Recap - Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars 10/8
Poor Bristol Palin. She obviously does not have the spine for fame, so why do people keep giving it to her? Damn enablers. In case you missed last night's Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars you can sum it up like this: Bristol still sucks, is not emotionally equipped to handle that reality, and has serious ex-girlfriend issues - the type where when you get mad at your current boyfriend, you compare yourself unfavorably to his past girlfriends in order to shame him AND bait him for sympathy at the same time. The upside to all of this: hey! Entertainment value!
Palin again came through at the bottom for her performance on last night's Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars, but to prove that she is the daughter of a political pundit she's already testing her rationale: it's the other guys fault she can't dance, because he won't work with her! Damn these professional dancers and their partisanship! It all began when her partner Mark Ballas admitted that Palin was "not the best dancer." More competitive people would call that "motivating" or at least "tough love", but for Palin it was an opportunity to work on her drama chops. She had a total meltdown telling Ballas, tearfully, “I feel like you're just bummed to have me as a partner, I feel like you want to go home.”
Naturally the tears, the footage, the drama, culminated to what should have been an 'overcoming' performance, and if you head to Google now you will indeed see how Bristol "Overcame" her meltdown to dance yet again ... somebody needs to remind the Tea Party that top to bottom usually means best to worst:
1. Gilles Marini and Peta Murgtroyd -- 49.5 total points
2. Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel -- 48.5 total points
3. (tie) Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough -- 47 total points
3. (tie) Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke -- 47 total points
5. Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff -- 46.5 total points
6. (tie) Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower -- 44.5 total points
6. (tie) Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani -- 44.5 total points
8. Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya -- 44 total points
9. Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy -- 43 total points
10. Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- 40 total points
11. Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas -- 37.5 total points
So the average score was 44.72, putting Bristol and Mark about 7 points below average. Don't fret for Mark, though folks. While I'm sure he really rather would be dancing with Shawn Johnson or Sabrina Bryan, Bristol's ability to defy her own crappy dancing skills are a tested commodity on Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars. I'm sure Mark will be in the game for a while, regardless of the scores.