also came out so fast that you might have missed it...

    July 6, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  66. chrisb

    I didn't watch the show, and probably won't, but for those who did, was the line about Yo-Yo Ma delivered as a joke? As in, I play the French horn and I'm as good as he is (he plays cello)? If so, did it seem like she got the joke? Otherwise it doesn't make any sense.

    Just curious. Couldn't care less if she was any good.

    July 6, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Susan Knox

    I loved her, loved everything about her. She is a beautiful girl. Good luck to her and her family. Congratulations, Bristol.

    July 6, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary Ann

      Susan,get your self some glasses. Bristol is not even pretty,she is a chubby frump and the only way she got a boyfriend is because she is easy.Her mother screws everyone,so she had a good teacher.If Jerry Springer is still on,thats the show they belong on,but those people have too much class for them.

      July 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amanda Knocks

      Two trailer park girls go roun' the outside, roun' the outside...

      July 7, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  68. JAMA

    WHY IS THIS PERSON IN THE NEWS??? She's famous for getting knocked up?

    July 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  69. jeremy

    in short.... she sucked it up worse than her mother did with McCain. get these people out of the media spotlight.

    July 6, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Laura

    I like Bristol, regardless of what her acting skills are. She's certainly smarter than her mom. I wish her and her baby well.

    July 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  71. MI

    When Bristol referred to Yo Yo Ma she was referring to her mom, not the cellist.

    July 6, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lily Ann

      You're an idiot. Of course it was the cellist, why else would she be at music camp?

      July 6, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  72. runner920

    I am not a Sarah Palin fan, but I don't think Bristol deserves all this bashing. She is not the first teen to get pregnant, and she will certainly not be the last. Millions of single teens and adults get knocked up every year, and the liberals are willing to roll out the welfare wagon, food stamps, and Medicaid, but this girl gets pregnant, has a baby, and breaks up with the baby's father, and suddenly people are judging her. Sure, she comes from a wealthy family, but that's not her fault. She's trying to make her way in the world, even if her acting isn't that good.

    July 6, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  73. WeToddDid

    I am an acting robot. I will act now. beep. boop. bop. beep. initiate spread eagle. produce retard. beep. fail.

    July 6, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  74. JohnP

    IMO, she's no better than the rest of these celebrity wannabe's these days. She spread her legs and now she's cashing in on it.
    I can just about guarantee she'll end up being the wife of some career politician, pumping out kids ad ignoring her husband's infidelities.

    July 6, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  75. JohnP

    ...and this one time at band camp
    welllll....you know what she did with that flute :}

    July 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  76. ralph


    July 6, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Al

    Look folks, this girl is not her mom. I can't stand her mother or anything she stands for but this is not about Mrs. Palin. It's about a girl who made a mistake and is trying to get on with her life. If her mother uses her as a tool for her ravenous ambition as she does everyone and everything in her life, don't hate Bristol for it. She didn't ask to be Sarah Palin's daughter.

    July 6, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liutgard

      Spare me. Someone who is genuinely trying to 'get on with her life' does not go on tv repeatedly to whine about it. I'm tired of hearing her go on about how hard it is to be a teen mom, when it is clear that she's not actually living it. Who is taking care of her baby while she's jetting around the country getting those huge speaking fees? You can bet it's not Grandma Palin...

      July 6, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • BABAK

      No she did not ask to be Sarah daughter; Did she ask to get pregnant? Oh .. sorry that was just a mistake. No one told her about the birds and the bees.

      July 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bernard Webb

      I'm sorry, but what? You say Bristol is "getting on with her life" by appearing on a national TV program. Wouldn't staying home and taking care of her child be a better way to "get on with her life"? Come on. You Palin defenders just sound goofy as you strain to justify this family's backwoods, hillbilly behavior.

      July 7, 2010 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  78. DDSilks

    Like mother, like daughter. These people would do anything to stay in front of the cameras.

    July 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  79. lisa

    If she "played" herself, it's not really "acting" is it?

    July 6, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stevie J

      She should have "played" with herself, then she wouldn't be in the situation she is in....

      July 6, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Why you mad?

    Wow, I can't get over all this Palin hate from the socialists posting here. It’s just like a liberal to hate anyone who disagrees with them politically, like Stalin and Mao.

