Bristol, Joan, Willow and Melissa are on Celebrity Wife Swap Tonight at 8:00 p.m. on ABC

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I cringed a little  when I first learned that Bristol and Willow Palin were going to be on Celebrity Wife Swap, but Sarah’s girls are smart women who know how to fend for themselves, and who are engaging and grounded.  Sarah continually urges the YOUTH to penetrate and infiltrate the culture, and this family is walking not just talking.

I thought this was a wonderful opportunity, but I have been a bit disappointed at the lack of enthusiasm and support it has been  receiving. It has not come without criticism from some of Sarah’s staunchest supporters who point out that Joan Rivers had said something negative about Sarah Palin. She did, indeed.  According to Joan’s daughter,  Melissa, Joan said that Sarah Palin wasn’t very smart and she got uninvited off the show Fox and Friends because of it. It was worse than that, it seems, and on Joy Behar’s show, when Joy asked if Sarah Palin’s position as a contributor had anything to do with it, and Joan answered that it was because she was a “Nazi”.  She also said she had regretted voting for Bristol Palin on “Dancing with the Stars” just because she felt sorry for her.

I have to admit, prior to 2011 when I got involved in this movement, I wasn’t watching much television, or paying much attention to what celebrities or others were saying about Sarah.

I love comedy, though, and that when it is politicized, it is no longer funny. I love watching Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, go at it with each other.  They are hilarious together as they have conflicts mothers and daughters do.  I also watch Joan’s show, “Fashion Police”, precisely because she keeps politics out of it.  I’ve never heard anyone utter a negative comment about Sarah Palin on it.  I enjoy seeing pretentious Hollywood stars getting exposed for wearing hideous  outfits, shoes or just appear incredible. It is relaxing (to me).  I tune in for the jokes, too. Joan always gives a great final punch line.  She can be a loose cannon and that’s what’s fun about her show.

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But this is not about Joan Rivers. This is about Bristol and Willow Palin, and again, what Sarah Palin has continuously said about penetrating (infiltrating) the culture. My question to Conservatives is how are we going to get better television and comedy that represents us, if we shy away and don’t seize opportunities when they present themselves. We should be thankful that the Palins are a family who make bold choices, and for that alone, we should support them. They are changing the culture in positive ways by making decisions like this. Not all will result in a perfect world, but doing so is a step in the right direction.

The show is already made more wholesome by their presence on it. Bristol and Willow will showcase their unspoiled ways, goodness, and win hearts and new fans this way. Anyone can see how this exposes pretentious Hollywood phoniness and lifestyles that are touted as superior, but really aren’t.

Bristol will show that although she has no mean bone in her body, like Joan says, she does not forget when someone trashes her Mom or talks behind her back. She is confrontational in a very healthy way – something we can all learn from. (Can you imagine being able to communicate with someone who has talked badly about you behind your back, and instead of being enemies, you make a friend as a result?). I think she wants answers about what was said about her and her mother on Behar. Joan also said on the show that she had only one regret about the whole incident: voting “for [Palin’s] stupid daughter [on Dancing with the Stars] who couldn’t dance at all – because I felt sorry for her.  I should have voted for David Hasselhoff, because he was sober.”

No matter what happens on the show, I am giving this a big thumbs UP because we do need to try new things. It takes courage and confidence to INFILTRATE the culture like Sarah says, but it also takes patience. Nothing worth fighting for happens overnight.  If we sit at home and complain about what people say, without getting in enemy territory, we will never have a voice. How can we win the war on culture if we don’t even begin to fight.  Lets’ give it a chance. I’ve heard many whiny comments about this, yes, I cringe again, that something might come out that we may not like, but the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.

Sarah Palin went on the lamest comedy show ever, SNL (which I call So Not Laughing) to prove she had a sense of humor. She was right to do so. Infiltration is messy but it’s worth a shot. We have TOO FEW comedians on the right, and the comedians on the left have become too politicized, bitter or arrogant. Let’s do what needs to be done and keep the Breitbartian spirit alive.  The more obnoxious liberals were, the more he liked engaging them in HIS world.

According to the previews I’ve read, Joan, Bristol, Willow and Melissa created a special bond, one which was not without tears in the end, Joan has gone on saying. What is there not to like about this new venture? It’s exciting.

Melissa visits Wasilla, Alaska, and spends one week with Willow and Bristol’s 4-year-old son, Tripp.  Bristol  stays with Joan in Los Angeles where the home doubles as a set for three reality TV shows. Schedules seem very rigid in LA and Bristol tries to lighten Joan up. (She already has the upper-hand!) GO Bristol!bristol

Here’s a clip I made of the previews of the show that airs TONIGHT at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.

This is what happened at the end of last show…

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 Here’s the UPDATE SIX Weeks later:

There you go!  A great experience, overall.  There is not much more to add to the post.

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10 responses to “Bristol, Joan, Willow and Melissa are on Celebrity Wife Swap Tonight at 8:00 p.m. on ABC

  1. Mamacita

    I think the important thing is, these lovely girls don’t discriminate even when they know people haven’t been the most mature or nice towards them. They don’t judge before they meet, and usually end up loving their experiences. Bristol loved dwts and made several friends. Yet despite the few public opportunities, they both remain the salt of the earth, no-ego, happy Alaskan girls

    • Isabel Matos

      I’m watching as I’m writing this, and it looks like some very interesting stories will unfold. They didnt even know whose home they were going to spend a week in. I am confident Bristol and Willow will shine! It’s hilarious to watch Melissa fresking out over moose and caribou being in the freezer.

