LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sarah Palin may be outspoken, but she kept her opinions to herself on "Dancing With the Stars."
The former vice-presidential candidate was in the ABC ballroom Monday to cheer on her daughter, whom she called "Bristol the pistol."
Palin had only good things to say about her daughter's competitors and the show's three judges when interviewed briefly by show host Tom Bergeron.
Palin praised the "courage, joy and exuberance" of the dancers and kept mum about the judges, saying, "It's like a hockey game. You're not going to chew out the refs before your team is up."
Bristol Palin was to perform later in the two-hour episode.
Editor's note: At one point during the broadcast booing could be heard in the audience. This quickly led to speculation that they may have been booing Sarah Palin.
Here's how the Daily Mail covers it:
Sarah Palin appeared to be booed as she went on live television to support her daughter on Dancing With The Stars.
The controversial politician was in the audience for the second week of the US competition as Bristol took on the quick step.
But just before she was interviewed, as dancer Derek Hough and actress Jennifer Grey received their marks from the judges, there was booing from the crowd.
'There's booing in the ballroom... I don't know why,' said hostess Brooke Burke, while Grey asked, 'Why is there booing?'
The show then cut to host Tom Bergeron sat next to Palin - who had a stunned look on her face - and her youngest daughter, Piper.
But there may have been another reason:
Broadcaster ABC claimed the protest was over Grey and Hough's scores from the judges.