Palin Post-Brawl: Bristol Is a Strong Woman But she doesn't necessarily mean that in a punch-throwing way By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Sep 20, 2014 10:31 AM CDT 152 comments Comments A file photo of Bristol Palin. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (Newser) – Sarah Palin isn't offering details about who threw which punches at a recent brawl involving the family, but given that daughter Bristol was said to be among the participants, Talking Points Memo finds the former VP candidate's latest Facebook post interesting: "I love my Bristol!" she begins. "My straight-shooter is one of the strongest young women you'll ever meet. I have to say this as a proud mama: right up there with their work ethic and heart for those less fortunate, my kids' defense of family makes my heart soar!" Mediaite sees the comments as at least a "cryptic" reference to the fight, perhaps an attempt by mom to turn the reports about Bristol "into a positive."