Margaret Cho: Bristol was forced to do 'Dancing'
December 1st, 2010
12:03 PM ET

Margaret Cho: Bristol was forced to do 'Dancing'

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 [2008] 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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  1. Willie Wonka

    here's no earthly way of knowing
    Which direction we are going
    There's no knowing where we're rowing
    Or which way the river's flowing
    Is it raining?
    Is it snowing?
    Is a hurricane a-blowing?
    Not a speck of light is showing
    So the danger must be growing
    Are the fires of hell a-glowing?
    Is the grisly reaper mowing?
    Yes, the danger must be growing
    'Cause the rowers keep on rowing
    And they're certainly not showing
    Any signs that they are slowing!

    Folks of all flavors, left and right, I have come to impart my sweet insight!

    Sarah Palin is a politician attempting to subvert celebrity culture into a position as leader of the 15th best educated country in the world! It's not rocket science, and this rumor is plausible. People are flawed, in all sorts of ways. We're not like chocolate, which can simply be melted and smelted and tempered and worked into perfection. We're like Rock Candy, imperfect but beautiful, slightly opaque but if you look hard enough you can see the light on the other side.

    Politicians are people, people are fail. Having faith in your leaders requires a devotion nearly as blind as that required by many popular religions. People are human, they will let you down. They will be lazy, they will be greedy, they will be lustful, slothful, and vengeful. Even when you trust them to be right, they will occasionally, and often be wrong. If Sarah Palin becomes President, she will have managed to get paid for nearly her entire campaign as a pundit, a mother, an Alaskan, and a gosh darn nice lady. A win for reality television! Mike TeeVee would be so proud!

    December 30, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Walley

    I'm glab that Michelle Obama is going after fat people like Margaret Cho and Oprah Winfrey and forcing them to eat healther foods for their health. These people just can't control what they put in or what comes out of their mouths. Go Michelle!

    December 15, 2010 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. Karen

    Who's this Margaret-person? She looks like a poor man's Roseanne Barr, which is an ironic statement.

    December 6, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. vpkwriter

    Oh please, if she is confident enough to proclaim this insider knowledge, she should give the name of the person who said it. These celebrities are ridiculous. Since when does anyone believe the gossip they spew? For crying out loud, Sarah Palin may not be the best candidate for the presidency, but I highly doubt that she needs her daughter to "owe her for making her lose the election." Sarah is doing just fine on her own, no matter what you think of her!

    December 5, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. SMO

    So how's that nasty black c0ck tasting in your mouth NOW, you Obama loving idi0ts! Two years of failure – we warned you m0r0ns.

    December 4, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mike

    Obama-lovers are just afraid of the reality that Palin brings – that's all.

    December 4, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. CHoBArf

    I'm always amazed at what type of retards pretend to know who Sarah Palin is. The same ones that are dumb enough to think that CNN is a real news organization, or vote for Obama I guess. LOL

    December 4, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. hillcrester

    Sarah (Keep My Family Out of It) Palin shamelessly parades her disabled son and morally-challenged daughter around whenever it is useful to keep her in the public eye. Her continued notoriety and frequent knowledge mishaps are the gift (to Democrats) that keeps on giving.

    December 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. EricTheRed

    Margaret Cho is an idiot and all of you Palin haters are simple and shallow.

    December 3, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hypocrisy alert

    What a bunch of hateful people. Talking about YOU! Talking as if YOU know what the truth is. Calling the Palins incredibly ugly names. This is what we mean, when we ask you to look at yourselves. Read what you and "your other hateful brethren" are saying! You, who are supposed to be understanding and loving and open to all, but truly only open to people who share your own opinions, right or wrong. And you have the nerve to call conservatives and Republicans 'haters'. Look in the mirror folks, who are the true haters ? Do some research yourself, and stop getting your news from The Daily Show or SNL. Some seem to hate Bristol, others seem to hate Margaret – personally I bet you don't know enough about either to have an opinion that matters. True, everyone CAN have an opinion, but I just learned more about each of you than I know about the people whom this article is written about. What you say is a window to who you are. Again, I say look in the mirror. It's getting uglier by the minute.
    Now while I'm at it.... about Ms. Pelosi........ kidding.

    December 2, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. me

    Cho you are nasty and stupid...and jealous..u have a big foul mouth and a moose in your bed is what you should get cause you sure can't get anything or anyone else. You are a sore loser and 2nd hand info does not make you right. can't stand the sight of you everytime you danced or tried to I turned the channel until you were done. you are awful, how embarrasing for your parents.

    December 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Becky

    I do not believe that at all...I think you are a good comedian so do not quit your day job stick with what you know...

