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Excerpts from Levi Johnston's Vanity Fair Interview
Time ^ | 9/2/09

Posted on 09/02/2009 7:36:16 AM PDT by redk

Levi Johnston tells editors at Vanity Fair about the off-camera life of the woman who almost became vice president, revealing that the Palin family's home life was very different from what was presented in the mainstream media. “Even before she was nominated,” Johnston writes, “there wasn't much parenting in that house. Sarah doesn't cook, Todd doesn't cook—the kids would do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, and get ready for school. Most of the time Bristol would help her youngest sister with her homework, and I'd barbecue chicken or steak on the grill.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 15minutes; axelrod; bristol; bristolpalin; famewhore; johnston; levi; levijohnston; lies; mommyinjail; palin; rexbutler; smears; soros; tankjones
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I'm usually all for ignoring this little punk but after the things he said in here she really needs to obliterate him once and for all.
1 posted on 09/02/2009 7:36:16 AM PDT by redk
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To: redk
Palin family's home life was very different from what was presented in the mainstream media.

I would certainly hope so. The mainstream media's account was that she was some sort of voodoo priestess shooting endangered animals from her porch while pretending to be pregnant to cover for her daughter who was knocked up by Todd.

I may have gotten the facts mixed up there, but that's the general sense I got.
2 posted on 09/02/2009 7:40:10 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Carbon Dioxide is NOT POLLUTION)
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To: redk

This is from the kid whose mother is a druggie? Yeah. He’s believable.


3 posted on 09/02/2009 7:40:13 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: redk

Oh the horrors of having your kids do chores! What were the servants doing this whole time?


4 posted on 09/02/2009 7:40:47 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrat - The new Party of National Socialism. Pelosi and Kosmas - founding members.)
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To: redk

I’m wondering when his 15 minutes of fame is going to be over? The things he says keep getting worse and worse almost like he’s thinking, ‘ok they believed Bristol and I had sex in her room while her parents were there so what else can I say in hopes of getting more exposure?’

I’m sick to death of him and I’m with you ~ she ought to just totally put him out of his misery.


5 posted on 09/02/2009 7:41:30 AM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: redk

Drag a 100.00 bill thru his trailer park and his mother will
barbecue you a batch of meth!


6 posted on 09/02/2009 7:42:26 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: redk

Todd needs to take this kid for a little ride in the country.


7 posted on 09/02/2009 7:42:50 AM PDT by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

You’re so right. And I’d bet her kids can cope and handle a household while being out on their own, rather than old Levi with no brain. I teach my kids to do work, too...and not be dependent on someone else to live on their own.

Levi...not worth anything. I bet he walks in his momma’s footsteps. He’ll say anything to get his moment of fame. Worthless...


8 posted on 09/02/2009 7:43:02 AM PDT by USAHOME
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To: redk

Johnston continues to dance for his pieces of silver. He will say anything to please his leftist masters. He is a liar and white trash.


9 posted on 09/02/2009 7:43:50 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
“This is from the kid whose mother is a druggie? Yeah. He’s believable.”

Yes, with the same mother who claimed she did nothing wrong and would be cleared....weeks before she plead guilty.

The same guy that's sister once claimed the Palin’s were lying about Bristol going to school......weeks before Bristol graduated.

You get the idea.

10 posted on 09/02/2009 7:44:12 AM PDT by redk
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To: redk

I thought this idiot’s 15 minutes was already over...


11 posted on 09/02/2009 7:45:28 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: redk

Only the rabid leftist Palin haters will believe this. Its what they want to hear. Of course, Levi is too much of a tool to realize he is a pawn of the left. He’s also to dumb to realize that every time he speaks up, every time he bad mouths his sons family, he makes the case against himself for being a part time father- and sets the stage for Bristol to get full custody.


12 posted on 09/02/2009 7:45:34 AM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: redk
Even DUers think he's a loser.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x6444412

13 posted on 09/02/2009 7:46:47 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: redk

I think Bristol needs to go to court and increase her child support payments from Mr. Johnston. He does seem to be making a lot of money trashing the Palin family.


14 posted on 09/02/2009 7:47:23 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: NMEwithin
I thought this idiot’s 15 minutes was already over...

He's a walking dirt mine. When the vein runs dry he'll get thrown away.

15 posted on 09/02/2009 7:47:44 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: redk

The dems must REALLY be paying this loser big bucks to make up trash. They say everyone has their price.


16 posted on 09/02/2009 7:50:49 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 ("Peace" is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - Anonymous)
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To: redk

The horror! An entire family cooperating as a cohesive unit!


