Sarah Palin supports daughter at `Dancing`

Los Angeles: 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 the night`s final performer, collecting 22 points out of 30 for her quickstep with professional partner Mark Ballas.

So what`s it like to have mom in the audience?

"It`s awesome," the 19-year-old said.

Bureau Report