    December 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Antonio666

    Sarah palin is delusional if she believes that "America" will support her in 2012. I mean really, REALLY delusional.

    December 2, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. Uurp

    "I heard from someone who really should know" but i wont reveal that source. . . Yeah, you're credible. Your "dancing" was so incredibly pathetic that you made everyone else look like Fred and Ginger. Face it, your comedy is non-existant, your stereotyping of asians tv show lasted less than 5 minutes, and your pathetic social commentary after your last dance sealed your fate.

    December 2, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. Terrie

    This doesn't surprise me in the least. Sarah Palin will do absolutely anything to stay in the media spotlight.............and they keep falling for it.........

    December 2, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  16. MiMi

    Oh, pleaseeeeee; does this bashing never stop. Each story gets more and more absurd. Let's pick on the kids now since mom has a thick skin and can let this stuff roll off her back. I find it all so very pathedic.

    December 2, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  17. Homer Simpson

    Hey if a celebrity says it,it must be true!

    December 2, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Uurp

      The only flaw in your argument is the false premise that Margaret Cho is a celebrity. Duohh!

      December 2, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  18. lee

    She was more obviously forced into some of her costumes. She's a big girl and just couldn't get her body to move.

    December 2, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  19. dude

    nothing that these hillbillies do would surprise me!

    December 2, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  20. DKay

    Trash talk Palins?? Cho's own words about Palin is no different than her using it for a cheap publicity stunt. Cho, face it, you are desperate for attention considering your lack of talent.

    December 2, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  21. tina

    Margaret Cho is a bitter looser and a typical liberal idiot!!!!


    December 2, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  22. TLL

    Cho must have ate everything but the head on the moose. She seems pretty desperate for attention to make up this story.

    December 2, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  23. tp1776

    I love this because if you believe the worst in people, you won't be disappointed

    December 2, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  24. bizzy

    I heard the moose head joke on "The Soup" last Friday!!

    December 2, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  25. Doyle

    I didnt even know who Cho was until DWTS, and as for the Palin clan comments...does it really matter. I would have said that Bristol did this because she wanted to and that Sarah had nothing to do with it. And for the political banter on here...the fact that you people can link entertainment with policits proves that most Americans have no idea what is going on. Yes McCain lost and some think that it is Palins fault...but i know several people that didnt vote for Obama just because they liked Hilary more (meaning they voted for McCain because Obama beat Hilary). Yes Sarah has kept herself in the public eye...that is smart is she wants to run for another office someday. People didnt know who she was before and she is trying to make it so they dont forget her. And if that means doing shows on be it. If everything was the other way around...Would Obmama be trying the same tactics...hard to say. Hilary kept herself in the public eye as well in various ways. But in the long run...does it really matter who won or lost on DWTS?

    December 2, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      I became a citizen because I like Hillary Clinton and wanted to be able to vote for her, however, voting McCain/Palin, not a chance!

      December 2, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  26. Annie

    Margaret Cho – imdb shows she is not gay but is married

    Spouse – Al Ridenour (13 June 2003 – present)

    Jennifer Grey – imdb shows she is a trained dancer. That's why she got the Dirty Dancing gig.

    Daughter of Broadway actor/dancer/choreographer Joel Grey and Jo Wilder.

    Began her career as a dancer in a Dr. Pepper TV commercial.

    December 2, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      And because Jennifer got paid to dance in Dirty Dancing, she was a professional dancer. So of course she had the upper hand! Kyle Massey had her beat with his fun free style. Jennifer's was just plain dancing. (woopie) I do wish ABC would be more choosey on who they pick for the show.

      December 2, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  27. Ken Wood

    Who really cares???

    December 2, 2010 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  28. anan

    Words cannot express how happy I am to see the name "Palin" in the entertainment section of CNN rather than the politics section.

    December 2, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  29. Richard Allen

    classic Cho here. I almost feel sorry for Bristol...i mean you can only stand having your mother's hand up your butt for so long.

    December 2, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  30. truth

    Libs are such's really going to get ugly after the 2012 reckoning...oh well.....

    December 2, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  31. midwestmatt

    I'd take Cho's word over a money grubbing, 5 college attending, barely worth a squat, pretty face that's already drooooping, opportunistic Palin any day.

    December 2, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  32. D

    Yeah, her mom forced her to take an offer for a TV show that will offer thousands of dollars and continue raking in the money and other TV offers in the future...yeah I'm shedding a tear for her being forced to do this by her crazy mother...poor Bristol and her $lu!!y self...

    December 2, 2010 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  33. Me

    This Cho person seems like some kind of deranged conspiracy theorist. It sounds like she has the beginnings of a mental illness!

