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I am a sick puppy

It's 20 past one and I am sitting at my computer, gleefully reading all of the theories about Sarah and Bristol Palin and her boyfriend, Levi Johnston.

Several bloggers have called Rednick Levi "sex on skates."  I admit there's a quality in that hockey mugshot that reminds me of Rob Lowe in Youngblood.  I've been known to drool over a hockey player or two in my life.  Still, he's a kid and apparently had to get rid of his Myspace page that said he was "in a relationship" but that he "does not want children." 


(HA!  I just found out that in 1980 Rob Lowe starred in an After School Special called "Schoolboy Father."  How appropriate!)

Levi ther Redneck also listed on his Myspace that he likes snowboarding and f*#$&% chillin.  

The direct quote is: 
“I’m a f**kin’ redneck who likes to snowboard and ride dirt bikes. But I live to play hockey. I like to go camping and hang out with the boys, do some fishing, shoot some sh*t and just f**kin’ chillin’ I guess. Ya f*ck with me I’ll kick ass.”

His pictures showed some underage drinking going on.  Apparently there was some of that on Bristol's page too.  Didn't McCain's people think to look there?  I mean, most hiring managers will check Myspace to see if potential employees are potheads or internet whores.  When the candidate has teenaged kids, you check their names too.  Geez.  I wish I'd thought about searching myspace for them the other day!  

Oh and when interviewed, his mom said that he's not in school anymore.  Interesting.  He's already been picked up and is being brought to Minnesota to be there on stage with Bristol tomorrow night.  I guess she won't have to hold Trig and be covered up by the big blankie anymore.

How long before an engagement ring appears on her hand? 


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Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
OMG, thanks for the laughs! No shit about the stupidity to not check MySpace, Facebook, etc. pages! Woops! Actually, I swear if you look at the earlier post you made that included photos of the pregnant daughter, look carefully at her hand. I swear I saw a ring on the finger, but I'll have to look again at your previous journal entry.

But again, thanks for posting this and everything else. I don't have cable t.v. and was so preoccupied with protesting this shit that I forgot to pay attention to the obvious and funny headlines. So, just out of curiosity, what did CNN and the other networks say about what went down tonight? You might have noticed my recent post. I just BARELY escaped getting tear gased. Know why people got tear gased? Um, they refused to move. That's it. No smashing of windows or throwing rocks and bricks. Nothing like that. If that had happened, the news media would have been all over that. Go to wcco.com (our local news) and look for video clips. There's a reporter who got caught in the tear gas and reported about it yet still had no idea WHY it really even happened. Anyway, being that you live in PA, I'd be curious to know how the media is presenting this whole thing, what angle they're taking, how much coverage it's getting, if it's taking away from McCain coverage, etc.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
It's getting coverage but I'm not sure how much is on the national news. I'm seeing LOTS of internet stuff-- video from on the scene featuring arrests, mace or pepper spray, police in riot gear. It's incredible and I truly believe this is history in the making, an indication that politics as a game are changing, the rules are changing and how far you have to go...
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
Our police dept checks the myspace pages of applicants as well. However, they DON'T check the pages of the applicants children. How is what the applicants child does in their free time (and you know as well as I do that you & I enjoyed our "free time" around 17 years old PLENTY!!!) any reflection of Palin herself? I mean, what you & I did to have fun wasn't a reflection of how our parents raised us. Hell, my mom used to try to lock me inside & I'd STILL manage to get out. They TRIED! They were good people. They just didn't succeed in reining me in no matter what.

Not a political argument... or an argument at all. Just curious why anyone as politically intelligent as you would even care about this lame bullshit.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)
I can't speak for Juli, but I am guessing it's not necessarily that she cares per se, but more that she finds it bizarre that the McCain campaign didn't plan ahead. Also, applying for most jobs is not quite the same as the public scrutiny of running as a VP candidate.

