What IS it with these Palins? Once the most openly maligned family in America has turned everything around and now it seems they can do no wrong. Bristol continues to clump her way through “Dancing With The Stars” while far better dancers are voted off. And Sarah’s new show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” broke the TLC ratings record for a premier, drawing five million viewers. The Hollywood Reporter says both fans and critics will find what they’re looking for on Sarah’s show. The Palin’s popularity continues to astonish us.

Posted by Janet on November 15, 2010

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  1. By SebastianCanada
    On November 15, 2010 at

    Whatever it is, for F**k’s sake, keep it on your side of the border!

  2. By Jack P
    On November 15, 2010 at

    “Once the most openly maligned family” by you, those you know and the minority that shares your beliefs. At some point, you need to understand that the majority of the country does not think like you. You may believe that you are the enlightened ones, but you are outside the majority of the country.

    That doesn’t mean one side is right and the other wrong. Just because you and everyone you know may hate on her, she is not universally hated.

  3. By Monah Garrett
    On November 15, 2010 at

    Jack, you’ve lost the plot with this one. If you followed JCH during the run-up to the 2008 election, you’d already know that she has indicated admiration for Palin.

    Point 2: Five (alleged) million viewers on cable does not a country make.

    Perhaps that viewership was comprised of people who were simply sick to death of that woman with 8 kids and her 3-car-vagina; the continuing exploits of the midget family and their DUIs, or any of the other dreck regularly promoted on the bargain-basement circus known as TLC.

  4. By lauren c.
    On November 15, 2010 at

    maybe the numbers reflect people who actually like the palins…but something tells me there are plenty of people like myself who cannot stand the family and watched it mock and make fun of the idiots…just saying…

  5. By Indy
    On November 15, 2010 at

    Sarah is popular, ’cause she’s got balls and is not afraid of the devil.

    Bristol is popular, ’cause she is the only one that keeps gaining weight in spite of 6-8 hours of daily practice. This is via her own words and many pics in the ‘Star’ and Enquirer of before and after pics. lol

  6. By Village
    On November 15, 2010 at

    For Mama Palin it’s soft porn. All those men watching are pretending she’s naked and they are doing her, and their women have no idea. As for daughter Palin, that’s just cheating since she’s awful. Wouldn’t it be something if DWTS destroyed over a Palin. There’s karma is there somewhere.

  7. By Marianne
    On November 15, 2010 at

    I wonder how Bristol keeps gaining weight on DWTS as well. I would truly appreciate it if I never had to hear Sarah Palin’s screechy voice ever again, but I worry that she is here to stay.

  8. By Something Nice
    On November 15, 2010 at

    The Palin Show actually beat former-ratings-champ “Celebrity Bowel Movements” on FOX; Kudos to Sarah & Company! :)

    (ERNEST BORGNINE trounced WILLIAM SHATNER for the win, by the way.)

  9. By Pippa-London
    On November 15, 2010 at

    I wouldn’t say Sarah is ‘popular’. I would say that she is being force fed to the American people like a Disney High School musical. You have no choice. If you look at the numbers more Americans are NOT watching Sarah than those that are. As with DWTS, I think the audience have not been fooled, every time Bristol the Pistol makes it thru another week the Audience collectively breathes a WTF.

  10. By SebastianCanada
    On November 15, 2010 at

    LOL Indy!!! That is why, despite our vast difference, I couldn’t like you more!

  11. By SebastianCanada
    On November 15, 2010 at

    Pippa, I agree. I think there is a vast difference between what Americans actually believe and like, and what the corporate world is telling everyone — including Americans — what they believe and like.

  12. By Indy
    On November 15, 2010 at

    Sebastian, thanks….and re your first comment: I’ve heard Canada has bear, moose, elk, and various and sundry critters. So watch out for Mama P., she might want to take on another country with her rifles and bow & arrows, that is of course after she has conquered America. You betcha !!

