Ricky Hollywood to appear in music video — about couple driven apart by girl’s mother

posted at 8:32 pm on July 23, 2010 by Allahpundit

Don’t worry, he’s still going to be turning over that new leaf we’ve heard about. Just as soon as the shoot is over.

Clearly, this is the path to family reconciliation.

Johnston, 20, who is Bristol Palin’s fiance, has agreed to appear in the video with singer-songwriter Brittani Senser next month in Los Angeles. The project is based on the song “After Love” by Senser, 26, a sultry-looking R&B and pop performer from Minneapolis…

According to a written description of the video’s story line, the couple share tender moments before they are driven apart by the young woman’s mother. Unaware that her mom’s interference forced her boyfriend to go, she “throws herself into her mother’s arms. She tells her mother that she was wrong about Levi.”

Asked if there might be concerns about Sarah Palin’s reaction to the project, Butler replied: “I don’t think we’re going to be concerned about what Gov. Palin would want. I think that given the script, he (Johnston) should be able to turn in a good performance.”

Oddly enough, Bristol Palin told Us magazine a few days ago that mom’s not yet onboard with the engagement. I don’t know what to tell you, Palin supporters: The best spin I can put on this is that, as noted earlier, there’s already a reservoir of sympathy for Sarahcuda among the general public for how she’s been treated by the media. Having Ricky Parasite exploit their relationship with videos that goof on her can only add to that reservoir, no?

Exit question: Is the Levi Johnston/Jon Gosselin friendship about to come full circle?


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Watching soap operas is so blasé when we can have this.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Who cares.

Dave From Canada on July 23, 2010 at 8:37 PM

As long as Sarah Palin is a threat to the Ruling Class…

… this tripe will never end.

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Sarah and Kate plus Eight trumps this BS hands down

clnurnberg on July 23, 2010 at 8:38 PM

I don’t even know what to say anymore.

Bee on July 23, 2010 at 8:39 PM

I haven’t seen a music video since that one that had a bug with Rick Ocasek’s face.

Ted Torgerson on July 23, 2010 at 8:39 PM

that sarah plus kate thing will be greatness

ousoonerfan15 on July 23, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Bristol and Levi deserve each other. Two turds in a punch bowl.

Wade on July 23, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Yup, he never changed after all, now did he?

Between his pathetic rants on “Something Awful” and this . . . LOL.

Ryan Anthony on July 23, 2010 at 8:40 PM

OK, is the Palin family too stupid to know they’re being manipulated? I’m talking to Sarah and Bristol here…

ninjapirate on July 23, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Sarah is a wonderful woman…but Bristol is a 5 watt bulb.

AUINSC on July 23, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Palin just got a poll bump from them getting back together and getting married. More publicity, More Money for Sarah.

Sarah made these kids famous. Economically rational to get some of that money. Levi and Bristol could have made more money if they stayed together and were the first ones to release a book or wedding video.

PrezHussein on July 23, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Welcome to this episode of “As the Trailer Park Turns”.

txag92 on July 23, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Sarah is a wonderful woman…but Bristol is a 5 watt bulb.

Why is she a wonderful woman? She is going on a TV show with Kate… jesus… this should be the final straw people… the Palin cult dies now….

ninjapirate on July 23, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Bristol has that battered wife syndrome thing going.

JellyToast on July 23, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Yawn.

fogw on July 23, 2010 at 8:43 PM

I hear Chelsey Clinton is getting married…

… Where is the “Uterus Cam”?

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2010 at 8:43 PM

I’m sorry, but it’s completely obvious today that nobody in the Palin family can tell the difference between a friend and an enemy…

ninjapirate on July 23, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Don’t care.

Don’t care about Levi.

Don’t care about Bristol.

Their existence means nothing to me.

Good Solid B-Plus on July 23, 2010 at 8:45 PM

ninjapirate on July 23, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Yeah, that may not be the best of moves…but I still like Sarah. Politically, going on a show with Kate may work against her, if she really is going to push forward with a run in 2012.

AUINSC on July 23, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Go post on TMZ…

mjbrooks3 on July 23, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Bristol, really, you can do so much better. Why do this to your mother?

cubachi on July 23, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Wow – a family where the young daughter and mother don’t quite see eye-to-eye…

…gee, THAT rarely ever happens! /sarc

And yet, people will try to spin this as Sarah being a bad mother and thus should never run for office.

