For Bristol Palin, a teen mother who has publicly endorsed a “pause before your play” kind of abstinence, maybe this wasn’t a great idea. Look, I understand the Rumba is supposed to be a sexy dance and all but ripping the dude’s shirt off? Kinda’ too far, don’t you think, especially for a young woman whose claim to fame is a single pregnancy?
I’m just telling you that as a father of daughters I wouldn’t be crazy about this. I’m telling you that as a father of girls I wouldn’t even let me kids watch it.
And I’ve got to wonder how the PSA she did about teen pregnancy jives with that as well. Kind of a mixed message, isn’t it?
October 17, 2010 at 2:34 am
Well, I was perfect at 19 – just like everyone else.
That's why I was never pressured or influenced by substances that might loosen me up.
And there is no such thing as date rape.
And those brilliant young people on college campuses everywhere are making "good choices".
October 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm
Whatever David, I don't get where you are ranting against Sarah. You must hate her guts. Which is why you are so critical of Bristol without having much reason. Bristol admitted to being uncomfortable doing that dance because of her pro-abstinence image. Takes guts to openly admit that… unlike so many others that are all over the nightly news and hypocrisy is their middle name. People are openly criticizing her because this dance is "immoral, too sexy, a pole dance" etc, yet she openly admitted that she wasn't comfortable doing it and it went against what she's trying to tell young girls. So where can she win?
October 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm
Did you even bother to read the first paragraph of my previous response? Was there a part of "we're not talking about the former Governor of Alaska" that used too many big words for you to follow? I think I made it pretty clear (at least enough for most people) that Sarah wasn't the issue, never mind does my voting preferences have any bearing on this. (But since you seem to care, having Sarah on the ticket was the only thing that made it acceptable for me to vote for that geezer McCain, as opposed to a third party candidate AGAIN, despite having to hold my nose as I pulled the lever, followed by taking a shower afterwords).
Did you also miss that my main complaint was not about Bristol (having made it clear that she did a better job than I expected), but about her partner, who was too busy dancing with himself to properly lead his partner?
Yes, she said she was uncomfortable with the dance when interviewed. Another of my points which you missed was that she did NOT appear uncomfortable during the dance, but might still have been afterwords. To add (if it will help), she may simply have indeed enjoyed the moment, only to have recourse to reflection in the moments after it was over. That would have been understandable.
Also, in case you're ready to jump on my case for anything else, I have never said that Bristol was "fat." Being ten pounds or so overweight doesn't make you fat. In her case, a slight loss of weight would have enhanced her performance. Wearing a gown or dress would have helped her appearance as well, as a bit of flourish with clothing would have enhanced her styling.
I hope that's clear enough for you, although I'm not getting my hopes up.
One more thing. This wasn't the quickstep (which I wouldn't recommend for her) or a foxtrot (which I would). It was a RHUMBA. It was supposed to be a sensual form of dance.
Preferably without the @$$-grabbing (so to speak).
October 17, 2010 at 9:35 pm
Geeze, the hateful comments about her weight are really ridiculous.
October 18, 2010 at 2:32 am
I don't think it's the comments. It's Bristol being hateful to herself. She's the one stuffing her face. If she chooses to be obese and go on TV, and do an x-rated dance, that's her choice.
October 18, 2010 at 9:35 pm
I agree with you.
She is pretty and she has the build of a teenage athlete – one which my pediatrician husband says is not at all heavy.
This is one of the biggest problems confronting teenagers today – the 70's Twiggy mentality being foisted on them.