    December 1, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      Ms. Cho is just a deranged "has been" who no longer has a career to speak of and is desparately trying to get some attention. She knows that any talk of Palins will guarantee that she gets her name out there. What a loser.

      December 1, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  34. ed

    you know heard all this crap over and over.. even to the point of if your conceritive your all this and this... what i see here is simular to what my father saw in Austria before hitler chased his family out... same mindset ... yup be proud your following greatness..

    December 1, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Gloria

    Obama !!! Obama !!!! Obama !!!! Yesssssssssssssss!

    December 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  36. torito

    Cho, I agree with you 100% .

    December 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Annie

    Oh brother... she was forced to go on a show, all expenses paid, paid over a half a million dollars, pampered like a star with people catering to her every need, a partner who had to fluff her ego constantly, and they had to get her there kicking and screaming? Isn't that a bit ridiculous? She's just learned from the best how to "cash in" even though she has nothing to offer anyone. Where was her kid that whole time? You're either with her or against her... and if you are against her, all she has for you is her middle finger (her own words).

    December 1, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  38. L. McKinnie

    Won't be a Cho fan ever again. I have had a nineteen year old and you can not make them do anything they don't want to do. Feel so sorry for Cho. Please get a life, Cho.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      So you're experience with 1 nineteen year old means you can extrapolate to include all nineteen year olds. First off even if you were generally right, that would mean some nineteen year olds WOULD listen to their parents.

      December 2, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      I meant to say your, not you're.

      December 2, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      She's got a life and I am sure a better one than you.

      December 2, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  39. Amy

    This does not sound true at all. I'm surprised that CNN would post such a "story". Then again, I guess I'm not so surprised...

    December 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  40. James

    I have it from sources who should know that Margaret Cho made up this whole story just to get her name in the news.

    I also have it from inside sources that the only reason she did dancing with the stars is that her happy endings made customers sad

    December 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Smc

    Palins–the Kardashians of politics. Famous for....not sure what...but you can't turn on a TV or open a People magazine without seeing them. Ughhh. And yet Sarah can't seem to get enough.

    Apparently Sarah doesn't understand the concept of "overexposure."

    December 1, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Allison

    It amazes me. One dried up comedian talks trash and everyone believes her.

    Lets think this through Margeret Cho is a very dedicated Democrat and Obama supporter. Hmmmmmm.... perhaps shes lying

    Dont believe everything you hear folks.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  43. swampwench

    Most of you posters are either crazy or mean or as Bristol Palin would say you are haters.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Greg

    Oh, look at that...a notorious Liberal Celebrity suddenly has "insider knowledge" to the Palin Family, and all of the Liberal Brownshirts and Left-Wing Sheep instantly fall to their knees and worship her every word.

    Honestly, nobody commenting here (myself and even Cho) knows why Bristol chose to be on that show...and to speculate otherwise just makes you look like a fool.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lulu

      Sarah pimped her daughter on tv so she can make her half a million dollars !!!! Her reality show is more important than the truth, and channeling Tricky Dick Nixon and lambasting the liberal press will only make her look more let her have her fleeing moments of fame, because we are all so tired of her and her family!

      December 1, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Free the Leaf

    who cares about this crap? just came here to spam.


    December 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Eric

    Not that Margaret Cho is bitter because she did terribly and no one voted for her or anything. Really, she's just a neutral news source. And about that news source; really? She heard it from someone? So CNN, in its never-ending attempt to denigrate Palin, is now reporting what someone said someone said? CNN is so intent on demeaning Palin its credibility has become nonexistent.

    No, I'm not a Palin fan. Everything I've seen suggests she's nowhere near up to the job of running the country; she's just the mouth du jour. But the more CNN trashes her the more people will rally to her just because they don't like bullies.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  47. TNI

    I love how people use the media to feel like they know a family or a person, all of you are just as bad as Glenn Beck haha

    December 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Qyo

    Everybody be hating.

    December 1, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Carol

    Bristol go home and take care of your baby and your life. How about going to school?

    December 1, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  50. k

    oh for crying out loud. wah. margaret cho needs to get a real life. how about burning all of those nasty tattoos off her gay body. talk about fugly. i dont have anything against tattoos, but they did not jive with that rainbow feather outfit she wore. and talk about fat, and thick legs, Margaret Cho personifies just plain ugly. stick with being the secretary on that Lifetime "diva" show and just mind your own business, Marge!

    December 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Brandie

    What is it going to take to get these white trash out of the news. I am sick of hearing of them.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Jim

    The long knives are coming out for Palin from within the GOP right now. She has outlived her political usefulness. The battle lines are being drawn with in the party because they know how dangerously stupid and delusional she really is. They will lay a scandal on her in a big way within the next six months. True or not won't matter, but it will get the job done. Then, they will blame the Democrats for it.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Tim

    Actually, waking up and seeing Margaret Cho's head on the pillow next to me would be worse than a moose's......just sayin'. Who's worse; Cho for spouting this crap, or mass media for plastering it in front of us?