Religious_Zealot on July 23, 2010 at 8:47 PM

I haven’t seen a music video since that one that had a bug with Rick Ocasek’s face.

Ted Torgerson on July 23, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Since it’s Friday…

… Enjoy!

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Well what other kind of music video is he supposed to shoot?

He can hardly do a music video about a couple driven apart because the the young woman could tell a two-timing con-man from a hole in the ground now could he?

Lily on July 23, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Sarah is a wonderful woman…but Bristol is a 5 watt bulb.

AUINSC on July 23, 2010 at 8:40 PM

I see Bristol as a 5 watt solar panel. Sucks the light, produces little in return and has to be supplemented.

Electrongod on July 23, 2010 at 8:48 PM

I think I figured it out. AP fantasizes he is Levi Johnston.

NotCoach on July 23, 2010 at 8:49 PM

listserve driven?

mjbrooks3 on July 23, 2010 at 8:50 PM

And yet, people will try to spin this as Sarah being a bad mother and thus should never run for office.

She’s going on Kate Plus 8… come on…

ninjapirate on July 23, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Never watched the Jon & Kate thingy but I am aware that she’s an A-type personality. Not looking forward on that episode, or clip but I’d watch it on C4P. If Kate goes off-rant, I bet she’d be rammed down by a Grizzly Mama Bear.

Levi, well…I am tired of him as of Sherry Sherod and the Geico gecko. Want them all gone.

ProudPalinFan on July 23, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Levi is simply begging for Todd to beat the shyte out of him.

NoLeftTurn on July 23, 2010 at 8:50 PM

This guy is like the Crr STD . It just will not go away.

CWforFreedom on July 23, 2010 at 8:51 PM

R&B Pop Performer?? Is this a male or female?
Couldn’t they get Kevin Fedderline?

lonestar1 on July 23, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Wow – a family where the young daughter and mother don’t quite see eye-to-eye…

…gee, THAT rarely ever happens! /sarc

And yet, people will try to spin this as Sarah being a bad mother and thus should never run for office.

Come on. Getting your eyebrow pierced over mom’s objection is “not seeing eye-to-eye”. Playing along with the piece of trailer trash whose sole claim to fame is knocking you up and humiliating your mom is something else.

combatwombat on July 23, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Bristol is a young woman who is still struggling to assert her own independence and, thus, is making decisions based on doing the opposite of what her mom counsels her to do.

This, again, is a scene repeated out millions and millions of times in households across the world.

It’s just that this time it’s being played out in FRONT of the world.

Bristol is an adult and needs to learn to make proper choices and to deal with the consequences thereof.

I’m not ready to throw her under the bus because of things like this.

Religious_Zealot on July 23, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Come on. Getting your eyebrow pierced over mom’s objection is “not seeing eye-to-eye”. Playing along with the piece of trailer trash whose sole claim to fame is knocking you up and humiliating your mom is something else.

combatwombat on July 23, 2010 at 8:52 PM

How about simply disagreeing with you mother about the person you date?

Yeah, THAT’S never happened before! /sarc /rolleyes

Religious_Zealot on July 23, 2010 at 8:53 PM

She’s going on Kate Plus 8… come on…

ninjapirate on July 23, 2010 at 8:50 PM

And what’s your point there?

Politicians have shown up on TV shows since about the time TV was invented.

I fail to see how an appearance on a TV show somehow completely discredits her political savy and her political career.

Religious_Zealot on July 23, 2010 at 8:54 PM

I think Sarah knows this dude can’t be trusted. Bristol, I’m afraid, is going to learn the hard way. I hope I’m wrong about him but it doesn’t look to good.

smokinjoe on July 23, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Reality even hits the Politicians Dem or Republicans — at least the Wedding hasn’t be paid for yet — who pays anyway ??? Tradition or Dutch ??

wheels on July 23, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Exit question: Is the Levi Johnston/Jon Gosselin friendship about to come full circle?

In Touch? Ehhh…pics, or it didn’t happen.

Emily M. on July 23, 2010 at 8:56 PM

And we care because?

The only people who care about this are leftists.

