So, Steven Cowan and I both agree that Bristol Palin should no longer be gracing our television sets every Monday and Tuesday night on Dancing with the Stars. I, however, have not taken my hostility out in such a psychotic/awesome way.
According to The Smoking Gun, “Cowan, 66, allegedly became so enraged by Palin’s success that he actually fired a shotgun round into his television, triggering a 15-hour standoff with Wisconsin cops.” I’m taking a look at his mug shot right now. Should we be surprised by this? I’m just sayin’.
The police report states that while Bristol was performing “Cowan jumped up and swore, saying something to the effect of, ‘The fucking politics.’ Steven was upset that a political figure’s daughter was dancing on this particular show when Steven did not think that she was a good dancer.” TSG reports that Cowan’s wife called police after her husband shot the television. He is said to have been drinking.
Add to all of this crazy, Cowan did not surrender to police until 11 a.m. the next day. Fight or flight? Fight or flight???
Cowan was unable to react to last night’s DWTS broadcast – where Bristol landed a spot in the finals and Brandy, one of the front-runners, got the boot – because he was in jail. Let’s keep him in there for at least another week, ok?
And also, question: if Mr. Cowan felt so strongly about Bristol’s instant dance (jazz hands), how does he feel about this??