Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dancing With A Shotgun

From the Wausau Daily Herald:

Prosecutors say a rural Wisconsin man blasted his TV with a shotgun after watching Bristol Palin’s “Dancing with the Stars” routine, sparking an all-night standoff with a SWAT team.

According to court documents, 67-year-old Steven Cowan became enraged while watching Palin dance on Monday evening. He felt Palin was not a good dancer.

He went to his bedroom and returned to the living room with a shotgun and blasted the TV, then pointed the gun at his wife, who managed to escape and call police.

Tactical officers surrounded the house and finally managed to talk Cowan out Tuesday morning.

He has been charged second-degree reckless endangerment, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines. It was unclear whether Cowan has retained an attorney.

I have to be honest, here, though. My biggest problem is calling her a "star". Now, if this were "Dancing with the Coat-Tail-Riding-Politically-Challenged-Hillbilly-Teen-Moms", then I'd be fine, but calling Bristol Palin a star is beyond the pale.

Never having watched the show I can't give any opinion on whether Cowan was right and that she's not a good dancer. However, any TV that displays any Palin for any amount of time probably does need a good exorcism and a shot gun is as good a way to destroy the demons as any other.

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