This is Levi Johnson appearing on the Tyra Banks show. He's a clean cut, pretty type. That is, though, a carefully constructed image — constructed by the Palins and McCains as the Presidential campaign unfolded with the news of Bristol Palin's pregnancy.
The real Levi Johnson is something altogether different. The left, when it decided Bristol Palin was fair game, went after Levi Johnson for being a thug and redneck. He was not interested in college — only in scoring with the Governor's daughter. The classic tale of the high school jock who is, in essence, a low life loser in it for a good time. The left and media regaled the rest of us with tales of what a loser the Palin kid slept with.
The left was right. Now, though, they can't be bothered by it. Below is the actual Levi — no preppy clothes. No polish. Just good old boy who knocked up the Governor's daughter. Not exactly the image Tyra Banks and he would like you to think about.
What's even more creepy is that the other person in the picture is his sister. And, as if lifted from the pages of Deliverance, she has his name tattooed on her
back finger. Think about that one for a minute.
To be sure, the Palins should have done a better job checking up on Bristol. They can be reminded of that for the rest of Tripp Johnson's life. That's Levi and Bristol's son. The son Bristol will raise without Levi because now that there's no chance Sarah Palin will be Vice President he did not want to stick around and handle the responsibility of being a father.
But it's okay. It keeps the Sarah Palin story alive for people like Tyra Banks to make money off too. Soon Levi will sell his tell all book, delightfully ignoring awkward questions about his relationship with his sister while relishing in the awkward details of his relationship with Sarah Palin.
And he will be greeted as a hero by the left because boosting him hurts Sarah Palin. And principles be damned when it comes to savaging the Governor of Alaska and her family.
Anyone else want to cash in? I hope Bristol will at least claim some of Levi's money from his appearance on Tyra's show.