“My mom did not ‘force’ me to go on DWTS”
Leftists live in an alternate universe where lies and rumors become their “truth,” and the laws of nature and even common sense don’t apply as they do in the real universe. In the liberal “leftiverse,” rumors, especially those about All Things Palin, are accepted as Gospel, while the Gospels themselves are questioned by many of the leftiverse’s inhabitants. For example, “dirt” on Sarah Palin and her family in the leftiverse media water cooler doesn’t settle at the bottom; it percolates very rapidly to the top. It begins on gossip websites and moonbat blogs, both of which are fueled by Haterade, and is quickly sucked upwards to major media outlets such as CBS and CNN.
Case in point: The gossip websites were all abuzz last week with a rumor that Bristol’s onetime fellow DWTS contestant Margaret Cho had repeated on her personal blog, and in no time at all the rumor had become “Marquee” news at CNN:
“I heard from someone who really should know (really should seriously know the dirt really really) that the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it,” Cho wrote on her blog on November 29.
“Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she ‘owed’ it to her to do DWTS so that ‘America would fall in love with her again’ and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012 with America behind her all the way.”
To sum things up, Cho explained, “Instead of being supposedly ‘handicapped’ by the presence of her teen mom daughter, now Bristol is going to be an ‘asset’ – a celebrity beloved for her dancing.”
“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.”
There was just one major problem with this rumor: It wasn’t true. But in the leftiverse, facts are not checked for veracity, and no one who passed this lie on bothered to ask Bristol — not Cho, not the gossip reporters, not the lamestream major media outlets. The lie became a rumor, and the rumor became “news.” This is commonplace in the leftiverse, the same alternate reality in which Tina Fey’s joke that “Sarah Palin could see Russia from her house” was attributed to Gov. Palin herself, not the SNL character.
Bristol Palin set the record straight on Facebook late Saturday night:
I was somewhat taken aback to read about me in a blog by my friend and fellow contestant, Margaret Cho. In a post she called “Pistol Whipped” she wrote that “the only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it. Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly . . . for not winning the election,and so she told Bristol she “owed” it to her to do DWTS . . . .” Let me shamelessly steal from Saturday Night Live: “Really, Margaret? Really?”
I will give my friend credit for creativity, and extra points for getting so many “facts” wrong in so few sentences. Let me be blunt: my mom did not “force” me to go on DWTS. She did not ask me either. The show approached me. I thought about it. I made the decision. After first worrying for me in terms of being exposed to those who hate us for what we believe in, both my mom and my dad became my number one supporters. Anyone who watched the show could tell I performed better, and I felt better about myself, when they were in the audience. I wanted to make them both proud, but politics had nothing to do with it. Loving my parents had everything to do with it.
It saddens me that people would think that my mom would “blame” me for anything that occurred in the 2008 election–much less “harshly” and “openly.” I think that canard (there, I said it again), has been floating around since then also. I will set the record straight, though my mom already did in her bestselling book “Going Rogue”; there were a number of reasons President Obama won in 2008, but the primary reason was that the economy was starting to falter and the majority of voters thought Obama could do a better job than my mom and John McCain. It turns out, two years later, the majority of voters were wrong, but we can talk about that another time. The point is, I seriously doubt anyone who considers herself a student of American politics truly believes I impacted even one vote in that election.
There you have it. Why do I want to set the record straight? Because it is this type of hurtful and false narrative that people promote to make my mom look bad. For 20 years my mom had my back–and for the rest of my life I will have hers.
To my friend Margaret Cho, if you ever have a question, call me girlfriend. Don’t ever rely on “sources” who claim to know me or my family. You will be taken every time.
Bristol has learned, as her mom learned from the School of Slings and Arrows, to quickly shoot down these lies from the leftiverse before they take hold in the real one. If Cho, who has been viciously attacking Bristol’s mom since long before she met The Pistol on DWTS, had only shown her new friend Bristol the consideration and common decency any real friend has for another by going to the 20-year-old to check out the rumor before going public with it on her blog, Bristol’s Facebook post would not have been necessary. But in the leftiverse politics trumps all, even friendship. Cho is the kind of “friend” that will run a sword through Bristol to try to get to Sarah, her intended target. With friends like these, who needs enemies?
Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin