And it wasn't Sarah! According to Mama Grizzly herself, the producers of Dancing with the Stars had their eyes on Palin family patriarch, Todd.
"They wanted Todd to be on the show," Palin said to CNN. "I think that would have been cool to see, too. But here Bristol is, out of her comfort zone, doing something all new."
Sarah didn't say whether or not Dancing with the Stars wanted her as well (here's guessing that they did), but she did also talk about what it would be like for her to appear on the dance floor. "They would have to let me dribble back and forth and maybe pivot and do a jump shot or something as part of the routine," she said, referring to her basketball skills. "In fact, when Bristol said, 'I don't know how to dance,' I told her, just think of it as learning some basketball plays."
Source: USA Today