Her mother retorted, "Yeah? Well, my Dancing with the Stars votes were all for the Situation, anyway." In other news, the Washington Post's Celebritology blog has a nice metaphor for Bristol's uncanny ability to escape elimination at the hands of DWTS voters:
Week after week, she's been her own Tea Party—the improbable, unqualified, ostensibly unelectable wild card who keeps defying all odds.
Bristol Palin: apathetic demagogue of dance.
Instead of voting off low-scoring Bristol, DWTS viewers heartlessly "shellacked" the elite judging panel's favorite, perfectionist black guy and basketball enthusiast Rick Fox. Not that this DWTS-as-democracy metaphor should be taken seriously! Just, um, making note. [Celebritology, image via Getty]