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April 21, 2014

Levi Johnston on Palin’s Resignation

To the surprise of many, Levi Johnston has more than once proved to be the most level-headed person in the room when it comes to many of the trials and tribulations of Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol. So it’s interesting to hear what he has to say. Remember that Levi says he was living with the Palin family from early December through mid-January. They say he wasn’t. He says he had all his stuff there and slept there.  They say he wasn’t living there.  He says, yeah…whatever.

Levi decided to pipe up today and give us the reason he thinks she qui….”stepped down.”  According to his attorney Rex Butler, people want to know the real reason, so Levi decided to give his take.  So, what does Levi think is the real reason for the resignation?   Money.

He claims he heard the governor several times say how nice it would be to take advantage of the lucrative deals that were being offered, including a reality show and a book.

“I think the big deal was the book. That was millions of dollars,” said Johnston, who has had a strained relationship with the family but now says things have improved.

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“It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills,” Palin family spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

So much for things “improving.”  Is it actually possible to use venom to write an email?  Apparently she tries.

And wait a minute…..(screechy brake noise)….  Did he say a reality show?  Sarah Palin?  Now that’s something I’d like to see.   Strangely, Johnston himself is in talks about his own reality show, and his own book deal.  Please, just not Meg.

 

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284 Responses to “Levi Johnston on Palin’s Resignation”
  1. Pacificnwgal says:

    A reality show would be just the thing with all the Palinisms, kooky family members and friends, and the totally incongruent lifestyle of pretending to be a classy person, but so low class! And let’s not forget how appalling it is to watch her carry her baby around like a sack of potatoes. No, I am not criticizing Trig. I have a son with a disability too, and am disgusted by the way she treats that kid. Maybe the first episode should be “:Sarah Meets the Pope” and they can discuss procreation, birth control and abortion issues. That would really be interesting.

  2. Lee323 says:

    266 Barack Like Me Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 3:15 PM
    For the reality show:

    Sarah “The Point Guard” Palin in “Double Drivel”
    ——————————————
    Haha. Hilarious.

  3. trisha says:

    Intesting read at Salon–the Losers who gave us Palin.

    http://www.salon.com/opinion/conason/2009/07/10/palin/index.html

  4. lonnie says:

    Oops sorry, last title: How to be a Mom Without Really Trying

  5. lonnie says:

    Levi’s Book Title: Escape from Witch Mother-In-Law

    Sarah’s Theme Song by the Beatles: Money (that’s all I want)

    Todd’s New Title: First Dud – Sarah can’t call him First Dude anymore

    Sarah’s Day Time Soap Opera: Out of Wedlock

    Sarah’s Reality Show: The Wasilliy Hillbillies/The Devil Wears Pravda
    The Cheaters/Lost In The Tundra/How to be a

  6. austintx says:

    Levi on Letterman = Priceless

  7. clydedog says:

    Cynthia, TX Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 8:32 AM
    Peggy Noonan finally tells the truth about Palin! Finally. I strongly recommend going over to read.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/declarations.html
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Great article. Go Peggy. She started out saying SP was not qualified and then kind of stayed quiet for awhile. I guess now there is enough out there where she can’t stay quiet.

  8. kimosabe says:

    Having been tangentially associated with the beauty pageant circuit back in the day, I am convinced that Palin was truly miffed she was not selected as Miss Alaska and has never gotten over it. But now that she is by acclamation Ms. Alaska, I think her quitting as gov is her way of moving up to the next level of the pageant.

  9. reptillian says:

    Is Meg Bristol Palin? That sure looks like Bristol on the front page.

  10. clydedog says:

    There afraid of a 19 year old kid and have to try and cut him down. Pretty sad. One problem is the “followers” won’t get it, to subtle. When do you think the “followers” will figure out she is just cashing in on them and has no intention to run in 2012. So those who have written about being in her cabinet will be especially dissapointed.

    P.S. Thanks for the link to the Stapleass article.

  11. He, Wait a Sec says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think Meg S looks like a muppet? Muppet Meg.

  12. lilybart says:

    NYDem, go to Palins Deceptions for the full story of the curious one-month pregnancy of St. Sarah of Special Needs.

  13. trisha says:

    I think we should all post over at Peggy Noonan’s site—if you haven’t done so already. Last time I checked, she was getting hammered by Palin fans. Granted, they are kooky posts, but it seems that many are afraid to say anything bad about Palin for fear of the backlash. Maybe some anti-Palin posts have hit the site, but last time I checked, the crazies were out.

  14. Nan says:

    DivaBabe(245)

    Something tells me that Sarah’s PAC is going to buy the rights to Levi’s book for a MASSIVE amount of money! She can’t afford to let that boy tell his story.
    ____________________

    Oh wow. Good thinking. I kinda hope she does make an offer (no, she’ll never ok letting go that kind of money, not to Levi).

    But if she did! If she did, just maybe they could throw on one extra little chapter, or an epilog before publishing it.

  15. jc in co says:

    no offense towards Asiangirl! Like I said Tila is very cute!

  16. MinNJ says:

    jc in co
    Our very own Asiangrrl in MN might resent that or find it funny. She’s been over at TBogg, Firedoglake, and she’s very sharp. I’ve met a lot of talent here.

  17. Barack Like Me says:

    For the reality show:

    Sarah “The Point Guard” Palin in “Double Drivel”

  18. jc in co says:

    MoveleftCO-I’m in Manitou, Cripple Creek, another gambling town is up the pass & about 30-40 minutes from us. Do you have lots of tourist traffic this year? We sure do, locals, TX, OK & KS. Economy is so bad they’re doing road trips…

  19. aha says:

    I don’t buy that it’s about the book. Even if he gets a deal the book has to be written and printed.

    Won’t it be a good six months until it comes out?

  20. mae lewis says:

    If Levi says that Sarah’s resignation is about the money, we’re spelling her name all wrong. It should be $arah!

  21. MoveleftCO says:

    JC – I am in Black Hawk

  22. InJuneau says:

    Reality show? How about Palin’s Heroes?

  23. InJuneau says:

    DonnaInMichigan–I think she only worked for one of the Anchorage stations (KTUU?), and my guess is she may have quit when she got pregnant and married. Not sure though…

  24. JHop says:

    live chat asap

  25. Lisabeth says:

    So Levi was living with the Palins in Dec-January before Sarah was picked?? And he was also living with them this past December-January? The timing is interesting and I have to wonder if he is going to tell all (babygate)? It seems so.
    I wonder what it will take for her supporters to see what a phony she is. So anyone, is that what he is saying? That he lived there twice?

    There is also a story about Levi in the national enquirer where it says he is going to tell all. It’s the national enquirer yet weren’t they the ones who broke the Edwards story? I actually think the MSM hasn’t been hard enough on Palin. They haven’t asked her tough questions.

  26. the problem child says:

    @ denton
    It is a good article, but premised on one big error of fact: Stapletongue is not a governor’s office employee. I’ve posted a correction in the comments and hope it will be fixed. Others should, also, too.

  27. drew from lil ol texas says:

    My recommendation for the title to Levis book…

    “Fly On The Wall”

    by Levi Johnson

    with special comment by: Brad Hanson

  28. rylly says:

    The Sarah PAC supposedly is only for those who ARE campaigning for office. If she does not intend to run, she can’t have the PAC. Originally it was set up to cover travel expenses out of AK and not on AK business or so they said.
    And the “trust” fund for her legal bills, since the State has already paid those, how can she claim she has such a need?
    Her own $500 K bill might be the one that was sent from the Texas Lawyers who were sent to AK
    at the start of her campaign to quash any “bad news” that might come out. When she got the bill, she forwarded it to the McCain camp…and they sent it back to her! That probably really burned her…so she “will campaign for anyone, no matter what party”…hint hint, I will campaign for McCain’s opponent ?
    It would be so fitting for Levi to be the one that comes out of this with a contract and some success as he seems to be the only HONEST person in this mess. It is/was not smart to go to battle with this 18 yr old child, not suitable for a gov.
    Her children are “off limits” but Mrs. Johnston’s children are not?
    Isn’t there some kind of record once one appears on the cover of TIME mag? I think that is the beginning of the end, that this is the peak, the rest is down hill. It just feels like she is fading faster than a snow cone in 80 degree AK summer. The book had better hurry or they’re going to re-think that contract too.
    Abort gov term in 3rd tri-mester, abort book in 3rd chapter?

  29. denton says:

    Have y’all seen THIS on MEG STAPLETONGUE:

    “Chatterbox: Sarah Palin’s Worst Enemy.”

    (It’s Not Who You Think.)

    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/us_world/Sarah-Palins-Worst-Enemy.html

  30. Bones AK says:

    Sarah – The never ending story

  31. blooper says:

    How ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paris?

  32. jc in co says:

    OK, I keep trying to come up with snappy titles for a Palin reality show but I just can’t. However two reality shows come to mind when I think of a Palin reality show scenario. #1- Tila Tequila, plot being a cute little asian girl who happens to be bisexual & her dating life or something like that.
    #2-LA Repo, one of the scariest shows I’ve ever seen, it’s like watching the Palins, such a train wreck you can’t look away. Plot is a creepy East LA family that repossesses vehicles in the middle of the night in scary LA neighborhoods. The very large bleach blonde pierced sister is the creepiest woman you’ve ever seen & pretty darn tuff too, she could take on Dog the bounty hunter’s woman! Ireally don’t watch these shows often, the 16 yo makes me, I really only enjoy Jackass….Johnny Knoxville is sorta hot in a bad boy way.

  33. austintx says:

    KaJo -
    Thanks for the Enquirer links. They have been duly forwarded. I’m sure in response , I will recieve nasty jokes and pictures about our fine President. SIGH
    And as far as Ms. Dunbar , Perry is staking out as far right as possible to try to beat KBH. That’s why sarah is being brought in to rile up the wingnuts. KBH can get real mean , so this should be fun to watch.

  34. NY Dem says:

    Also. Too. I may have missed this because there is just too much to keep up with here at the Mudflats recently, but what if Palin “withdraws” her resignation before the 25th. ??

    Can she even DO that ? Is the resignation written in stone, once she says it; or can she back-pedal (she’s REAL good at that !) ??

  35. NY Dem says:

    Be sure to point out to your redneck sister that the “banishment” was not for Bristol Palin’s pregnancy with Tripp, which progressed (…heh…) theoretically from ~March 2008 to December 2008. Bristol didn’t tell her mother the instant she got pregnant with Tripp, only later when she tested herself and found out, and by then SCHOOL WAS OUT for the year.

    So, you know that the “banishment” reference is for an earlier pregnancy, an earlier school year, and the period of time Bristol has never been actually seen in Wasilla, from approximately December 2007 to March 2008.

    ————————————

    WOW ! I never knew that !

    That sure could open up a can of worms !

    Thanks Kajo !

  36. jc in co says:

    #219 Been gone, yes move leftCO, Hulk Hogan & his family have or had some insipid reality show. I’ve flipped by it, I swear I don’t watch it! I watch Chelsea Lately & she had Brooke, the daughter, on the whole family has apparently disowned the mom because she’s carrying on with a 19 yo or some such garbage….where are you in CO?

