Levi Johnston says that he would not vote for Sarah Palin if she ran for President or Vice-President. Johnston says he wouldn’t vote for someone who “quit on Alaska” and “couldn’t handle the stress” of the job. Politically what does this amount to? A big pile of jack squat!
Just when I was starting to think Sarah Palin had some shred of political savvy she goes and quits. Why? Well there are, at this point, thousands of opinions on the matter. The Moderate Voice and Donklephant can supply you with more than a few. Maine politicos at Turn Maine Blue and As Maine Goes throw in their two cents as well.
After a long two weeks of shocking deaths, this news made me pinch myself. And her speech! Can one even call it that. Calling Palin’s resignation address a speech would just confuse school children as to what a speech actually is. No kids, that was just disorganized rambling. That will not bring you success on the debate team.
You’ve all heard the dead fish and basketball analogies. Well you can’t BS a BSer. You wouldn’t quit the basketball game halfway through the first period, especially if it was your first game. I don’t understand how quitting because you couldn’t do the job makes you any kind of hero, or is a smart political move. Imagine if she HAD been vice president. “Well country, the media has been a big meanie to me and those darn Democrats wont let me skeet shoot in the Rose Garden. I can see nothing is going to get done so I quit. Told’ja I was mavericky.”
While this may be the political death of Sarah Palin, I imagine there is something up her sleeve. There is a more lucrative game in town and Palin wants in on it. I would not be surprised if there is some sort of punditry in her future. Fox News could expect a HUGE ratings boost with Palin on the payroll. Plus there is radio, books, news columns, all sorts of better paying avenues than Gov. And ones where you can do what ever your moose shootin’ self likes.
She, maybe Palin isn’t as crazy as you thought…Did I really just write that. This must be the Twlight Zone.
I just heard today that Bristol Palin (if you don’t know who that is you must live in a cave) and Levi Johnston broke off their engagement recently. There should probably be a joke there or some kind of “that’s what you get!” comment, but I just don’t have it in me.
from NY Times
The engagement between Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol Palin, 18, and Levi Johnston is off. Mr. Johnston, 19, told The Associated Press that he and Bristol Palin mutually decided “a while ago” to end their relationship. Mr. Johnston declined to elaborate. The two are the parents of a boy, Tripp, who was born Dec. 27. Governor Palin revealed her daughter’s pregnancy days after being named as Senator John McCain’s running mate on the Republican presidential ticket.
When the announcement came on the news this morning I felt sympathy for Bristol and her son. My wife and I got pregnant two years ago. Our choice to get married and raise our child together was made in private. No one influenced us, we weren’t on the news, and our lives were used as a PR morality tale. We were able to make the choice to get married based on our love for each other and nothing else.
I feel a great deal of sorrow for Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston. Something that should be one of the most special times in a parent’s life was played out on the nightly news. Tabloid journalism tarnished a beautiful event with searches for the next big headline. Just look at the headline E! gave the story – Bristol Palin and her Baby Daddy break up. It’s is E!, an absolute stinking latrine that does not remotely deserve to have the title of journalism anywhere near it, but come on people.
Some out there may hint that they think Bristol Palin got what was coming to her thanks to Mommy Sarah. To those who hold that opinion I say what the Hell is wrong with you?! Can you not detach politics from the rest of life? I abhor Sarah Palin’s politics. I find her a dreadful ideologue. That doesn’t entitle her children to be open to such ridicule. As a parent I find the invasion into her children’s privacy vile. Say what you want about Sarah Palin, or any candidate, but children should have been completely off limits. One should not have to pay for the sins of the father.
I’ll leave you with one of the comments I read on this story that pretty much sums up my argument: This is not news and it is none of anyone’s business.