Throughout the Levi Johnston Famewhore Tour ’09, Sarah Palin has stayed pretty tight lipped about the whole thing. Surprising because Levi has publicly slandered her in all the right places. He went so far as to take his mother and sister to Tyra where they had a “Johnston Family Speaks Out”-type special in which numerous private details about both Palin and her daughter, Bristol. After Levi’s appearance on CBS’ The Early Show this morning, Palin couldn’t keep quiet anymore.
Levi flat-out said in his interview that Palin would refer to her son Trigg, who has Down Syndrome, as “retarded” and then followed that by saying that he has a lot more info that would damage whatever rep she has left. “You know, I mean, if I really wanted to hurt her, I could very easily. But there’s – I’m not gonna do it.”
Obviously a line was crossed over at the Palin camp because a statement was issued this afternoon by Palin who sounds like she’s not messing around, either. “We have purposefully ignored the mean spirited, malicious and untrue attacks on our family,” Palin says in a statement. “We, like many, are appalled at the inflammatory statements being made or implied. Trig is our ‘blessed little angel’ who knows it and is lovingly called that every day of his life.”
With Levi scheduled to shoot Playgirl and plenty of more publicity opportunities on the line, I bet there’s going to be a lot more chances for him to go after the Palin’s. I would suggest that he not do it, but deep down I know that I just want to hear the juicy gossip.