Can we all say Bristol Palin with a pleasant face and tone now? Bristol came in 3rd in Dancing with the Stars. After much controversy over how she got voted back so many times, Bristol has been under unfair pressure during this competition. Did she quit? Did she cry in front of the cameras about her treatment? No. She just kept coming back to dance. And, Bristol Palin improved significantly as the competition continued.
People might think that Dancing WITH the Stars actually meant non professional dancers, like Jennifer Grey, would automatically be ineligible. Some might think that Jennifer Grey was being a drama queen over injuries said to have occurred during the competition. (IF Bristol Palin would have been injured, proof of injury and doctor(s) would have been called to the View for question and answer sessions.) And last but not least, some might say that Jennifer Grey didn’t show a lot of adult behavior during this whole process.
Everyone wants to win. But losing can sometimes be the best prize. Bristol Palin was a good loser, leaving Dancing with the Stars as a gracious lady. I hope she remembers the pride she felt when she reached so far out of her comfort zone and did so well. I hope that she doesn’t turn into another media blitzed wild child.
I hope Bristol Palin listens to the people who love her. I pray that she follows God’s plan for her. Bristol Palin did well from audience voting because she reminded us of the kid next door or the daughter sitting on the couch next to us. She still has an air of innocence about her. Were votes for her generated from the media’s criticism of her? Americans don’t like kids getting beat up in the news, on the View and in comedian’s rants.
Congratulations to the winner Jennifer Grey. Congratulations to Kyle, a good sport and fine dancer. But don’t forget to congratulate the kid in the bunch. The 20 year old that drove her truck five days to learn how to dance. Dance she did. Congratulations Bristol Palin. Thanks for being such a good sport. Thank you for letting our kids know that they can achieve volumes more than they dream they can. Thank you Bristol Palin, for being a classy loser!