17 posted on 09/02/2009 7:51:58 AM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This kid will do anything for money and the libs will keep promising him money to trash Sarah.

The kids wash their clothes, clean their rooms, get ready for school, make their food - oh the horror. Teaching children responsibility and self reliance must be a crime.


18 posted on 09/02/2009 7:52:41 AM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: DogBarkTree

Well, they want to believe him but even they know he has no credibility.

Sarah should send Kathy Griffin some flowers.


19 posted on 09/02/2009 7:55:52 AM PDT by redk
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To: tacticalogic

Why did they even let this guy into their house and near their daughter?


20 posted on 09/02/2009 7:58:46 AM PDT by mono
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To: redk

What a brat. He needs to be taken behind the woodshed.


21 posted on 09/02/2009 8:00:42 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (Who is John Thompson?)
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To: redk

This story certainly smells fishy to me. Like some Lib wrote up their stereotype of what Sarah must be like and put Mr. Johnston’s name on it.


22 posted on 09/02/2009 8:00:43 AM PDT by sauropod (People who do things are people that get things done.)
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To: redk

Levi’s only attention/fame getting ploy, is to say bad stuff about Sarah.

He is working it to the max.

We know the liberals can’t wait to post derogatory comments from him about Sarah.

She is being classy to ignore him.

I do not believe him. He is being deliberately ugly .


23 posted on 09/02/2009 8:04:51 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: redk
Well I hope Sarah paid the kids at least minimum wage for time spent doing their chores. And for godsakes, the kids better have filed tax returns for that money.

Meanwhile, the Kennedy kids shoot heroin into their testicles, rape babysitters, and bash in schoolgirl heads with golf clubs. But they're royalty and such behavior is expected.

24 posted on 09/02/2009 8:08:42 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Plug the name Rex Butler into your search engine.

- JP


25 posted on 09/02/2009 8:19:42 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("Government cannot make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise." - Sarah Heath Palin)
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To: redk

“...the kids would do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, and get ready for school...”

Sounds to me like Todd and Sarah Palin did a pretty good job of parenting if they can get the kids to do all these chores. We’re trying to get our kids to do these things too, unfortunately with less success than the Palins.


26 posted on 09/02/2009 8:21:46 AM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: leapfrog0202
I’m wondering when his 15 minutes of fame is going to be over?

They will never be over, just so long as Palin is a threat and he is willing to trash the Palin family. She was governor, he works. I have no doubt the Palin's were pressed for time, but I am equally sure that Levi Johnston clearly understands where his financial bread is buttered and there's always more cash for more dirt, whether exaggerated or not.

27 posted on 09/02/2009 8:28:33 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: dead

Good point.


28 posted on 09/02/2009 8:29:39 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: redk

I simply do not understand why you folks keep devoting bandwidth to this loser. He means nothing.


29 posted on 09/02/2009 8:32:03 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: techno

SARAH PALIN DOES NOT COOK:

I seem to remember at the beginning of the year that when Greta Van Susteren was interviewing Sarah Palin in her home that she was indeed cooking.

Was that special effects or a Palin impersonator doing the cooking?


30 posted on 09/02/2009 8:33:32 AM PDT by techno
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To: redk

I think we need to remember that politicians are very unusual people. They are intense and ambitious. Family life has been strained for politicians of many political stripes.

My guess is that Johnston is taking some things that have a grain of truth and exaggerating them. When Palin was giving speeches all over the country, of course she wasn’t making every hockey game. Arguing is part of married life, and intense people like the Palins probably have intense arguments. A determined and caring woman like Palin may have thought Bristol wasn’t ready to be a mother and was willing to strongly encourage her not to have the child.

And how many of us have complained about our jobs? If any of us could quit our jobs and triple our income, wouldn’t it be tempting? And if any of us had been treated like McCain’s people treated Palin, wouldn’t we be a bit annoyed?

This whole thing just makes out Palin to be a human being and Johnston a lowlife who can’t be trusted with someone’s privacy.


31 posted on 09/02/2009 8:39:13 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: redk

there were a lot of people who wanted bristol to marry this guy


32 posted on 09/02/2009 8:40:14 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Shop at Whole Foods Sep 1!!!)
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To: techno

I don’t think you read the article. it’s much worse than accusing Palin of delegating chores to her kids.


33 posted on 09/02/2009 8:42:14 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Shop at Whole Foods and buy-cott the boycotters!!!)
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To: redk

This kids is a monkey who dances for coins. Pathetic.


