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.”
According to Johnston, Palin rarely attended her son Track's hockey games, and she often complained about her job as governor, saying it was “too hard.” She often fought with her husband, Todd, who slept in a separate room during the Republican National Convention. And, says Johnston, “there was a lot of talk of divorce in that house … times when Sarah and Todd would mention it and sound pretty serious.”
Johnston also reveals that Sarah asked Bristol and him to keep Bristol's pregnancy a secret. “She told me that once Bristol had the baby she and Todd would adopt him. That way, she said, Bristol and I didn't have to worry about anything,” Johnston writes. “Sarah kept mentioning this plan. She was nagging—she wouldn't give up. She would say, ‘So, are you gonna let me adopt him?' We both kept telling her we were definitely not going to let her adopt the baby. I think Sarah wanted to make Bristol look good, and she didn't want people to know that her 17-year-old daughter was going to have a kid.”
When Sarah came back to Alaska following the election, Johnston writes, “Sarah was sad for a while. She walked around the house pouting,” and “a week or two after she got back she started talking about how nice it would be to quit and write a book or do a show and make ‘triple the money.'” 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. When she came home from work, it seemed like she was more and more stressed out.”
Initially Sarah said the campaign had been a great experience, until she began to hear McCain's people accusing her of being the reason they lost, Johnston writes. She decided to retaliate, and would say things like “I brought everything to the table” and “The majority of people were out there voting because of me!” According to Johnston, “She definitely thought she was running for president.”
What's this kid going to do when the media has bled him dry and he has nothing left to offer?
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Another hit piece on Palin by Levi Johnson. I can only imagine what the relations are like between the Palin's and Levi.