OK, now I've heard it all--according to Newsday's story on "the Bristol stomp" one viewer was so upset she didn't leave last week that he shot his poor innocent television!
Let's get a grip, folks, it's reality TV, is not all that real, it's just a show, and even though I'm not a regular clearly factors other than dancing enter into the voting. I agree it would be nice if dancing were major, but given that some contestants can already dance when they start I can see an argument for "most improved" being made, as well as "best dancer". Not that I know whether Bristol is even most improved, but even if she isn't and wins, and wins because of her mom and not her own personality, that would be more a reflection on Palin fans and the lengths they will go to than on the show.
I do think it would be a good idea to lay off the politicians for a while though--I can only imagine that things will get worse between now and 2012.
As to Bristol on Bachelorette... so the guys would be competing to have Sarah as their mother-in-law?