Bristol Palin‘s “Dancing With the Stars” success landed her in the semifinals, but not without a bit of a scandal.

A lot of people are quick to credit her staying in the competition to votes from her mother’s supporters, and after brushing accusations off for weeks, it looks like she’s finally heard enough about the tea party.

Access Hollywood reports that Palin thinks there’s no merit to all of the politics talk. “I’m so sick of ‘Bristol has the tea party backing her. She’s got the Republican Party,'” she tells the outlet. “I think people always focus on how far we’ve gotten in this
competition because of my mom and all of this B.S., when really it
could work the opposite way.”

It could, but it’s not as though they have any way of taking votes away from her.

Palin, confident in her undeniable growth over the competition thinks she’s still around for another reason: she’s good.

“I think that people out there have seen me out
there improving each week,” she says. “They’ve seen the
transformation of me as a performer and a dancer. That’s why we’re still

And we’ll know after the Week 9 results show if she’ll make it all the way.

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Posted by:Mikey O'Connell