If the light dimmed yesterday and you heard ominous rumblings in the distance, it may have been due to news that could signal at least a temporary twilight over the Palin family ascendancy: Bristol went home to mama. Erstwhile veep candidate and ex Alaska governor Sarah Palin has a baby bird back at the roost and humbly working as a receptionist in a doctor’s office. The former teen mom recently told In Touch Weekly she had a revelation while in the desert (a bar) on the back of a (mechanical) bull that some people might disagree with her mother’s political views. At least one guy anyway, a jerk who inexplicably chose the younger Palin’s bar outing as the perfect moment to make some sort of statement. Bristol’s decision may also have to do with the reality TV goose no longer dropping golden eggs–the project she began late last year with her partner from Dancing With the Stars was put on hold by BIO and recent news she wanted to take a more Kardashian-like approach to reality fame may not sit well with her mother.
While Bristol seeks enlightenment in the wilderness the Palin-viewing public will have to just wait to see if they can one day choose between Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Putting Up With the Palins.