'Life's a Tripp' Recap: Bristol Palin's Mom Sarah Steals Her Spotlight

bristol and trippIt may be called Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp, but it's clear Sarah Palin is the real star of this show.

Now that Bristol is back in Wasilla, she is hanging out with mama grizzly more and I sit on the edge of my seat waiting for the polarizing politician to drop a classic Palinism. Your know what I'm talking about. Pearls like "But obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies." (Umm, actually that is one of our country's biggest threats).

And who can forget her tweet: "'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!'"

So I was psyched to see that this week, Bristol and Sarah would be traveling to Washington, DC together for public appearances.


Bristol tries so hard to build up tension for the trip, admitting fears  Occupy Wall Street protesters bum rushing her book signing. "Any time I put myself out there in public, there is an opportunity for things to go wrong," she says wearily.  PLEASE. LET. SOMETHING. GO. WRONG! I'd take anything to wake up this sleepy excuse for a reality TV show. But alas, nothing of note happens except a run-in with a butt-kissing Sarah Palin impersonator.

Later, while attending her mom's speech, she complains, "At events like this, there could be a dangerous moment. Someone could have something in their hand." Of course I don't want anything really bad to happen. I was just hoping for maybe a drink thrown in someone's face a la Basketball Wives or a Real Housewives worthy slap to heat things up. No such luck.

Back in Wasilla, the excitement meter inches up a notch as Bristol and sis Willow plan Sarah's surprise birthday party. The shocker? They buy her a pink, purse-size handgun. Yea. Nothing says 'I love you mom' like a deadly weapon. Sarah is certainly overjoyed with the gift. Now she has a cute little pistol for close-up hunting kills. That was actually pretty fascinating. This family is unlike any other on TV ... well, aside from maybe Swamp People.

Do you get a kick out of seeing Sarah Palin with her family?


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