One more conspiracy theory for the road.
Did Sarah Palin make daughter Bristol go on Dancing With the Stars to win America's collective heart in time for a presidential run in 2012?
Well, that's what Margaret Cho says she heard.
"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," Bristol's onetime fellow contesant wrote on her blog yesterday, in an entry titled "Pistol Whipped."
"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," Cho continued. "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."
This theory, plus the one about Mama Grizzly's Tea Party supporters stacking the vote in Bristol's favor (until it really counted, anyway), equals yuck all around.
Cho, who was eliminated third, says she's sure ("but who knows anything really") ABC wasn't in on the mother-daughter pressure cooker and that Bristol herself is a "warm and incredibly supportive" person.
No, the comedian's claws are obviously out for Bristol the Pistol's mom.
"Now I am scared I am going to wake up with a decapitated moose head in my bed," Cho quipped.