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Sarah Palin received a frosty reception from last night’s Dancing With the Stars crowd, as they apparently booed her as she walked onstage to support her daughter, Bristol Palin.

If Bristol Palin thought having mom Sarah Palin on Dancing With the Stars would help garnish votes, she may have thought wrong. As Jennifer Grey and her dancing partner, Derek Hough, talked to co-host Brooke Burke, booing could be heard from the audience. Grey, unsure what was going on, asked Burke, "Why is there booing?" Burke responded with, "There's booing in the ballroom? We don't know why?"

Bristol Palin Dancing with the Stars

Cut to former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin sitting onstage with co-host Tom Bergeron looking a little, well, embarrassed. She quickly recovered as Bergeron announced her -- and this time she received a slightly better reception.

When asked what she thought of the show, Palin said, "This is amazing, so exciting. So exciting to see joy, exuberance and courage from the dancers." As far as her favorite dancer? "They are all amazing. Bristol is not on yet," she said pointing to Bristol sitting onstage. "Bristol the pistol."

So, that is Bristol's nickname? Interesting, yet fitting.

Bristol Palin's reaction

Booing aside, what did Bristol think about having mama Palin in the audience? During the performance, Sarah sat with her 6-year-old daughter, Piper, and Mark's mom, Shirley Ballas. Bristol told People that her mom was her "security blanket."

"I looked over and saw both our moms sitting together. It was comforting," she said.

The couple went on to score a decent 22 points from the judges.

Booing Palin or Jennifer Grey's scores?

Watch the video and tell us: Was the crowd booing Sarah Palin -- or Jennifer Grey's score of 24, which, by the way, was the highest of the night?

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Comments on "Sarah Palin booed on Dancing With the Stars?"

alexa November 29, 2010 | 12:55 AM

Quit telling lies!! Only an idiot believes Sarah was being booed. Even Burgeron said it was the scores that got booed! BAM--What a doofus you are!!

Leah October 04, 2010 | 10:31 PM

It was obvious with the booing and chanting for 9s at the same time, the booing was for the Judges' scores. Those that don't report facts need to be fired along with their article deep sixed.

lea September 28, 2010 | 8:25 PM

OMG!!! They were not booing Sarah Palin. they were booing the score of the other pair. Even the ladies in the view this morning said that the audience were not booing Sarah Palin. Come on people,you guys are smarter than! Get your facts right!

Steve September 28, 2010 | 6:31 PM

DWTS tonight showed the entire footage in the ballroom. They were booing the judges. Will the media all print retractions now? Don't hold your breath.

veggiedude September 28, 2010 | 2:39 PM

The booing is clearly not for the score which came at :06 in the video, the booing was at :17 in the video. Eleven second delay? I do not think so!

sarah palin September 28, 2010 | 2:26 PM

need more Booing tonight for both palins!!!!! Its not Halloween yet!!!!!Oct 31 go back to Alaska

Karl September 28, 2010 | 2:26 PM

Are kidding me? She wasn't booed. They were booing the score of Jennifer Grey. And, great reporting. You state "as she walked onstage" - Sarah Palin was sitting down with the host. Get it right!

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