  37. jojobo1 says:

    Meg overacted just like she did before attacking Levi with no cause.He was over their and I think he let it slip that he lived their before and I don’t think they want that to come out that’s why Meg the big mouth jumped in so fast with her attack.@What makes her think people will believe Palins book or that it also is a book of lies and fiction to make money.She saw how well others did with books.I am hoping Levi comes out first and blows her away.I am sure there are others in Wallasa who will support what he says it seems that the heaths and Palins do not control everyone.Another thought I saw this article on yahoo and responded there also It seems the Palin supporters were out in full force once that article came out so we all need to get behind Levi and show that not everyone is like those crazed people at the Anchorage meeting.Some of us have our sanity .Also if Bristol is making way more than him maybe she should be paying him child support,people forget it works both ways now days Long gone are the days of automatic maintenance or child support

  38. DivaBabe says:

    Something tells me that Sarah’s PAC is going to buy the rights to Levi’s book for a MASSIVE amount of money! She can’t afford to let that boy tell his story.

  39. Nan says:

    swe123
    I’d say Meg denied it by calling it “fiction.”

    (Just saw this, now can’t find it for the credit, sorry)
    Love those republicans, don’t want to pay taxes, but will chip in because Palin was an ethics violator!!!”

    Yet they wanna kill welfare (except for corporations & for themselves, apparently)

  40. LiladyNY says:

    KaJo Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    OMG, I’m just laughing at how we seem to think along the same lines here….LiladyNY, in #136 you posted about Sarah Palin and the picture of Dorian Gray…I was just thinking the same thing, suggesting only this, that perhaps Meg Stapleton’s sagging appearance is a sign that Stapleton herself is Palin’s “Dorian Gray”.
    ———————————————————————-
    LOl! That is sooooo funny. Well that’s why we like-minded people gather at the Mudflats. : )

  41. Nan says:

    trisha (211)
    Nan—good point….it IS Sarah.

    Does she benefit personally by being coy? Where does all the money go if she decides NOT to run in the future? I don’t have the answers to these questions. Anyone?
    _________________

    Bueller here… ha!

    No clue where the money will go, but I have a hunch where SP is going to try to steer it.

    As for “being coy,” I think she does benefit. We humans are mighty curious critters, and if there’s something that is teasing us, we’re going to hang around until we figure out that it’s really not worth the wait.

    Kinda like trapping a monkey with a narrow necked jar full of rice (or something). Monkey sticks his hand in, grabs a handful and tries to get the fist out of the jar. Oops! Caught.

    Although I think SP would rather be pictured as Scheherazade (sp!), telling a story right up to the edge of the cliff, then leave us hanging until the next time.

    I think more and more of us are realizing that the so-called reward is so very pitiful that the only people going to “wait on Sarah” anymore will be the adoring puppets. Enablers, all of ‘em.

  42. mt says:

    I dont think I would ever pay for or watch anything SP does. As for Levi, I think I would buy a book or watch his show. Stapleton, hmmm-I dont think there is much of a future for SP or stapleton.

  43. Diane says:

    There was a small article, not from any major news source, that Sarah Palin had
    “racked up more then $500,000.00 in legal fees and the state has poured 2 million dollars of tax payer money into investigating the complaints.”

    “just last month her handlers made a plea for supporters around the nation to donate money to her legal defense fund”.

    This is not a women that is supposedly in ‘legal trouble’.
    She had ethics complaints because of her “behaviors”. But since everything is everybody else’s fault, everybody else should pay for it, right?
    Love those republicans, don’t want to pay taxes, but will chip in because Palin was an ethics violator!!!

  44. swe123 says:

    So Meg had a snarky comment to Levi but she didn’t actually deny what he had to say.

  45. Nan says:

    KaJo
    That about the Board of Education is some scary stuff.

    For anyone, check out “Theopalinism” (link on right). It addresses this.

    Who knew that 5 yrs later, I’d find out the story-behind-the-story on this: A suburb here wound up with 4 out of 5 extreme so-called Christians on the local School Board. I think they wound up tossing one on some technicality, and calling a special election to get rid of 2 of ‘em. The parents were *not* amused.

  46. daisydem says:

    Thanks Paula at 158. For reading the article. And for the link to letters@time.com. I went online and cancelled our subscription and will also send an e-letter to them. Maybe there is someone upstairs at TIME is now screaming, “what have we done?” I hope so. And that the echoes of the screams follow them as others cancel too. The comment that really punched my buttons was the one following the quotes by Meg Stapleton “whether is is true or not,” (referring to the implications that the White House is involved in media attacks on Palin. I just cannot believe they would allow that to be published. Maybe when I calm down I could see some humor in this and actually think, “how dare they take the blame (credit) away from us bloggers?”

  47. MadCity Chick says:

    Time magazines fluff peice on Palin isn’t going very far. In the most popular articles list, the Palin article comes in 9th.

    1 Why Are Southerners So Fat?
    2 Oh Crap! My Parents Joined Facebook
    3 A New General, and a New War, in Afghanistan
    4 Florida Wrestles with Its Python Problem
    5 Why There Should Be More Oil Speculation, Not Less
    6 Yes, I Suck: Self-Help Through Negative Thinking
    7 Jackson May Play London After All, Via Footage
    8 Advice from an Economist Who Saw 1929
    9 The Outsider: Where Is Sarah Palin Going Next?
    10 French Tourists: Still the World’s Worst

    She doesn’t even make the most e-mailed list. See ya Sarah!

  48. KaJo says:

    OMG, I’m just laughing at how we seem to think along the same lines here….LiladyNY, in #136 you posted about Sarah Palin and the picture of Dorian Gray…I was just thinking the same thing, suggesting only this, that perhaps Meg Stapleton’s sagging appearance is a sign that Stapleton herself is Palin’s “Dorian Gray”.

    …Heh…

    And again, back at austintx:
    Here’s something that’s worth your attention…that’s all Texas or any other state needs, ANOTHER right wing crackpot in charge of teaching children.

  49. Terpsichore says:

    215 Connie Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 11:03 AM
    Good for Levi speaking his mind!

    Palin is the one who made his name ‘known’ to the rest of the world by 1) dragging him across the RNC stage, 2) issuing news releases about him, 3) calling People magazine with an update, 4) publicly chastising him for things she started.
    * ** * ** * ** * ** *
    Right. Was Levi polled about whether he wanted SP to run for VP, given even half a chance to weigh in on what it might mean for him, and Bristol, and their baby? No! Talk about who’s a victim here, Sarah made her own decision but Levi had no choice but to go along or incur the wrath of not only his potential bride, in-laws, but the entire Republican party it seems! What 18 year old is going to be able to stand up to that?

    In FantasyLand, I see Levi making good on some book or TV deal, returning to Wasilla, and sweeping Bristol off her feet. They run away in the middle of the night, with Tripp, and set up home in Pasadena CA.

    Awww….

    … and live happily ever after.

  50. KaJo says:

    lazarhat Says: July 10th, 2009 at 7:01 AM “Meg still wooks sweepy. Time for a nap, Meg.”

    You’d think she’s a bit young for this problem, but it IS possible Meg Stapleton has droopy eyelids from a genetic cause, and she’s prematurely due for an eyelid cosmetic procedure (blepharoplasty).

    Maybe she’s Sarah Palin’s “Dorian Gray”.

  51. KaJo says:

    Addendum to austintx:

    The point of referring your sister to the National Enquirer story is, of course, if she so readily believes a story that Obama is gay that she read in the National Enquirer….she should just as readily accept a story that Bristol Palin is the mother of two infants born in 2008, not just one, because THAT story is reported in no uncertain terms in the National Enquirer, also (too).

    I’d love to hear her Palinista-talking-point denials — be ready for them!

  52. C. Rock says:

    Levi and his lawyer should spill the beans now while the goings good and Palin is still in the hot topic faze. I for one will be alot less interested in this train wreck that surrounds Palin when she starts to fizzle. If Levi’s Book takes a couple years to come out I may just wait until it went on sale or gets to our local library. My dad use to tell me the early bird gets the worm. I hope his lawyer thinks the same way. When you snooze to loose. Just sayin

  53. KaJo says:

    austintx Says: July 10th, 2009 at 6:06 AM — Obamanos! I know of what you speak. My redneck sister and her husband LOVE Palin. She still brags that sarah hung out in her town for 5 days. When I gleefully called her about the resignation , she said “At least she’s not Gay like Obama” I asked WTF she was talking about , and she said “IT’s in the Enquirer”
    Now , how do you argue with that ??

    Easy, austintx. Refer your redneck sister to the September 10, 2008 issue of the National Enquirer for that story on the Palins,

    particularly the paragraph that says, “When Sarah found out the teen was pregnant by high schooler Levi Johnston, she was actually banished from the house. As part of the cover-up, Palin quickly transferred Bristol to another high school and made her move in with Sarah’s sister Heather 25 miles away!”

    Be sure to point out to your redneck sister that the “banishment” was not for Bristol Palin’s pregnancy with Tripp, which progressed (…heh…) theoretically from ~March 2008 to December 2008. Bristol didn’t tell her mother the instant she got pregnant with Tripp, only later when she tested herself and found out, and by then SCHOOL WAS OUT for the year.

    So, you know that the “banishment” reference is for an earlier pregnancy, an earlier school year, and the period of time Bristol has never been actually seen in Wasilla, from approximately December 2007 to March 2008.

  54. aha says:

    Lol…Meg says Levi is spinning fiction while working on his acting career which is soooo ironic since we’ve all been watching Sarah’s policitical (lying) career spinning fictions.

    Luckily, as of the end of the month Palin is no longer officially a POLITICIAN and her ”family” will be sooooooo FAIR GAME even she won’t be able to stop the onslaught.

    The heretofore worried about her will crawl out of the woodwork to tell their story, I predict.

    And, Levi will do what he has to to protect and provide for his own family, mother, sister, and kid(s).

    The End

  55. Suzanne says:

    Peggy Noonan over at WSJ is getting “eviscerated” in the comments section because of her less than flattering column on Palin….
    Wow! If I were Noonan I would get a body guard!

  56. LiladyNY says:

    Comment by joezoo at Wonkette:

    Oh deary dear. Now Sarah will be forced to spend HOURS of her valuable time (and MILLIONS in Alaska taxpayers’ money) responding to Levi, in dozens of poorly written stream-of-consciousness press releases (i.e. “tweets”)

  57. Nice article at TPM Cafe – http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/anon2008/2009/07/puddnhead-palin-sez-i-quit.php?ref=recmuck, worth it for the Palin nickname.

    They did miss Jon Huntsman off the list, though.

  58. Connie says:

    Good for Levi speaking his mind!

    Palin is the one who made his name ‘known’ to the rest of the world by 1) dragging him across the RNC stage, 2) issuing news releases about him, 3) calling People magazine with an update, 4) publicly chastising him for things she started.

    Palin is making $$$$ off all of this garbage, why can’t Levi. He deserves it after being put through all of this, courtesy of her.

  59. Star says:

    Show me the money…True story….

  60. trisha says:

    The Palinbots are in full attack mode at Peggy Noonan. It’s hilarious.

  61. trisha says:

    jc in co: That’s a great story and good for you.

    I like your take-action attitude. I’ll remember that if I see a bumper sticker on a business vehicle.

  62. tamara says:

    Paula at *105

    I read the article and was informed by the author that Celtic Diva « backtracked ». That’s news to me ! She, along with Dr Chill, launched the most hillarious, if sometimes raw, photoshop wave on the subject.