    December 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Just a hick from America

    From what I remember, no one voted for Sarah Palin. You don't vote for the Vice President.

    As far as "I heard from someone who heard from someone", that's known as a rumor not a fact. DWTS is a popularity contest, not a dance contest. The best dancer doesn't always win.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      You are right, you don't vote for the Vice President, but I will guarantee you, many didn't vote for McCain because of her. The majority in America can still recognize a dumb delusional opportunist when when they see one.

      December 1, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  55. rachel

    Cho is funny, but this is absurd. Just like Levi and her mother, Bristol is in it for her own fame. The thought of a realtiy show family in the White House is a nightmare. Send them all to school to learn history, ethics, world religion, political science, foreign affairs and economics. they even offer these courses in Alaska colleges?

    December 1, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  56. JoeyFromTexas

    2 the person saying that Margaret is unstable. How is writing on ur blog ur daily comins & goings unstable? Blogin is the norm.
    CNN picked this story up because it has 2 do w/ the Palins. How many non-celebs write their opinion on their blogs. Margaret was there. She tried 2 spread tolerane of others, which shows guts because once she dedicated her last dance 2 have tolerene since some teens had killed themselves cause of bullying & being gay/different. The end result was Margaret getin voted off because ppl did not agree w/ her message, which was to be proud & accept others for being different. What message is Sarah spreading? Bristal is saying protect urself & not have babies at a young age.
    The fact is that anything the Palins do is news.
    What happened when Palins 16 yr daughter used a gay slur on Facebook. It was headline news. Now think of how many ppl were offended w/ that comment? A neg comment of a wanna be presidents daughter reflects on them. Palin jumpson neg coments havin 2 do w/ down syndrome.

    December 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Sarah Palin

    Hey tricks, it's me. Stop hatin over my daughters 3rd place finish. She did it on her own to teach that stupid ex of her's a lesson. We Palin's got timing and we know how to move. We beat the only sista on the show, just like we gonna beat Obama in '12. And Kyle Massey if your reading this, I saw you looking at my daughter. She's not for sale, get it. N.O.T. So there itches leave me and family alone or we'll come for ya too next season on So You Think You Can Dance!!!!

    December 1, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan - Canada people give me a headache. My head hurts with all your grammar and spelling errors. Can you not compose a simple comment that is easy to read without everyone trying to decipher what you are saying!!

      December 2, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  58. wrinkle hound

    Poop on Cho sheEatsDog fat,guk

    December 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Snookie

    2 babies as an unwed teen mother is kinda hard to gloss over!

    December 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  60. deb

    Even some of the Republicans are finally denouncing this idiot. Sarah Palin has done more than any other person in the history of our country to divide the political parties. She's the epitomy of evil. She cares nothing about anyone but herself. The fact that she could blame her own daughter for her failings is beyond pathetic. She's a total embarassment to herself (but is too stupid and egotistical to realize it), her political party, her family and to our country! Period!

    December 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  61. michelle

    It wasn't her teen mom daughter that made her lose the election. Sarah Palin is a backasswards politician. She herself cost McCain the election.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Christine

    Who cares if she was forced to do it. Don't sell poor Bristol out. Geez Cho could you get more jealous? Upset because she made it to the finals while your "gay dance of joy" fizzled? Get over yourself and take your haterade elsewhere. I am no fan of the Palins for sure but this just seems petty to me.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Major Dignom

      It's petty, like theft. But I once heard that the reason David Hasselhoff was on the show was because he didn't want people to think he likes his hamburgers on the floor. That's why he tried dancing instead of eating off the floor. I don't know if it's true, but I heard that from Brandy.

      December 1, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Major Dignom

    You retarded while you farted on that lady at the grocery store, picking up Palin's daughter from the floor. I love Obama and his mama. Like Mary J said No more baby mama drama. You hear me Sgt??? Good. Dismissed.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Sgt Dignam

    this lady is straight up retarded.

    if Palin equals trash, what does that make Obama? human fesces? SH–?

    December 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Annie

    Palin equals trash

    December 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  66. deb

    If what Margarat Cho says is true (and why would she lie?) then Sarah is even more evil, self-serving and disgusting than I thought! Sarah is the nightmare of this century! How anyone with any common sense can't see this is beyond me. McCain must be kicking himself for bringing this idiot to the limelight.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Hmmmm why would Cho lie.....well now she gets her name on the CNN website. Exactly how does Cho have insider knowledge of the Palin family?

