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And Now for the Inevitable Levi Johnston Reality Show

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Posted on Aug 9, 2010
Palin and Johnston
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Levi rising: Johnston is eyeing Palin’s old job.

Can Levi Johnston catapult his career from the pages of Playgirl to the vaunted position once held by the woman who’s now twice escaped being his mother-in-law? That would, of course, be Sarah Palin—and no, we’re not talking about becoming Miss Wasilla.

Johnston is currently in the process of shooting a pilot for a reality show based on his “crazy life” as he shuttles between Hollywood and Alaska ... and embarks on his campaign to be Wasilla’s next mayor. Fine, but we want to know what kind of executive experience he has.  —KA

Variety:

Johnston said he knows his reputation “is love and hate right now… but we’re trying to flip that around.” This show, he added, will “send a message to America about who I really am and what I want to do with my life.”

Johnston confirmed that he and on-again, off-again fiancee Bristol (yes, they’re off again) took pitches for their own reality show—“but we weren’t thrilled with any of the ideas. We got a lot of offers. But the fact is we didn’t want to do it.”

Stone and Co. promise a “no-holds-barred” look at Johnston’s attempts at co-raising son Tripp with Bristol Palin, as well as “looking for love and taking care of business for his fellow Wasillians.

“He will give us a real inside look into who he is as a father, a skilled hunter, an avid dirt biker, and his journey down the road of small-town politics… right after he gets his high school diploma,” the company said in its description of the show.

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By Leefeller, August 15, 2010 at 8:38 am Link to this comment

Besieges on a cracker!

I cant wait for the show to start. Maybe we will all now, be able to see Russia from Sarah Palins front poach, am waiting with baseless breath looking forward to Sarah gutting a Moose while helping Levi name his next offspring after one of the seven Dwarfs!

I love celibacies, they fulfill my empty life!

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By omop, August 15, 2010 at 8:16 am Link to this comment

The intro episode on Levi’s reality show needs to be based on some reported realities that he experienced.

It could start off with his being invited to spend several nights at the Palin residence to get over his fear of being attacked by “grizzly mamas” who due to global warming have been traumatized and gone on a bear tear.

At Mrs. Palin suggestions Levi is induced to sleep in the same bedroom as Bristol to confuse and deter the grizzly mamas from attacking the Palin’s residence.

And the inevitable happens. Tat first night in Bristol’s bedroom Levi escape a grizzly mama bears paw
and hides under the cover in Bristol’s bed.

Bristol takes advantage of Levi being in her bed and in due time [say around 9 months later]Levi is surprised
to learn that he has made Mrs. Sara Palin and her husband grandparents.

Subsequent episodes then can easily be adapted to the ones used decades ago in the sit come “The Dukes of Hazard”.

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By Inherit The Wind, August 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm Link to this comment

why?
Why?
WHY?
WHY?!?!?!

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By Jim Yell, August 11, 2010 at 11:09 am Link to this comment
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My only reaction to the on again off again marriage is that a no talent, somewhat physically attractive Man/Boy having gotten some mileage out of a none issue and made a sort of celebrity was again trying to pump up sagging interest in his fake celeberity status.

The entire Palin Family and hangers on have the appearance of a low budget “non” reality show. One of the many we see scheduled on t.v. and yet continue to wonder why anyone one would watch such a bunch of ignorant, talentless, clueless clowns?

The barbarians are at the gates.

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By The Donkey Edge, August 10, 2010 at 11:06 pm Link to this comment

I thought that we were through the looking glass with this show UNTIL I saw the new Sarah Palin animated series that’s premiering on Cartoon Network this fall. Insane.

http://thedonkeyedge.com/2010/08/10/exclusive-new-sarah-palin-teevee-show/

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By purplewolf, August 10, 2010 at 8:22 pm Link to this comment

Doesn’t take much in the brain and experience department to run for political office in Alaska now does it. You betcha!

Wasilly, meth capital of the world. Wasn’t his mother also outed for her drug business a short time ago?

The standards keep dropping for the totally unqualified among the population to become elected representatives for the masses. If this is the best we have to offer, America, we have a very big problem.

Certainly there are more qualified, intelligent and experienced in politics people who could and should be selected for these positions. Why is it the idiots are the only ones trying to obtain these positions of power?

Hey, Levi, are you planning on running as a Repub or a Demo?

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By Inherit The Wind, August 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm Link to this comment

I met someone from Wasilla not too long ago…they ain’t proud of their super-famous “daughter”.  But if they elected SP as mayor what makes Levi think the are dumb enough to elect someone even LESS likely to succeed?

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By Beltwaylaid, August 10, 2010 at 7:19 am Link to this comment
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We’re all Wasillans now.  Where is that fat finger down
my throat when I need it?

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By diman, August 10, 2010 at 5:42 am Link to this comment

His career? What career?

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By kerryrose, August 10, 2010 at 5:16 am Link to this comment

You have to be impressed with the aggressive opportunism of the Alaskan clan.

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