  13. By SebastianCanada
    On November 15, 2010 at

    Indy, I come from a country called Toronto. Palin can have the moose, elk and grizzly-bear territories as far as I and many of my kind are concerned. And she will find many of her type of people in such areas — they will meet her with open arms.

  14. By wim
    On November 15, 2010 at

    simply because they’re women, folks.

  15. By Leo
    On November 15, 2010 at

    I can easily believe that the so-called fascination with The Palin mother and daughter is this is the first time in years that a political mother has allowed her child to be so out there. Hillary shielded Chelsea, and for a short while The Bush twin daughters were accessable until they became off limits.Bristol has been given the Hollywood persona,along with the history of unwed scandal and Sarah breathed new life into McCain’s lifeless campaign.Sarah enjoys the cameras so much she will always be in the mist of the public glare,and Bristol is learning the easiest way to support her child is to go TV.

  16. By Meg
    On November 15, 2010 at

    Indy lol!!!!!!! Palin’s are typical anti-heroines. Pure entertainment for bored people of poor taste. Same audience watches Teen Mom, Sister Wives, Jersey Shore and Oprah lol That one was for you Sebastian! :)

  17. By Bu
    On November 15, 2010 at

    They are not as much popular as like watching a car crash on the freeway you cannot look away. Sarah is just very strange and under-educated, but has a commanding presents with her unwavering confidence of stupidity…she is just fun to watch! Not so much popular?

  18. By strom
    On November 16, 2010 at

    They will soon be as overexposed as the Kardashians and J Lo! Lots of air brushing in that pic and heavy on the make up too. If you want to see fireworks have Bristol bring home a nice black rap star boyfriend.

  19. By Bettye Bluejay
    On November 16, 2010 at

    Sounds like Bristol is hinting for a spot on the Biggest Loser.

  20. By Lenny
    On November 16, 2010 at

    Have no problems with the Palins, I like Sarah she seems like a nice lady with good family. When there is a liberal woman running for something lets see if the media does the same thing to her, NOT.

  21. By Denise
    On November 16, 2010 at

    I watched part of their show: the Palins were in a boat watching bears on the shore, until a bear came into the water towards the boat. Was I wrong to root for the bear?

  22. By dee cee
    On November 16, 2010 at

    So far it is two females legally working and paying their bills.. and how weird is that Janet.

  23. By Bluedog
    On November 16, 2010 at

    Why are they so popular? Because you people in the media keep WRITING ABOUT THEM! If you didn’t cover them, we wouldn’t care that they are on “Dancing With The Stars” or have a new reality show. The public are spoonfed the news, drop the spoon!

  24. By SebastianCanada
    On November 16, 2010 at

    LOL Meg!!!

    I actually see strong similarities between Sarah and Oprah. Oprah is a whole lot smarter, though that is not saying much, but Sarah and Oprah’s popularity really is magical — there is no completely logical explanation for it. The fans are entranced, as if hypnotized.

  25. By Indy
    On November 16, 2010 at

    Bristol has a mature-looking face, much older than 19 years.

    BTW, if she gets much bigger, an entire moose will not satisfy her appetite.

  26. By SebastianCanada
    On November 16, 2010 at

    Chubby girls of that age like to be stuff at both ends. I see another baby come soon.

  27. By No fats
    On November 16, 2010 at

    I hate to break it to both the pro and anti palins but this has nothing to do with votes popularity or talent. Up until Friday of last week I worked for Disney legal the parent company of abc and it all comes down to bristols contract. It states she would make it to the top 3. I posted this on other sites from the beginning of the competition and guess what she is still there just likde David hasselhoff got paid a hefty penny to be the sacrificial lamb. He was paid more than Bristol even stands to earn if she wins! The show didn’t have a strong celebrity name so they dished out the big bucks for the hoff.

  28. By No fats
    On November 16, 2010 at

    Sarah is an idiot and she speaks to the American public like they are a pack of kindergadeners getting a lesson on not biting your field trip partner.