    « The mere idea of someone doctoring the photo of a special needs baby is appalling. To learn that two Alaskans did it is absolutely sickening. .  .  . Babies and children are off limits.” The blogger backtracked. She said she only had intended to ridicule the talk show host, like that made any difference. “

  63. austintx says:

    roctonsammy hasn’t seen Tank…………

  64. MoveleftCO says:

    JC in CO Wrote
    July 10th, 2009 at 8:33 AM
    It’s pretty pathetic that the person that was “tapped” to be VP last election could possibly be the star of a reality show. What’s ever more disturbing
    is that the Palins are more dysfunctional than the Osbournes or Hogans.

    JC – I am slow, what Hogan group – Hulk?

  65. trisha says:

    Nan—good point….it IS Sarah.

    Another question, could Palin’s wishy-washy answers to whether she is running for President in the future be a tactic to continue to raise money for her legal fees—-or vacations…or shopping sprees? ha!

    But, seriously, if she says, I’m not running–my higher calling is to be the leader of the brave new world religious movement—the donations for her campaign would stop.

    Does she benefit personally by being coy? Where does all the money go if she decides NOT to run in the future? I don’t have the answers to these questions. Anyone?

  66. let it run says:

    @150 Cynthia, TX.
    Peggy Noonan article awesome! But Peggy had it correct from the get-go. Remember when she was caught off camera (can’t remember where) on Meet the press, MSNBC (??) when she said “It’s over [for the Republican Party]” after McCain picked Palin.

    Love how she calls SP on her “no sense of persoanl limits” and the self esteem overload.

  67. DuckDriver says:

    The comments at Wonkette are a scream! Mudpuppies, you must go and
    look.
    DD

    #
    rocktonsammy says at 1:03 pm, July 10th, 2009
    - Reply

    The next time SP has her nets in the water, she’ll be fishing out Levi face down with salmon shoved in each orifice.

  68. trisha says:

    hedgewytch: Good questions.

    As a private citizen, at the end of the month, what happens to her PAC, Meg, and to her legal fund? Are those things that can stay in effect and still raise money?

    I’m guessing that as long as she continues to float the idea that she is running, she can still accept money from the public and do fund raising her herself. I think Mitt has a PAC for fundraising efforts. Anyone know the law on these things?

  69. Nan says:

    trisha
    “Maybe we will never know….hopefully we will, but that did not seem like a well thought out and planned event.”
    ______________

    Don’t forget, this is Sarah we’re talking about.

    (I agree, btw. Far too rushed, speaking at breakneck speed, something else is likely contributing to the frenetics of that day)
    Nan

  70. trisha says:

    I tend to believe Levi that Palin will cash in on her opportunity and I’m sure it was discussed. However, I can’t dismiss the odd (putting it mildly) press conference. The last minute rush, the timing- right before the holiday weekend (best day for bad new to be released), Palin’s manic, breathless and incoherent speech—-they all add up….to something.

    I don’t know what happened—but I believe that something happened.
    If she was so excited about her “higher calling”, why the sense of panic?

    Maybe we will never know….hopefully we will, but that did not seem like a well thought out and planned event.

  71. hedgewytch says:

    I guess Levi isn’t too concerned about his “relationship” with the Palin’s; I just hope that they don’t punish him by denying him time with his son.

    As for Meagan the Mouth, what will she do when Sarah is out of office? Does she have a new job lined up as Sarah’s personal assistant? And I’d love to read her job description for what she’s doing now….. “Chiefly responsible for defending my Queen from any and all real and percieved threats to her Queendom by rabidly attacking everyone (as long as the camera’s and microphones are pointed in our direction) with sarcasim, threats, and blatent lies.”

  72. trisha says:

    They comment because Palin’s ego has to have the last word.

  73. jc in co says:

    #165 Paula, I watched the clip, it was good & it also had the “elusive” fish picture everyone was talking about that BC referred to in her quitty speech!
    I don’t ever recall anyone making fun or threatening an ethics complaint over it though, maybe she dreamed that part & thought it really happened.
    #181 Trisha, I agree, it’s really, really scary…I live in the bastion of intolerance
    & idiots around here have sliced off the McCain from their McCain/Palin bumper stickers & cruise around proudly. I was behind a truck a few weeks back that had a sticker that said “Impeach Obama Lynn Baden” on the tool box part of the pu bed. When I got along side the truck to flash the occupant a stinky eye I noticed it was a business vehicle. I refrained from the dirty look & instead jotted down the phone number. When I got home I called the local business and told them I didn’t know if they cared but one of their company vehicles had an offensive bumper sticker. It turned out I was speaking to the owner’s wife, I gave her the license # & said I didn’t know what her political beliefs were but that if that pu showed up at my house to do a job I would ask them to leave. She told me she was having a company meeting that afternoon & that I could be assured she would be dealing with it. Even here (in pastor ted/ focus on your own d*mn family land) ) people are worried about keeping their businesses going more than allowing some clown tospew his political beliefs on their vehicles. There is hope.

  74. Nan says:

    GreytDog
    YES to the Apprentice

    Boy, that would be some episode as she wouldn’t be allowed to quit!

  75. DuckDriver says:

    My choices for the Palin reality show:

    So You Think You can GRIFT?

    The Riflewoman

    The Wasilla Snowbillies

    Palin, Queen of the Tundra!

    Airwolf Hunter!

    Sarah’s Playhouse

    Other Peoples Money

    The Ethical Challenge

    What’s good for Sarah is good for the Country

    I Dream of Sarah

    It’s all about the Benjamins

    I’m Hot, You’re Not

    Ethics are sooo last Year!

  76. aha says:

    Poster 163:

    Wouldn’t it be the ”intent” of the checks or gifts that matters, here? Certainly, the gifters did not give to Palin as a private citizen.

    Money was for political purposes unless otherwise explicitly stated, is my best guess.

  77. sjk from the belly of the plane says:

    “It is interesting to learn Palin is working on a piece of fiction while honing her acting skills,” said sjk from the belly of the plane!!!! SUE ME!!!!!! SUE ME NOW!!!

  78. Greytdog Δ says:

    A reality show. . . hmmmm

    Participant on Celebrity Apprentice – just to hear Trump say to her “You’re FIRED”

    She could host BIGGEST LOSER

    A gospel sing-a-long hour on TBN Wailin’ with Palin (guest speaker Rev. Muthee)

  79. DonnaInMichigan says:

    As I’ve said before:

    Palin is to Politics what Paris Hilton is to Hollywood.

    A pretty packaged papparrazi dream….with no actual abilities at all.

  80. Super Bee says:

    Are you kidding? Why do they keep responding?

    Have these people never heard the phrase, “We have no comment”?

  81. Martha says:

    Levi is correct! The following is what a republican columnist, Peggy Noonan, who has been “around for years” , has pointed out as the truth of what Sarah Palin is. ” pure confection, she may as well have been a bon bon”

    The only thing Palin CAN do is cash in on her chips before it’s too late. Palin has been exposed by her own party for all she lacks, even Schara knows she has no real future on the national stage.

    IF she ever decide to run in the primaries can you IMAGINE what the right would do to her?

    Obama was more than kind to her.

    Every nasty thing you have ever read about her, with the most evil of twists would bring her down in 5 seconds.

    Stapletounge would have a meltdown, as she is as inept as her boss.

    A Farewell to Harms

    In television interviews she was out of her depth in a shallow pool. She was limited in her ability to explain and defend her positions, and sometimes in knowing them. She couldn’t say what she read because she didn’t read anything. She was utterly unconcerned by all this and seemed in fact rather proud of it: It was evidence of her authenticity. She experienced criticism as both partisan and cruel because she could see no truth in any of it. She wasn’t thoughtful enough to know she wasn’t thoughtful enough. Her presentation up to the end has been scattered, illogical, manipulative and self-referential to the point of self-reverence. “I’m not wired that way,” “I’m not a quitter,” “I’m standing up for our values.” I’m, I’m, I’m.

    “Now she can prepare herself for higher office by studying up, reading in, boning up on the issues.” Mrs. Palin’s supporters have been ordering her to spend the next two years reflecting and pondering. But she is a ponder-free zone. She can memorize the names of the presidents of Pakistan, but she is not going to be able to know how to think about Pakistan. Why do her supporters not see this? Maybe they think “not thoughtful” is a working-class trope!

    “The media did her in.” Her lack of any appropriate modesty did her in. Actually, it’s arguable that membership in the self-esteem generation harmed her. For 30 years the self-esteem movement told the young they’re perfect in every way. It’s yielding something new in history: an entire generation with no proper sense of inadequacy.

    Here’s why all this matters. The world is a dangerous place. It has never been more so, or more complicated, more straining of the reasoning powers of those with actual genius and true judgment. This is a time for conservative leaders who know how to think.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124716984620819351.html

  82. trisha says:

    Funny comment from Wonkette on the Levi story:

    If I had known we could pay her to go away, I’d have written a check.

  83. Tealwomin says:

    YEAP! shes a quitter…even quit having her own babies…but claimed all the benefits…

  84. pennygirl says:

    re: Time
    This week Michael Jackson graces the covers .. the next will be her smug mug
    She couldn’t stand having a black man monopolize the news.. hey weren’t they supposed to be running stories of her speech with the troops? Her running article about wanting to race Obama.. those hair extensions were going to waste!
    Time mag fell for her sickly little trap. They are a big News mag.. tell me there HAS to be something other than her they could of gone with.. or at least not following Michael Jackson ..

  85. Illinois Gibster says:

    jc in co Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 8:33 AM
    “It’s pretty pathetic that the person that was “tapped” to be VP last election could possibly be the star of a reality show. What’s ever more disturbing
    is that the Palins are more dysfunctional than the Osbournes or Hogans.”

    Ha! Our ousted governor Blago was going to go on “I’m a Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here”. (because now he’s unemployed, donchaknow). His wife ended up on the show by herself — such class. Yes, we in Illinois have experience with a narcissistic leader. Just not as scary as Scarah.

  86. trisha says:

    One of the funniest comments on HuffPo on the Levi story and about Palin’s lies:

    At least Sarah decided to be honest and put on her high waders. She needs them every time she opens her mouth.

  87. trisha says:

    Paula: this is an awesome link. Thanks!

    A nice anti-Palin clip from Lancater, PA, in PAs Bible Belt and famed Amish Country:

    http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/18/239685

  88. Polly says:

    182 mattie Says: I would buy levis book before I would Palins. I think everybody should buy Levis so he sell more that SP.
    —-
    Out of curiousity, I may read the reviews of Palin’s “memoirs” or sit at Barnes with a copy to peruse. However, I am with mattie, I will purchase Levi’s book to help his sales exceed hers. Team Levi!

  89. honestyinGov says:

    As for this Reality Show…

    If Buttercup was giving it a name and about the Presidential Election

    She would come up with something like ” The Amazing Race ”

    For the rest of us watching, it would be more like an episode of…

    ” The Twilight Zone “.
    That whole show was about ‘make believe’ and bizarre behavior.

  90. ds55 says:

    Funny comment from HuffPo:

    “In other news the governor’s office has lambasted Levi for announcing that the world is round.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/09/levi-johnston-palin-resig_n_229182.html?page=2&show_comment_id=26900554#comment_26900554

  91. trisha says:

    What snark..directed at a teenage boy….who was thrown in the spotlight by Palin. Shameful.

