Did Sarah Palin Force Bristol to Appear on Dancing With the Stars?

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Did Sarah Palin make daughter Bristol go Dancing With the Stars to win over America as part of a strategy to prime the pump for a 2012 White House run?

That's what Margaret Cho says she heard. Whatever it's worth.

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On her blog, the comedian says someone "who would know" told her "the only reason Bristol Palin was on the show was because Sarah forced her to do it."

PALIN-TOLOGY: Was Sarah behind Bristol's DWTS appearance?

If that's true, we'd say results were mixed. Not everyone loved Bristol's run. Still, better idea than calling out Michelle Obama over childhood nutrition.

What's more, "Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election in 2008," Cho writes.

"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 to run in 2012."

"Instead of being supposedly 'handicapped' by the presence of her daughter, now Bristol is going to be an 'asset' - a celebrity beloved for her dancing."

That's quite the conspiracy theory ... however unlikely, it would fall in line with related rumors of Tea Party supporters stacking the votes in her favor.

Despite few critics saying she deserved to win, younger Palin made it all the way to the finals before finishing behind Jennifer Grey and Kyle Massey.

Cho, who was eliminated third, says she's sure ABC wasn't in on the mother / daughter pressure and that Bristol is "warm and incredibly supportive."

But she doesn't hold back with the Mama Grizzly. "Now I am scared I am going to wake up with a decapitated moose head in my bed," Cho quipped.

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente