Bristol Palin’s survival through another elimination round on ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" may be partly explained by support from the Tea Party, reports Bloomberg News.
"There’s a strong popular movement behind Sarah Palin at the moment and she’s receiving a lot of support from the Tea Party,” "DWTS" executive producer Conrad Green said in an interview before the most recent elimination round. “It’s entirely possible some of those people are behind Bristol for political reasons.”
That may explain how Palin gathered enough votes from fans to overcome low scores from the show’s judges, the story says. Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, will return for a ninth week, while former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner got booted off the program. The story notes that Palin wore a Tea Party t-shirt during taping of the Nov. 8 show.