      People lie all the time darlin' time to realize that.

      BTW, no way am I voting for Palin in 2012, or any other year.

      December 1, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  67. LMAO

    You all have been punked!! Cho is obviously full of crap and must love that CNN is using this. She is clearly unstable and needs medication if she thinks she will get her career out of the dumps through gossiping and talking smack.

    The only thing even more funny than her weak attempts at being politically savvy is that most of you loons take what she says as truth!!! LOL liberals. Generalizing about large groups of people does not sound very fair nor does it promote tolerance. Negatively labeling groups of you fellow men & women because they differ in political beliefs. Such small mindedness never fails to amaze me.

    Still, a good laugh. Well worth the read!

    December 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd Palin is a tool

      Can u say hypocrite? That's right, I knew u could. Didn't YOU just generalize liberals? LMAO!!! Wow You Sarah supporters are delusional. How's life in your fantasy land? Sad little sheep are fooled by the Fox.

      December 1, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      Clearly unstable and needs medication?

      Um, comes across more like you are the one in need of medication to come up with that analysis. You might want to seriously take stock of your lack of abilities in that area before you venture to post or speak again.

      December 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  68. JoeyFromTexas

    I can't believe some ppl calling others "TRASH". What an offensive word 2 call another person. Whether us calling Palin or Margaret, still a rude word an it shows hate. I have a problem w/ people hating others. Hate is a powerful word.
    Now 2 defend Ms. Cho. Margaret is a comedian. She has sold out shows. & yes, she still makes jokes about her Mom. So what, we look forward to2 hearing those jokes. & Margaret was not forced 2 do DWTS. Its called free publicity and air time. Plus they made big bucks for doing the show, which Bristal also gained & free publicity for her mother.
    Its amazing to read that some people want to put a gun to Sarah's head. Palin has made tons of mistakes. It would be good to have a good track record especially if u wanna be president.
    Margaret is an entertainer. She entertained me when she danced. Plus we non celebs alway have an urge 2 accomplish something out of our confert zone. Its takes guts to go in front of millions & be judged & then to be called out on it.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  69. cklutch

    The media needs to quit talking about her. She's a celebrity, not a politician anymore. The second the media gets over her, the faster she disappears.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  70. carefree34

    I dont know if she was forced to participate,i do believe she shuldnt have gotten as far as she did. i have nothing against Bristol or Sarah,but her Moms influence in politics had Evrythng to do w/her bn thr as long as she was. M Cho isnt evn funny,and i was glad she got kicked off.she danced like a surf board. lmao

    December 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  71. taz


    December 1, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Mike

    How is this story newsworthy?

    December 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  73. alien45

    Who the heck cares why Bristol joined DWTS!!!!!! All the dancers tried their best. Can't we just enjoy the show instead of bashing people?

    December 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  74. pw

    Who ever say sarah palin looks good got to be kiddding. A moose's ass looks better than her!! (lol). When are the teabaggers going to realize that this woman is not God!!. I guess the teabaggers don't realize that god is a jealous god, and you don't worrship false idols before him.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Triple A

    Well Cho this got your name in the news didn't it.... Now shut up please and go tell jokes,, something you are a little better at.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  76. jeremy

    uh margret who get real ur were not funny when u started and ur not funny now so quit trying to be the oriental garafelo

    December 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  77. tae

    To m. chiodi even though i am only twenty my reasoning behind not likeing palin is simply in an voters pov from what i've seen since 2008 when she first poped up she has shown that not only is she very ignorant and out of touch with the majority of the american people,foregin relations and all politcs for that matter but is also showing to be a hypocrite and a celb wanna be and to compare her to the likes of hillary clinton is laugh out bs to be frank as i possibly can and for her to blame her daughter oh wow any one could have seen that btw her and mccain's filp floping that that was gonna end up in flames

    December 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  78. jurby

    Bristol is/was/never will be a celebrity, so i don't understand why she was ever on DWTS. Sorry but the show is called 'Dancing With The Stars', not 'Dancing With Politician's Daughters' so Bristol should NEVER have been cast. hopefully celebs who get asked to be on future seasons of DWTS refuse, especially since there was clearly some sort of conspiracy this season to keep Bristol on the show as long as possible regardless of how bad she was.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  79. taz

    I believe her...bristol did notproject the image of some1who was having a good time..she certainly was not a celebrity. Plus that is so characteristic of sarah palin..blaming others for her screw-ups.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Phil

    The time and energy the Palin's spent on DTWS could have been spent on solving this Nations challenges. It shows the Palin's are more focused on their image and than on what really makes a difference, unless White House ball room dances are now consider one of our country's top priorities.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Big daddy T

    I won't vote for her. But I would like 2 nail her.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |

