Bristol Palin Responds To Cho With Odd ‘Indigo Girls’ Logic

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Margaret Cho's assertion this week that Bristol Palin's mother pressured her onto Dancing With the Stars prompted a response from Ms. Palin, one that has people wondering if the 20-year old took a jab at Cho's bisexuality.

Though insistent she and Bristol are friends, Cho wrote on her blog that "someone who should really know" told her Bristol was forced onto the hit ABC show, and asserted, "The only reason Bristol was on the show was because Sarah Palin forced her to do it."

"Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election," Cho claimed. "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."

Well, Bristol responded on Facebook last night and, following Cho's suit, reiterated that the women are friends, but remains "taken aback" by the comedienne's comments.

"I will give my friend credit for creativity, and extra points for getting so many 'facts' wrong in so few sentences," wrote Palin. "Let me be blunt: my mom did not 'force' me to go on DWTS.  She did not ask me either. The show approached me."

Palin goes on to declare "politics had nothing to do with [my decision]." She also argued, "I seriously doubt anyone who considers herself a student of American politics truly believes I impacted even one vote in that election."

It's a pretty politically worded letter for a non-political person, and fairly persuasive. Bristol's end note, however, brings the entire thing back into partisan light, and it's distinctly lavender.

Writes Palin, "You say you 'don't agree with the family's politics at all, [but] if you understood that commonsense conservative values supports the right of individuals like you, like all of us, to live our lives with less government interference and more independence, you would embrace us faster than KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert."

In light of Palin sister Willow's recent anti-gay remarks, it's not surprising people are reading Bristol's missive as a below-the-belt attack, although it's far too illogical to be read as a directly homophobic hit. Why would Cho embrace KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert? Or is KD Lang just a stock lesbian?

Maybe the line was meant to be "faster than a girl embraces KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert?" Or, rather, "Faster than KD Lang embraces a lady at an Indigo Girls Concert?"

I'm confused, and I suspect Palin may be, as well.


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How many logic fails can you find in Tea Party candidate Elizabeth Scott’s video?

Elizabeth Scott is a tea party candidate challenging openly-gay, pro-equality Washington state Rep. Marko Liias (D-Edmonds).  Marko was the prime sponsor of the safe schools law which was passed unanimously by the legislature last year – a spectacular accomplishment.  

A political newcomer, Scott quickly earned a reputation for engaging in slimy politics.  Despite this, she represents a serious threat to Rep. Liias’s reelection because the national economic meltdown has put voters in a sour, anti-incumbent mood.

At a recent candidate forum, the moderator asked the candidates their opinions of U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.  Elizabeth Scott has posted a video with her answer to the question, which she restates as “Question: Where do you stand on homosexual marriage?“.  How many kinds of crazy can you find in her brief reply?  Sorry, can’t get the video to embed.

I also believe in one man, one woman marriage, but I don’t believe the government should come into your bedroom.  So, I would leave it at that.  Marriage is where I draw the line – using the term marriage.

I want to point out that some endorsements on my website of a lesbian couple here in the district.  They’re in our neighborhood, and who are thrilled I’m running because frankly I’m surprised this is the first question that comes up. We have one out of seven people out of work or more.  The reason the lesbian couple have endorsed me is that they’re very concerned about their jobs being sent out of state by our high taxes and the concerns about overspending.

Here in the Herald recently a gay man wrote in that he was upset by his tax dollars not being spent wisely on education.  We all want our money’s worth,and I’m not getting it.  I believe in equal rights and opportunities, but I do not believe in special rights.

Only a minute long, yet she manages to pack in a lot of crazy:

  • Government should stay out of your bedroom…unless you’re gay and want to marry.
  • Two Uncle Tom lesbians endorse her and she’s heard of a gay man who is concerned about school funding.  The implication she’s reeeeally stretching for is that she’s not an incoherent homophobe.
  • Equality for straights is equality, while equality for gays is “special rights”.

    Let’s not let this kind of crazy replace the smart and sane Rep. Marko Liias in the legislature!  If you’re in Marko’s district or, like me, in a nearby safe district, please consider volunteering with Marko’s campaign.  To learn more about Marko Liias and his opponent, come to the first general election debate Wednesday night, September 22nd, at Edmonds Community College. More details here: Civic Engagement: 21st LD and 1st LD Candidate Forum.

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