I don't expect Bristol Palin to be all warm and cuddly toward Margaret Cho, her former Dancing with the Stars co-competitor who punked her by revealing allegedly insider info that Palin did the show because her mother blames her for losing the election in '08 and demanded compliance. Palin could have ignored the gossip and looked above it all or said, "I'm not sure why Margaret would be mean to me...I thought we were friends!" and seemed sympathetic. But instead, Palin's ridiculously outsourced reply to Cho—this girl is not articulate and not witty except for in her Facebook retorts? hmmm—reveals yet more questionable gay comments:
"You say you 'don't agree with the family's politics at all' but I say, if you understood that commonsense conservative values supports [sic] the right of individuals like you, like all of us, to live our lives with less government interference and more independence, you would embrace us faster than KD Lang [sic] at an Indigo Girls concert."
Because, you know, they're dykes like you are/were, Margaret. Eyeroll.
Far more offensive than the softshell gay-baiting: Conservative values do not support less government and more individual rights when it comes to people like Margaret (and like me; though Margaret is married to a dude now)—quite the opposite! The bulk of the conservative movement today might hate the government, but it loves the government when it's time to keep gays out of the military and keep us from marrying or even having civil unions and keep us from enjoying a long list of other okay-for-us-not-for-you items.
Please, Margaret, take her up on her offer to babysit her kid so he'll have some time spent with a smart chick. I doubt he's even met one yet.