    @M chiodi. If someone has to explain to you why they dislike Sarah Palin then based on past comments from her supporters you probaly won`t believe what her detractors say anyway. She says negative things about everyone but whines like the rest of the religious conservatives if anyone criticizes them. She is a hypocritical and hate-filled person. Sarah Palin`s detractor`s should leave all of her children and grandson out of their comments about her.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  83. IVvine59

    Observation cont: I felt sorry for Louie. He had to be embarassed by Cho at the finale. The scouls, posturings and poor sportsmanship at the end of the show were appauling. While everyone else applauded and smiled into the camera she turned away scowling

    December 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Mike

    M chiodi, she is ignorant, she is arrogant, she is a dangerous candidate. She is too christian, too conservative, and too f'ing stupid to run a powerful modern country. You want to know what happens when there is no divide between the religious nuts and politicians, check out the middle east.

    December 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Tobi

    I laughed so hard when I heard that Palin was thinking about running in 2012. That's HILARIOUS!

    December 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  86. IVvine59

    Just an observation: as I watched this DWTS season I noticed Ms. Marg's actions and facial expressions. It appeared she was forced to be there...a fate worse than chinese torcher. (No pun intended)

    December 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Kimberly

    Sarah Palin can turn around and ride out on the same 'moose' that she rode in on and btw don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya! Here 15 minutes of fame were over before they even started. She looks damn good for 5 kids and she is just pimping her good looks to get male votes. PERIOD!!!. And, I'm a

    December 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Mr. Peach

    I'd like to do a dna test on Trig that family is a bunch of liars

    December 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  89. wjmbloom

    I believe it. Sarah has no real morals or decency. Always crying and complaining about everyone else.

    December 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  90. WLM

    Of course Bristol was maybe not forced more than requested by her mother do to it. Anything to keep the Palin name in the press. The have to keep the Buzz going so no one forgets them! Pathetic Really

    December 1, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  91. juan c

    It was a joke for sarah palin to run in the first she wants to blame bristol for her political failures, I believe this story 100%, just waiting for the made for tv movie to come out πŸ™‚

    December 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Moosehead

    The only way CHO will see a moosehead in bed is if she has a mirror on her celing!

    (roll eyes). Is CHO still telling the Montgomery ward jokes about her mother too after all these years? Seriously, MW does it even exist?

    Oh and Duh, of course Bristol was forced. She and her doofas boyfriend helped cost her the election. Kudos to palin for making it right.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Garmon

      Of course Bristol was forced to do penance for getting knocked up out of wedlock, but she didn't cost Mumsy the election. Sarah's own conduct, her own ignorance, her own mouth cost her the election. And lest we forget, Todd Palin has never unequivocally stated his participation in the secessionist movement was wrong much less sincerely apologised for it and acted in any way to show the sincerity of his remorse.

      December 1, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven

      The Palins tried to steal Alaska from America. Does that sound patriotic? She didn't want to be an American anymore. Blaming Bristol makes her a crappy mother too.

      December 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      It's ridiculous to say Bristol being knocked up cost the election – much more likely the fact Momma couldn't even carry out a normal interview with Katie Couric without showing herself up to be an empty-headed jingoistic windbag!

      December 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  93. John Q Public

    Who is Margaret Cho?

    December 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Buck Jackson

    Family pressure can be strong and Sarah Palin, no doubt, is a strong person and influence on her family. The celebrity cause is a family affair for them whether they all want to be in it or not. Look at Sarah's husband, Cletus. He has injected himself many times into Sarah's professional affairs where he did not belong.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Buck Jackson

    The moose head in the bed comment is hilarious.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  96. sharon

    Bristol made $325.000 onDWTS and $35.000 for speaking engagements. So how much of a tax cut will she get. If th Repbulicans have their way, No tax cuts for the Palins family. I would like to thanks to all who put the REPBLICAN in the house. Are you crying now? What still no Jobs, No unemployment benefits extenison (too bad) The party of NO is still saying No. why did you vote for them. They LIED!

    December 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roberta

      Right!!!! Tax cuts for the most wealthy, but NO to extending unemployment benefits at this difficult time for the unemployed that are suffering the consequences of their actions. I am so ashamed of the Republican party.

      December 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • EX-Republican

      I will never ever call myself a Republican ever again. It's a shame what they have become. They should rename themselves the greedy hateful hypocrite party. Much more fitting don't u think? πŸ™‚

      December 1, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Joe

    She's just bitter she was one of the first ones kicked off...

    December 1, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  98. TesaX

    Sounds like a Palin thing to do.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Mo_in_VA

    No revelation, just confirmation.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  100. justin

    If you dont believe this, you seriously need to watch more cnn and less reality tv. am i the only one sick of mrs. palin pretending shes on hillary's level...and im a republican!