    July 6, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • SMUM

      LOL. You are asking that question through your name? Answer: I'm not mad. The only consistently mad and angry people tend to be the conservatives and zellot christians who even when they win and hold political power are still angry at something. Liberals like me may get frustrated, but anger is not in our nature. Our motto is "live and let live". We are not self-rightious or sanctimonious people, and for sure do not go around imposing "self-claim" morality on everyone else as the "family values" crowd does.

      July 6, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bernard Webb

      Wow. I've read dozens and dozens of comments on this thread, but yours is the stupidest, nastiest, and most content-free comment I have seen so far. Congratulations! You are obviously a True Conservative. Filled with fear and hate for your betters.

      As for Bristol, she's just another grifter like her mom, taking advantage of fools like the ones defending the Palins in this thread, the unenlightened 20% who will never realize that they are being duped. I wish you folks could see for just one instant how you look and sound to thinking people. It ain't pretty.

      July 7, 2010 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  81. Mike

    Bristol Palin is about as deserving of being an actress and Barack Obama is deserving of being POTUS.

    July 6, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas Jefferson

      Try some basic math. Count the Electoral College results...get someone to help you with the bigger numbers.
      She can't act. She was on the show because her mother trotted her on stage at campaign events, no other reason.

      July 6, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  82. AshannaK

    To be compared to Yo Yo Ma by anyone, especially herself, is an insult to Yo Yo Ma.
    If she is the new generation of actress, I'm going to confession real quick. The end
    of the world is really around the corner.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  83. anonymous

    Oh dear Lord, it's official...the world is coming to an end now.. That bimbo is acting on that show...lol...

    July 6, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Tom Bergeron

    As a special treat for Dancing With The Stars 2011 lineup, we have The Family Shows!

    Kim and Chloe Kardashian
    Paris and Nikki Hilton
    2 of the Jonas Brothers, we can't tell them apart
    Sarah and Bristol Palin

    Please join us !

    July 6, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  85. jeanne021556

    The Palin family is the latest "reality" show stars. The are smart enough to cash in now, and drag on 15 minutes of fame into 5 or more years of fame. Discusting, but people will watch it, advertisers will buy air time on the show, Tea Party members will "praise the show", and the Palin family laughs all the way to the bank.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Randy

    Go away Palins. The privileged have many doors open to them whether they’re talented or not. Please, go away.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Name Witheld

    Funny that she slammed Levi for trying to make a living in Hollywood, and yet she's trying to do the same thing. Yeah hypocrite indeed.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  88. TX

    Bristol Palin made a mistake, unfortunately society seems to forget that the majority of us and even our children have done the same thing, just did not get caught and did not announce it to the world. I am a conservative CHRISTIAN republican and proud of it. But also understanding of our mistakes and the consquences of those mistakes. I do not agree with her mother as to putting her family up in front of the American people to keep her name out there. There are some things that are not anyone's business and this is one of them.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      You're Christian AND Republican? No way! I have to sit down...the room is spinning...

      July 6, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liutgard

      If it's none of our business, then she has no business being on tv.

      July 6, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • BABAK

      She made a mistake!?!? pretty big one, ha?

      July 6, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • SMUM

      I hope that as a "CHRISTIAN REPUBLICAN" you showed the same level of "empathy and understanding" to single mothers and out-of-wedlock children that were not associated with the GOP. Were you so "caring" when the religious right crowd were using these mothers and children as a punch line to win votes for the Republican Party? Do the children of "conservative parents" who make these "mistakes" deserve our compasion while all others only deserve disdain and cruel criticism for political expediency? I may not be as religious as you claim to be, but one thing I believe in is that in GOD's eyes, everyone deserves the same level of compasion.

      July 6, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  89. sarah palin

    She's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Rick Cain

    So let me get this straight....

    Bristol Palin from a rich and influential family has a beautiful healthy baby with a hunky local Alaskan athlete boyfriend, and she now has regrets?

    Yes she truly represents the working minority welfare mother.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  91. JoePub

    Remember Liberals, your job here regarding posting comments is to tear these people apart and pick at the slightest nits. You know, become overly hypercritical of them Palin people.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Terry Steer

    Totally wooden.

    July 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  93. ky

    its sad, really... too much money and too much time... but seriously y'all should go easy on the gurl. she is 16. just goes to show they're all as messed up as we are.

    July 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Dadeo

    what do you expect when she is brought up by the "do as I say, not as I do" parents, religion etc crowd.

