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Cho: Sarah Palin forced Bristol on 'Dancing'

Margaret Cho and Louis van Amstel perform on 'Dancing With the Stars,' Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. The judges gave the couple 18 points out of 30.

December 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Bristol Palin's stint on "Dancing With the Stars" is the target of a new controversy after another contestant said Sarah Palin forced her daughter to do the show.

On her blog, former rival Margaret Cho claimed she heard from a reliable source that Sarah Palin forced her 20-year-old daughter to do the show so Americans would forget the notoriety surrounding her teen pregnancy and would become fans of the former governor if she decided to run for president in 2012.

Cho also said that Sarah Palin supposedly blames her daughter harshly and openly for losing the 2008 election, so she quote "owed" it to her to do the show.

Cho said she really likes Bristol Palin, calling her warm and incredibily supportive.