I personally don't care in all honesty about Palin's personal life, her family's life, etc. I judge her based on her political record just as I judge McCain on his. But as for McCain choosing this person at the very last minute to be his running mate, well, I guess I'm a bit surprised that this is the "best" person he could come up with. As someone who voted for Senator Clinton, I see right through the fact that McCain basically just picked a woman at random thinking people like me would be dumb enough to ONLY vote based on gender and not pay attention to the issues and see that Palin is no Hillary Clinton. Not even close. Then when you add the personal/family scandals into the mix, it's not that I really care, but it does seem to be a lapse of judgement on McCain's part to not even carefully screen his running mate. I realize no politician is perfect and most have some skeletons in their closets. Still, this happens to be a CURRENT scandal and kind of a bad one. It just seems like a rather important fact the McCain campaign should have picked up on.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
You know what, I do care about this stuff. I do. Both in a "can't look away from the train wreck" sort of way and also in an intellectual study of the election. (Read my treatise on it!)

I find it incredibly bizarre that the campaign didn't plan ahead and as a result, I wonder if it wasn't all a set up. Could be designed to deflect scrutiny from the police actions happening in St. Paul?

I found myself giggling about the whole mess last night because it seemed like all this made things really good for an Obama win. Now I'm not so sure. I read somewhere that the Bristol pregnancy puts her up on a pedestal as a prolife poster girl. That a mother would use her daughter as a political tool is absolutely disgusting, so I hope that's not the case. I also really hope we don't see it go further by a real or faked miscarriage due to stress.

Sep. 3rd, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
This got way long, I'm going to make it a separate post.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
I find it disgusting that these CHILDREN are being railroaded into marriage. Neither is mature enough, he CERTAINLY isn't.

It won't last. I'll be shocked if they stay married 2 years.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
And Bristol and her babe will come live with mommy forever.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
RedQueenMeg reported in a comment on my more recent post that Palin used her line-item veto to cut funding for a state program that provided homes for pregnant teenage girls with nowhere to go.

Nice, right?
Sep. 3rd, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Only teenagers with wealthy parents and an extra bedroom and a looks-good-in-publicity-shots babydaddy should get pregnant, Juli.

Nasty ghetto girls with dark skin, ooh, ick, THEY shouldn't be having sex.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
Do they even have those in Alaska?

Great piece on what this would look like if Bristol was black:

Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on both counts.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
"his Myspace page that said he was "in a relationship" but that he "does not want children." "


I think it's icky looking at politicians' children, really i do.

But: bwahaha!
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
I think it's icky too, unless said politician begins her speeches by discussing her children. She brought Track and his enlistment into the mix and that opened the door to look at Bristol.

Additionally, I think that when you're being used as an example of a good mother and campaign on an evangelical platform of family values, your personal family's values are worth looking at. I think that when you preach and fund only sex ed programs that only teach abstinence, the irony of having a pregnant seventeen year old bears reporting.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think your earlier post c&p'ing that essay was on-target.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
I thought it was good and loved the snarky quality of it. The whole election just really leaves me frightened for what's ahead of us.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Eh, I don't see how this makes Palin unfit to be VP. So he's a redneck kid who likes to fuckin chill. Horrors! There was underaged drinking.

That's being a teen. That doesn't bother me. Bristol being pregnant doesn't bother me. Palin being pro-life and conservative and Bristol being pregnant doesn't bother me.

Palin being conservative bothers me, but completely outside of her family.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
She's unfit to be VP because she has so little political experience, none on the national level and McCain is old. No one wants her to be president and when you consider his age and health and her lack of experience, electing them becomes a very scary thing.

All the family drama is icing on the cake and just holds her up to be a bad mother and hypocritical.

Would you throw your daughter under a bus and subject her to media scrutiny to feed your own ambition? Would you leave a five month old, Downs Syndrome baby among family members to campaign for two months?

I abhor people who set themselves up as a role model when all evidence points to the contrary. Today alone there has been story after story, some about her family, true, but more about her political life and history and it's not good.

I don't think it's fair that male politicians have their dirty laundry aired and no one thinks about their children but some people are up in arms crying sexism over this.
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
Don't get me wrong, I do not support Palin politically. She and I couldn't be more opposed.

But family drama is always there, and it's just taking away from the issues that are actually important.
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