After his last bout of press from attending the Teen Choice Awards with the hilarious Kathy Griffin, Levi Johnston clearly felt his star was fading because instead of just slipping in to obscurity like he’s supposed to, he’s now dishing to Vanity Fair about all kinds of scandalous crap going down in the Palin household.
Johnston touches on some hot topics and while not much of this is a surprise, it’s interesting to hear Palin inside information from someone who’s actually been inside of a Palin. Oh God, that was gross. Sorry.
Here are some choice quotes pulled from People.com:
- On Sarah and Todd’s parenting skills: “Even before she was nominated, there wasn’t much parenting in that house. Sarah doesn’t cook, Todd doesn’t cook – the kids would do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, and get ready for school. Most of the time Bristol would help her youngest sister with her homework, and I’d barbecue chicken or steak on the grill.”
- On the possibility of a divorce: “There was a lot of talk of divorce in that house … times when Sarah and Todd would mention it and sound pretty serious.”
- On Sarah giving up on her role as Alaska’s governor: “A week or two after she got back she started talking about how nice it would be to quit and write a book or do a show and make ‘triple the money.’ She would blatantly say, ‘I want to just take this money and quit being governor.’ “
- On Sarah wanting to adopt Bristol’s baby: “That way, she said, Bristol and I didn’t have to worry about anything. Sarah kept mentioning this plan. She was nagging – she wouldn’t give up. She would say, ‘So, are you gonna let me adopt him?’ I think Sarah wanted to make Bristol look good, and she didn’t want people to know that her 17-year-old daughter was going to have a kid.”
While giving away private family details and conversations only further proves that Levi isn’t Mensa material, it is interesting to think about how much the Palin family must have alienated him in order for him to speak out so publicly. There is already an on-going battle for Levi to spend time with his child, and sharing these details, in his mind, must have been worth further risking his ability to see his son.