    The GOP’s newest slogan:

    We love liars, quitters and if you are game to verbally attack teenage boys in public—you get bonus points (in the form of rabid fans).

  92. manoloho says:

    Yup, what lonnie said.

    Could Levi have heard it wrong? Sure. But it’s the simplest reason. Occam’s razor usually rules.

    IMHO, Sarah pretty much liked shopping in NM and SFA, as opposed to the ANC shop she claims she bought her duds at prior to being tapped as the R’s VP candidate. There is the “I have to think of my kid’s future” argument too.

    I’m betting her house in Wassilla becomes a seldom visited pied a terre in the 49th State, and she, Todd and the kids are calling Central Park West home in a New York minute. Or, maybe LA, depending on where her news commentary/reality show/talk show is based. She ain’t gunna be broadcasting from Wassilla if she wants 1st quality quests, that’s for damned sure.

  93. mattie says:

    It always cracks me up when I see people defend Sarah on a blog, they read?

  94. mattie says:

    I would buy levis book before I would Palins. I think everybody should buy Levis so he sell more that SP. Did you read Peggy Noonans piece about her, it was bad.

  95. trisha says:

    jc in co Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 8:33 AM
    It’s pretty pathetic that the person that was “tapped” to be VP last election could possibly be the star of a reality show. What’s ever more disturbing
    is that the Palins are more dysfunctional than the Osbournes or Hogans.
    _________________
    I agree. What’s scarier is, that for some odd reason, a group of people still love her and think she is qualified to be President. That is the scariest…or saddest thing of all.

    Honestly, I think it’s because we have become an “American Idol” culture. These people are looking at Palin (and the Presidency) like they are watching and voting for an American Idol.

    It’s a sad, sad statement about about our culture.

  96. lonnie says:

    I believe Levi, being a shy, awkward, unsophisticated 18 year old is telling the truth. Sarah Palin lies with ease. Whereas, this young man speaks plainly and looks uncomfortable being in the spotlight. It’s unfair to the father of Sarah’s grandson, who got dragged into her mess, then every chance she gets, takes jabs at him. Sarah acts like an angry emotional 18 year old rather than an adult. I feel bad for this kid.

  97. Cynthia, TX says:

    @ukLADY

    did you read some of those comments?

    it’s true people either love her or hate her

  98. Moose Pucky says:

    Differences between Palin and Obama couldn’t be more stark:

    Palin is all about self and money and government meddling into the lives and choices of women.

    Obama is about public service, food and justice for all, and respect for all, perhaps especially for the lives and choices of women.

  99. Polly says:

    166 Terpsichore= Great summary! Yes, I think Butler and Tank are keeping things on the straight for Levi. Which is a good thing. His book will need to be entirely correct, to keep things cool for the benefit of him and his child. I have a feeling it won’t be written to trash the Palin family. Can you believe it, Levi has true class? And SP will continue to be class-less and clue-less…

  100. Lilybart says:

    C. Rock, I agree. It feels like the media is writing her eulogy today!

    She has nothing new to say and her rallies for Gov. GoodHair will be ugly racist hate-fests. Unless good new dirt comes out, which is GREAT, please, anytime, she is of no relevance.

    I so hope she does a reality show so I know she is really OVER in politics.

  101. Paula says:

    Oh, my, speaking of writing, I see I’m the guest blogger over at I Heart Mudflats.

    Yeah me. Look at me. Me, me, me, me, me… (just a Palin joke :-) Ha!

  102. UK Lady says:

    Cynthia, TX – WOW! Peggy Noonan must have been itching to get that off her chest, good find.

    austintx, what in the hell do those tweets even mean?

  103. Seagull Junker Palin says:

    Thanks Paula! My pet peeve is the blatant fact errors that are said & printed. Just can’t believe this is allowed!!!

  104. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    Go Levi! You’re STILL a good egg!

  105. Paula says:

    Seagull Junker Palin Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 8:50 AM
    Time mag just wants the $$$. It’s all about the $$$, that’s why journalism has died basically. Ratings = $, salacious news stories = $. Palin reality show = $
    ————-

    Journalism is tricky. I was just reading responses from judges (from a statewide comp I entered several articles). Almost every article comment says “could have been longer” or “could have had more debth,” yet, editors everywhere will say, NOT, reader want short pieces, easy to read, no attention span for details, etc. I cannot tell you how often my work gets cut (there goes the depth…)

    Thus, a quick write for a BS Time piece so they could put her face on the cover and make $$$ without taking up gobs of valuable space.

  106. Terpsichore says:

    We already know the ‘I quit because it costs you, Alaskans, millions of dollars” is a fat load of hooey.

    She still claims she’s going to work to help Alaska, has some ‘higher calling’, and that’s why she quit.

    So, that Rex Butler guy is a pretty sharp cookie. He has Levi go out and tell what I’m sure is the truth, because the truth is the only thing he’s got. (I’m sure Rex told him “make sure everything you say is the truth, that you’re calling it like you saw it. Get caught in one lie, and this gigs up”). So Meg practically calling him a liar is particularly grating. But look at all the things his coming out with info now does:

    1) Levi letting this out now is a great teaser for his own book.

    2) Since the part about the SP book deal has already happened, how can Palin say he is lying? She really WANTED to just be governor, but now believes writing the book is what’s best for Alaska and the country? (If she comes back and tries to use that lame excuse, I hope she’s laughed off every dias on her book sighing tour).

    3) If SP really did resign to pursue this ‘higher calling’, then … we should be seeing evidence of this within I’d say no more than a few months after she leaves. If not, it will appear as if she was being less than truthful in her resignation speeches.

    4) If a reality show materializes for Palin and/or family (or any TV deal, really), then it pretty much proves Levi was correct.

    Seems a smart strategy to me!

  107. Polly says:

    Levi has smarter attorneys than SP.

  108. Ming says:

    Republicans must move on past Sarah Palin. They don’t seem to get it: Palin is on TV! She has been videotaped many times! Her mental status, such as it is, is on video! Like the Emperor with no clothes, you can ignore it, but you can’t ignore it forever. John McCain was reckless with America’s security when he picked Palin last year. Come on, there are many better Republicans than McCain or Palin! And Democrats make big mistakes too. But McCain’s mistake was a real whopper, and it’s silly for any Republican to “double down” and pretend it isn’t so.

  109. MadCity Chick says:

    Happy Recharging AKM! Better pack one more bottle of wine though just in case.

  110. Paula says:

    A nice anti-Palin clip from Lancater, PA, in PAs Bible Belt and famed Amish Country:

    http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/18/239685

  111. ValleyIndependent says:

    I’ve often thought Levi was more truthful than Palin, simply because his comments make logical sense, and hers don’t.

    I fear he’s about to find out that his “improving” relationship with the Palins has moved a long way back toward “strained,” though.

  112. mae lewis says:

    Say No to Palin (previous thread) referenced those boxes of unopened mail. The speculation is whether Sarah declared the money at the time received or when she actually gets around to opening the envelopes and depositing the checks. Well, since this is just between us, start counting on your fingers. I would guess that the majority of the checks rolled in September, October, maybe November. (Help please, I don’t remember when the PAC or Fund was set up, but I’ll guess by January). So here’s the secret: How long can you hold a check before depositing it??? My bank gives 6 months for a personal check; cashier’s checks, bank checks and money orders may have a longer shelf life. Any banking experts out there? Can we guess at how much money is sitting in unopened envelopes? Did some of it “expire” just waiting for Sarah, the private citizen, to deposit it? And how about that pesky “can’t profit from office of governor for two years thereafter” concept?

    And, where is the IRS regarding the travel reimbursements. Sarah was repaid alot more than $8,000+ for her children’s travel. She didn’t give the money back; someone else paid her bill. So, she profited $8,000+ undeclared income (unless she decides to declare it and pay tax on it).

  113. grasshopper says:

    well, if Palin is all about the money at this point, at least she’s not still trying to be a politician (as most politicians would i suspect) while pursuing this goal

  114. Seagull Junker Palin says:

    Time mag just wants the $$$. It’s all about the $$$, that’s why journalism has died basically. Ratings = $, salacious news stories = $. Palin reality show = $

  115. Polly says:

    “Post-Palin Alaska”

    I received this email message from Facebook. It may be a good one to participate/listen.

    Event: Bob Poe challenges Eddie Burke to embrace the post-Palin Alaska
    “Let’s help Bob help Eddie! Tune in to 700am, KBYR and call 274-5297 ”
    What: Rally
    Host: I Know Bob Poe…
    Start Time: Tomorrow, July 10 at 3:30pm
    End Time: Tomorrow, July 10 at 5:00pm
    Where: Call-in Radio Show

  116. Paula says:

    C Rock- She is nothing more then a private citizens spewing HER option. Who gives a rats a** what she has to say.
    ________

    LOL And once she isn’t a “protect the kids of the politician” figure, imagine the way things will fly then. I may have to subscribe to Star magazine! She’ll be wishin’ she had her job back.

    I REALLY wanna read Levis book!

  117. Cynthia, TX says:

    @daisydem

    no I have not read the article and told myself no, because it will piss me off.

    what I find even more disturbing is the fact that TIME would even put her on the cover. this woman quit her job as the governor of a state. the people in that state trusted her to serve them and their state on issues that mattered to them. but to embrace a quitter is just utter disgrace to me. what if we all just quit our jobs, quit our families, quit our duties or for the most part just sat down everyday and did nothing what kind of life would we be presenting. I shutter to think

  118. Paula says:

    daisydem- I read it a few days ago. My take (as a writer, editor & former magazine publisher) is that Time threw a piece together in the blink of an eye, took Palin at her word, and now that it’s out (and already way old and out of date news) there is some man (or woman) upstairs screaming WTF?

    Email comments to

    letters@time.com

  119. C. Rock says:

    CRFlats Says

    it’s about Sarah wanting to move on…as the past has confirmed, and to make the money as the celebrity is has become.
    *********************************************
    I think most of her celebrity so called status is from alot of people watching and waiting for her train wrecks. How long can a person care what happens to her as a so called Joe the plumber wanna be. She is nothing more then a private citizens spewing HER option. Who gives a rats a** what she has to say.

  120. Seagull Junker Palin says:

    Hey gang – can we move the Pac talk to the open thread? Easier to follow. tks!

  121. navybrat says:

    Great ROFL comments @ http://www.wonkette.com

    Got rid of the mullet, said no to the shotgun wedding, now ratting out Biblespice, I like Levi more and more

    Johnston/Chapur 2012

    Chapur is Sanford’s soulmate

  122. DonnaInMichigan says:

    I just read the piece in the Alaska Dispatch, written by Don Mitchell.

    It seems that Sarah has a pattern of “quitting”…….and throwing other people under the bus, as her excuse for her own lack of qualifications for any job.

    I had asked this question in another thread…does anyone know her history with working at 2 tv stations as a sportscaster, and whether or not she quit both of those as well??

    We already know that she kept changing colleges, and finally getting a degree, 6 yrs later….