Sarah Palin’s future son-in-law?
Or Obama’s illegal auntie?

Yeah, ‘kay.

lansing quaker on July 23, 2010 at 8:58 PM

How about simply disagreeing with you mother about the person you date?

Yeah, THAT’S never happened before! /sarc /rolleyes

Religious_Zealot on July 23, 2010 at 8:53 PM

You really don’t see a difference between disagreeing with your mother and actively working to ruin her career? Really?

combatwombat on July 23, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Now it is official. Bristol is a little bit stupid to stay with this dolt money grubbing idiot, Levi. I guess in a lot of larger families there is the stupid one.

PhilipJames on July 23, 2010 at 8:59 PM

For those people trashing Sarah about this, what exactly would your advice be to her?

Is she supposed somehow STOP Bristol from seeing Levi?

Or, to put it another way, just because Bristol is back with Levi doesn’t mean that Sarah (and the rest of her family) trusts Levi.

Religious_Zealot on July 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Levi is simply begging for Todd to beat the shyte out of him.

NoLeftTurn on July 23, 2010 at 8:50 PM

My first thought too – next we’ll hear that Levi had an unexpected, ahem, hiking accident where he fell off a cliff on a mountain in Alaska.

tru2tx on July 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM

For those people trashing Sarah about this, what exactly would your advice be to her?

Disown and cut off the ungrateful bitch.

combatwombat on July 23, 2010 at 9:01 PM

You really don’t see a difference between disagreeing with your mother and actively working to ruin her career? Really?

combatwombat on July 23, 2010 at 8:59 PM

She’s not the one actively working to ruin Sarah’s career – Levi is.

And it’s far from the first time that a child has attacked their parents (not physically, although that has happened also) because of a disagreement over who that child is dating/marrying.

And I think we’re giving Levi WAY too much credit here to think that he has any chance at ruining Sarah’s career.

Religious_Zealot on July 23, 2010 at 9:01 PM

You really don’t see a difference between disagreeing with your mother and actively working to ruin her career? Really?

combatwombat on July 23, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Bristol Palin will not ruin her mother’s career.

Cram it back down the throats of any Libtard that suddenly has “come-to-Gaia” about “family values”:

“Wait, so you don’t value independence? Children should be clones of their parents? [Insert a billion examples here]”

This “story” has as much power as you — or AP — give it.

lansing quaker on July 23, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Bristol Palin = Patty Davis?

ThePrez on July 23, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Is there confirmation of the Kate + 8 thing? Because as of this afternoon, it was one thin story from InTouch Weekly quoting an anonymous “insider” “source” and a report that the Gosselins “were seen in Anchorage.”

That’s it. Nothing from Palin and nothing from TLC.

Also I see that the Greenroom headline has changed from “This Is Happening” to “This Could Be Happening” – without any update in the post to note the change.

Haven’t we learned anything about how the media works with all things Palin?

I expect better from HotAir.

Missy on July 23, 2010 at 9:07 PM

I expect better from HotAir.

Missy on July 23, 2010 at 9:07 PM

But Missy, how can we have these Juicy Palin threads if we don’t make a few assumptions first!?!

Now, where are the apologies for Andrew Breitbart’s behavior? ;-)

MeatHeadinCA on July 23, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Hey, remember when Al Gore’s son was a habitual drunk and careless driver, and the press just COULD NOT leave the story alone, covering it over and over for years?

Yeah, me neither.

Let’s face it, this is ALL about the partisan leftist press corps and their pathological hatred of Palin.

Oh, and of course there are those on the right that feel the same way… and some of them even have blogs!

Merovign on July 23, 2010 at 9:15 PM

“I don’t think we’re going to be concerned about what Gov. Palin would want. I think that given the script, he (Johnston) should be able to turn in a good performance.”

I thought someone tried to show he could be trusted.

the_nile on July 23, 2010 at 9:19 PM

I stand corrected.
Apparently defective douche nozzles with a lot of hair are more common that one might imagine.

Sayan Neviot on July 23, 2010 at 9:23 PM

I hope Bristol does not turn out to be another Meghan or Barbara Bush the younger

tjexcite on July 23, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Well, it wouldn’t be a Friday night without a slap and a tickle. And a wet spot in the middle…that’s our Ricky Hollywood…..

