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Why Levi Johnston Is a Terrible Father

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Slimier than an Alaskan oil spill, Levi Johnston's Vanity Fair interview proves he's not fit for fatherhood.

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Momlogic's Momstrosity
: The only thing telling about Levi Johnston's tell-all interview in the latest issue of Vanity Fair is that he obviously doesn't care one whit about his one-year-old son, Tripp. If he did, he wouldn't be ripping the family of his son's mother apart for all the world to read.

The 19-year-old father holds nothing back in his contempt for Sarah Palin, former vice-presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska.

She's a bad parent:

"The Palin house was much different from what many people expect of a normal family, even before she was nominated for vice-president.... the kids would do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, and get ready for school."

She's lazy:

"Other times she sat on the living room couch in her two-piece pajama set from Wal-Mart -- she had all the colors -- with her hair down, watching house shows and wedding shows on TV."

Her marriage is a sham:

"In all the time Bristol and I were together, I've never seen them sleep in the same bedroom. I don't know how she got pregnant."

And finally, the self-proclaimed "pit bull with lipstick slash hockey mom" barely attended games, doesn't know how to shoot a gun, and has referred to her son Trig, born with Down syndrome, as "retarded."

Who knows whether any of the slanderous muck is actually true, but one thing is clear: the Palins and the Johnstons won't be getting together for Thanksgiving dinner this year ... or any year. And how sad is that for little Tripp?

I spoke with psychologist Dr. Michelle Golland to find out what effect Levi's choice to drag the grandparents of his only child through the mud would have on the family.

"It will make it harder to have smooth transitions of custody," predicts Golland. "Placing our anger and resentment in full view is difficult for children to have to bear."

Are you listening, Levi?! It's not about YOU anymore and your need to get back at the Palin camp. You're a dad now. Stop acting like a big sleazy baby.






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51 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous September 3, 2009, 1:23 PM

“Big Sleazy Baby”… if we are name calling then let’s call Sarah Palin a moronic, power-hungry, scandelous hypocritic. She gives woman a bad name…

MarMar September 3, 2009, 1:34 PM

I’m no fan of Sarah Palin myself - the thought of her possibly having been VP give me nightmares - but putting all that aside…OK, so her kids are pretty self-sufficient, and she likes to unwind by watching Bridezillas in her jammies? Is it any of our business about the two bedrooms if it’s true? Maybe one of them snores? I’m not sure how this is BAD, except for the fact that he’s spilling “dirt” on his would-be in-laws, and as pointed out, this will eventually be bad for his own child. Maybe he should put a sock in it and go help raise his kid.

chris September 3, 2009, 1:37 PM

I’m a woman and she doesn’t give me a bad name. One day Tripp will be able to google everything that his father said about his mother and he’ll pay the price for it then. I don’t care who you are (in the public light or not) you should NEVER talk bad about your baby mother or father for the child to hear. Shame on him!

Katie September 3, 2009, 1:57 PM

“She gives woman a bad name!!!!” Really Anon! Really! Do you think any of us are really getting truth here? She is being trashed by her young daughters ex-lover. I do not think she is perfect by any means, but Levi is out for a quick buck.

Lena September 3, 2009, 2:12 PM

Baby Tripp will never know what his father said until he is old enough to search out articles on the internet. By that time he will already know what kind of woman his grandmother is. So knock off the holier than thou “it’s damaging to the kid” nonsense. As far as the repercussions to the family, they were already estranged due to Sarah Palin’s meddling and public thrashing of Levi. So he’s a “big sleazy baby” because he told the truth? What does that make Sarah Palin who paraded her pregnant, unmarried teenage daughter & baby daddy around the national stage?

Lena September 3, 2009, 2:16 PM

Chris, he is talking about his baby’s grandmother not his son’s mother. BIG difference.

And yes Sarah Palin has pushed women back 20 years by running for an office she is totally unqualified for. For showing her ignorance time and again in a national forum and expecting people to vote for her because she is an ex-beauty queen. Which means nothing except that she USED to be pretty.

themommaduck September 3, 2009, 3:41 PM

Wow! The 19 year old child is not a good dad?? Amazing!

anti187.com September 3, 2009, 3:46 PM

you cant be so harsh on him, sarah is not so bad as well. Good article. I’m going to keep reading.

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anti187.com September 3, 2009, 3:59 PM

thats nuts. I don’t know how such people can change things like that and do crazy things… lol

ame i. September 3, 2009, 5:03 PM

19 year olds aren’t mature enough to be parents.
That said, I have no respect for the Palin family. I consider Sarah to be sleazy. After all of her preaching about teaching kids chosing no sex over using birth control and her own daughter ended up pregnant? She can kiss my grits and shut the hell up.

