Dancing With the Stars ended its season last week, but it just won't go away. To wit, former contestant Margaret Cho recently went on her blog to discuss third-place-finisher Bristol Palin's reason for joining the show: "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, 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 with America behind her all the way. Instead of being supposedly 'handicapped' by the presence of her teen mom daughter, now Bristol is going to be an 'asset' - a celebrity beloved for her dancing."
Remember though, this is second-hand gossip coming from a person who Cho says "really should know (really should seriously know the dirt really really)." Which is to say, though we wouldn't put anything past Alaska's former half-term Governor, we'd take Cho's words with a grain of salt.