“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. 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. … 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.”
—Bristol Palin responds to a blog post her fellow “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Margaret Cho wrote last week, which said that Bristol only went on the show because her mother thought it would make her 2012 prospects better.