The day she shows up to work at the charity, Help the Children, she’s given a tour of skid row by car. “What’s skid row?” she asks, viewing the homeless encampments from the safety of the car. “I’ve heard of it before.”
Going out with friends, presumably while Tripp stays home with Willow, she encounters an obnoxious guy at a bar who shouts out that her mother “is a whore.” To her credit, Bristol confronts the guy, asking him why he hates Sarah so much. After some more generalized vitriol from the jerk, she says, “Is it because you’re a homosexual?” It turns out, the guy, who filed suit against the show last week alleging he didn’t know what the cameras were for, is gay, but we’re left wondering why she made that assumption in the first place. He never said a word about Palin’s positions on gay rights or any issue, for that matter. Maybe Bristol’s stint on “Dancing With the Stars” fine-tuned her gaydar.
On the one hand, it’s commendable that Bristol wants to be on her own, sister Willow notwithstanding, and to work for a charity. On the other, how many young women stop to have a catch-up lunch with their “DWTS” partner?
Ever since Bristol was put in the spotlight as unmarried and pregnant during the 2008 campaign, she’s tried to build on her notoriety, for lack of a better word, by writing a book, competing on “DWTS” and now doing the new reality show.
The challenge is that she’s just not that interesting. She’s not especially glamorous, and, at the other end of the spectrum, is no Alaskan Snooki either. She’s relatively level-headed, although she pitches a weeping hissy fit when Willow wants to leave Los Angeles, saying “she has no idea the pressure I’m under,” and breaks down in tears after confronting the Palin-hating moron at the bar.
If she’s under so much pressure, why would she subject herself to having cameras follow her around 24/7? And if life’s such a “Tripp,” where’s the kid? We see mom explaining to him what a bidet is when they get to the mansion (“I don’t think there’s a single bidet in all of Alaska,” she says), but having Willow on-hand as a nanny frees Bristol to go out with friends and have lunch with “DWTS” pals.
To be fair this review was not written by an ADN reporter, but it IS the one that they chose to put in their paper.
But just in case you think that based on this we shouldn't read too much into how Alaskans might view the show, here is a sample of what is written in the comments section
So this means we're never going to have to hear another Palin whining about having her privacy violated, right? Because all they want is to be left alone?
It should be called "Send me your cash, I hate working".
Is there a BristolPAC we can donate to? Poor thing has to live in a mansion and can't afford a nanny, so her sister skips school to do it.
To be fair this article did attract at least one relatively positive comment, from somebody named AkBrownie:
I'd hit it.
And after all, isn't THAT pretty much how the Palin women gauge their value?
Yeah Alaskans are beyond finished with this bunch of half wit grifters, and judging from the abject negativity of these "Life's a Tripp" reviews, so is the rest of the country.