So slimy and jerkfaced are Levi Johnston’s continued desperate attempts to milk his 15 minutes of fame stemming from his role as baby daddy to former Alaska Governor and 2008 failed Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol, that even some of the Governers critics and non-fans are speaking out about what a tool this guy is.
In a new Vanity Fair hit piece Levi Johnston alleges that Palin rarely attended her son Track’s hockey games, and she “often complained about her job as governor”, saying it was “too hard”. Palin resigned as Governor this summer, citing her family as one of the reasons, although Levi seems to imply that her absence from her sons hockey games may have been to carelessness and not to her duties as Governor and that the “too hard” aspect was not her ability to be a good politician and keep up with her duties as a mother, but suggests ineptitude. Johnston also claims that Sarah and husband Todd talked of divorce often and had a troubled marriage, ignoring that there were no signs of such a rift on display to the public and Sarah publicly laughed off such charges when they were made early last month.
Ace, a political blogger points out the absurdity in the premise that Johnston would have had access to any dirt with which to dish, saying “I don’t know about you, but in my experience, whenever I was dating some girl in high school, her parents were always carelessly exposing family secrets in front of me.” adding “The fact that I was sticking it to their daughter brought me fully within the family circle of trust. I became the family’s therapist/financial advisor/lifecoach based just on the fact that I was ridin’ dirty on their Precious.” Ridiculous when put in those comedically sarcastic terms, yet that is precisely the premise of Johnston’s book. Pathetic.
Hang on a minute: this is the grandmother of his son. Whatever you make of the Republican politician, she doesn’t come off worse in this lazy, base ‘exposé’ – Johnston does. And how is he going to explain this interview to his son one day?…
Yet, perhaps Vanity Fair is more at fault here, with its peculiar obsession with savaging Sarah Palin. Having incessantly aimed vitriol at her looks, her ‘narcissism’, her ‘aggressive’ personality and caricaturing her into an elk-shooting bimbo, it has started scraping the barrel. And this time its instrument of choice is Johnston, a teenage scumbag who would put his ego before his child.
Levi’s scumbaggery was recently commented on MSNBC as his credibility, character and fact that his only claim to fame is that he got his teenage girlfriend pregnant was discussed: