Was Bristol Palin making a direct appeal to Tea Party voters with a bright blue t-shirt? She wore it during rehearsals for last night's Dancing with the Stars and it says: "Party like its 1773" –the year of the historic Boston Tea Party.
"Sarah Palin's popularity definitely helps her daughter because it motivates people who like her to call in to support Bristol." said Beth Frerking of Politico.
INSIDE EDITION also caught up with Judge Bruno Tonioli, who dismissed the idea of a right wing conspiracy.
"I think its beyond politics. I mean, this is an entertainment show and she's a nice girl and people like her," he said.
Whatever has gotten Bristol to the top five, there's no doubt that she's this season's Cinderella story.