  123. austintx says:

    146 UK Lady Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 8:25 AM
    Paula LOL, don’t know when she is supposed to be back, hasn’t she twitted yet today?
    *****************************************************************
    Twice.

    afford stalled production of AK-owned oil in these volatile times; 15 billion barrels have traveled the line & there’s much more underground
    about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

    Alyeska tells AKns that w the slowdown of oil flow in TAPS it’s imperative for pipeline efficiency to carry more crude; AK & the US can’t…
    about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

  124. daisydem says:

    I have only had time to cursorily scan the posts this morning, but no one seems yet to be addressing the new TIME mag cover (SP) and article (inflammatory re the White House) and seemingly flattering to the ex-GINO. It still has me very upset. You can read the article on-line. There are comments in it that I find very upsetting. Has anyone else read the article and what is your viewpoint(s)?

  125. jc in co says:

    It’s pretty pathetic that the person that was “tapped” to be VP last election could possibly be the star of a reality show. What’s ever more disturbing
    is that the Palins are more dysfunctional than the Osbournes or Hogans.

  126. Cynthia, TX says:

    Peggy Noonan finally tells the truth about Palin! Finally. I strongly recommend going over to read.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/declarations.html

  127. CRFlats says:

    Sorry if this is a repeat link, I didn’t have time to read all the comments, but Don Mitchell, a guy who is in the know, Alaskan attorney, and political historian, has written an excellent post at Alaska Dispatch about Palin:

    http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=211271895021&h=lfjt-&u=GyZOY&ref=nf

    He agrees with Levi; it’s about Sarah wanting to move on…as the past has confirmed, and to make the money as the celebrity is has become.

  128. UK Lady says:

    Paula LOL, don’t know when she is supposed to be back, hasn’t she twitted yet today?

  129. Freakout in Kansas says:

    Two real TV shows that might be appropriate for Sarah:

    Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
    Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

    I don’t think she’d get very far on either one!

  130. C. Rock says:

    I believe its only a matter of time before all the Palin’s will be old school/ news. With Quitterskirt being of no title she will soon fade. Sarah who.

  131. Chris says:

    Levi is right on the money, there are no other reasons.

    Here is a funny video Hitler reacts to Sarah Palin resignation.

  132. let it run says:

    @129 JBDC

    That has always been my gripe about Mug Staplegun. She is a hack, unprofessional, and shrillier than Herself (SARAH). She claims to be a spokesperson (try “bullhorn”) and to have all this RNC experience but she boils down to a hack who spews vitriol (sp). Granted SP probably saying: Meg respond to this. Big question is why can’t Meg say to SP; “It’s wiser not to respond to an 18 year old’s claim.” Why give the remarks credence and draw MORE attention to them. This pair does not know how to put out a fire. Reasonable minds prevail and between the 2 of them: Mug and Scara they can’t muster up half of a “reasoanbale mind.”

    I would love to know how they ever paired up. Wasn’t it rumored that folks wanted Meg to run for LT Governor/Office in AK? Sarah must owe her big time for something. That’s my guess. Otherwise Mug drank some awful strong Kool-aid over there at Scara’s house.

  133. austintx says:

    139 the problem child Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 7:54 AM
    @KateinCanada
    And would they be willing to pay to ensure that she wouldn’t write about them?
    ******************************************************************
    There sure are a lot of people named “Smith” in sarah’s life , including the one in Giddings that she stayed with for 5 days.

    Contractor for “rink” – Smith

    Vice President of Veco – Smith

    Friend in Giddings { formerly from Alaska } – Smith

    I know “Smith is a common name , but I wonder if these people are related other than being friends of sarah ??

  134. KK says:

    Northern Overexposure
    Project My Way
    Who Wants to Hire a Millionaire?
    The Simple Mind
    Truth or No Consequences
    Sarah Palin: My Life on the S#&! List
    The Weakest Excuse
    Baby Swap
    What Not to Tweet
    Deal or No Book

  135. Bretta says:

    #129 JBDC @ July 10th, 2009 at 7:30 AM “”meg stapleton is a toolbox. SP must keep her around knowing that she is even more unlikable than the (soon-to-be-ex-) governor herself.”"

    Buttercup keeps Smeg around because it’s like looking in the mirror – a mirror who reflects back to you what you always want to see and hear about yourself. They go back a long way. Meg Stapleton quit her job at KTUU in Anchorage about six months before she became a visible part of SP’s run for govenor circa 2005-2006, then she became part of the Palin Administration, quit when her child was born, then was back for the VP run, and you know the rest.

  136. Paula says:

    UK Lady, LOL

    Palin must be ripping her hair out at the roots.

    When does she come back from vacation to “work?”

  137. LiladyNY says:

    @Obamanos! Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 5:50 AM

    But I really hope and pray that a respected journalist will craft a good and meaningful story about how Sarah mocked government, lied to her fellow Alaskans and took the money and ran….

    I hope somebody calls her out.
    ———————————————————————-
    How about this:

    http://alaskadispatch.com/palin-watch/1283-palin-how-she-gained-control-and-then-lost-it#top-toolbar-article

  138. the problem child says:

    @KateinCanada
    And would they be willing to pay to ensure that she wouldn’t write about them?

  139. the problem child says:

    Rob in Ca Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 7:35 AM

    womanwithsardinecan Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 7:27 AM

    I had to listen to the thread about 5 times to be sure I heard exactly what was said. I think we all find this somewhat confusing. Especially since when we think John Coale, we immediately think SarahPac. And then we immediately start to worry about what that money is being spent on…

    So far, it sounds like the Alaska Fund Trust money is being spent ‘as advertised’, for legal expenses. So at least on the surface, that is good news.
    ———–
    Agreed. And this was very badly worded on Margaret Carleson’s part (easy enough to do when you are just talking away). I’m sure we were not the only ones who have been confused by this. A follow-up question was definitely in order.
    ===============

    Of course, there is still the very significant issue as to whether even that purpose is ethical, and I would not be surprised if Sarah’s epic quit was because she had just found out that the Trust was shortly going to be announced as being in violation of the law or the ethics guidelines. That would certainly have ME gasping for air and spouting inanities!!
    —————–
    And spending it hand-over-fist, just in case!

  140. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    the problem child Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 7:22 AM

    Rob in Ca Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    I might add that I believe Margaret Carlson was simply incorrect when she said that John Coale setup the legal defense fund in Alaska.
    ———–
    I believe you are correct. He was involved in the PAC, but others (in Alaska and possibly elsewhere) were involved in the Fund Trust set up.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I thought Margaret said she TALKED with John Coale? JC set up SarahPac (who could of paid for the travel, b/c it was set up to pay for her jetting around as I recall) and I think Kristin Cole set up the “slush fund”

  141. LiladyNY says:

    “Sarah Palin is mean. Nasty. Mean doesn’t sell in the long run. And she’s showing who she is in the way she talks and reacts. She’s just plain mean.”

    ———————————————————————
    This, in a nutshell, is what hit me in the gut when she gave her Convention speech. It came across so clearly that she has a very ugly painting in her closet (shout out Oscar Wilde, The Painting of Dorian Gray).

  142. KateinCanada says:

    Obamanos 83;
    Your quote:
    “C’mon, wouldn’t you quit if you knew you could make millions sharing what you know?”
    made me sit up and take notice.
    We’re wondering what Levi might disclose in a book or elsewhere.
    BUT

    How many buried bodies could Sarah disclose in a book or elsewhere? How many politicians or business Alaskans or oil folk must be wondering what she is capable of saying about them? How many secrets does a Governor/campaigner collect over the years?

  143. UK Lady says:

    LOL – You guys are all so funny!

    Dail Kos just call her ‘Toxic’. The comments are worth a look.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/7/10/751991/-Toxic

  144. fascinated says:

    As loony and narcissistic as Palin is, she’d probably think that to show her family and “truth” via a reality show would be just the ticket for a lovely future. I’d watch, just to enjoy the inevitable disintegration of her glossy self-image.

  145. penny says:

    Gall In The Family

    Absolutely Flagrant

    Flipper

    To Nome With Love

  146. Rob in Ca says:

    womanwithsardinecan Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 7:27 AM

    I had to listen to the thread about 5 times to be sure I heard exactly what was said. I think we all find this somewhat confusing. Especially since when we think John Coale, we immediately think SarahPac. And then we immediately start to worry about what that money is being spent on…

    So far, it sounds like the Alaska Fund Trust money is being spent ‘as advertised’, for legal expenses. So at least on the surface, that is good news.

    Of course, there is still the very significant issue as to whether even that purpose is ethical, and I would not be surprised if Sarah’s epic quit was because she had just found out that the Trust was shortly going to be announced as being in violation of the law or the ethics guidelines. That would certainly have ME gasping for air and spouting inanities!!

  147. Paula says:

    The loonies are trying to take over, a very important (and scary) issue:

    We have uncovered new evidence that racial extremists are infiltrating
    the U.S. military and have asked Congress today to launch an immediate
    investigation to ensure that our armed forces are not inadvertently
    training future domestic terrorists.
    http://newsletter.splcenter.org/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mBSel0RqSsB0FgJ0HMiw0FT

  148. Paula says:

    Just in from the SPLC, wingnuts trying to take over the armed forces, time to ACT:

    We have uncovered new evidence that racial extremists are infiltrating
    the U.S. military and have asked Congress today to launch an immediate
    investigation to ensure that our armed forces are not inadvertently
    training future domestic terrorists.
    http://newsletter.splcenter.org/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mBSel0RqSsB0FgJ0HMiw0FT

    In recent months, our investigators have found dozens of personal
    profiles of individuals listing “military” as their occupation on a
    neo-Nazi, Facebook-type website. One person, apparently serving in
    Afghanistan, lists The Turner Diaries as his favorite book. That’s the
    book by neo-Nazi leader William Pierce that served as the blueprint
    for the Oklahoma City bombing by Gulf War veteran Timothy McVeigh.

    We’ve been warning the Pentagon about the danger of extremists in the
    military for more than two decades. In 2008, the FBI issued a report
    indicating that the problem may have worsened. Unfortunately, the
    Pentagon has not taken forceful action.

    Indeed, the Pentagon appears to consider homosexuals more of a threat
    to the good order of the military than neo-Nazis who reject our
    Constitution’s most cherished principles. While the military has
    discharged more than 12,500 service members because of their alleged
    homosexuality since 1994, it has refused to adopt a true “zero
    tolerance” policy when it comes to extremists in the military.

    The overwhelming majority of our courageous men and women in uniform
    reject extremism and are dedicated to our nation’s highest ideals. We
    owe it to them – and to the American public – to ensure that the ranks
    are as free of extremists as possible.

    Please stand with us on this crucial issue and contact your
    congresspersons. We recommend sending a personal letter or calling the
    offices of your U.S. Senator or Representative.
    Senate:
    http://newsletter.splcenter.org/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mBSel0RqSsB0FgJ0BtCU0Fo
    House of Representatives:
    http://newsletter.splcenter.org/cgi-bin4/DM/y/mBSel0RqSsB0FgJ0HMiO0Fn
    Thank you for your support.

  149. Paula says:

    I am sure John Voit (sp?) woukld be a guest.

  150. JBDC says:

    meg stapleton is a toolbox. SP must keep her around knowing that she is even more unlikable than the (soon-to-be-ex-) governor herself. i guess SP isn’t smart enough to consider that maybe meg’s tone is a bad reflection on her too also. jeez.

  151. Candy Knight says:

    I think the reason Levi often makes sense is because he tends to tell the truth. I’m not saying he’s incapable of lying, but he doesn’t construct the elaborate, calculating deceptions that characterize the Palins.

