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Bristol Palin Reveals True Feelings About the McCains, 'Dancing With the Stars,
ABC NEWS ^ | June 21, 2011 | SHEILA MARIKAR

Posted on 06/21/2011 6:47:49 PM PDT by Hojczyk

In her memoir due out Friday, "Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far," the 20-year-old daughter of former Alaska governor/potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin reveals her true feelings about the father of her son, the daughter of her mother's 2008 running mate, and much more.

Palin writes that the first time she met the 26-year-old daughter of Sen. John McCain, she "ignored us during the entire visit." This was just before Senator McCain introduced Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin adds that she "had a sneaking suspicion I might need to watch my back."

"Every time we saw Meghan, she seemed to be constantly checking us out, comparing my family to hers and complaining," she writes. "Oh the complaining."

Cindy McCain, the senator's wife, also rubbed the eldest Palin daughter the wrong way.

"I'd never seen people with so much Louis Vuitton luggage, so many cell phones, and so many constant helpers to do hair and makeup," Palin writes, adding that the would-be first lady looked "like a queen" and held "herself like royalty."

Palin writes that she was shocked when the senator's wife offered to be a godmother to her unborn baby: "I had just met her and I wondered why she wanted any type of guardianship over my child."

Palin also shares not-so-fond memories of her 2010 stint on "Dancing With the Stars," where she and her professional partner, Mark Ballas, finished in third place.

"I noticed some of the contestants rolled their eyes when they realized we'd survived to dance another day," she writes, adding that some of the contenders voted off "literally would not speak to us or acknowledge our presence."

Bristol Palin Saves Most Biting Words for Levi Johnston

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bristolpalin; celebrity; palin; starpower
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1 posted on 06/21/2011 6:47:50 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
What's to compare. Palins smart and attractive. McCains stupid and fat.
2 posted on 06/21/2011 6:51:51 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Hojczyk
Palin writes that the first time she met the 26-year-old daughter of Sen. John McCain, she "ignored us during the entire visit."

That should be something to be thankful for.

3 posted on 06/21/2011 6:51:51 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Hojczyk

I suspect this will sell like hotcakes among the crowd that lined up for Justin Bieber’s autobiography.


4 posted on 06/21/2011 6:53:28 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Hojczyk

She seems to be figuring everything out. Good for her. The McCains are snakes, the left are snakes, and her ex-boyfriend and baby daddy is lower than a snake.


5 posted on 06/21/2011 6:53:59 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: Hojczyk

I noticed that they left out the part where she acknowledges that her actions essentially ‘were giving my family the finger’.


6 posted on 06/21/2011 6:56:20 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: Hojczyk

Well after 2 years of Meghan Mccain dishing snotty crap about the Palins, this is not surprising. Maybe even past due.


7 posted on 06/21/2011 6:57:55 PM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: Hojczyk

Boy, Cindy and Meghan are so classy./s


8 posted on 06/21/2011 7:01:25 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: Hojczyk
McCain picked Sarah to use as bait for conservatives, not because he respected her principles.

He is probably still upset that so many people refused to vote for him even with Sarah on the ticket.

I hope Sarah learned a lesson from all this.

9 posted on 06/21/2011 7:04:28 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Hojczyk

>>Palin writes that she was shocked when the senator’s wife offered to be a godmother to her unborn baby: “I had just met
>>her and I wondered why she wanted any type of guardianship over my child.”

Since when does being a godmother imply guardianship? Maybe there was no ulterior motive on Cindy McCain’s part.


10 posted on 06/21/2011 7:08:09 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Hojczyk

I really would have hoped that Bristol left out any comments on any of the McLames’.... I think that would have shown a touch more of class......


11 posted on 06/21/2011 7:08:51 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Hojczyk
I don't have much interest in Bristol other than her potential effect on the White House in seventeen months (and cheering for her to get her life together sooner rather than later). Fortunately, I see no indication in her writing or in the polling that her words will matter for the election. The hateful far left will see her as another reason to despise Governor Palin, while conservatives will recognize that they are voting for Sarah Palin and not Bristol Palin. In other words, this book has no political significance. I hope she learns from her mistakes, as most conservative adults have done.
12 posted on 06/21/2011 7:09:30 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: conservativebuckeye
Boy, Cindy and Meghan are so classy./s

Remember. You are reading the judgement of a unmarried, teenage mother.

