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Bristol Palin: Being a working mom is exhausting; So, uh, welcome to adulthood

October 11, 2010 |  6:52 pm

Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas rehearse for ABC's Dancing with the stars

Bristol Palin says working (all right, dancing) and being a mom at the same time is "exhausting."

"Mentally, it's exhausting," the 19-year-old tells "Extra." "Physically, it's exhausting. But I'm making it work."

So far, so good. Palin competes again tonight on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

Who knows, with Halloween coming this could be a real scary week because, as not quite everyone knows, Bristol and her partner Mark Ballas were among the bottom two last week. And some people know what that means.

The drama builds. But, first, these messages.

B. Palin also reveals that her mother, S. Palin, the professional politician who you may recall is in the rhetorical dancing business, plans to return to watch the show, assuming Bristol survives Tuesday's vote.

In fact, Sarah Palin will be in the Los Angeles area on Saturday to headline an afternoon Republican National Committee Victory Rally in Anaheim, even though the midterm election is not until Nov. 2. Advance tickets cost $20.10; get it? Palin will headline another RNC Victory Rally in Orlando on the following Saturday, Oct. 23.

Meanwhile -- my, isn't this a busy show-biz day? -- comes word that B. Palin is appearing in a new music video for the Alaskan rock band "Static Cycle." She wears a mink coat and hat actually shot by her mother on a long hunting trip. (We made up that hunting part.)

See a brief unedited promo video excerpt below.


-- Andrew Malcolm

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