    December 1, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • M chiodi

      I think she is equal and I see NOTHING in Hilarys past to indicate otherwise. Of course I tend to the Libertarian in me as opposed to the Rep. Obviously you must be a California REP which is somewhere left of left of center. By the way what EXACTLY is it you or anyone else doesnt like about Palin, just curious.

      December 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Repubs are cowards

      Her false patriotism, her complete and udder lack of common sense, her unjustified inflated ego and her ability to ignore facts and blame everyone else for her own stupidity. . . That's just a few quick reason. I have plenty more

      December 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      No, you are not alone.

      December 1, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • foogdrrr


      December 4, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  101. Beth

    So what!!! It seems like this clown is getting off on spreading rumors and gossip about people she barely knows. Who cares?

    December 1, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Say it isn't so. . .

      I care. Because it's true and so many morons will deny everything until it slaps them in the face. Anyone who supports that trash is just turning our political system into an even bigger joke.

      December 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  102. 4chan

    id love to hold a gun to sarahs head... in my lap. just sayin /b/rotha

    December 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Harry Ono

    Cho eats choo-ha {spanish for shxt}Jennifer Greys a professional dancer she shouldnt hav been allow to compete. Bristol i hear is a so so dancers, like most Americans. Go Bristol !!

    December 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • dre

      are you an american? with you broken english and spanish references. and bristol lost. your worse than the south and the conferderate war

      December 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Posh-Kenneth

      @Harry Ono- I don't think dancing in a movie 20+ years ago qualifies her as a PROFESSIONAL. Idiot.

      December 1, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • C. Gonzalez

      with a name like Ono don't htink you're spanish and that is not the correct word estupido (that's spanish for you're stupid) and Jennifer is not a professional dancer she did dirty dance 100 yrs ago that does not make her professional.. she was a natural.. bristol was horrible and never should have been on the top 3..

      December 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • C. Gonzalez

      with a name like Ono don't think you're spanish and that is not the correct word estupido (that's spanish for you're stupid) and Jennifer is not a professional dancer she did dirty dancing 100 yrs ago that does not make her professional.. she was a natural.. bristol was horrible and never should have been on the top 3..

      December 1, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  104. not surprised at all

    Dont know for sure if the story is true BUT it doesnt surprise me at all!! This is a disfunctional family that LOVES attention & will do ANYTHING to stay in the spot light!! Come 2012....I will vote for ANYONE running against her!!!!

    December 1, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • moon627


      December 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • TeaBigots suck

      Exactly. Blaming Bristol for losing is the most pathetic thing Sarah has done yet. Sarah, you are trash, that's why u and grampa lost. Bristol had a better chance of getting elected than mommy grisly did. Hell, Carrot top had a better chance. Sad but true

      December 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Dan

    To the peeps saying Margaret Cho is just doing this for publicity are morons. She typed this on her BLOG she didn't set up a press conference.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Cho knows very well that the blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc. are ready by many. She didn't need a press conference - and who'd come to hers anyway?

      December 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  106. iola ballard

    when are you people going learn to make up your own mind about people instead of letting the government and the media do it for you?

    December 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • jheron

      Iola, so where do you get your information for current events from if not from the media?
      I may check different sources and such, but essentially I am not sure where else I could get access to information other than thru the media and government.
      Whether I believe Ms. Cho's assertion or not is irrelevant. I am sure one of the Palin's will respond in the days ahead. Its entertaining on a "Jerry Springer" kind of way...which I can stomach in small doses.

      December 2, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  107. Joe A

    Anyone who didn't already realize this, knows nothing about politics

    December 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Clueless Joe

    Bobby Lee looks different from his Madtv days!

    December 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Mark

    Who knows if it's true but Margaret cho is awesome!

    December 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Lisa Edwards

    Way to get YOURSELF some attention.

    December 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Well said, Lisa. This Cho is nothing but a washed up piece of trash. Since her "gayness" didn't get her attention, now she's trying malicious gossip. She'll get what she deserves - annonymity! Talk about desperate . . .

      December 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Satan loves teapublicans

      Typical Tea BIGOTS. Cant help themselves, the hate just flies out of their mouth.

      December 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Willow P.

      Yes I agree, Sandy is a typical teaparty hater. Look at the viciousness that is aroused when the truth is told. Cho was only repeating what she was told. Too much hate in that party to accomplish anything worthy. So sad

      December 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven

      Sounds to me like Sandy might own a white hood and robe.

      December 1, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      Wait – Margaret Cho is gay?? Who cares! I believe her!

      December 1, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  111. AJ

    It's probably true.

