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Drew Lachey, Helio Castroneves talk Palin on 'Kimmel'

HELIO CASTRONEVES The Indy race car driver never

The Indy race car driver never scored lower than a 23 with partner Julianne Hough en route to the Season 5 title in November 2007. The duo received perfect scores in the quickstep, foxtrot and Cha-cha-cha. (Nov. 27, 2007) (Credit: ABC)

Two excellent dancers were voted off “Dancing with the Stars” last night - Drew Lachey and Helio Castroneves (not to mention their partners Anna Trebunskaya and Chelsie Hightower) leading to the inevitable and even by now exceedingly tiresome question: Why is Bristol Palin still in the hunt? She got 22 points Monday, three or so below their scores.

(Why? How about because this is exactly how “DWTS” wants this narrative to play out . . . But that's another topic.)

Lachey and Castroneves, former champs, by the way, and partners, addressed the Palin question last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”  Kimmel demanded the truth, and got some variation of that. Lachey was diplomatic: People like an underdog. Trebunskaya,  less so.

Worth watching, fans.

Tags: helio castroneves , drew lachey , anna trebunskaya , chelsie hightower , dancing with the stars , sarah palin , bristol palin

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