    I suspect Sarah is going to find that if she moves towards TV she’ll be in for a rude awakening. As a photogenic governor she is unique. As a TV host or Pox News host, she’s just another hottie, aging fast and inarticulate as hell.

    Ironically, I KNOW the TV producer who offered Sarah a talk show right after the election. He’s a liberal Jew who was desperate to get her out of politics. If she thinks that offer is still open, she’s going to be in for a rude surprise. Then again, she may have other offers. There are a few conservatives in Hollywood.

  152. Paula says:

    wwsc: Are you in need of a Barbie smackdown? LOL!

  153. Martha says:

    Found this comment on the Huff Po posting:

    ChiGuy
    Johnston is just one more example of the recklessness of Sarah Palin.
    She was seeking the second highest office in the land, yet an 18 year old goof that got her daughter preggers was privy to all of the backroom machinations usually reserved for the closest staff and occasionally, immediate family.

    Republicans wanted her a heartbeat away.
    LOL!!!

  154. * I mean, “in tongues”.

  155. Paula says:

    Good list Bea. LOL!

  156. womanwithsardinecan says:

    Rob in Ca Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    Cynthia, TX Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 6:42 AM

    Cynthia, you said that “John Coale, who set up Sarah’s Legal Defense Fund and apparently runs SarahPAC, told Carlson that THEY reimbursed the state for the children’s travel expenses and paid her legal bills for the other ethics charges.”

    This is NOT what was said in the interview.

    Margaret Carlson stated clearly that the legal defense fund paid ‘most’ of her legal bills. SarahPac is not involved in that at all and was not even mentioned in the interview.

    Margaret did NOT claim that the travel expenses were paid back to the state by the legal defense fund. She only said that the legal expenses were paid.

    Please, everyone…listen closely to the interview so we are not spreading misinformation – that will undermine our credibility on some very important issues.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#31838044

    I might add that I believe Margaret Carlson was simply incorrect when she said that John Coale setup the legal defense fund in Alaska.
    ***********
    I’ve been wallowing in confusion on the open thread. I did watch the interview yesterday but now can’t quite remember so I’ll have to watch again since I can’t keep straight whether she was talking about the PAC or the AFT. My original question was whether they were paying legal expenses out of the PAC, which doesn’t sound kosher to me. Me confusey. Me go listen again.

  157. Paula says:

    In the case of Levi writing a book:

    If he indeed gets a books contract you can be sure the publisher will

    a) assure it is released before or at the same time as Palins

    b) writing a tell all does not take long at all -lets face it, neither Palin or Levi will actually write the books, they’ll be interviewed by ghost writers who will do the labor for a fee as a FT job.

  158. No Taxes, All Taxidermy
    Speaking on Tongues

  159. Nan says:

    My current favorites:

    from Aussie
    “Tales from the Snark Side’

    from Penny
    Honey I Exploited the Kids!
    The Shady Bunch

    I thought it was Levi that was being looked at for a reality show – ? Whoever said that he is probably the most grounded of the bunch is right. That young man is coming into his own.

    To make things even more painful for SP, Levi has done what she was told to do. He went back to AK (well, for a while), stayed under the radar, allowed himself to LEARN about a lot of things. He listened to his “instructors.”

    From how to speak to the awareness that there is a very large world out there, and how to behave in it. That’s a lesson SP would have done well to learn.

    An’ that’s the trufe!

  160. Tantrums and Tangents: The Calculus of Raising Trig

  161. the problem child says:

    Rob in Ca Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 7:05 AM

    I might add that I believe Margaret Carlson was simply incorrect when she said that John Coale setup the legal defense fund in Alaska.
    ———–
    I believe you are correct. He was involved in the PAC, but others (in Alaska and possibly elsewhere) were involved in the Fund Trust set up.

  162. tamara says:

    @Elrond Hubbard

    The tasing of the Shrew

  163. navybrat says:

    Name her reality show
    Palin Exposure

    Need to change Cicely to Wasilla

  164. Bea says:

    Palin reality show names:

    This “Bold” House
    The 700 Ways We Are Victims Club
    The Six Million Dollar Scam
    America’s Most Wanting

  165. Trailin’ Palin
    Much Ado About the Shrew

  166. tamara says:

    Levi, you go “milk” her ! You were exploited on that caimpagne trail, so give her a taste of how she treated you. And while you are at it, scare the hell out of her.

    Cynthia tx at #101
    Just for your info, someone commented on this yesterday, and I was surprised because I had not heard Carlson express it that way. Carlson said that the legal expenses related to the reimbursment of 8000$ have been paid by the fund. NOT the reimbursment itself. In fact Gryphen has corrected his post in the comment section.
    Nevertheless, this fund stincks, and I wonder if they will have the decency to close it up, or at least take out the Alaska part of it. But I can also wait for Santa and the Tooth fairy.

  167. penny says:

    Married With Children, and Their Children and Their Children

    Suddenly Stoopid

    Remington Steal

    Blackberry Hillbillies

    Malfeasance She Wrote

  168. Rob in Ca says:

    Cynthia, TX Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 6:42 AM

    Cynthia, you said that “John Coale, who set up Sarah’s Legal Defense Fund and apparently runs SarahPAC, told Carlson that THEY reimbursed the state for the children’s travel expenses and paid her legal bills for the other ethics charges.”

    This is NOT what was said in the interview.

    Margaret Carlson stated clearly that the legal defense fund paid ‘most’ of her legal bills. SarahPac is not involved in that at all and was not even mentioned in the interview.

    Margaret did NOT claim that the travel expenses were paid back to the state by the legal defense fund. She only said that the legal expenses were paid.

    Please, everyone…listen closely to the interview so we are not spreading misinformation – that will undermine our credibility on some very important issues.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#31838044

    I might add that I believe Margaret Carlson was simply incorrect when she said that John Coale setup the legal defense fund in Alaska.

  169. Martha says:

    85 austintx Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 6:06 AM
    Obamanos!

    I know of what you speak. My redneck sister and her husband LOVE Palin. She still brags that sarah hung out in her town for 5 days. When I gleefully called her about the resignation , she said “At least she’s not Gay like Obama” I asked WTF she was talking about , and she said “IT’s in the Enquirer”
    Now , how do you argue with that ??
    =============================================

    The National Enquirer, because expiring minds want to know!

    Didn’t she tell you tooalso, alsotoo that Michelle Obama has a “hit list” and Sarah Palin is on it?

    I guess she had not finished it yet.

    I know this because…………..My dear departed mother used buy all the “smut papers”, she had many visitors after she retired and these were the conversation piece, never to be taken seriously. We had many, many a laugh, competed with our own stories, friends and family alike.

    Now when spouse and I go out on our trawler, I purchase a plethora of “smut papers” at the grocery check out, for entertainment for us and visiting boaters.

    Soooooo the other weekend on our beloved second home on the water, the “Obama is gay” thing was there and the perpetrator of this story is apparently on Michelle’s “hit list”! Much more entertaining than CNN and lately about as factual.

    To those of you who have family that read the various “smut papers”, try making up a story from one of their headlines and insist it’s true.

    There is The National Enquirer, The Globe, The Star and occasionally I come across a black and white one, that I don’t recall the name of.

    The black and white one is pure GOLD……55lb babies being born, aliens, second comings etc.

    That will get your relatives going without making any thing up, insist you believe what it says.

    Have you heard?……..well of course it’s true it’s in the ???, you’re the one who got me reading those things.

    Maybe The Mudflats could come up with it’s own “smut paper” of outrageous headlines and stories just for fun.

    It might be called………….YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT!…………………
    (because it’s not true)

  170. lazarhat says:

    Meg still wooks sweepy. Time for a nap, Meg.

    -Laz

  171. ED says:

    When they start to do UNreality shows, Meg will be the first one called.

  172. Bea says:

    I actually hope Levi doesn’t write a book— it’ll take too long to get in print and GINormouslyingsackofmoosepoo would probably have hers on the shelves first.

    I think he could get the same amount of cash from the National Enquirer for one big juicy exclusive. C’mon Levi, cough up the goods NOW!

  173. Paula says:

    Bonsai-Jay Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 6:47 AM
    “Extreme Home Makeover – Wasilla”
    _________

    AFTER he home is seized by the IRS, FBI or CIA or wheoever & they have to rebuild!

  174. Paula says:

    Sarah worship article her about how mavericky she is, that’s her secret style, wink, nod, also, though.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000%5C000%5C016%5C708gpxia.asp

  175. penny says:

    Abstinence American Style

    or apologies in advance…

    Abstinence Alaskan Style

  176. Bonsai-Jay says:

    “Extreme Home Makeover – Wasilla”

  177. Cynthia, TX says:

    @austintx

    you didn’t need to be mean to your sister….lol!!!

    but you know sometimes those Palin robots just piss you off.

  178. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-c6sGqtVJw This is too good, so I repeat it on the 2nd page! As earlier poster (austin? I don´t have time to check, thanks anyway!) stated, that is not all he said
    Roughly :
    If she is stressed out being governor how could she be a President?

    HAHAHAHA , I´m with Levi on the money and this…. Good kid.

  179. Cynthia, TX says:

    You can see the video here
    http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2009/07/margaret-carlsons-countdown-appearance.html

    Did you catch that? No? Then back up the video to about 3:20 and listen again.

    John Coale, who set up Sarah’s Legal Defense Fund and apparently runs SarahPAC, told Carlson that THEY reimbursed the state for the children’s travel expenses and paid her legal bills for the other ethics charges. In other words Sarah Palin has paid NO out of pocket money due to these charges!

    So where does she get the $500,000 amount that she claims she and the First Dude have to pay for their part of the legal bills? Apparently in the same place she gets her other “facts”, right out of her skinny lying Alaskan ass.

    Hey want to play a little game?

    Ask yourself when was the last time that you believe Sarah Palin actually told the TRUTH? About anything?

    “Whose baby is that Sarah?”

    “Mine.”

    “Where did you get the boat Sarah?”

    “Todd and his friends built it!”

    “What happened to those campaign clothes Sarah?”

    “Gave em to charity, don’tcha know.”

    “Why are you leaving office Sarah?”

    “Gonna go help help America…..and uh….Alaska! Yeah that’s the ticket! Certainly not because of any impending scandal or investigation.”

    How can you tell when Sarah Palin is lying? Well you know the rest.

  180. London Bridges says:

    Leave It To Piper, featuring wise Ward Palin and All American mom, June Palin.
    Also Wally Willow and Bristol Bay. Featuring, Levi Haskell and Wayne “Lumpy” Rutherford.

    First episode:

    Piper:
    “Dad, Levi says abstinence doesn’t work.”
    Ward: “Ask your mother!”

  181. leenie17 says:

    264 Crayons Says:
    LOL you got that right FW! I’m not so sure “dude” would go along with it – he appears to be missing a personality (but makes a mighty fine impression of a cardboard cutout.)

    —————–

    Ya know, there IS that whole ad campaign (Old Navy?) that uses department store mannequins. I never thought to look more closely to see if there’s a familiar face in the group…

  182. I called it! I said “reality TV show” in comments here after she quit, and . . after a quick search . . . I see that I said in your Audacity of Hype post from back in November that a Palin reality show would be a big hit. I swear, I can’t stand the woman, but I would tune in to see what a clown she makes of herself. It will be the biggest show, bigger than Jon and Kate!

