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Levi-Bristol custody fight over Palin grandchild will be public
Miami Herald ^ | December 29, 2009 | Lisa Dehmer

Posted on 12/29/2009 6:12:13 AM PST by chickadee

"Johnston fought to allow the custody matter to unfold in public, saying in a sworn statement that doing so would help put everyone on best behavior. He noted that Van Flein also represents Sarah Palin.

"I know that public scrutiny will simplify this matter and act as a check against anyone's need to be overly vindictive, aggressive or malicious, not that Bristol would ever be that way, nor that I would. But her mother is powerful, politically ambitious and has a reputation for being extremely vindictive," Johnston said in his affidavit. "So, I think a public case might go a long way in reducing Sarah Palin's instinct to attack."

Johnston said he didn't want to hurt or embarrass his son -- or Bristol. He thinks Sarah Palin, not Bristol, is acting with "sheer malice," Butler wrote in a court filing.

"He feels Sarah Palin, through her lawyer, under the guise of Bristol Palin's name, would run roughshod over his very bones," Butler wrote."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: bristolpalin; levi; levijohnston; palin; palinfamily; pos; sarahpalin
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This is so petty, political and vindictive on the part of Levi Johnston, that only a liberal judge would allow this spectacle to take place. There is no way that this could benefit the child in question.

The wording in the affidavit highlights this young man's lack of character.

1 posted on 12/29/2009 6:12:15 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

More of the same. He’s not smart enough to come up with this on his own either.


2 posted on 12/29/2009 6:13:35 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: chickadee

In Sarah’s book, she was asked at a debate what she would do if one of her daughters came up pregnant. She said that she would try to talk her into adoption.

She should have tried harder.


3 posted on 12/29/2009 6:14:36 AM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: chickadee

What’s he going to do with the baby? Parade him around from TV show to TV show? Sell him to the highest bidder? The kid shouldn’t be anywhere near a baby.


4 posted on 12/29/2009 6:15:14 AM PST by madison10
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To: wiggen

Agreed! There is someone behind this besides Levi. What a pitiful little turd! And the media is going to eat this up - unlike how they would treat the daughter of ANY liberal politician.


5 posted on 12/29/2009 6:16:06 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: chickadee
Bottom line. How much money does he want?
6 posted on 12/29/2009 6:16:07 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a blessing to live in the Ozarks.)
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To: madison10

he is a pos


7 posted on 12/29/2009 6:16:29 AM PST by doria253
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To: chickadee

Dads far more qualified than boychick Levi get shafted in court all of the time. What makes this rube think he is going to get a favorable ruling? (Psssst....look and see who is paying him for the real story on this)


8 posted on 12/29/2009 6:16:45 AM PST by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: netmilsmom

Mother`s should keep and raise their children period! No reason in the world for that child to be rejected, what a silly thing to say. Sorry just call em as I see em!!!


9 posted on 12/29/2009 6:18:17 AM PST by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN or BUST.)
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To: madison10

Levi’s constant attempts to garner publicity and his posing for nude photos puts the lie to this: “There’s no evidence either of the young parents is unfit, his lawyer, Rex Butler, wrote in a court filing.”


10 posted on 12/29/2009 6:19:27 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

This type of case is always heard in private.


11 posted on 12/29/2009 6:20:24 AM PST by stockpirate (Dec. 24, 2009, the day liberty in America died to applause in the US Senate. Republicans helped)
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To: fungoking

“Bottom line. How much money does he want?”

Probably, more than money, he is addicted to the feeling of being important and sought after.

He is an easy mark and useful tool for the “compassionate and nuanced” left hit groups.

The continual attacks on Palin is a theatre showcasing the left and their smug distaste for the masses.


12 posted on 12/29/2009 6:21:18 AM PST by Voter62vb
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To: stockpirate

but the libs and repubs in Alaska wants revenge on Sarah, so its public

BTW, Levi is on his last meal ticket with Sarah, there can be no way he can win in an honest, fair case.


13 posted on 12/29/2009 6:22:37 AM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: netmilsmom
She should have tried harder.

The mother can't unilaterally put the child up for adoption. If the low-class father wanted to keep the baby, there is nothing the mother can do to sever his parental rights. So adoption wasn't an option in this case.

14 posted on 12/29/2009 6:23:19 AM PST by FateAmenableToChange
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To: stockpirate

Thank you. That’s what I always thought. This is not going to be pretty. Bristol Palin shouldn’t have had to “prove” that an open hearing would hurt the child . . . common sense should have informed the judge of the truth of that.


15 posted on 12/29/2009 6:23:48 AM PST by chickadee
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To: netmilsmom

Oh, because this no-load, sperm donor has some lib judge on his side and this circus is going to be public, Palin’s daughter should have given up the baby for expediency’s sake? What a crappy way to look at things...IMO, it’s NOYB!


16 posted on 12/29/2009 6:24:08 AM PST by matginzac
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To: chickadee

This spoiled brat is hoping for more publicity, I don’t think he cares how it will ultimately affect the baby, nor for that matter his own mother. He want attention and cares not how he gets it.