    But, ugh, Margaret Cho.

    December 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Millie Bea

    I believe ever word of it.

    December 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Repubs are cowards

      Repubs Blame McCain, McCain blames Palin, Palin blames Bristol and she blames Levi. LMAO. It's ALWAYS someone elses fault when Republicans lose. Pathetic

      December 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Clarence Bodiger

    I could see sarah palin putting a gun to her head bro.just saying.

    December 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  114. teresa

    I believe it. I think that the Palin's are trying to keep their names in the press any way they can. And for some reason it seems to be working. I, for one, will not play along. I don't have any more interest in the Palin's now than I did when Sarah was picked out of the blue to be Vice President. When she quit being governor, that was the nail on the coffin for me. She is a quitter and only interested in her 15 minutes of fame. She will use her children if it works. And that's why Bristol was on Dancing with the Stars.

    December 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • rinkauto

      Couldn't have said it better myself...All they want is mo money and seeing themselves on the tube.

      December 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Derby

      Ok. You say you have no interest in the Palins and yet you both clicked on the story AND replied. Yeah......

      December 2, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  115. Joe

    "Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it,"

    What was Cho's excuse?

    December 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Karen Colizzi Noonan

    I don't believe it for one minute Trying for another shot at some publicity, MArgaret Cho??

    December 1, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Say it isn't so. . .

      Karen must have her head in a hole. She sounds as politically ignorant as Sarah is. Lucky for her that the TeaBigot party offers a safe haven for the truly braindead.

      December 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaybee

      whos margeret cho?

      December 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • M. Shamalahn

      Sounds like someone who doesn't know what they're talking about AND voted for Palin.

      December 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • drano

      So going for another shot of stupidity?

      December 1, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • gaysforpalin

      margaret cho is one the least talented people i've ever had the unlucky chance to witness in person.
      so sad she has to resort to lying about someone else to get publicity.

      and everyone should stop with the racist insults against the palins!

      run sarah run! can't wait to wave a rainbow flag at your 2102 potus announcement!!


      December 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Philly

      @gaysforpalin your kidding right? You do know she hates gay people right? Lol

      December 1, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Noonan! N-N-Noonan!

      December 1, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gator Mark

      Hey Gays for Palin,
      I'll giver her the nod for 2102 if she goes away in the meantime.

      December 1, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      I'm with you, Karen. Cho "heard it from someone". That's how rumors get started, and dumb butts like the majority of these posters run with it.

      December 2, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      I agree with you. Cho sounds like a sore LLLLLLLLLLoser to me. She's looking for publicity-and is doing it at Bristol and Sarah's expense. Some people will say anything to make both of them look like flippin idiots, but they are both fine women in my opinion.

      December 6, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  117. cheefsfury


    December 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • brad

      Yup, she used "Second Amendment Remedies" to solve the situation. It's no longer "You're either with us or you're against us" its "You're either with us or we'll shoot you!"

      December 1, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • kiki

      I believe what Margaret Cho is saying. It sounds like the Palins.

      December 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • EX-Republican

      Sarah Palin is an anti-American quitter. Didn't she try to break Alaska away from the union? Didn't she quit her elected office so she could make more money on tv? Seems to me that she really doesn't like America or Americans much at all. President 2012? LOL. Sure babe

      December 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bristol P.

      In a nutshell, Sarah, YOU SUCK, plain and simple.

      December 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Philly

      Sarah plain and simple! LMAO. That's funny and true

      December 1, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • LK2

      Bristol P, don' t you mean "SARAH, you suck "Palin and simple"? LOL!

      That Sarah is the most pathetic! And she wasn't even there on the finals night to cheer and support her! She had AUTOGRAPHING to do! Yep, *HER* life is more important that her daughters, right? Biatch.

      December 1, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • amy


      While tempting to read Palin's daily crud and gaffes, if we all resist the the temptation to click these links and/or post replies, CNN will not continue leading with these stories. Rightfully so, CNN runs articles that are potential lightning rods.

      December 1, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • thesaj

      Okay...this is just stupid. Honestly, tell me WHAT teenage girl would not leap at such a chance. I am sure I could find a few hundred thousand that would pay $$$ to be on TV.

      December 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • liz

      RESIST the temptation to click on /respond to Palin links... eventually CNN will stop leading with these ignorant, lightning rods articles. Or post them under comedy!

      December 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al

      She is just jealous of Bristol's beauty.

      December 1, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      I thought Margaret Cho was a decapitated moose head?

      December 2, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      She probably did. Palin is a freakin' idiot and anyone who would ever vote her is even worse. She's also a hypocrite like all her other fake christians, they do what they want and then just plead forgiveness.

      December 2, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |

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