The odds seem to favor one of two former governors — Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin — being the next Republican nominee for president, according to the Irish bookmaking agency Paddy Power.
But either would lose to President Obama, the odds-on favorite at 8-1 to win a second term in the White House, according to the betting so far at Paddy Power, which has, at various times, been spot-on and awful as a predictor of American presidential elections. ...
"Bristol Palin Going Against the Odds on 'Dancing With the Stars,'" covers another bet:
When Bristol Palin premieres on "Dancing With the Stars" next Monday, she'll be fighting the odds, costume criticism and rumors of troubled practice sessions.
Sports bookies (really? really!) have put Bristol above "Brady Bunch" mom Florence Henderson, who's picked to finish last. But that's not saying much. The teen mom, who was thrust into the spotlight two years ago when her own mom (you know, Sarah Palin) became John McCain's running mate, is predicted to finish 11th out of the 12 celebrity contestants by two different bookmakers. Her odds of winning: 20-1. ("Dirty Dancing" star Jennifer Grey is the early fave.)
Meanwhile, there are reports that Bristol and professional partner Mark Ballas missed several practice sessions last week because of a variety of conflicts. ...
"Mark Ballas Fears Bristol Palin Will Be "Embarrassing" on Dancing With the Stars," includes a practice session photo.
PETA is confirming that Bristol won't be wearing any real fur on DWTS. (I don't think that writer likes her, at all.)
Shades of the Cold War: Sarah Palin says moles are sneaking into her speeches! But -- wait a minute! -- a Missoula Editor article describes how its reporter and photographer got into yesterday's event in Missoula, Montana.