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Sarah Palin calls Johnston a liar and fame seeker
Entertainment Tonight Online ^

Posted on 04/03/2009 6:08:46 PM PDT by Hawk720

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is firing back at her grandson's teenaged father, Levi Johnston, for comments he made on TV about the circumstances surrounding his son's conception.

On an episode of "The Tyra Banks Show" to air Monday, Johnston, 18, claims that Gov. Palin did not think that he and her daughter Bristol were being abstinent when they were together.

"Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show," Palin's rep tells People.com. "We're disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship."

(Excerpt) Read more at etonline.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fameseeker; johnston; levi; levijohnston; palin; palinfamily; sarahpalin; sellouts
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1 posted on 04/03/2009 6:08:46 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

How low will they go? No telling as it is unrelenting.
This kid is a tool. Why else does he think he was put on the air?

Jagoff.

Good for the Palin family not taking it.


2 posted on 04/03/2009 6:10:50 PM PDT by romanesq
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To: Hawk720

Levi is a waste of space.


3 posted on 04/03/2009 6:11:44 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Hawk720

Here’s your clue that your daughter was dating white trash.


4 posted on 04/03/2009 6:12:01 PM PDT by wolfcreek (There is no 2 party system only arrogant Pols and their handlers)
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To: Hawk720

If this kid worked as hard at getting a job to pay for his child as he does at extending his 15 minutes, he might actually make something of himself. As it stands now, he’s just a degenerate, absent father who relies on others to shoulder what should be his responsibility.


5 posted on 04/03/2009 6:12:24 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Hawk720

Sarah, you really need to stay out of the tabloids and there is no reason to respond to Levi’s statements.

And yes, I knew Levi was bad news the moment he stepped on the stage with you.


6 posted on 04/03/2009 6:12:30 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Hawk720

Days of Our Levis.


7 posted on 04/03/2009 6:13:24 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Soap opera.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative; gimme1ibertee; ExGeeEye; euram; william clark; Clyde5445; brushcop; ...

PING!

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

Sarah Palin isn't taking any crap from anklebiting liars selling their last pathetic remnants of "honor". Bristol is better off without that scumbag.

8 posted on 04/03/2009 6:14:08 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: Hawk720

She should have declined to comment. No good comes from having a public fight with your daughters ex-boyfriend and family.


9 posted on 04/03/2009 6:15:04 PM PDT by linn37 (a mortgage in every pot)
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To: trumandogz
"Sarah, you really need to stay out of the tabloids and there is no reason to respond to Levi’s statements.

This kid is an ultra-moron, but I have to agree with you. The best reaction from Palin and "her camp" would be "no comment".

She needs some professional political handlers, and in a hurry (that is if any actually still exist in the GOP).

10 posted on 04/03/2009 6:16:01 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: linn37

I agree - Palin just lowers herself closer to their level by commenting.


11 posted on 04/03/2009 6:16:50 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720
The Palins aren't demonstrating much wisdom in keeping this soap opera alive.

Better not to draw additional attention to the fact that their teenage daughter made a baby with a bum.

12 posted on 04/03/2009 6:17:01 PM PDT by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed Imposter")
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To: Hawk720

You should be banned for posting stuff from ET.


13 posted on 04/03/2009 6:17:25 PM PDT by Tempest (The Republican party, racing to lose 2010)
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To: Hawk720
Sarah needs to SHUT UP.

The more she responds the more the left will pursue it.

If she has NO REACTION and IGNORES it, the LEFT will see their efforts don't get a rise out of her.

Oh, Sarah! When will you learn?

It's funny but this is kids stuff. The LEFT bullies you, and like clockwork, you respond. When will you learn that it doesn't matter what the LEFT thinks or does. Judge the SOURCE, Sarah and respond accordingly IGNORE them and give them NO REACTION! No one worth their salt believes the LEFT. Intelligent people pay no attention to these kinds of leftists. You're behaving as immaturely as your daughter.

You may consider yourself a "pit bull with lipstick" ... but lets not wallow in the mud with the pigs.

14 posted on 04/03/2009 6:17:38 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: linn37

Inevitably her private life has been made public by the MSM. Might just as well not take this crap and call the liars out. Else they will preach any utterance of that sellout Johnston “familiy” as pure truth.


15 posted on 04/03/2009 6:17:47 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: romanesq
Why else does he think he was put on the air?

He was paid ...

16 posted on 04/03/2009 6:18:29 PM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, your surrender your rights.)
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To: trumandogz

Amen. Why give the story another day in the news. It’s not as if the Tyra show has any viewers.

But for all those who are now lambasting Levi, I’m sure most all of you were just in love with him when he was brought out on parade as a shining example of American youth.


17 posted on 04/03/2009 6:18:47 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: trumandogz
Sarah, you really need to stay out of the tabloids and there is no reason to respond to Levi’s statements.

Don't be stupid...what do you expect from a protective mother.

This young dude is no gentleman...he is a cad and should be exposed as such.

Sarah is behaving as we should...not as one would hope we might!