HornetSting on July 23, 2010 at 9:35 PM

The future doesn’t look good for Levi.

smokinjoe on July 23, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Let me try this again.
The future doesn’t look good for Levi.
http://tweetphoto.com/34464887

smokinjoe on July 23, 2010 at 9:44 PM

If he’s smart he’ll never accept an invitation from Todd Palin to go shooting.

roy_batty on July 23, 2010 at 9:44 PM

I auditioned for the Thriller video back in the day. I was going for the role of “Zombie in a flannel shirt who doesn’t have much rhythm.”

Mr. Wednesday Night on July 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Bristol Palin has to be dumb as a bag of rocks. This goes beyond innocent, naive youthful decisions. The guy told her he would make ammends with her family and then….goes and makes a video that is a direct middle finger in Sarah Palin’s face?

And please tell me what Sarah Palin is doing with Kate Gosselin. Is that a joke? Please tell me it is a joke. Who is advising Sarah?

ramrants on July 23, 2010 at 10:03 PM

I hope Bristol does not turn out to be another Meghan or Barbara Bush the younger

tjexcite on July 23, 2010 at 9:34 PM

what’s wrong with Barbara Bush?

ramrants on July 23, 2010 at 10:10 PM

I can’t believe you don’t hear one blessed word about Sarah Palin’s son serving in the military but we get this douche on a daily basis. I wonder – if you polled people who knew who Sarah Palin is and asked, they would have no clue he exists or is there I would bet.

Marcus on July 23, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Am I the only one hear who would love to smack that sh1t-eatin’ grin off that punk-ass bitch’s face ????

cableguy615 on July 23, 2010 at 10:37 PM

Jesus God, Track is serving in the Stryker Brigade and we don’t hear a blessed thing about him, just Mr. Dirtbag.

I guess there’s a reason for that. The Entertainment Industry and the Mainstream Media would rather concentrate on fluff and naughty sexy bits. Meantime, our men and women in uniform are writing new chapters in valor in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But the press cares about Ricky Hollywood, an individual who is a walking, talking argument for bringing back conscription.

victor82 on July 23, 2010 at 11:03 PM

The more Sarah puts up with Levi around the house the more she is going to sway her opinion on abortion.

Chrisin206 on July 24, 2010 at 12:12 AM

It’s posts like this that dumb down this site. So sad…..

Tru2my2 on July 24, 2010 at 1:43 AM

Please tell me the Kate G thing is BS. She’s a train wreck.

ornery_independent on July 24, 2010 at 2:48 AM

Ok, C4P has nothing on a kamping with Kate trip, so I’m calling it a hoax unless I see proof.

ornery_independent on July 24, 2010 at 3:12 AM

Bristol Palin went to bed one night last week with a repentant and woke up with a liar. I don’t think they’ll make it to the altar.

SamHenry on July 24, 2010 at 5:00 AM

But the press cares about Ricky Hollywood, an individual who is a walking, talking argument for bringing back conscription.

victor82 on July 23, 2010 at 11:03 PM

I don’t think you could find a military that would take him.

Dude’s not an argument for conscription, he’s an argument for contraception.

Merovign on July 24, 2010 at 5:31 AM

The one thing that Bristol Palin does is to effectively shut up the family values crowd that always berates liberals (and deservedly so) for being so fundamentally hostile to the family.

The next time social conservatives talk about promoting family values,liberals will gleefully point to the Palin family and say that if Palin is whom social conservatives are going to consider their standard flag bearer, then they dont have any standing to talk about family values.And the liberals would be dead right.

The Palin family is as dysfunctional as the Simpsons – only that they are not nearly as funny.

Bristol is probably bummed about the fact that she could not have an abortion as her mother was nominated for Veep candidate at about the time her pregnancy could no longer be hidden.She has the mental maturity of a 10 year old and does act like one – take one look at her choice for “boyfriend”, Levi Johnston…. this guy makes Kevin Federline look reasonable.

If the Palin family is considered “normal” in America…. i shudder to complete my sentence.

Somewhere Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich are laughing their a*** off – there is no need to beat Sarah Palin – she does this all by herself.

This should be a warning lesson to all those who gravitate towards the cult of “the great leader” – there are enough Obamabots who already have done irreparable harm by electing Obama as President – and now there seem to people on the other side that fervently want Palin to be their only hope and are blindly supporting her, no matter what.