34 posted on 09/02/2009 8:43:04 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sarah Palin will soon have more fans on Facebook than most major newspapers have readers.)
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To: redk
Hmmm... My mother went to work when I was 10 and I learned to cook, do laundry, sew, repair small engines. All of which came in handy when I went off to college and got married. Seeing this jerkoff impregnated a minor and is neither going to school or holds a honest job, somehow we are supposed to give weight to his opinions.
35 posted on 09/02/2009 8:47:20 AM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: redk
At this point, using Levi Johnston as a primary source for any form of print article discussing Sarah Palin ought to be considered prima facie evidence either of publishing known falsehood or of reckless disregard for the truth.
36 posted on 09/02/2009 8:47:53 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: redk
the kids would do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, and get ready for school. Most of the time Bristol would help her youngest sister with her homework

Sounds like the kids are well raised, independent and take responsibility.

Unlike Levi, his druggie jail "mom" and creepy sister.

37 posted on 09/02/2009 9:15:30 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: Josh Painter; Bulldawg Fan

Rex Butler is a black supremacist Democrat lawyer who supported Jesse Jackson for his presidential bid and of course Barack Obama. He is now “surprisingly” Levi Johnston’s lawyer and along with his like-minded buddy Tank Jones pulling the punk’s strings to dance to the MSM’s tune.


38 posted on 09/02/2009 9:28:17 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: redk
According to Johnston, “She would blatantly say, ‘I want to just take this money and quit being governor.' She started to say it frequently, but she didn't know how to do it.

Bwahahahaha! Right...

39 posted on 09/02/2009 9:31:27 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: techno

Governor Palin let the official Governor’s chef go to save money for the state taxpayers which is a sign that she indeed does cook.

Does anyone here really believe that a working class couple that is famous for hunting and fishing for food, and that even own and operate their own small, seasonal, commercial fishing boat don’t know their way around a kitchen and cooking and that their kids wouldn’t know more about fundamental food preparation than about 95% of the population?


40 posted on 09/02/2009 10:14:03 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: VeniVidiVici

For real, my sons are now 18 and 20 and can cook, do laundry and can sweep and mop. Now when they get married, they won’t NEED a woman to clean up after them.


41 posted on 09/02/2009 10:21:34 AM PDT by Lyantana (A Southern View)
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To: techno

I was just going to say the same thing- she was making something in the oven (can’t remember what) and then she fixed up a big pot of moose stew I believe! I bet she’s actually a good cook.


42 posted on 09/02/2009 10:28:10 AM PDT by gore_sux_2000
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To: redk

At least now Levi’s earning enough money for his meth-addict-mom to hire a really good attorney next time she’s arrested for drug dealing.


43 posted on 09/02/2009 10:28:35 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: sauropod
Like some Lib wrote up their stereotype of what Sarah must be like and put Mr. Johnston’s name on it.

Yep. I read as much of it as I could stand and came away with the distinct impression that if young Mr. Johnston wrote more than two words of it he is missing his calling as a journalist. A bad journalist, but a journalist. Not that I'm skeptical, but I wonder what his English grades were like?

44 posted on 09/02/2009 10:34:23 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

wouldn’t it just give you a good feeling in your heart..

if someone found this little P.O.S. out on some backroad somewhere with a bloody nose, missing teeth and some broken bones.


45 posted on 09/02/2009 11:53:19 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: redk

Excerpts from Levi Johnston's Vanity Fair Interview

There, fixed the title.
46 posted on 09/02/2009 12:34:59 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: redk
Levi is the filthy slime that floats on the top of a cess pool; he is the gnat that swarms to mucus on a cur dog's private part on a hot day in the dirtiest Mexican border town! He is only doing this for dough to pay child support and avoid jail because he's a punk with barely a high school diploma and cannot manage even to flip sliders at McDonalds because they won't turn over when dopes use hockey sticks instead of spatulas.
47 posted on 09/02/2009 12:53:37 PM PDT by meandog (GWB IS the reason for BHO!)
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To: redk
I am guessing Levi will be a special guest of Vanity Fair, at the sleazy Grammy Awards coming up in a week or two
48 posted on 09/02/2009 12:55:08 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( Yes I Love Sarah Palin!! I wish she were mine.)
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To: Friendofgeorge

I meant to say Sleazy Emmy awards.


49 posted on 09/02/2009 12:56:05 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( Yes I Love Sarah Palin!! I wish she were mine.)
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To: SolidWood

Interesting. I guess someone should ask Levi when he last visited his son and if Todd Palin was present. Todd needs to show him some father-son tough love and help turn this boy into a man. Either that or just beat his ass for trashing his family over and over.

Levi is a perfect example of what happens when most young men without fathers reach maturity (physical maturity).


50 posted on 09/02/2009 1:32:50 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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