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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? 


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.