13 posted on 06/21/2011 7:10:37 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: svcw
Pretty much sums it up. Meghan muckCain seems to think that it is a good idea to go through life fat, pissy, and stupid
14 posted on 06/21/2011 7:10:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: basil

That was my reaction too, initially. However, looking back on all that Mega McCain has said in the last couple of years and the things that her daddy has declined to say, I’m glad that someone is batting for Team Palin. And saying that Mrs. McCain looked like a queen and carried herself like one strikes me as being a high compliment. It’s not something that one would ever say of Shelly 0bama, for instance.


16 posted on 06/21/2011 7:14:11 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I really wish there was a “like” button, so I could let you know you are correct.


17 posted on 06/21/2011 7:14:29 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: oblomov
Since when does being a godmother imply guardianship? Maybe there was no ulterior motive on Cindy McCain’s part.

The godparents are supposed to help the child's parents raise the child in the Christian faith, and in some cases, take over the raising of the child if both parents die. It's not as usual today but that is the tradition of being a godparent.

THE ROLE OF THE GODPARENT

18 posted on 06/21/2011 7:15:46 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: svcw
What's to compare. Palins smart and attractive. McCains stupid and fat.

Well, I wasn't going to say it, but you pretty much called it exactly right.

19 posted on 06/21/2011 7:15:59 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: oblomov
For a certain (exceedingly large) crowd within the framework of Protestantism the godfather/godmother sort of thing is simply not kosher ~ an offer to be such a thing can cause those folks to recoil in horror.

Cindy probably knew that.

20 posted on 06/21/2011 7:16:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: richardtavor

OK, what could be the ulterior motive?

Being a godmother is not a formal position with any guardian responsibility or authority.


21 posted on 06/21/2011 7:17:04 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: oblomov

Since forever.


22 posted on 06/21/2011 7:18:37 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Longbow1969

Its what happens when you check FR after a glass of fine red wine. :-)


23 posted on 06/21/2011 7:20:43 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: svcw

What kind?


24 posted on 06/21/2011 7:21:42 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Actually, if McCain has an idea of how many of our votes were for Sarah and not for him at all, he’s even more upset. Good.


25 posted on 06/21/2011 7:25:10 PM PDT by CatDancer (I want to call Sarah Palin "Madame President". And I'm old. So hurry up!)
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To: muawiyah

OK, your answer is helpful.

It simply wasn’t done within my family, for the reason you cite. “Recoil in horror” might be a bit strong. “Recoil in bewilderment” might be more like it.

I think that Bristol Palin’s “tell-all” book is unnecessarily trashy, regardless of the oafishly parvenu behavior of the McCains.


26 posted on 06/21/2011 7:26:48 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Hojczyk

DDancin.jpg


27 posted on 06/21/2011 7:26:58 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: oblomov

“Being a godmother is not a formal position with any guardian responsibility or authority.”

Read what Bristol actually wrote: “I wondered why she wanted ANY TYPE OF guardianship over my child.” Obviously Bristol didn’t think what you seem to think she was thinking.


28 posted on 06/21/2011 7:27:16 PM PDT by ngat
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To: raybbr; ngat

Perhaps there are traditional expectations, but a godparent has no formal legal rights or responsibilities.


29 posted on 06/21/2011 7:29:52 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Osage Orange

I found a wine (Merlot) from Argentina from the Mendoza area. OH, my goodness it is so good. Surprising enough it was at a local groceries, Ralph’s (King Super). I bought it because it was on sale, yea I am cheep. It was worth the $6.99.


30 posted on 06/21/2011 7:30:33 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: madprof98
I suspect this will sell like hotcakes among the crowd that lined up for Justin Bieber’s autobiography.

We are all guessing right now of course, but my guess is that the book will reflect Bristol's national efforts in support of conservative causes, and is geared to positively influence her young, female audience.

31 posted on 06/21/2011 7:31:05 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: Hojczyk

Levi Johnson is a d-—— bag.

Meghan McCain, like her father, is a seriously flawed individual.

Bristol Palin, her mother and her father deserved far better than Johnson, the McCains, or the vile media cynics who attacked them so pointlessly.

What happened to the Palins is a demonstration by the leftist media about how they have honed “borking” and “quayling” to a fine art.

Conservatives need to figure out how we can get our own media organs functioning to counter these people.


