Steven Cowan, left, stands next to Public Defender Jonas Bednarek at his initial court appearance Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, in Madison, Wis. Cowan, of Vermont, Wis., blasted his television set with a ... more 
Steven Cowan, left, stands next to Public Defender Jonas Bednarek at his initial court appearance Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, in Madison, Wis. Cowan, of Vermont, Wis., blasted his television set with a shotgun after watching Bristol Palin's "Dancing with the Stars" routine Monday night, saying he was fed up with politics and Palin wasn't a very good dancer, according to court documents. Authorities said Cowan then pointed the gun at his wife who escaped and called police. A SWAT team surrounded the couple's Vermont farmhouse and officers were able to talk Cowan out Tuesday, after an all-night standoff. Cowan is charged with second-degree reckless endangerment. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Scott Bauer
Thu, Nov 18, 2010 10:55 PM EST