    July 6, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  95. ballz

    The best thing this girl ever did was lay on her back for the 10 minutes it took that broad to get knocked up...and not the knocked up part. And I hope she showed off the melon patch better than whats in the pic on this thread.

    July 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  96. jo

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! It doesn't get anymore pathetic than that. Why doesn't she go to college and make something useful of herself. She can't act to save her ###. She should take lessons from her ma. Now THERE's an actor for ya!!!!!

    July 6, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • LusciousDC

      Ya know Jo, I was thinking the same ting. Why not just go to college and further your education so you can take care of your baby. Not good enough, she wants her money NOW, skip education. She has no marketable skills to speak of, she can't act, and all she has is a High School diploma, but she started a PR company. What the hell does she know about Public relations except the crap she's learned from her ditzy mother..God I wish that Sarah would get trampled and killed by a moose. Ever since she came on the scene, she's been a nightmare and she just won't stop...

      July 7, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  97. RKL

    Democrats don't hate Bristol Palin. In fact I am a democrat and I find it rather amusing that she acted in the exact opposite direction of the values her mother is spouting. Kids, gotta love 'em.

    July 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Mike Levee, New Orleans

    Bristol Palin gives hope to all teenage girls. If they just get pregnant and famous at the same time, they can get ten to twenty thousand a pop for preaching abstinence to right wing whack jobs, and they'll get a paid gig on television. I hope Bristol succeeds in producing thousands of new unwed teenage mothers seeking fame and fortune.

    July 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Thomas

    Nepotism at its finest...

    July 6, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Bill

    Horrible! Like mother like daughter...............

    July 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Elizabeth

    Geez, people. Give the poor girl a break. She didn't ask for her mom to be a political nightmare. Her family may have money, but are clearly lacking in true family values. Perhaps I'm old-fashioned, but when I think of family values, I think of a close-knit family that confides in and takes care of one another and that means being there. I don't think of abortion rights, gay marriage, or any of the politically-charged issues the republicans have contorted into their definition of family values.

    It was extremely unfortunate that she became pregnant, but it's also telling that she and her mom don't have an extremely close relationship as she brought her boyfriend and friend with her to tell her parents she was pregnant to begin with. She should be able to ride on the tails of her mom's fame (note I did not say success) and do a television show, talk show, motivational speech now-and-then to make money so she can support herself and her child. Life handed her a lemon of a mom, she made a bad choice or two as a teenager, and now she's trying to do what she thinks is right for herself and her child. Most people put in the same situation would do the same.

    I can't stand Sarah Palin; she opposes everything I stand for as an educated woman and socially-minded liberal. I do, however, feel sorry for her children and grandchild and hope that things turn out well for them.

    July 6, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daws

      Indeed, I remember even in the beginning interviews she gave she pretty much said that abstinence didn't work and realistically people should teach protection. Which totally gave me respect for her. Unfortunately, she later did a 180 and when on an abstinence campaign, probably under pressure from her mom... but that's all I could personally fault her for, since like most we know next to nothing about her personal views, opinions, and outlooks.

      July 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Greg

    Oh joy, another fauxlebrity. It's Alaska's very own Paris Hilton!

    July 6, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Bristol Palin is a Twit

    The whole family would be good in some sort of a remake of " Green Acres / Beverly Hillbillies "

    July 6, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • arty

      Sarah as Granny, George W as Jed, Bristol as Ellie May, and Levi as Jethro.

      That would be priceless.

      Hucka Bucka Booo!

      July 6, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  104. BarbB

    Sorry, but I was left totally unimpressed. I couldn't help but think ANY girl off the street could have been just as plain as she was. For all the hype of her appearance on the show I thought it might be decent... I was wrong.

    July 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  105. amac1959

    Must have caught the show-biz bug from her mom..... one of the great stand-up comedians of our time.

    July 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Kristy

    She won for "worst acting" on last night's episode, according to my husband and me...that's a pretty tough win, too, seeing how bad everyone else in that show acts!

    July 6, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • beenz

      Agreed. I know they give 'razzies' for worst acting in movies..is there an equivalent for worst acting by an ensemble on TV?

      July 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Vince

    In the next episode they have to leave camp because Republican filibustering leads to funds being cut for this "socialist program".

    July 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liutgard

      That's a little too close to actual reality than even tv is willing to go...

      July 6, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Soljagurl

    I LOVE the show and I think she did well.... Others don"t do so well but she did well.