Pathetic.

nagee76 on July 24, 2010 at 5:46 AM

Dude’s not an argument for conscription, he’s an argument for contraception.
LOL !! this has to be the thread winnner… its funny as well as true. Remember how Bristol called teen abstinence in modern day America unrealistic ? she and Levi are the best examples of how unrealistic it is expecting teens to be abstinent.

Not that there are no abstinent teens, just that it is highly unlikely and stupid to have such expectations.

OTOH,I am not sure if boys like Levi can be taught how to use a condom- that would tax his two brain cells to death.

nagee76 on July 24, 2010 at 5:55 AM

What’s wrong A P? You think McCain’s daughter should be the only one to make a living sponging off 2nd hand “celebrityhood”?

CC

CapedConservative on July 24, 2010 at 7:43 AM

I hear Chelsey Clinton is getting married…

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Yeah, now the Clintons look like a class act. This is working out great for Bill. (Wait, maybe he put Levi up to it.)

manwithblackhat on July 24, 2010 at 7:44 AM

The next time social conservatives talk about promoting family values,liberals will gleefully point to the Palin family and say that if Palin is whom social conservatives are going to consider their standard flag bearer, then they dont have any standing to talk about family values.And the liberals would be dead right.

nagee76 on July 24, 2010 at 5:46 AM

However Sarah could be the standard bearer with for social conservatives to prove that abstinence is 100% fool proof to avoid STD’s like Ricky Hollywood

veni vidi vici on July 24, 2010 at 7:48 AM

OMG, Sarah actually has the same family problems faced in one way or another by every other American family? She is obviously disqualified to be president then, because she does not shell out millions to lawyers and pr flacks to make her family appear to be perfect!

Moonzoo on July 24, 2010 at 8:13 AM

It’s possible that this is like the reality show rumor…untrue.

AnninCA on July 24, 2010 at 8:29 AM

If this little airheaded tramp were my offspring she wouldn’t be welcome back on my doorstep. If my kid ever knifed his mother in the back and spit in her face the way Bristol did he’d be cut off.

OlympicLeprechaun on July 24, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Apparently a lot of the Hot Air people are just as big of hypocrites as libs. It’s doubtful most of you whining about how the Palin “cult” should finally die wouldn’t have voted for her anyway so who cares if you think this is the final straw? All people who espouse “family values” are not like the poster here who said “his daughters would NEVER have an illegitimate child because he’s put a chasity belt on them.” Perhaps some of you ARE good examples of the judgemental Bible thumpers the Left accuses us all of being.

I agree that if this is true it is a pity for the Palin family personally. It’s too bad that they won’t be able to handle this just like all the other political families handled their black sheep.

What must drive some of you crazy is that even this will not sway her base to whatever lackluster boring drone you are supporting.

katiejane on July 24, 2010 at 8:45 AM

However Sarah could be the standard bearer with for social conservatives to prove that abstinence is 100% fool proof to avoid STD’s like Ricky Hollywood

veni vidi vici on July 24, 2010 at 7:48 AM

LOL, vvv- thats pretty funny. how ever this is not just “Hollywood” teen behavior – we are talking about kids in Alaska..

its sad but the sexual mores of America are pretty liberal – I am not talking Puritan here but there seems to be no modicum of moderation.

nagee76 on July 24, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Perhaps some of you ARE good examples of the judgemental Bible thumpers the Left accuses us all of being.
The Left accuses us all of causing man made gorebull warming too – and perhaps, they may be right ?

You are sidestepping the main argument here – if conservatives who are constantly bemoaning the erosion of family values THEMSELVES dont practise what they preach…. then who will?

Your opinion that people here may be judgmental misses what i think people are trying to say – they are putting themselves in a scenario where their daughter is an unwed teen mother,gets back with a scumbag of a boyfriend and is actively shopping for reality shows and … they are all horrified by that.

Nothing “judgmental” here… btw, this is a trick that liberals use to avoid any debate/discussion of the issues.

P.S. I am Hindu and not a Bible thumper(which by the way is a snobbish term coined by liberals for people they have absolutely no idea about or contact with)

nagee76 on July 24, 2010 at 9:43 AM

So when is Ricky Hollywood going to sign up as the new superstar heal wrestler on WWE?