  183. Bystander says:

    My favorite title for the TV show: Penny at #76 “The Shady Bunch” LOL

  184. penny says:

    Mommie Dearest, by Sponge Bob Square Pants

    The Hate Show with Sarah Palin

    Fairly Odd Parents (ask your grandkids)

    Guv American Style!

    The Six Million Dollar Woman

    All My (and my daughter’s)Children

    Big House on the Taxpayer’s Dime

    The Lyin’ Fun

    Dear John…

    Designing Woman

  185. Tony Montana says:

    Word game:

    1. sarah palin’
    2. parah salin’
    3. piranah salin’
    4. piranah stalin’

    stalin?

  186. clandesdun says:

    It’s truly amazing what a complete and utter a-hole Meg Stapleton is.

  187. Isabella says:

    Love Palin got owned for her LIES both by Murrow and Levi.

  188. austintx says:

    Ouch !! wonkette is on the case. Comments are vicious.

    http://wonkette.com/409780/johnston-palin-is-just-a-fame-whore

  189. Justina says:

    Out of the Mouths of Babe Levi: She Quit For The Money.

    Levi Johnson, cast in the Palin reality show we’ve all had to watch since August of 2008, as the neer-do-well high school drop out who bonked Governor Palin’s daughter, turns out to be the most articulate and prescient analyst of why Palin just quit the governorship.

    Levi tells us in his press conference that while he was with the Palins, before Sarah was picked for V.P. by McCain, she was always very stressed out by her job. Then, after the election, she talked about how nice it would be to take some of the big money offers she was getting — books deals and reality shows. The book deal alone was worth millions of dollars; but she couldn’t do that as governor.

    And, one commenter on the YouTube video of the Levi press conference gets it just right:

    “josh3103; This press conference was certainly more coherent than the one [Palin] held a week ago. He stayed on topic, there were no mixed metaphors and his statements had subjects and predicates. One more reason Palin should hate this kid. He is a better communicator.”

  190. let it run says:

    AKM we need another contest: Name that Reality Show!

    Reality Bites!
    Baked Alaska

  191. austintx says:

    Cynthia

    I laughed so hard and let loose with some profanity and she hung up on me.

  192. chuck tatum says:

    Regretta Vain Cistern

  193. Flanders says:

    I love Levi more every day.

  194. Paula says:

    “IT’s in the Enquirer”

    Well, then we know it’s true. Just like everything on Springer is true. And on Fox.

    Everyone else just lies and lies and lies…

  195. Cynthia, TX says:

    @austintx

    that’s so crazy and outrageous that it doesn’t deserve a response.

  196. BahstinBoyo aka Wrangler Tractor Palin says:

    New Saracuda segment on Gretta Vain Lackofsubstance show…

    Fox On Fox

    Every night a different Democratic hopeful or incumbent is exposed with the new ‘Lie-o-meter’ graphic as she compares rumor to fact. Calling on her astute sense of reality, she expose them for what they are… hypocrites all.
    Watch as she debases and demoralizes anyone in her sights… and finishes with ‘Gotcha? You Betcha!’ Winky wink.

  197. austintx says:

    Obamanos!

    I know of what you speak. My redneck sister and her husband LOVE Palin. She still brags that sarah hung out in her town for 5 days. When I gleefully called her about the resignation , she said “At least she’s not Gay like Obama” I asked WTF she was talking about , and she said “IT’s in the Enquirer”
    Now , how do you argue with that ??

  198. wishinwell says:

    Meg totally needs an eyebrow job

  199. Obamanos! says:

    Here’s a very scary reaction for you.

    Last night I was talking to my older sister on the phone.

    She is a Palin supporter. I’m sorry, but it’s true.

    I love my sister. Even when she sins…

    Anyway, she was so happy for Sarah Palin and said,

    “C’mon, wouldn’t you quit if you knew you could make millions sharing what you know?”

    Aggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh……………

    Due to the fact you have to carefully speak to Palin supporters so they don’t hang up on you….

    I politely said,

    “Well, sure. So why didn’t she just say that to her citizens in Alaska? Maybe something like, financially we are hurting and from a personal standpoint, I’m leaving to write my book and I’ve accepted a deal to do….”

    Sister laughs and says, “You’re just mad that she won’t go away. Sarah Palin supporters know that she will just be attacked no matter what she does. I’m glad for her.”

    Uh-oh.

    My sister is a teacher. Lives in the south. Loves Sarah Palin.

    Now, don’t knock my sister folks….she can’t help herself.

    Ha.

    But I really hope and pray that a respected journalist will craft a good and meaningful story about how Sarah mocked government, lied to her fellow Alaskans and took the money and ran….

    I hope somebody calls her out.

    ugh.

  200. DinkyP says:

    I will always remember the night of Nov. 4th and the look on Sarah’s face when she lost. It was that sword of death look.

    I think Sarah had something to do with Sherry Johnstons’s arrest. After the campaingn rumors came out about hiding the arrest and Sarah knew about it.

    Levi is the man to break the quackypants camels back.

    The woman on a road to nowhere!

  201. austintx says:

    Fox has this show………

    http://www.fox.com/lietome/

  202. Obamanos! says:

    I agree with Trisha who wrote earlier about how MSM has not addresses Palin and her pitbull Meg attacking the father of Palin’s grandchild.

    Here’s what bothers me most about Palin/Meg…

    They are hateful.

    I remember Paul Begala on election night laying it all out very clearly. He said,

    “The Republican party wants to wrap it’s arms around Sarah Palin and declare her the next Ronald Reagan, but they can’t. It will never work. Why? Because for all the shortcomings Reagan had…he was a nice guy. Even his enemies could see that he was a kind person. Sarah Palin is mean. Nasty. Mean doesn’t sell in the long run. And she’s showing who she is in the way she talks and reacts. She’s just plain mean.”

    Meg suffers from some sort of mental issue as well.

    She fires those snotty emails and appears to be a 7th grade girl secretly texting from the girls bathroom.

    I’m very surprised that a national PR firm hasn’t grabbed those two and said, “Look, ladies, be the adults, this is how we orchestrate responses. One, don’t respond. Two, don’t respond. Three, about those lies while you were twisting your heels in the lawn of your home….let’s talk about that….”

  203. Lilybart says:

    caligirl: Palin will just say she is profiting because she was “tapped” for VP, not because of her profile as Gov.

    Gee, I could be a grifter too, I can think of clever ways around rules.

  204. rebekkah says:

    A Simple Plan

  205. austintx says:

    F Troop

  206. penny says:

    Honey, I exploited The Kids!

    Get Smart

    Spin City

    The Scheming Life

    The Shady Bunch

  207. rebekkah says:

    Why would they even dignify that Levi statement if it wasn’t true? Unbelievable that SP through Meg is still sarcastically responding to a young man. Sounds like he hit a nerve.

    If Sarah supporters don’t get it by now, they never will. She no doubt left because of greed. Forget her following who tirelessly campaigned for her door to door. Forget the “I Love you Sarah” crowds that waited for her in the sub-zero temps when she arrived back from Alaska. Forget the monetary support from little old ladies’ pension cheques who no doubt donated to her PAC.

    Throw them under the bus too. The wheels on Sarah’s bus go swish, swish, swish.

  208. Paula says:

    How about a primetime grade B made for TV movie:

    I know what you did last summer: revealing Palins half truths, secret word salad messages and outright lies.

    Alaskan Pie

    the Fake and the Furious

    Queen Palin and the Kingdom of her crystal ball

    Dances with Wolves (then shoots them)

  209. austintx says:

    Was just in the car for a moment , and the local drive time shock jocks were talkin’ Palin. One said that Levi “knocked up Bristol”………the other one said no , “When wingnuts do it , it’s called “Freedom F^*kin’ “……..

  210. anon blogger says:

    Hey guys….I have a title for that reality show (I don’t remember seeing this….)

    “Truth Or Consequences”

  211. carriesblank says:

    Sherry Johnston’s sentencing is on July 31. Doesn’t a judge normally give a few facts on how he or she reaches the terms of the sentence? I have a feeling that some interesting details could emerge. Fact-Authorities intercepted a package of 179 pills. 2 people were arrested who turned informants for the state. Are you telling me that the big time drug dealer that they came up with was Sherry Johnston? Who was selling 8 pills a month apparently from her own prescription. According to the State Police, text messages that they released, said that she could only sell so many because she had to save some for herself. Plus her arrest was delayed for the campaign. Levi has his book deal. He was in NY for at least 5 days, leaving NY on July 1. Sarah knew it was coming, was sick of being gov. and wanted money like Levi said.

  212. Judy5cents says:

    Now why didn’t I think of a reality show? My money was on something more dignified like a political talk show gig with Joe the Plumber. The Palin family is a natural for the genre. They offer lots of pathos and drama and the average viewer can relate to them. After all, she a mom just like you or me. And the Palins are all used to having cameras follow them around. Look what a reality tv did for Jon & Kate.

    Poor Levi. I know it wasn’t his idea to put on a suit and be paraded around onstage at the Republican convention.

  213. mmboucher Florida says:

    How about, “Todd & Sarah Dumb & Dumber”

  214. Lilybart says:

    penny Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 3:42 AM

    So You Think YOU Can Lie?

    Survivor – Alaskan Bus

    OMG you are all so funny.
    Hope this becomes another contest.

  215. let it run says:

    Pullin’ a Palin

  216. let it run says:

    Fear Factor

    ( one episode where the viewer is locked in a room with Meg and Sarah)

  217. Paula says:

    http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/

    I was on KO Countdown, so I assume they’ll fet it up there sooner thasn later.

    My head is swimming with the song:

    And the walls, come tumblin’ down, and the walls, come tumblin’ tumblin’…

  218. trisha says:

    Paula, do you have a link?

    Has this been picked up by the MSM or HuffPo?

  219. Paula says:

    Gryphyn has a post and Countdown clip. Ouch (heheheh):

    John Coale, who set up Sarah’s Legal Defense Fund and apparently runs SarahPAC, told Carlson that THEY reimbursed the state for the children’s travel expenses and paid her legal bills for the other ethics charges. In other words Sarah Palin has paid NO out of pocket money due to these charges!

  220. Isabella says:

    Hiff picked this up.
    Johnston made his comments at a news conference Thursday at the office of his attorney, Rex Butler.

    Johnston came forward, Butler said, because Alaskans want to know why Palin has decided to resign. She made the announcement last Friday.

    Johnston also is pursuing his own book deal. He is working as a carpenter while also pursuing a movie deal.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/09/levi-johnston-palin-resig_n_229182.html

  221. trisha says:

    Paula, I love the Beverly Hillbilly script. You nailed it.

  222. BigPete says:

    The Grifter’s “higher calling” is grabbing as much money as possible?
    Say it ain’t so!

  223. Gardenslug says:

    On that Youtube clip, (Thanks, Aussie Blue), it does seem he let it drop that he was living with the Palins previous to her selection as McCain’s VP. So, for how long? Was he living there in April?

  224. trisha says:

    Regarding Levi’s statement and Palin’s comment via mouthpiece Meg…..

    I am stunned (maybe not) that the MSM allowed Palin to rant for days about how she was treated so badly, yet not one of them addressed Palin’s own actions. She verbally attacked a teenage boy in the press by calling him a liar and an opportunist. If he is an opportunist, what does that make Palin. If that little fishing trip wasn’t an opportunisitic staged event—I don’t know what would be one.