18 posted on 04/03/2009 6:19:03 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies ("I am not your enemy...I only seek the truth")
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To: nmh

Right nmh... as if you are worried about her being pursued by the left./sarc


19 posted on 04/03/2009 6:19:15 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: linn37

NO.

Sarah was ABSOLUTELY justified and RIGHT for attacking this garbage. We don’t need another round of “I will not respond to criticism” mentality that DOMINATED George Bush, and Barry Goldwater before him.


20 posted on 04/03/2009 6:19:42 PM PDT by Jeb21 (www.jewsagainstobama.com)
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To: linn37
“She should have declined to comment. No good comes from having a public fight with your daughters ex-boyfriend and family.”

It's stupid and she is making herself look very small.

She is single handedly ruining her own political career with constantly responding to this crap. She's showing she is thin skinned and not a leader ... . She's helping the LEFT paint that picture of herself ... surely she is not that dumb?

21 posted on 04/03/2009 6:19:51 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Jeb21

Political criticism or a political attack is completely different. This is personal dirty laundry, and the Palins would be smart to let it die.


22 posted on 04/03/2009 6:21:31 PM PDT by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed Imposter")
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To: Hawk720

I know some of you guys don’t think she should have commented but believe it or not AllahPundit is on her side for once -

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/04/03/palin-rips-levi-johnston-for-dishing-about-bristol-on-tyra-bankss-show/


23 posted on 04/03/2009 6:22:55 PM PDT by redk
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To: SolidWood
Bristol is better off without that scumbag.

Those are harsh words for someone who was defending Levi during the election and just a couple months ago when Levi was fired from his oilfield job.

24 posted on 04/03/2009 6:23:31 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: nmh

Surely you are not pretending to care?


25 posted on 04/03/2009 6:23:37 PM PDT by redk
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To: nmh
surely she is not that dumb?

Not as dumb as a certain Governor from Massachussetts who supported Planned Parenthood, the homosexual agenda and socialist healthcare and thinks he can run as a Conservative. But then again the dumb ones are those buying into this.

26 posted on 04/03/2009 6:23:53 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: Hawk720
There's no way she is going to be our standard bearer. She's surrounded by trailer trash and doesn't seem to be able to hold her head up and rise above it.

Sarah, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

27 posted on 04/03/2009 6:26:39 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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To: DryFly

Yes, it is rather amusing that the same people who just last fall were gushing about their wonderful Levi are now lambasting him


28 posted on 04/03/2009 6:26:39 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: romanesq

I didn’t even know about Levi being on tv until this. Sarah should just keep quiet.


29 posted on 04/03/2009 6:27:12 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Texas_shutterbug
Wow Palin’s stalkers are out in full force tonight.
30 posted on 04/03/2009 6:27:39 PM PDT by redk
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To: trumandogz

I stand with the comments I made then, because their private life should not be our business. The point of my comments was to be directed against those busybodies picking apart their private life without any proof, based entirely on rumors.

But now that Levi Johnston and Co. are themselves running their gossipy mouths and spreading BS for a handfull $$$, why should I defend him any longer?


31 posted on 04/03/2009 6:27:40 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: SolidWood
"Not as dumb as a certain Governor from Massachussetts who supported Planned Parenthood, the homosexual agenda and socialist healthcare and thinks he can run as a Conservative. But then again the dumb ones are those buying into this."

The Mittwits will remain following the faux-conservative, and we need to move on to someone who has values, principles, AND is willing to speak their mind.

32 posted on 04/03/2009 6:28:43 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gots to buy no gas...Obama take care o' me!")
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To: Texas_shutterbug

You would have by monday. You don’t seriously think that the MSM would have let this story die?


33 posted on 04/03/2009 6:29:23 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: Texas_shutterbug

You would have by monday. You don’t seriously think that the MSM would have let this story die?


34 posted on 04/03/2009 6:29:24 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to becomes slaves of Washington.")
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To: Hawk720; nmh
I agree - Palin just lowers herself closer to their level by commenting.

Are you people freaking kidding me? This isn't just some punk off the street - this is the kid who was supposedly going to marry Palin's daughter and is the father of her child. He went on national television and made a bunch of accusations. It would have been beyond ignorant NOT to respond, not to mention sacrificing family honor for political expediency. Now, if Palin had issued some Jerry Springer-type of response, I'd agree that she shot herself in the foot, but the statement was classy and to the point, without being petty or argumentative. It basically said that they were disappointed in Levi's behavior.

Worrying about what the media will do with the story is pointless. The media will lie, distort, and accuse regardless of Palin's response. At least this way, some dignity and pride is defended. You can't just ignore the kid - he was an insider. His accusations must be addressed or the media would use that to attack Palin.

Have you people been beaten down so long that you've lost even the will to defend yourselves?
35 posted on 04/03/2009 6:29:53 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: nmh

Well just maybe her respect for the truth and honor means just a bit more than any possible political aspirations. The one reason she originally caught fire with the general public was her no nonsense approach to the world. I have far more respect for someone who calls a spade a spade than someone who is poitically or socially afraid to confront an issue.

