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Mayor Levi Johnston? Thanks, John McCain

Two years ago this month, Sen. John McCain unleashed, er, introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the American people as his choice to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. We met her snow machine-enthusiast husband Todd. We met her five children with the interesting names. And we met the baby daddy of daughter Bristol, a fellow by the name of Levi Johnston.

Johnston would ride the wave of fame that came with being the almost son-in-law to the half-term-governor Mama Grizzly to new heights. There was the Playgirl photo shoot. The dates with Kathy Griffin. And can we talk about Tank Jones? Now there’s news that Johnston is going to run for mayor of his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. This is the same town Palin ruled as mayor for six years.

Of course, Johnston doesn't have much interest in making a difference or improving the lives of town residents or any other cliche. He’s in it to drum up attention for his reality TV show, which he hopes will compete with Palin’s reality TV show. Palin was forced to face real reality yesterday when she was heckled by a “worst governor ever” sign as she was taping. The exchange between Palin and the teacher is, how does one say, painful.

Oh well. It’s all good fun. And we have McCain to thank for it. Because he put “country first,” we are entertained almost daily by the Alaskan antics of the Palins and Johnston. In the dog days of summer, when news is about as abundant as Palin’s capacity to make up new words, this is greatly appreciated. I can only imagine the fun we’d be having with Vice President Palin and her extended family in the White House. But I’m happy to never find out.

By Jonathan Capehart  | August 10, 2010; 10:06 AM ET
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Comments

Will he run on an "abstinence-only" platform?
I.e. Do as I say, not as I do?

Posted by: bertram2 | August 10, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Capeheart: you need to learn your Carlin, McCain had Palin as ' his choice to be a LACK OF A heartbeat away ' from the presidency.

FtFY

Posted by: Greent | August 10, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Levi Johnston is a creation of the liberal media, who in their quest for anything-to-attack-SarahPalin, latched onto this opportunistic jerk.

The fact that Jonathan Capehart finds Johnston interesting enough to waste WaPo space on, says more about Capehart than John McCain or Sarah Palin.

Posted by: pilsener | August 10, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Levi Johnston is a creation of the liberal media, who in their quest for anything-to-attack-SarahPalin, latched onto this opportunistic jerk.

The fact that Jonathan Capehart finds Johnston interesting enough to waste WaPo space on, says more about Capehart than John McCain or Sarah Palin.

Posted by: pilsener | August 10, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Columnist Jonathon Capehart? Thanks Washington Post.

Posted by: Rschrim1 | August 10, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

You laugh now, but I on the other hand can see into the future.

Levi Johnston will be the President of the United States one day.

Posted by: thinkingcap | August 10, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

"Thanks, John McCain." For Levi Johnston?
Is it possible to write a lamer column than this?

Posted by: hambya | August 10, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Oh heck Jonathan, Vice President Biden is almost as entertaining as semi-Governor Palin. Biden's problem is this irritating side issue: he's smart.

Posted by: wgmadden | August 10, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

To be a better Governor, all he has to do is sell out to the oil companies, AND NOT QUIT HIS JOB.

Posted by: Gates9 | August 10, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse


The only thing he's an expert on is drilling in Alaska.

Posted by: nuke41 | August 10, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

"We met her five children with the interesting names..."

So says Jonathan Capehart, with a snotty liberal, elitist snicker.

Hey Jonathan. Just be glad yo mama didn't name you LaVar, or DeAnthony, or Shaneequah, or Idiabong, or Tonawanda, or Yalowjalow. How about Condoleezza? Do you snicker at that one, too? Or LaToya? Or Barack?

You childish, liberal snobs are on your way out. November 2nd is the beginning of the end for you, and when I say end, I mean the absolute FINISH of the nitwit, egghead Democrat Party.

Posted by: QuineGeology | August 10, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

I love that she doesnt think she's a celebrity. If she cant face basic facts such as that, how would she be in office? ...worst governor ever as I understand

Posted by: Chops2 | August 11, 2010 2:02 AM | Report abuse

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