  29. By Teddy
    On November 16, 2010 at

    It’s only because Sarah Palin FINALLY hired a couple of professionals to do her talking/tweeting/message points. (My bet is she hired Peggy Noonan, the former Republican speech writer.)

    This has nothing whatsoever to do with Sarah Palin. She couldn’t strategize her way out of a paper bag.

  30. By Sal Mineo's zipper squirrel
    On November 16, 2010 at

    The daughter gets fatter and fatter while all the previous contestants got slimmer. The mother gets dumber and dumber every time she opens her mouth. She sunk McCain’s run being a moron who didn’t know what she reads and sees “Russia from my house”.
    I refused to watch this season of DWTS because of Palin and the “Abs” moron, mainly but they just have to get STARS if they’re going to call it that!
    Maybe Palin’s stupid reality show did get 5 mil viewers (I doubt that) but that’s a really small rating compared to what other shows bring in in prime time. TLC just doesn’t expect much I guess. Anyway, I’m waiting for their 15 minutes to elapse…and my watch is on about 13 and a half minutes right now.

  31. By Indy
    On November 16, 2010 at

    Just like American Idol, DWTS is FIXED. Last night, Britol (imho) totally sucked. All she did was hold out that long skirt like a fan and she did not do any difficult dance moves, yet she got a very high score.

    I believe NO FATS where he/she said it was guaranteed that Bristol would make it to the top 3 or 4. And is her partner trying to put the make on her, or is this just another publicity trick? Methinks it is the latter.

  32. By SebastianCanada
    On November 16, 2010 at

    The rise of reality and talent-competition shows completely puzzle me. Why spend your day working this a collection of fat-assed idiots and then come home to watch more on television?

  33. By Sal Mineo's zipper squirrel
    On November 16, 2010 at

    I strongly believe no fats. I think someone needs to infiltrate this show and get to the real truth because the FIX IS IN!

  34. By Rick
    On November 17, 2010 at

    I strongly suspect that the Palin’s popularity is sustained by the same ‘end justifies the means’ rabid evangelical voters who foisted a second disastrous George W. Bush term on us, and who without doubt would vote Sarah in too if they could.

  35. By SebastianCanada
    On November 17, 2010 at

    I find it unbelievable that Sarah Palin’s, and her family’s career path could lead to the White House. Most countries would consider Palin’s actions too undignified for the country’s leader.

  36. By No fats
    On November 17, 2010 at

    When I was at Disney there were several ppl who were furious about the network manipulating the results on dwts, but it isn’t the first time they have done this! They did it with Melisa rycroft from a few seasons ago. Abc tried desperately to make that poor girl a star but the American public didn’t find any appeal in her. Bristol seems nice enough but she has no personality and her partner may aswell be dancing with a blowup doll

  37. By No fats
    On November 17, 2010 at

    On another note: I still don’t believe Sarah is the mother of that retarded baby!

  38. By Natalie
    On November 17, 2010 at

    This isn’t rocket science, people. Whoever watches the shows (DWTS, SP’s Alaska) are the people who keep these morons in the spotlight. You give them ratings. Duh. If you’re truly sick of these people, STOP WATCHING. Don’t buy their books. Don’t blog about them. Simply put: ignore them. That’s what I try to do and then I sign on a website and here’s everyone talking about them…how fat they are…how stupid their shows are. ?? For the advancement of our society, I beg you, please stop watching.

  39. By Something Nice
    On November 17, 2010 at

    No fats: No one in Alaska believes that Sarah is the mother, either—and they should know.

    Speculation has been rife that someone with proof of that little fraud forced Sarah’s hasty resignation from office. That was a win for Alaskans—and for the Palins, too, as they continue to capitalize $$$$ on their celebrity.