Princess September 3, 2009, 7:12 PM

Sarah Palin is not the “Villian”. He is using the Palin name as a meal ticket. Levi should instead get his GED, and go to collage and take are of his child. To those who dislike Sarah Palin..the woman is out of office. Why are you still complaining?? Move on.. Even Diane Sawyer on Today’s Good Morning America seemed “disgusted” by this young man’s desperate need to further trash the family of his child. He never mentions his MOM”S shortcomings with drugs, DOES HE???

grandmaR September 4, 2009, 5:21 AM

I easily believe much of what he said, with a grain of salt, of course. He’s angry at the family. Sarah is a egotistical self-centered woman and the family, no doubt, has problems. What a mess. So much for family values.

kit September 4, 2009, 7:29 AM

this kid levi is beyond slime, he is primodial ooze. it’s easy to see now that Bristol gave him the heave ho, not the other way around. he’s too angry and is getting paid for every word he spews. he is the worst type of human being, a back stabbing coward, not fit to be a father or role model.

kit September 4, 2009, 7:35 AM

i was a registered democrat for 25 years until i saw the tricks and lies the obama campaign and acorn used against hillary clinton. sarah palin is a decent woman, i found that out by studying all the candidates. why can’t you all give her a chance? this boy levi is a dolt and doesn’t deserve the press. levi should hook up with perez hilton and ride off into the sunset together. am now a registered independent, will not let any party tell me who is good or bad, they lie!

Beachwriter September 5, 2009, 1:42 AM

t doesn’t say who wrote this article, but I urge the writer to do their homework before making such declarations that are clearly based on emotion instead of facts.

Levi is a immature kid who was thrown into the national spotlight against his will and kicked to the curb when he was no longer needed. He’s guilty of irresponsibility and bad choices, standard operating procedure for a teen. He comes from a family that has issues, something he has no control over.
The Palin family said terrible things about him well before he said anything negative against them. They’ve made it hell for him to see his son and the Palin family is ruthless to deal with.
Proof of this fact is shown in divorce records between Sarah’s sister Molly and her husband Mike Wooten. Judge Suddock was disturbed by the alleged attacks by Palin and her family members on Wooten’s behavior and character.
“Disparaging will not be tolerated—it is a form of child abuse,” the judge stated during an October 2005 hearing. The judge also threatened to revoke Palin’s sister’s child custody rights if family criticism of Wooten continued.

I am a lifelong Alaskan resident and very familiar with Palin, her son Track, and her political appointment to the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission.

In 2003 my son and her son Track played together on the Alaska All-star Hockey team, she never attended one game.
In the half dozen games between Tracks School, Wasilla High, against our son’s team, South High, she never attended either. Sarah Palin is not a hockey mom, she is a mother of a kid who played hockey, and there is a difference. A real hockey mom pretty much lives at the rink, drives kids to practice at 5:00 am and doesn’t miss many games.

After Sarah was appointed to the Alaska Oil and Gas commission by Governor Murkowski she began making public comments that she was “paid to much” and “didn’t feel she was able to do what she needed to because of the old boys network”. In reality she was in over her head, she knew it and she hated the job. Sarah also hated the daily drive from Wasilla to Anchorage and the grind of a job she had to show up and be accountable for. After years as Wasilla’s mayor, calling the shots and hiring others to do her work the AOG job was brutally painful for her. She quit the job and told the media the Governor refused to do anything about another member of the panel conducting party business at work. Her whistleblower action was initially thought to be a bold move until she was found guilty of having done the exact same thing. Yet that fact didn’t keep her from boasting she had taken on the old boy network during her VP bid.

Sarah Palin is a two faced opportunist who is vicious and arrogant. There is nothing real or honest about her, she is a narcissist and a facade. Her own father has said she will do anything to get where she wants to go on a local radio show with Eddie Burke.

Everything I’ve said here can be verified and I hope the writer and others who truly want to know the truth will research it. Maybe then we can stop persecuting the real victims instead of idolizing the predators.

mercaties September 6, 2009, 11:46 PM

I very rarely comment on other people’s posts but I was very offended at the comment by ame i. That nineteen year old’s are not mature enough to be parents. I’m thirty now but was nineteen when my oldest child was born and I’m a great mother, with a great job and guess what I’m even married to my kids dad, and own my own home. Please don’t assume all young parent’s are irresponsible just because Levi’s a jack a**.

somnolence October 31, 2009, 10:39 AM

Ask the soldiers in Iraq if she knows how to shoot a gun. She hit more than one bullseye when she was target shooting over there. She is also a damned good parent if she taught her children how to cook, clean up after themselves, and show a little independence. Levi needs a good slap up side his head.

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