It should be noted that the false reports written about this where all written by people who were not there. However, a reporter who was there told a much different story. Mikey O'Connell from Zap 2 News reported:
That was booing you heard after Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough got their scores, and though Internet conspiracy theorists would have you believe it was directed at Sarah Palin (Really, Internet? Really?), it was definitely aimed at the judges. We understand it's too early to dole out the really high numbers, but a 24 for that incredible jive didn't make sense to anyone in the studio.
I don't know what a "jive" is supposed to look like, but apparently Jennifer Grey and her partner did a good job. The guy who covers this stuff ought to know.
Governor Palin wanted to attend the taping to lend support to her daughter during this important time in her life. The media couldn't control themselves enough to just let the governor be a mom for once, and instead used a transition in the program (that could easily be twisted) to attack her instead. This is really low... Even for these people.
Update: Tom Bergeron appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show later Monday night and said that the boos were indeed directed at the judges for giving Grey a bad score. He said:
(Update H/T, David)