Those Palins sure do bring out the best in people.
Take Steven Cowan, who lives in Dane County, Wis. The guy watches Bristol Palin on "Dancing With the Stars," flies into a rage, busts out a gun, blows away his TV, and then mounts a 15-hour stand-off with the local cops.[jump]
The issue? Bristol can't dance. Cowan sputtered to his wife that the only reason Bristol was on the show in the first place was that she was the daughter of failed vice presidential candidate and tea party queen Sarah Palin.
The judges on the show agree. They keep giving her lousy grades. But what do those elites know about dancing anyway? Real Americans evidently have taste and they've voted Bristol into the finals.
Cowan's wife told police that he's taking meds for bipolar disorder, and that he'd been out at a bar Monday night before he went off the rails. She was afraid he was going to shoot her once he'd dispatched the TV.
Hopefully he won't see those new safe sex ads that Bristol's set to shoot with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of "Jersey Shore." Because as we all learned at the RNC, Bristol's been about as adept at safe sex as she has been on the dance floor.
After a SWAT surrounded his house, Cowan was arrested and charged with 2nd degree reckless endangerment and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Bristol Palin, meanwhile, has been busy defending her younger sister Willow's homophobic slurs on Facebook.