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Bristol Palin "Could Totally Win" DWTS, Says Karina Smirnoff

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Most of us were grossly shocked when underdog Bristol Palin beat out the über-talented Brandy for a spot in the final competition on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. So shocked that the only possible explanation was that Bristol's success was boosted by none other than mommy dearest Sarah Palin.

The Tea Party conspiracy viewers are bitchin' about deals with a suspicious pro-Bristol block of voters who identified as tea partiers, screwing up and inflating the DWTS ballots. All kinds of politics clearly pump through that Palin blood!

But Bristol has totally denied any such conspiracy, and she's even getting some back-up from a fellow dancer:

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"I mean, I really don't think Dancing With the Stars, a show on television, a reality show about people that are supposed to learn how to dance, goes as far as a big Tea Party Conspiracy," DWTS alum Karina Smirnoff 'fessed. "I really hope that's not the case."

We would like to hope so too, Karina, but is it not a tad bit sketchy that a gal with absolutely no rhythm is a few cha-cha steps away from taking home that mirror-ball trophy?

Guess not in this newly engaged beauty's opinion:

"I think she could totally win," Smirnoff said at the American Music Awards last Sunday.

Especially since she's got a team of crazed Palin-addicts behind her!

Then again, Karina—who's engaged to baseball player Brad Penny—may just be bitten by the love bug (that would explain her way kind words), and obviously still misses her DWTS days as she dished to us about her ex-partner Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino.

"I love him, he's a sweetheart. There are moments when I want to kill him slowly and painfully, but for the most part I love him," the professional dancer joked.

Still, the real situation everyone is worried about is whether Bristol will go home a winner tonight during the season finale's second round of the final competition.

"I think we have better problems in this country to deal with than Bristol Palin winning the show, with all due respect," she said.

Amen to that, sister! Too bad, if she does win we'll have to worry about that mommy of hers pushing harder for the presidency, oy vey!

—Additional Reporting by Ivana Dukanovic

PHOTOS: Check out who from Season 11 Bristol has already beaten out!

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