    July 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Christopher White

    Bristol is famous for being a pregnant teenager and potential campaign liability to her mother's lost bid to be vice-president. And this is news because............................................

    July 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Bubba Dubba

    Saw the clip. That stuff might pass for acting in HooHaa Alaska, but in the real world, it's not even close. Again proving my Granny Dubba: "The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree." The Palin clan is talentless and more than a little sloooooow on the uptake – no offense intended to developmentally disabled / mentally retarded people.

    July 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoePub

      But yet, manages to make soo much more money than you smart one.

      July 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liutgard

      Well Joe, it just goes to show that money can't buy class. Or morals, apparently.

      July 6, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shame

      Anger?....why is there so much anger? What is happening in this country? Maybe the reason our country is failing is because of us...not politicians...not actor/actresses...but us. When no one takes accoutablity for what they do or say...we will fail. We overspent....and looked the other way. The comments and thoughts of some here illistrate why we are all suffering...you can say anything...because no one here knows who you are, you are not accountable, yet you hold them to the fire? We will continue to fail...as a nation. I have lost hope in America and in all of you.

      July 7, 2010 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  111. Conqui

    Don't know to whom she was speaking in her expressionless monotone voice reciting her memorized lines, but it didn't seem to be to other cast members. But then, they aren't headed for acting awards, either.

    July 6, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  112. Joe

    Great, another talentless bimbo on television. I sould tell my young daughter that the way to get rich and famous is to assume the position at 16 years old, while simultaneously extolling the virtues of abstinence, so that she too can be an unwed knocked up trollup celebutard.

    Nice work Palin. Your mother should be proud.......nevermind.

    July 6, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  113. Bill

    Hopefully she did a better job here than in her original acting debut...you know, then one where she pretended to be an abstinent youth.

    July 6, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  114. Lisa

    So....lets get this straight...her mother loathes anything related to TV unless its makes her money...they both have INFANTS at home and its bad enough her mother is NEVER home to raise her tribe of her children...now her daughter has stars in her eyes!!!!!!!!!!! and potencially might not be home enough if, just if, she 'makes it' to raise her infant just like mom?

    Hypocrites the lot of 'em. Now her daughter thinks she is an actress? Gotta love Republicanknuckleheads they never disappoint in comedy.

    July 6, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Aim

      This is for Rita. You have bought into one of the pathetic excuses Repubs have for anyone who doesn't like Sarah (or her daughter). I have no probs with her daughter. But Sarah's looks have little-to-nothing to do with why anyone "hates" her (your term). It's too bad Repubs are too shallow to understand anything other than the fact they think this woman is pretty, therefore she is worth listening to, and those who don't agree with her views must be ugly. I would rather not carry the ugliness within that this woman carries and promotes.

      July 6, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Know-It-all-liberal

      Hypocrites? Liberalism is the definition of hypocrasy. If you weren't so arrogant and condescending, you'd realize that you are the source of the real comedy.

      July 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • VT Citizen

      That whole family is going to end up in some trashy reality show. Kardashians watch out.

      July 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pablo

      "Liberalism is the definition of hypocrasy"

      Yes, but conservativism is the definition of Hypocrisy. For someone who knows it all, it is interesting that you don't know how to spell.

      July 6, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoePub

      Raise her tribe of her children? Wow, you are jaded.

      July 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rita

      No doubt that Aim is ugly too!

      July 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • kmber

      Rita - politics aside, are you in second grade? You've twice tried to argue a point by saying, "Yeah, well, you're UGLY!" I mean, there's stupidity and then there's stupidity. I'm generally surprised you still have the energy to type after the sheer intellectual vigor it must have taken to come up with such a compelling argument.

      July 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Rita cracks me up. Ah yes, the tired old "You're just jealous 'cause she looks better than you" defense.

      Oh no- it could *never* be because we don't like the fact that she seems utterly clueless, or that her political philosophy is total garbage, or that she does her best at rallies to incite hatred and division, or that constantly complains about persecution, or that she just seems to come off as an unhinged megalomaniac... Gee, it couldn't be any of *those* things...

      Yep. Always the same.. it's because she's "pretty" or it's because we're "scared" of her. Fine- your logic (or lack thereof) is easy to understand- your defenses of Palin are grasping at straws- they're the only ones you can use when you know that people's complaints about her are legitimate.