    Strom: Bristol is part Inuit (what many used to call Eskimo) on Todd’s side, so a colored boyfriend might not result in the shockwaves you suggest. Besides, hasn’t Briscoe made it clear she does whatever she damn well wants to do? :)

  40. By SebastianCanada
    On November 17, 2010 at

    Wow! Sounds like the Palins walked right out of a Shakespeare play. Well, can’t call them boring, that is for sure.

  41. By Slut butt
    On November 17, 2010 at

    Sarah will NEVER be president! She is a liar, uneducated and cares more about attention whoring for cold hard cash than she cares about this country and it’s constituents. McCain unleashed the palin bomb on America and has gone into hiding, what an idiot; he didn’t stand a chance at the presidency!

  42. By Sal Mineo's Zipper Squirrel
    On November 17, 2010 at

    You betcha!

  43. By Rick
    On November 18, 2010 at

    Speaking of the devil, I just ran across an article on the abcnews website in which Sarah says this:

    Sarah Palin told ABC News that she is seriously considering a White House bid and believes she could beat President Obama in 2012.

    Asked Barbara Walters: “If you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?”

    “I believe so,” Palin said.

  44. By Slut butt
    On November 18, 2010 at

    Sarah is more retarded than that fake baby of hers!

  45. By Monah Garrett
    On November 18, 2010 at

    I’m still in shock over the ROBBERY that was the finale on Celebrity B.M.s!

    Ernest Borgnine!! For goodness’ sakes, judges, were you blind??

    But Bill Shatner was sooo gracious in his concession speech, a real class act. Made me love him all the more. Mmwah!

  46. By rockie
    On November 18, 2010 at

    the same william shatner who did not want to grab his wife from the swimming pool because he was too concerned about his hair?

  47. By Monah Garrett
    On November 18, 2010 at

    Yes, Rockie, that’s the one.

    And for the record, the hairpiece in question was a “Magnum 5000″ which STARTS at 10-grand retail. Bill had to make a tough choice and he made it.

    If you’re a “Celebrity B.M.” fan, you’d know him for the gentleman he really is. We still maintain that he was the true winner and that the judges (I’m lookin’ at YOU Kathy Gifford!) were obviously biased. :(

  48. By Just Sayin'
    On November 20, 2010 at

    I’m going to agree with Mona on this one. Something about Ernest Borgnine’s surprise win really stinks. No conspiracist here, but:

    Why was Ernie Borgnine given a doo over after his abysmal performance in the “Lightning Round?”

    And why was judge Pauly Shore allowed to change his vote in the Final Flush from Shatner to Borgnine? Totally against the C.B.M rules!!

  49. By Casonia Logenberry
    On July 18, 2011 at

    It is all the Drama and Trama-lization of the family and why is every one fighting over the visits of her grandson and a father has a right to spend time with his son and yes…Sarah Palin will not get my vote there is something about her that really give me the creeps and I just can’t stand to watch her much….I think she is going to waste her money and get no wear on her issues in hand…She seems like she is putting up a front and she is beating around the bush but there is something lacking to a large degree for me..But who am I a voter!!!! But there issues?

  50. By Casonia Sade Logenberry
    On July 31, 2011 at

    I Have no idea but…I THINK THERE REALLY BORING..Like really bland and taste-less and strange and weird to me on so many levels and the only thing that…I have payed attention to is the man that made the baby with her daughter and He is worth looking at and paying attention to and worth while to a large degree and as far as her daughter dancing with the stars was boring and off the mark and boring and no style or lacking something in her dance and I can dance better then that and it just seems like she is missing moving and grooving and getting down with the beat and off track and of course they are willing to let the world..get into there business and they look like no one in this world and maybe that is the reason the world…Pay so much attention.

  51. By casonia logenberry and Hells kitchen is fun to watch and I Love Chef Gordon Ramsay Drama on the show and sooner or later he is going to get sick and tired of a person who will not learn and understand and frustration is key to blowing up and losing it!
    On September 10, 2011 at



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