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Jennifer Grey, Not Bristol Palin, Wins 'Dancing'

Bristol Palin at Dancing With the Stars' 200th episode party, Nov. 1 in Los Angeles. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop culture and politics came together on ABC-TV's Dancing With the Stars this season, thanks to the presence of Bristol Palin.

And while this blogger did not watch a minute of the show, lots of folks did. So, for those who need to know and might have missed last night's finale (maybe because they were stuck on some highway?):

Bristol, daughter of 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, did not win.

The crown went to actress Jennifer Grey of Dirty Dancing fame.

Meanwhile, Bristol's mom tweeted this last night:

Congrats Jen,Kyle,Bristol,et al, for proving competition is GOOD! Remember: "They're going to criticize anyway, so you might as well dance!"

We now gratefully return all Dancing coverage to our friend Linda Holmes over at Monkey See.