17 posted on 12/29/2009 6:24:42 AM PST by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: chickadee
I think custody fights are terrible things. They should be avoided at all costs.

That said, I hope Levi is humiliated.

18 posted on 12/29/2009 6:24:49 AM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Friendofgeorge
"Mother`s should keep and raise their children period!"

Well, maybe this mother should, but let's not forget the real rotten mothers like Susan Smith (R.I.P. her children) and others, either.

19 posted on 12/29/2009 6:26:03 AM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: Friendofgeorge

I feel the same way about this comment - netmilsmom must be off her/his meds...


20 posted on 12/29/2009 6:26:52 AM PST by matginzac
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To: chickadee
The kid is an immature loser, fighting for maintaining his "notoriety", and extorting every dollar he can get for appearances. If this FAMILY matter is resolved privately, he can only count of support from the Democrat-machine to attack Sarah Palin, and his hope is to do the talk shows and get face-time.

He's a steaming dung pile, and worthless as a father.

21 posted on 12/29/2009 6:28:05 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: midwyf

All the more reason that the judge should have kept the proceedings secret. The language the young man used in the affidavit was a huge red flag. One must wonder why an experienced judge would allow a 19 year old brat to determine such an important aspect of this custody case.


22 posted on 12/29/2009 6:28:05 AM PST by chickadee
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To: stockpirate

This type of case is always heard in private.


Really. I sat on a custody case jury and that wasn’t in private but rather open court. This was in Texas so don’t know what the law says up Alaska way.


23 posted on 12/29/2009 6:28:30 AM PST by deport (64 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: chickadee

As far as I’m concerned, the judge made a very foolish decision and I question whether she has the common sense required to be a judge.

As for that idiot Levi, poor Tripp is saddled with him forever. When Tripp is old enough to realize just what harm his father willingly and knowingly brought to both Sarah’s and Bristol’s reputations, I think Levi will be out of luck.

Sooner or later that little boy will be old enough to realize his dad is a loser. Levi should think about that now and do what is right for his child, namely keeping these proceedings sealed.


24 posted on 12/29/2009 6:30:34 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discover" Sarah Palin)
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To: chickadee
I know that public scrutiny will simplify this matter and act as a check against anyone's need to be overly vindictive, aggressive or malicious”

Hey Levi, you need to get off the crack.
All that the non-achieving loser Levi has done, since he broke up with Bristol, is be nothing but vindictive, aggressive and malicious.. in addition to posing naked for depraved gay magazines.
The only one who is a bigger whore than Levi Johnson is Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.

25 posted on 12/29/2009 6:30:50 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: chickadee

This appears to more about a lawyer making his bones than Levi vs. Sarah.

Note to Levi: Get a new lawyer. An OLD lawyer. A GENTLEMAN lawyer.


26 posted on 12/29/2009 6:31:52 AM PST by blu (Graffiti the world, I've seen the writing on the wall...)
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To: Voter62vb

“He is an easy mark and useful tool for the “compassionate and nuanced” left hit groups.”

With luck, Levi will end up being adopted by Cindy Sheehan when the Dems have dropped him:)


27 posted on 12/29/2009 6:32:46 AM PST by chickadee
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To: madison10
The kid shouldn’t be anywhere near a baby.

The daughter shouldn't have been anywhere near Levy.

28 posted on 12/29/2009 6:33:10 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: madison10
The kid shouldn’t be anywhere near a baby.

The daughter shouldn't have been anywhere near Levy.

29 posted on 12/29/2009 6:33:18 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: chickadee

LOL

Let this little boy-child-daddy have the baby for a weekend without the baby’s mother! A long crying jag and a pile of poopy diapers should take care of that ole ‘custody’ thang.


30 posted on 12/29/2009 6:34:31 AM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: leapfrog0202
As far as I’m concerned, the judge made a very foolish decision and I question whether she has the common sense required to be a judge.”

Common sense ain't got nuthin’ to do with it.
A rather large sum from George Soros, secretly slipped in an envelope into her pockets, has everything to do with it.

31 posted on 12/29/2009 6:36:23 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: chickadee
But her mother is powerful, politically ambitious and has a reputation for being extremely vindictive," Johnston said in his affidavit.

Let me get this straight. You have been all over television slamming the lady on any show that would paste your smarmy face, you've posed nude for Playgirl, you have appeared on the red carpet with that @#$% Kathy Griffin, and all Sarah has said is that yes, you would be welcome for Thanksgiving dinner. Yeah, right, white trash boy, she's vindictive.

32 posted on 12/29/2009 6:36:31 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: chickadee

Levi says he wants this public to keep all parties civil.

He says Sarah has a reputation for being vindictive. There’s one I have not heard, yet.

No, I think he wants the celebrity. He posed for a gay men’s magazine and he’s in line for a new reality show in Alaska. Can it be any more obvious?

This kid is a mindless twit. His life will surely end early and in pathetic fashion.


33 posted on 12/29/2009 6:36:31 AM PST by ryan71 (TERM LIMITS)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Actually, you may want to check the stats on being raised in a single parent household and who fares better, those raised only by dad or mom.


