No One Showing Up to Bristol Palin's Book Tour--So She's Recruiting on Craigslist

A sad little item from the Washington Postreveals that for the once-infamous political daughter, abstinence spokeswoman, teen mom, and Dancing with the Stars contestant Bristol Palin, the fabled 15 minutes of fame may be coming to an end--at least until the next round of Palin family drama starts up.

You see, even though her Grizzly mama was a hot topic in DC this past weekend,Bristol didn't reap the benefits:

She had to turn to Craigslist to beg people to show up at a book signing on Saturday at Books-A-Million in the District. In an ad on the Web site, Palin offered free, autographed copies of her book to the first 100 people to RSVP. Even the conservative DC newspaper the Examiner noted that the ad was “an attempt to entice fans to attend the event.”

As Jezebel notes, the plan to make the party cooler via internet promotion was inherently flawed: "nothing lights up a room like a bunch of internet weirdos who are only there for the free garbage."

I've always felt bad for Bristol, particularly when she speaks her own mind. But when she parrots dangerous conservative talking points about abstinence, it's hard to retain that sympathy. Let's hope she learns that being herself and outspoken might actually bolster her popularity without having to resort to Craigslist.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at February 15, 2012, 5:05am

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