    Palin threw Levi in the spotlight, used for him for her political gain–then she disposed of him when he was no longer a benefit to her and attacks him in public. It’s disgraceful. Has there ever been a sitting governor (or any politician) who has gone to war with a teenager in public?

    Poor, poor Palin has been “attacked” by the media. But, why isn’t anyone talking about Palin’s attacks on a teenager?

  225. Paula says:

    Who are we to assume will be paying Megamouth once Palin is unemployed? Oh, yeah, duh, her loyal supporters who donate their pennies while Palin collects big bucks writing her book. Imagine what her resonces will be then.
    Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  226. MIsfit in Texas says:

    Tales From the Snark Side

  227. Paula says:

    Truely sad, when you can read Beverly Hillbilly quotes and think, I thought Sarah or someone in her family said that (aw shucks)?

    Jed Clampett: I reckon you done what you done because you didn’t know we was who we was. And if we hadn’t been who we was, we’d have still been much obliged for you to have done what you done

    Milburn Drysdale: Where is your mother?
    Morgan Drysdale: She’s changing.
    Milburn Drysdale: That would be too much to hope for.

    Milburne Drysdale: I’m president of a bank.
    Jethro: Wow, can I be president of a bank too?
    Jed Clampett: Jethro that was a mighty disrespectful thing to say to Mr. Drysdale. Ask if you can be vice president

  228. austintx says:

    Well – I think we can all agree that it is a done deal that Levi will be on Letterman. Megtard will go bats^*t. I can hardly wait………….

  229. WakeUpAmerica says:

    “Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round” ???? or “…Up and Down”

  230. NYHawk says:

    “Father Knows Best” becomes “Sarah Knows Best.”

    “Everyone Loves Raymond” becomes “Everyone Loves Sarah.”

    “All in the Family” becomes “All in the Palin Family.”

    How about another Law and Order series: Law and Order: SarahPAC

  231. Isabella says:

    Nag wants Levi and also too probably does Palin.

  232. the problem child says:

    It’s easy to sound rational when you are not trying desperately to hide things.

  233. Paula says:

    Or maybe that simple, yet well know name, “The Wasilla Hillbillies”

    Palin, “How do you like yer moose, Todd, fallin’ off the bones tender or with a little fight left in it?”

  234. the problem child says:

    trisha Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 4:37 AM

    Isn’t it amazing that Levi does look like the rational one in this three-ring circus?
    —————
    Well his motives are pretty good: make some money so he can look after his kid. He can’t do that in AK anymore, apparently, thanks to the grifter clan.
    So he’s got himself a coach, and is going on the road.

  235. UK Lady says:

    How about -

    “It’s the Palins, get us out of here!!

  236. Paula says:

    sorry “In” Alsaka rather than “On”
    and Island. Didn’t delete the ON part.

  237. trisha says:

    Isn’t it amazing that Levi does look like the rational one in this three-ring circus?

    That snark coming from Meg is stunning. But, I am sure Palin is standing over her shoulder saying something like……

    “Meg, we need to knock the enemy…I mean that teenager… say something about my iconic image…MEG, you are not listening to me, say it’s desecration…then say, Levi is writing fiction–ya, that’s a good one…that will get em’. You got that Meg?”

  238. BuffaloGal says:

    Aussie – thanks!

    Paula – He really did do a lot better. And, as AKM said, once again Levi comes forth as the most reasonable voice from that pack.

    And Crayons, yeah – what’s with the comment about him living at the house before she was ran for VP? Didn’t the print version of his statement say that he was living with the Palins from Dec. through mid January ?

  239. the problem child says:

    The attack ferret may have rabies. Jeesh. Could she sound more screechingly awful in writing? (She’s bad enough orally.)

    Isn’t there already a show called “Deadliest Catch” about fishing in Alaska?
    And Levi is trying to corner the market on hunting in Alaska reality tv.
    What’s left, but pure family dysfunction?

  240. NYHawk says:

    Forget “Crossing Jordan”

    Don’t ever piss off a vindictive Palin: now there’s

    Crossing Sarah– each episode Sarah and Meg attack a different person who said something , anything, Sarah didn’t like.

  241. Paula says:

    Palins Isalnd: A never ending tour.

    The Palin family is stranded on in Alaska following a torrential political career.

    With Palin, as the captain.
    Todd, as Gilligan.
    Bristol as Ginger.
    Meg as Mary Ann.
    Levi (the smartest in the clan) can guest star as the Professor.
    The poor overexposed kids can be the elitist Howells.

  242. NYHawk says:

    Yikes, I didn’t mean to just write “I love Sarah,” without putting it into context.

    I should have said instead of “I love Lucy” the new version of that “iconic” comedy could be “I love Sarah” — because Sarah sure does love Sarah.

  243. Paula says:

    Thanks Aussie, wow, looks like Levi has been working with a speaking coach, he’s getting better at speaking in front of a camera.

    He wouldn’t vote for her, hehehe. Can we get him as a guest blogger? Sombody, call his agent!

  244. 264 Crayons says:

    Levi said he lived at their house even before she was picked to run for VP….what???

  245. womanwithsardinecan says:

    LOL. Great show names. The one that popped into my head, although the name escapes me, is that one where two families switch moms. Can you imagine another group of kids and hubby being subjected to sarah? And the Palin kids get that typical dumpy midwest mom who knits and collects plastic flowers. At the end of the episode, Bristol and Willow ask if they can keep her.

  246. Paula says:

    Fightin’ Quitters

    Unemployed women (e.g. lazy job quitters) come to Alaska to have foot races, mud wrestling and boxing matches with Sarah Palin.

  247. GJ - WBL says:

    A good PR spokesman can figure out when a response is needed and when it is better to stay quiet. Predictably, Meg always responds when it would be better to shut up. Of course, she is only saying what her boss tells her to say instead of taking the high road. Buttercup always wants to have the last word just like a feuding teenager.

  248. Aussie Blue Sky says:

    Woohoo!!! That’s not all he said! :D

  249. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    Nebraska Native Says:
    July 10th, 2009 at 4:00 AM

    Andee McLeod (spelling?) noted somewhere else that according to statute in AK, and elected official can not profit from the office for 2 years after leaving said office? Is that true, or am I just making that up as I go along?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    If that is true (and I hope it is) How on earth would they enforce it? they can’t even make her act ethically or do her job?

  250. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    HaHa megamouth! I will buy Levi’s “Fiction” but I won’t buy Buttercup’s ;-)

  251. NYHawk says:

    I love Sarah

    For those who need ideas: http://www.crazyabouttv.com/

  252. penny says:

    Donna,
    American Idle
    Perfect!

  253. penny says:

    The Grifters Next Door

    Whiner Swap

    Extreme Home Makeover – Grift Edition

    Todd Palin’s- This Free House

  254. NYHawk says:

    The Narcissists

  255. Aussie Blue Sky says:

    Isn’t it typical?

    “He’s lying! It’s fiction!” screeches Angry – before the guy has a chance to write a single word . . .

    She just begs for bad karma, doesn’t she?

  256. 264 Crayons says:

    LOL you got that right FW! I’m not so sure “dude” would go along with it – he appears to be missing a personality (but makes a mighty fine impression of a cardboard cutout.) I just wonder what he really thinks of SP wearing the pants in the family.

  257. FW says:

    Sarah Palin already is the best reality show on TV right now, and she’s giving it away for free, she might as well get paid to exploit her children and husband for millions.

  258. Nebraska Native says:

    …an elected, not and… too early here.

  259. Nebraska Native says:

    Andee McLeod (spelling?) noted somewhere else that according to statute in AK, and elected official can not profit from the office for 2 years after leaving said office? Is that true, or am I just making that up as I go along?

  260. 264 Crayons says:

    How about….”Who Wants To Be A Palin-err?

  261. Donna says:

    American Idle?

  262. 264 Crayons says:

    meg needs an eyebrow wax AND to not open her mouth so wide when she speaks. a bug or something might fly in there;)

  263. Terpsichore says:

    Big “Oh Brother!”

  264. penny says:

    Big Mother

  265. BuffaloGal says:

    Reality shows:

    You Betcher Life

    I Win You Lose

    (Favorite so far tho is Penny’s – “Biggest Loser” ha!

  266. Daisy Daisy says:

    I’d like to see all the family appear on Castaway!

  267. Daisy Daisy says:

    Brendan Joel Kelley has mentioned that he hopes to interview Levi on Saturday .

  268. Terpsichore says:

    Hey Terps, could your spelling BE less ‘proffessional’?

    Not much. Of course, it is ‘professional’. My bad.

  269. BuffaloGal says:

    That is my very favorite photo of Meg’s impersonation of Pee Wee Herman doing an impression of a screaming ferret.

    pic of pee wee for comparison: http://www.amoeba.com/dynamic-images/blog/Sarah/pee-wee.jpg

    And really? that’s the best she’s got ? ” Interesting to learn Levi’s working on a piece of fiction … ” That’s only one step up from “i know you are but what am i ” Obviously she’s working from the Playground Taunts and Attacks Playbook for Dummies.

  270. penny says:

    America’s Top Grifter!

  271. Gardenslug says:

    As theories about why Palin resigned go, Levi’s is reasonable. She did it for the money and hey, she’s tired of people harping on her to be ethical and accountable, also, too, you betcha.
    But, what will the Alaskan legislature do about her sudden resignation that leaves them to sort out the mess left behind? Can they censure, impeach or sue her? There have to be some conditions to her employment as the governor – did she breach the contract? What reasons are allowable for her stepping down?

  272. penny says:

    So You Think YOU Can Lie?

    Survivor – Alaskan Bus

  273. penny says:

    The Biggest Loser!!!!!!!!!!!!

  274. penny says:

    Sarah and Todd Plus Odd

  275. ttownlotta says:

    Grifters I say, just grifters. It has always been about the money. Why can’t people see that. SP’s attitude has always been “Haray for me and to hell with you” That pretty much says what she is all about.

  276. Terpsichore says:

    Also …
    “And wait a minute…..(screechy brake noise)…. Did he say a reality show? Sarah Palin? Now that’s something I’d like to see”

    Now that is NOT something I’d like to see. Talk about a way to completely screw up the remaining family you have (I presume Todd and the kids would be included).

    I don’t care how many times she takes a “family vote”. At some point parents have to do what;s best for their kids and not hide behind :the kids all said I should do it:. Ya don’t let your kids eat Twinkies everytime they want to, do you? No, you sometimes have to make unpopular decisions in their best interest.

    If she takes a reality show, it will only cement in my mind and I imagine others, that she truly only thinks of herself and her selfish interests first.

    Like Trig wouldn’t AT ALL be expolited in that … pass a barf bag please.

  277. penny says:

    I’m a Palin! Get me outa here!

  278. penny says:

    Pallin’ With the Palins

  279. penny says:

    Time for a…Name the Palin reality show, contest!

  280. Terpsichore says:

    Hey Meg, could you BE more snarky and sound less proffessional?

    Egads!! Someone get a muzzle, please.

    Why oh why does anyone think someone who chooses someone like this to be her spokeperson can seriously be President?

    Who would she choose to be her Press Secretary? Dennis Miller?

  281. UK Lady says:

    Well 15% of the population will believe the Palying camp, the rest of us ….not so much.

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