In my book, a “no comment” response means either the claims are true or you are too much of a coward to dispute it.

Damn the torpedoes; Full speed ahead.


36 posted on 04/03/2009 6:30:07 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: Texas_shutterbug
"She's surrounded by trailer trash and doesn't seem to be able to hold her head up and rise above it.

Do the names Billy Carter and Roger Clinton ring a bell. How come it's only Republicans with questionable family members that get saddled with that baggage?

Unfortunately, this will all just be material for SNL and the other leftist comedians.

37 posted on 04/03/2009 6:31:27 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Hawk720

I hope he doesn’t think his monetary rewards are going to just him...he has a son to support now. Welcome to reality, daddy child.


38 posted on 04/03/2009 6:31:36 PM PDT by hope (don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
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To: fr_freak
“Have you people been beaten down so long that you've lost even the will to defend yourselves?”

No they are just serial Sarah Palin haters. It's sad really.

39 posted on 04/03/2009 6:31:38 PM PDT by redk
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To: indylindy

He sowed his wild oats, and like most scum now he will do ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING to make money.

Soon nobody will remember anything about him,let alone his name, unless he’s refer to as the scum that was involve with Bristol and tried to cash in at her expense.


40 posted on 04/03/2009 6:33:34 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: trumandogz

I think you’re right that Palin ought not engage her grandson’s father in a public war of words.

But how did you know Levi was bad news? Many people around here thought he cut a fine figure at the convention.


41 posted on 04/03/2009 6:34:14 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Hawk720
I think she's just fed up with all the false allegations and back stabbings. OTOH, she can't just sit back and let this attack on her daughter be overlooked. She welcomed that young man on the stage with her, and this is the reward her family receives?

I think Gov Sarah is just stuck in the middle.

42 posted on 04/03/2009 6:34:58 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Hawk720

Good for her. It’s about time Republicans stood up for themselves immediately and quash smears such as this.

Ignoring this type of trash will not make it go away, nor will it make the recipient seem “above” it. Quite the contrary, it will make that person seem weak and likely guilty in the court of public opinion.

The Republicans better toughen up quick or they will become the permanent political minority in this country.


43 posted on 04/03/2009 6:35:25 PM PDT by Pox
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To: DryFly

I wasn’t gonna comment but because of your post I just can’t resist.

Levi is a white trash piece of sh..!

And no, I was not in love with him when he was brought out as “a shining example of American youth.”

It must be tough being wrong all the time. Or are you just a smart-ass who has 20/20 hindsight and loves to say I-told-you-so? Or, maybe you knew what a piece Levi was and enlightened everyone here? Or maybe you just hate Palin? Or maybe you expect young women to be perfect? Or, just the Palins to be perfect?

So many questions, so little time.


44 posted on 04/03/2009 6:37:26 PM PDT by saleman (!!!!)
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To: SolidWood

Those who are so concerned about Sarah commenting back are not her supporters in the first place.

The MSM and other Gov. Palin bashers are getting a clue that Gov. Palin won’t put up with lies and smears that
are continued on and on.

The Palin bashers are just sorry they don’t have and adult for a candidate


45 posted on 04/03/2009 6:37:43 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: trumandogz

“I knew Levi was bad news the moment he stepped on the stage with you.”

I also KNEW he was not going to marry her, and didn’t even want to be there, but I didn’t post it so as to avoid creating a mini-flame war.

I love Sarah.


46 posted on 04/03/2009 6:39:03 PM PDT by Canedawg (Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny- M. Levin)
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To: redk

This is a one or two day story and then it goes to irrelevency. I don’t think it matters how she responded. She’s a mother first isn’t she?


47 posted on 04/03/2009 6:39:28 PM PDT by wrighter
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To: fr_freak
"Have you people been beaten down so long that you've lost even the will to defend yourselves?

This probably wouldn't have been covered by the more mainstream publications like NYT or WaPo. But, with Palin's rather lengthy response from her spokesman, they have to cover it now.

Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. A...

"no comment"

or even...

"We're disappointed in Levi. Beyond that, we won't be commenting."

...would have allowed the story to die. The statement they put out comes off as amateurish. Not surprisingly, it probably was crafted by someone who doesn't have the greatest amount of experience in managing national media.

48 posted on 04/03/2009 6:39:51 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Hawk720

It’s ok Bristol, my exhusband and father of my two oldest children is a jackass too.


49 posted on 04/03/2009 6:40:30 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Big_Monkey
Yes, the names Billy Carter and Roger Clinton DO ring a bell precisely because Carter and Clinton "were" saddled with their goofy relatives being in the news quite frequently. I'm old enough to have voted for Carter the second time, so I remember it well (well, pretty well. LOL).

And, remember, Sarah is the one who thrust her kids and Levi into the news. She could have left them at home, you know. :)

50 posted on 04/03/2009 6:42:39 PM PDT by Texas_shutterbug
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