34 posted on 12/29/2009 6:38:32 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: ryan71

He might ask Cindy Sheehan what happens to people who become an embarrassment to liberals after they have outlived their usefulness. Dude, your 15 minutes are up and have been for some time.


35 posted on 12/29/2009 6:39:27 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: chickadee

How is going public going to help everyone remain civil?

How could a judge fall for this crap?

And who in their right mind believes that it is any of their business?


36 posted on 12/29/2009 6:41:17 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan (ATTENTION RINOS: IT'S NOT THAT I'M TOO FAR RIGHT; IT'S THAT YOU'RE TOO FAR WRONG! fubo funp)
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To: chickadee
I think the language in the affidavit indicate that Johnston is someone's puppet. And he is absolutely happy to be so as long as his 15 minutes of fame continues. And why not? He is everywhere... Entertainment Tonight, Morning Shows, a commercial, a spread for Playgirl. Money is rolling in from every direction.

In a way I feel sorry for him. He is too stupid to realize what is happening to him. When he can no longer be used... whoever is using him will throw him in the trash heap like yesterday's garbage. What a degrading, humiliating lesson that will be.

37 posted on 12/29/2009 6:41:25 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: fungoking
Obviously, as much as the libtards will pay him to destroy Sarah Palin and the lives of those she loves. Sad.
38 posted on 12/29/2009 6:42:41 AM PST by All Blue State
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To: Friendofgeorge

Agreed. I am the father of two amazing children and I couldn’t imagine giving up my children. I don’t care what I had to do...I would keep my children. Can’t imagine life without them.


39 posted on 12/29/2009 6:48:35 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: carton253

Ah, how sad . . . you wish to apply reason, logic and common sense to a situation being manipulated by Democrats. When will we ever learn? sigh

The dynamic being created by the Johnston sock puppet is infuriating to say the least.


40 posted on 12/29/2009 6:49:27 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

The best thing Sarah can do is to just keep quiet on the subject. Her only comment should be: “It will play out in the family court; let’s leave it there.” I love Sarah, but she does tend to allow herself to be pulled into a public back-and-forth when it’s not necessary. Hopefully that will not be the case this time.


41 posted on 12/29/2009 6:50:22 AM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: chickadee
Johnston said he didn't want to hurt or embarrass his son -- or Bristol.

Then he should man up stop acting like an ass.

42 posted on 12/29/2009 6:51:57 AM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: ScottinVA

Excellent point. It would give Sarah a chance to practice being presidential!


43 posted on 12/29/2009 6:52:06 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

The thought occurred to me about security for the baby.
If Levi did get joint custody - would there by a private
security man to protect the baby?


44 posted on 12/29/2009 6:53:57 AM PST by savage woman
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To: ryan71
A fit father?? Yeah, right:

Gothamist: Levi Johnston Takes Aim at Sarah Palin During Porn Awards
Ladies, as you may know, Alaskan meathead heartthrob Levi Johnston is in town, and will be disrobing somewhere in New York today or tomorrow for Playgirl magazine. Last night the hunky father of Sarah Palin's grandson surfaced at The Box to accept a Fleshbot award for crossing over from pop culture "star" to sex star. When a reporter told him that Palin had reportedly declined to "trash" him during a soon-to-air interview with Oprah Winfrey, Johnston remarked, "She's being smart. She knows what I got on her." Do tell!!!

NY Post: Levi Johnston a prima donna
It's official -- Levi Johnston is a first-class idiot. He was spotted Tuesday at JFK wearing sunglasses and refusing to stand on line with the "regular" passengers, including "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander. A spy on his American Airlines flight told Page Six: "He then made a big show of getting on first. He was seated in the front row of first class, looking like he was born to be there and waiting for some recognition. Jason Alexander was quietly sitting behind him." We wish Levi would just zip it up and head back to the Alaskan oil fields.

45 posted on 12/29/2009 6:54:50 AM PST by CedarDave (What Obama and Osama have in common: Both release their terrorism statements on audio tape)
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To: savage woman

That’s a good question.

I also wondered about Levi Johnston’s ability to support the baby. Does he have another job besides camera chaser?


46 posted on 12/29/2009 6:55:41 AM PST by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Ricky Hollywood


47 posted on 12/29/2009 6:56:36 AM PST by onedoug
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To: chickadee
But her mother is powerful, politically ambitious and has a reputation for being extremely vindictive," Johnston said in his affidavit. "So, I think a public case might go a long way in reducing Sarah Palin's instinct to attack."

Hmmm...seems to me there would be a case for slander here.

48 posted on 12/29/2009 6:56:45 AM PST by HarleyD
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To: ladyjane
The kid shouldn’t be anywhere near a baby.

The daughter shouldn't have been anywhere near Levy.

Well there is that.

49 posted on 12/29/2009 7:03:17 AM PST by madison10
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To: chickadee
"I know that public scrutiny will simplify this matter and act as a check against anyone's need to be overly vindictive, aggressive or malicious, not that Bristol would ever be that way, nor that I would. But her mother is powerful, politically ambitious and has a reputation for being extremely vindictive," Johnston said in his affidavit.


Hilarious. The image of Levi saying this on his own is just too funny.
50 posted on 12/29/2009 7:03:29 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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