Bristol Palin is begging for protection against an obsessed stalker ... claiming the dude sent her a creepy wedding proposal -- complete with a ring -- and even showed up at her mom's house on her son Tripp's birthday ... TMZ has learned.
According to court docs ... the "Dancing with the Stars" all-star obtained a temporary restraining against Michael Cummings -- a 39-year-old Texan she claims she's never met ... and only came into contact with after he sent her an engagement ring, along with a note saying, "I (heart) you."
Bristol alleges Cummings was later spotted at her mom Sarah Palin's house on December 27 -- Tripp's fourth birthday -- at which point she immediately filed for protection.
You know I am of two minds on this.
On the one hand I absolutely think that Bristol needs to take some action to keep both she and Tripp safe. And even this guy's mom thinks he is unhinged.
On the other hand I have to wonder just WHAT kind of fans do the Palins think they are attracting?
You know I personally have been dealing with the Palins batshit crazy fan base for years and I have to tell you these are some deeply troubled people! If I were the Palins I would want to have a restraining order against the whole bunch of them.
As for Bristol, the girl advertises herself as a magical virgin, who promotes abstinence as she undulates on a dance floor like an epileptic stripper, and then launches a reality show which essentially advertises the fact that she is a single, ill equipped for parenting, mother looking for a man. Any man.
Well she done got herself an "any" man. And of COURSE he is from Texas and out of his flipping mind, how could it be otherwise?
I actually think the mental health officials in this country ought to add a new category to the DSM (the manual of mental disorders). They can simply call it the Hypoactive Palin Desire Disorder.
These people could be listed as psychotic simply by expressing a desire to possess a Palin ghostwritten book, a desire to see a Palin in public office, or a desire to go on the internet and harass people they believe have dared to criticize their hateful little idols.
Sounds like a reasonable addition to me.