fftlaur (fftlaur) wrote in ontd_political,

Levi Johnston says Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resigned because she couldn't handle the pressure

Hockey hunk turned political pundit Levi Johnston doesn't think his baby's grandma Sarah Palin could handle the White House: She can't take the heat.
"She's very smart," Johnston told NBC Monday morning. "But I just don't think she can handle the stress level as governor -- I don't think she can handle it as president or vice president."
Johnston, the 19-year-old high school dropout and former fiancé of Palin's daughter Bristol, said on the "Today" show that he wouldn't vote for Palin if she launched a presidential bid.

"If you would have asked that question a while back, I think I would have [voted for her]," Johnston said.
"But after what she has done now, you know, quitting on Alaska, I don't really think she has been the governor she should have for Alaska."

Palin is resigning the governorship later this month, with more than a year remaining on her term.
"I'd do just about anything for her," Johnston said of his infant son's grandmother. "But I really don't think I'd vote for her if she ran for president."
Speaking from the NBC's studio in Rockefeller Center, Johnston accused Palin of failing to be upfront with the nation about her abrupt decision to resign. Johnston said he heard the vanquished GOP vice presidential nominee saying money was a primary motive.
"We had tons of offers coming in from everybody out there and just all kinds of ridiculous things," he said. "There's been talk about it would be nice to just take the money and run."
Johnston, who appeared shirtless in a recent magazine photo spread, said there was talk among the Palins about doing a reality show "or just something easier."
When asked how much Palin stood to benefit from her book deal, Johnston said he's "heard" anywhere from $7 million to $9 million. "It's up there," he said without citing the source of his knowledge.
Last week, a spokeswoman for Palin, publicly disputed Johnston's commentary on Palin's reasons for resigning.
"It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills," the spokeswoman said.
A Palin spokeswoman could not be reached early Monday for a response to Johnston's new comments on the "Today" show.
In the "Today" interview, Johnston said Palin would come home "stressed out" in the weeks following the fall election. At that time, he was living at the Palin home.
"She wasn't as outgoing," he said. "I just didn't see the spark in her eyes about, you know, being governor anymore."

She was quiet, spending time in her room, he said. "We could tell something was wrong. She was sad she lost.
I mean, who wouldn't be?"

Johnston said he "definitely" believes the fame got to her head.
Earlier this year, Johnston publicly complained about a rift between him and the Palins. But "everything's great now," he claimed.


Yeah... "everything's great now" but you're ratting her out to newspapers. That sure sounds like a great relationship...


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