      July 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rita

      Looks like sean’s just p*$$ed cause the Palin girls are prettier than any girl that’s ever spoken to him.

      July 6, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • AmericanMom

      What is wrong with her being a young working mom? Isn't that preferable to going on welfare? Is it right to be so critical of her first acting job? How many other celebrities kids are in the entertainment business? Do they get raked over the coals nearly as harshly? What on earth did Sarah Palin do to you people that you hate her so much? Nothing. She was in public office, is raising a family, working hard to support her family and simply using her right to express herself by writing and being a guest on tv shows. Why are so many people threatened by her every step? Try focusing on the real problems this country faces: Poverty/Socialism/Loss of Freedom/Education/ILLEGAL Immigration/CRIME/DRUGS there is so much work to be done people – give this teenager the chance to find her way.

      July 8, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  115. Interesting

    Awesome! She did a great job and is cute to boot.

    July 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Kayfabe

      thank you for the responce Mrs. Palin

      July 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darth Vader

      There are plenty of imbeciles out there just like you that will make sure she's a hit.

      July 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl


      July 7, 2010 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      She stank!! Just like her stupid mama!! All the actors that are out of work and they hire this piece of trash instead (just because mama is a lame brain and a quitter). I wish these people would go away!!

      July 7, 2010 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  116. Quatrain

    Watched the show and Bristol should not give up her day job. She was almost as bad as the lead guy on CSI Miami, you should look a people when you talk to them.

    July 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Jo M.

      She was pretty awful. I was hoping she would do better... can't believe they let that run

      July 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      It's hard to look at another actor you're talking to when your eyes are on cue cards the whole time.

      July 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Helena Handbasket

      Uh... last I heard, she doesn't have a day job to go back to. Just like mommy.

      July 7, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
    • ThsIsNotReal22

      Bad comparison. There is nothing wrong with the lead guy of CSI Miami. I think he's good!

      July 7, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  117. Fluteman

    You know what happens at band camp..

    July 6, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Kayfabe

      ...Worthless mother of two who's pretentious flawed mother is as loony as the GOP?....am I close?

      July 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Good for her. Just as long as she stays out of politics, we don't need another generation of Palins...we still have to deal with this one for another 20 years.

      Palin and her daughter are mentioned in this very funny article (article is more about the iPhone, but does bring up Palin):


      July 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • tina

      band camp and bible camp are the best places to get l**d. please folks remember your youth your friends do

      July 6, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hutch

      Shouldn't she be at home taking care of her kid instead of seeking out the limelight? At least Jamie Lynn Spears pretty much disappeared from public view after having a baby at 16, presumably so she could do what was best for her kid, not just what was best for her. I just don't think a teenage mom is the best advocate for abstinence... "do as I say, not as I do" has never worked before, why would it all of the sudden work now?

      July 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      At least CNN figured out to put this article under "Entertainment" and not "Politics." Please CNN, in the future, put any Palin family articles under "Entertainment." Thank you in advance.

      July 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • B Jones

      How can you people be so cruel to a child? Because you don't like her mother?? She is a teenager that made a bad choice. Not unlike 1000's of girls her age. What gives you the right to make such harsh comments about her? What if it were your kid, your grandchild, your best friends daughter? She had the opportunity to do a part on a tv show, probably making more than most of you do in a year....is it jealousy? If she weren't doing something to make money you would be saying she is living on welfare to support her child. Leave her alone. I suspect some of you on here are the parents raising all the bullies in our school system today!

      July 7, 2010 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Leslie

      The same people making fun of her are the same ones who let their daughters leave the house with their hiney hanging out of their shorts trying to be their "friend" instead of their parent.

      July 7, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Ned

      Another "Hollyweird" case of the BLIND leading the BLIND. DUMB, Pathetic! Everything you don't want your child to be.

      July 7, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • not fooled

      @PUREBEDLAM You do realize the black panthers are not Mexican illegal immigrants right? I am finding it hard to follow your black panther loving logic when related to the Arizona law.

      July 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • blah blah

      To all the Palin lover...You as stupid to think Palin is the next big thing for the repulican..Are you kidding me??? How can repulican be that dumb. Pick a smart intellectual repulican please..oops there's none...Dnt pick cause she share your stupid value ..There more to it !!!give me a break stupid people. She a airhead idiot!!! Reuplican all way talk about values..but they're the biggest hypocrite and bunch of closet gays..The family values for you 🙂

      July 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |

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