32 posted on 06/21/2011 7:32:34 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: svcw
Its what happens when you check FR after a glass of fine red wine. :-)

Well, I'm on my 3rd Jack and Coke of the night so...

33 posted on 06/21/2011 7:32:52 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Hojczyk

The Bristol Palin Derangement Syndrome seems to have infected a fair number of Freepers. Jealousy perhaps?


34 posted on 06/21/2011 7:35:20 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: ngat

OK, given what you pointed out, I can understand Bristol’s reaction. I think it’s trashy to retell this awkward interaction in a public document. Forbearance is an underrated virtue.


35 posted on 06/21/2011 7:35:29 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Longbow1969
Funny how you say what you really feel when you have had a drink or two.

Enjoy.

I like red wine because it is the only thing that elevates my arthritis issues. :-)

36 posted on 06/21/2011 7:36:46 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: oblomov
Haven't read Bristol's book so all we have is the brief review in the article.

The godfather/godmother thing probably did "bewilder" her a bit. I've always found it a rather alien concept, but the people into it all seem to think it's something you really need to do.

Think of it as one of those great cultural divides in this country that's simply invisible most of the time for most of the people.

37 posted on 06/21/2011 7:36:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: oblomov

You have never read the book, you have never read a review of the book, how can you with a straight face, describe the book as a ““tell-all” book “ and “unnecessarily trashy”?


38 posted on 06/21/2011 7:37:30 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: Hojczyk

Those ‘contestants’ that wouldn’t speak with her surely must know that most of the voting comes from the public. Right? I have to wait a day down here to get the video’s of the show.


39 posted on 06/21/2011 7:38:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: oblomov

I find it hard to believe she believes in God.


40 posted on 06/21/2011 7:39:52 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: madprof98

And that’s a bad thing?


41 posted on 06/21/2011 7:42:10 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: basil

Class is overrated. I prefer truth.


42 posted on 06/21/2011 7:43:08 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: raybbr; All
so - You think Megan McC is classy?

Yup - that's a real classy lassie - cough cough Can't find the photo of her and her moma posing for their support of gay marriage - lady McC reminds me of a Stepford Wife.

43 posted on 06/21/2011 7:43:25 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (I AM ISRAEL)
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To: raybbr
Remember. You are reading the judgement of a unmarried, teenage mother.

What a douchey comment. Thanks for contributing nothing to the discussion.

44 posted on 06/21/2011 7:45:48 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: ansel12

Fair enough. I will not comment further on the book until I have more information. It probably isn’t the sort of book that I would read, in any case.

The details about the luggage of the McCains, their entourage, and their oafishness quoted in this article may not be indicative of the general tone of the book. But it is the details of one’s language that reveal one’s character.


45 posted on 06/21/2011 7:47:48 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: oblomov

I thought the whole point of a godmother was guardianship, in the event of something untoward.


46 posted on 06/21/2011 7:50:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: conservativebuckeye
Never to be forgotten: Cindy and Meghan posing with tape across their mouths. John M. and Cindy remind me of elderly Boris and Natasha. Granny said she would never want to see home-wrecker Cindy in the White House.

btw, I heard a scary statement on Greta. She asked if maybe John McCain will run again? Please no!

47 posted on 06/21/2011 7:55:20 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: raybbr

I almost posted an attack here, but I’ll refrain.

Meghan McCain is snot-nosed rich brat who has never had to do a days manual labor in her life, who had the advantages that the scions of wealthy powerful people enjoy. Courtesy at the least would have commanded that she at least be friendly to the family of her dad’s running mate, but she couldn’t even manage that. That’s real class.

Cindy McCain offering to be a “godmother” is bizarre to me. I’m a pentecostal and have never heard of a someone asking to be a godparent, it is something asked of, not asked for.


48 posted on 06/21/2011 8:00:18 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: Hojczyk

Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Little people talk about other people


49 posted on 06/21/2011 8:06:44 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: maine-iac7; southern rock; Hawk1976
Yup - that's a real classy lassie - cough cough...

Never said she was.

What a douchey comment. Thanks for contributing nothing to the discussion.

How is stating the truth "douchey"?

I almost posted an attack here, but I’ll refrain.

Oh, go ahead, attack me for stating the truth...

Let me ask you all a question: How much credence would you give a hypothetical teenage, unmarried mother friend of your daughter's (or son) for her criticisms of others? Seriously.

50 posted on 06/21/2011 8:09:53 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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