OK, it's the Daily Mail, and I don't often dumbster-dive into the tabloid stew, but this article--if even remotely true--is just chock full of too-good-to-ignore nuggets:
Mounting evidence that Sarah Palin may have bought a $1.7 million home in Arizona has sparked speculation she will run for president next year.
But it seems the real reason for the move could be more personal - to keep tabs on her daughter, Bristol.
The Tea Party politician is reportedly furious at the 20-year-old's new relationship with Disney's Kyle Massey, who she met on Dancing with the Stars last year.
This line made me laugh out loud:
[Palin] is apparently convinced it will affect her family's reputation, as Bristol is on the rebound from her ex-boyfriend, Alaskan pipeline worker Gino Paoletti.
What, their image might be improved?
A source told the magazine: 'Sarah is furious at Bristol for going so quickly from man to man.
Apparently she didn't mind her kid getting knocked up at 16, though.
Here's an interesting bit:
Bristol has become increasingly liberal since she moved to Los Angeles to appear on Dancing with the Stars last year.
At the time an insider told the Enquirier: 'Bristol is completely rebelling against her mother - now that she's experiencing life outside of Alaska and away from Sara.
'She has opened her eyes and realised how sheltered and programmed she was.'
Let's hope this is true, and that it continues (and isn't just a "kid rebelling against their parents" phase). If Bristol actually wakes up and truly realizes how utterly full of shit her mom (and the entire teabagger/GOP mindset) is, my level of respect for her might go up from 0% to 5% or so.
Oh, and what exactly is Palin's problem with her daughters' new beau?
Well, the article doesn't really say, but for those (such as myself) who have never watched "Dancing with the Stars", here's a pic of the couple...I'll leave it up to you to decide what could possibly account for Sarah Palin's opinion...