I would love to see him get in the ring in a handicap match with him taking on Kane, The Big Show, and The Undertaker… at the same time…in a steel cage with no where for him to run.

Now THAT would be worth the price of a pay-per-view!

pilamaye on July 24, 2010 at 9:54 AM

OMG, Sarah actually has the same family problems faced in one way or another by every other American family?
I would be SHOCKED SHOCKED if every other American family had unwed teen daughters shopping for reality shows…. but what do i know, i left the country in February… may be things changed so fast.

Also, something tells me that we may not see the same level of compassion conservatives have for Palin, if Obama’s eldest daughter was an unwed teen mother – i may be completely wrong here, just a guess..

She is obviously disqualified to be president then, because she does not shell out millions to lawyers and pr flacks to make her family appear to be perfect!
Straw man argument – There are millions of Americans who are not perfect parents and yet are influential enough on their children to impress them not to indulge in such reckless behavior. You dont need fancy lawyers or millions of dollars to have good parenting skills.

Btw, we are not talking about Palin’s presidential qualifications here. i think most of us who bother to post on this subject are actually sad for Sarah Palin – i know, i am.

nagee76 on July 24, 2010 at 9:57 AM

You are sidestepping the main argument here – if conservatives who are constantly bemoaning the erosion of family values THEMSELVES dont practise what they preach…. then who will?

nagee76 on July 24, 2010 at 9:43 AM

And IMO they are being judgemental when they attribute what appears to be her adult daughter’s lack common sense/values to Sarah Palin. People who believe in family values and try to teach their children those values aren’t always successful. It is extremely naive or hypocritical to pretend that all the kids who grow up and do stupid, immoral, illegal things are products of liberals who have no morals or values. None of us know what the Palin parents tried to instill in their kids or how they feel about this. Would you suggest that the Palin parents should shun their child for this? Wouldn’t that be a little hypocritical?

katiejane on July 24, 2010 at 10:03 AM

Also, something tells me that we may not see the same level of compassion conservatives have for Palin, if Obama’s eldest daughter was an unwed teen mother – i may be completely wrong here, just a guess..

nagee76 on July 24, 2010 at 9:57 AM

I must have missed the argument by conservatives that Obama wasn’t qualified to be President because his mother was a bimbo who was pregnant when she married his bigamist father as well as an unfit mother who later dumped him on her parents while she bounced around the world following another bum.

katiejane on July 24, 2010 at 10:08 AM

He can sing huh….I am not interested in the least.

Bristol Palin doesn’t want to raise a baby all by herself. Levi has a genetic – emotional bond/connection to his son. I am guessing the thought is, it’s better to have a son raised by his natural father if that father isn’t abusive. Levi is immature and opportunistic, I am guessing that’s something he learned in his dysfunctional home growing up. If he cares about his child, he is thinking he doesn’t want his son raised the same way he was…or he repeats the unhealthy cycle. Either way supporting a family takes money.

There is an upside for Tripp Palin, his parents get married and just maybe they both mature enough in the process not to screw up his childhood (Tripp does have his maternal grandparents who are looking out for him.) At least Levi has an emotional bond/investment in his son. that’s more than any one Bristol might meet and marry her same age so just as immature but with no connection to her son. That wouldn’t be good for a child growing up – living with an authority figure in his life, he has no kind of bond with.

Neither of Levi or Bristol were old enough “teens” to handle the attention they received when Governor Palin was picked for the Vice Presidential nominee for the 2008 Republican ticket. People can criticize, but people their age are not that mature, that’s reality. It’s a question of do you kick a dog for scratching it’s fleas? Punishing them for doing what comes natural? I don’t understand why someone isn’t counseling them “you have to live with your decisions” Playing House, isn’t the same as Making a Home for your family.

Dr Evil on July 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Levi is playing Bristol for a fool. He, in turn, will be used as a tool by the MSM for the destruction of Sarah. Trash like Levi should never be allowed in the same time zone as the White House. This illiterate punk go down as soon as he has served his purpose.

volsense on July 24, 2010 at 11:13 AM

volsense on July 24, 2010 at 11:13 AM

If I were Bristol’s parents I’d be living with the constant anxiety that the scumbag sperm donor will probably coax Bristol into making a sex tape (“don’t worry honey, its just for us to enjoy, a sign of our love, I promise”). He knows that that is the quickest way to get into the spotlight again and make millions. And Sarah and Todd know it as well. She knows damn well that she cannot move her family into the White House as long as this POS parasite is part of it.

