Former Gov. Sarah Palin visited "Dancing with the Stars" during Monday night’s episode, but just before host Tom Bergeron sat down to talk with her, the studio audience erupted into booing, reports the Los Angeles Times’ ShowTracker blog.
According to the article, ABC said the booing wasn’t meant for Palin, but instead was directed at Jennifer Grey’s scores from the judges (she received three 8s from the judges, although her routine with partner Mark Ballas was an audience favorite). The timing of the boos caused many viewers posting on Twitter and elsewhere to conclude that the razzing was meant for Palin, the article adds.
Palin’s interview with Bergeron was a model of diplomacy, with Palin raving about the show as a whole and opting not to promote her daughter Bristol, who is competing on the program, according to the New York Times’ ArtsBeat blog.
When Bergeron asked her to name her favorite dancer, Palin eventually got around to plugging her daughter, however "Oh my goodness, they’re all amazing. They really are. This is great. Bristol’s not up yet. Bristol the pistol, yeah, that’s who we’re rooting for," Palin said.