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Headline Of The Day: “Man Shoots TV Over Bristol Palin Dancing”

Don’t worry, though, you guys, the headline is ONLY THE BEGINNING. From the SmokingGun:

NOVEMBER 17–Like most Americans, Steven Cowan has been perplexed by Bristol Palin’s curious ability to keep advancing in TV’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition.

However, unlike other viewers, 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.

According to a criminal complaint, Cowan’s wife called police Monday evening to report that her husband had blasted the TV and was threatening to kill himself. Cowan, who had been drinking, became angry while watching Palin, 20, perform on the ABC program.

As Palin, pictured at left, was dancing, 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,” the complaint notes. Cowan is pictured in the above mug shot.

VERY. GOOD. NEWS. STORY. And: AMERICAN HERO. Probably the best part of this besides all of it are the details the writer of the article includes. He/she should get a Pulitzer Prize just for the absolute perfect timing of stating Bristol Palin’s age. And another Pulitzer Prize for the casualness with which the writer mentions that Steve Cowan got into a 15 HOUR STAND OFF WITH POLICE because of A REALITY SHOW ABOUT DANCING. Do they give out Pultizer’s for casualness? For their consideration.