Believe me, I would crawl a mile over broken glass if I thought it would help Sarah become President, and the stupidity of her daughter doesn’t sour me on mom in the least. But just having Levi connected to their family is going to be a time bomb, and I can’t see Sarah trying to realistically campaign with these distractions that will constantly plague her. Even without a reality show the media will be camped out around these dumbass kids and create one with every single disagreement they have. Sarah knows this, and she has never been one to make big moves until she knows that everything is to her advantage. If her daughter comes to her senses and finally dumps this jerkoff for good and if Sarah and Todd can manage the situation, shake their daughter hard by the shoulders, and provide help with Tripp, then a run at POTUS is feasible. But I think Sarah is savvy enough to know that the mere existence of Levi Johnston in her family’s life is her biggest liability.

I just don’t get it. Sarah found a great guy. Bristol can’t do the same? Does she really hate her mother that much? I can’t fathom why such a beautiful young woman would have such an epic self-esteem problem. But then I’m no psychologist.

OlympicLeprechaun on July 24, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Look like Levi’s apologies have expiration dates as well.

veni vidi vici on July 24, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Let’s not forget Ashley Biden snorting coke.

Everyone has embarrassing relatives.

Disturb the Universe on July 24, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Jen: Are you here? I’d be interested in your take on this.
With kids like this a parent doesn’t need enemies.

jeanie on July 24, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Ya doesn’t have to call me Johnson.

Texyank on July 24, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Hmmmmm….time to cut Bristol out of the family meetings and the will.

csdeven on July 24, 2010 at 7:53 PM

I must have missed the argument by conservatives that Obama wasn’t qualified to be President because his mother was a bimbo who was pregnant when she married his bigamist father as well as an unfit mother who later dumped him on her parents while she bounced around the world following another bum.

@katiejane,
Does It always have to go back to Palin’s Presidential ambitions/qualifactions ?? Read my first comment in the thread – conservatives lose their standing to talk about family values when their leaders cannot practise it within their own families.

It has NOTHING to do with whether Palin is qualified to run for President or not. You are trying to create a straw man argument vis-a-vis Obama’s mother’s parenting “skills” and how we did not bring this up against obama when he ran for President.

Guess what Katie, conservatives were troubled by Obama’s broken childhood. Whether you like Obama or not, you would agree that what happened to him in his youth should not happen to any child.Some people seemed to have admiration for him to have come out of a broken family like that.But many others including me where concerned about a man who clearly grew up with NO father figure and was basically raised by his grandparents with living “mentors” like Frank Marshall Davis and dead ones like Saul Alinsky

We are not connecting the fortunes of Palin’s family to her Presidential ambitions – you ARE. At the same time we are not so blindly loyal to her see what a circus her 2012 campaign would be when the likes of Bristol and Levi are her daughter and son in law respectively.

Also you still have not answered my question – would your reaction be the same understanding one IF Obama’s eldest daughter was an unwed teen mother and her boyfriend was trying to make a reality show of it on BET ??

nagee76 on July 25, 2010 at 2:59 AM

And IMO they are being judgemental when they attribute what appears to be her adult daughter’s lack common sense/values to Sarah Palin. People who believe in family values and try to teach their children those values aren’t always successful. It is extremely naive or hypocritical to pretend that all the kids who grow up and do stupid, immoral, illegal things are products of liberals who have no morals or values
You keep saying that that people are being judgmental about Sarah Palin, and i keep saying that they arent. most of us are horrified and appalled and what is happening to her and i dont think any one is suggesting that she “disown” her own daughter.. of course some of us here are angry enough to use those words, but i dont think any one truly means it.

I go back to the only point that i ever wanted to make – it undermines conservative arguments about how family values in America are eroding when those very same values dont seem to be practised among their own leaders..

Remember Newt Gingrich ?? Mark Sanford ? Ensign ?? Vitter ??

nagee76 on July 25, 2010 at 3:08 AM