  2. Jim Thompson

    Hey, not bad for a family that is so irrelevant. I wonder whose idea is this? The ABC Execs, The Elites(On both sides), or Joan and Melissa Rivers? I say this with a great deal of caution: I’m excited the Palins are getting more exposure for Sarah and Todd to get their messages out. I shudder to think what will happen tonight.

    I Stand with Sarah Palin!!!

    • Isabel Matos

      Like I wrote in the article, I’m a little nervous about what might get said, especially if Melissa was cringing when she saw Sarah’s picture with Bristol. it’s not a message anymore, it’s just being part of culture. We’ve been excluded from movies, comedy channels and music. This is just a seed.

      Thanks for coming by!

  3. Isabel Matos

    This is an update and follow-up to the show. I just finished watching it.

    Willow and Bristol are pioneers! They are courageous and willing to go into enemy turf to infiltrate the culture. Nothing worth fighting for gets done overnight. They were sweet, they were humble, and they were feisty like their Mom. Bristol defended herself as I expected she would. It was a good show. Nice cameo by Todd. Familiarity breeds confidence, not ignorance, which is what makes people trash the Palins the way they do, and make ignorant remarks like ones that were exposed on the show.

    I thought it was successful. A win-win for evreyone. Its time to move on to the next cultural infiltration project, please… There’s much to be done!

  4. Mike

    Well, looks like Joan River finally learned the meaning of the phrase; “Never judge the book by it’s cover”. At her age, she should’ve learned it a long time ago.
    And so proud of the Palin girls for the way they behave knowing what River said about them. Great piece, Isabel. Thanks!

  5. I am in my 50’s and have supported Sarah for her politics alone. I could go on about how important she is bringing the everyday American’s voice to the steps of power, but this is about Bristol and Willow. I thought at first I would not pay any attention into their decision making, because I’m not into celebrity or tabloid, in fact culturally I’m totally lacking. Having come from a large family and having raise my own, I saw something in Bristol that had me rooting for her, from the 2008 campaign, to today.

    So many things happening to and around Bristol were not necessarily the best of choices, but not all of them we hers, and she had very little control of any of the outcomes. A normal intelligent, athletic, and diligent student found herself the target of so many that not only didn’t wish her well, but manipulated the environment around her. Her mom and dad already having great reputations, her mom becomes the Governor of the State. Suddenly the girl next door is the target for every foolish young man trying to build a bravado reputation. We watched how this was played out.

    Bristol not only lost a childhood friend, but maybe a dream was crushed along with it. She was suddenly thrown from being local conversational gossip, to having a future, wherever she went, to have the word HATE be attached to her every thought. A near perfect high school idyllic life to being forced to being seen at her very worst, by a national unforgiving audience. Not only was she not able to be herself, but when she would normally have a chance to shine she was all but hidden away.

    Then the details of her life were being played out for all to judge. More than just trying to perform as a single mom, she had no control to define who she was. It is hard to know if going on dwts was a smart decision. Maybe she wanted to show everyone who she was. Though the first time around she clearly was not ready, under that exterior was a terrific person. Bristol has a charm about her that draws you in to want more and to root hard for her. She has a natural comfortable smile, that is welcoming, confident, and thoughtful.

    Having watched this show, there is little doubt that Bristol will come out of it having learned more things than any one else. You can see in her eyes, that she has always been a sponge for knowledge and never lets an experience go to waste. However, Joan Rivers got more than she bargain for. It will only be a brief moment in her life, because she chose a life that she’s needed a harden exterior to get through, but she had to wonder what it would have been like, just to have been herself. Bristol exudes being herself, with all the human frailties, but never losing site of just being Bristol.

    The others (willow included- though she is young) seem like they need something or someone around them to bring attention to them. Bristol, though young, holds her ground around those who have accomplished much in life, but she has her grounded instincts to know what is right for her. Yet she has incredible gifts and charm to have what they have, if she so chooses to go in that direction. I see in Bristol the same powerhouse inner strength that her mother has, because she has always paid attention to those around her, and not been so busy trying to focus the spotlight on herself. I know her enemies would see it completely the opposite, but what they are missing is the journey that both Sarah and Bristol see, that life is.

    Bristol has me being curious, as I’m sure many in the entertainment field are about her. You can’t fake real, and Bristol has a foundation of being real. I see her as a spokesperson for something very genuine in the future. Her gifts and talents are as unlimited as her moms. Neither need the phony stage props or to find fault in others to just shine being themselves.

    • Gary P Jackson

      Great comments!

      I’m like you, not into all of the reality stuff, and leery of it all, but the great Andrew Breitbart noted the only way to win is take over pop culture, and he also said no one “got” that better than Sarah Palin! I doubt Sarah has pushed Bristol into any of this. This was more Bristol being able to make chicken salad out of chicken you-know-what!

      It doesn’t hurt for her to be seen by America though. Good or bad, the world has changed, and this sort of stuff matters to many.

      I think the show came off OK. Bristol could have certainly went another direction after all that has happened, it’s obvious the kid has a good head on her shoulders. We all makes mistakes, that’s not what’s important, it’s how we handle them, and what we learn from them that matters.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Isabel Matos

      Beautifully said. I have grown to admire and respect Bristol. I will comment more on your reply as it merits a longer answer, but wanted to approve it now for all to see. Thank you for stopping by and chiming in. It is much appreciated.

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