Bristol Palin’s Television Debut

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I’ve been glued to the mind-numbing spectacle of financial reform conference committee unfolding on C-SPAN 3: Crusty old men testily kvetching about GSE reform for the the 4000th time in two weeks. But they went on break for a bit, so I had a chance to get in some real TV. Here’s Bristol Palin’s acting debut on some ABC Family show or something:

I wouldn’t deign to wade into theatrical critiques, so I’ll direct you to TIME’s TV critic James Poniewozik:

Question: Is she reading that “…and I’m Yo-Yo Ma” line with extremely dry sarcasm? Or does her character actually believe that she is Yo-Yo Ma? That, budding thespians, is what they call ambiguity.

The House and Senate conferees are back at it, so if you’d like to watch someone actually emote, tune in.