Former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Bristol Palin seems to be two-stepping toward a new career — as a political pundit.
On her personal blog, Palin — daughter of former Alaska Gov. and GOP star Sarah Palin — ripped into President Obama for his ABC interview this week announcing his support for gay marriage. Then she turned around Friday with another post defending Obama's secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton — for not wearing makeup.
What seemed to irk Palin about the Obama interview were his remarks about how talking with his two daughters about equality had changed his mind on the subject of gay marriage. She argued that when Christian women run for high office, critics worry that they are overly submissive to their husbands. So it's a double standard for Obama to claim that his family helped him evolve on an issue, Palin believes.
"Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking," Palin wrote Thursday. "In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of 'Glee.' "
So a slam not just against the commander in chief but "Glee" as well. As Jon Stewart might say, "Well played."
But just to show that she's not a total hater of all things Democratic, Palin followed up Friday with a blog post wagging a finger at Clinton critics who said the secretary of State looked "tired and withdrawn" after she was photographed wearing chunky glasses and minimal makeup.
"When I was on Dancing with the Stars, I was only nineteen years old. I was active and fit, but I did gain five to ten pounds over the course of the show," Palin confided. "I’ve been the brunt of jokes, speculation, and criticism about my appearance, and it’s not fun.
"Plus, Hillary looks good! I think we should give her credit for not having a make up artist following her around and for being comfortable in her own skin."
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Photo: Bristol Palin has come out swinging against President Obama over gay marriage. Credit: Charles Sykes/Associated Press.