Governess Palin is back in the news after reporters dug up a story on young Levi Johnston, father of Sarah's illegitimate grandson Tripp.
Hmmm. That was a lot of information. Let's start that again, shall we?
Alaska Governess Sarah Palin, who was the Republican nominee for Vice President in the last election, has a daughter named Bristol who was impregnated last year by a young man named Levi Johnston. This news came out after Palin was announced as John McCain's pick for the #2 spot.
The Palin family, which has a penchant for giving their children colorful names (i.e., Track, Trig, Spitfire, Gilgamesh and the like), embraced young Levi during the campaign season and went so far as to give the little lothario an invitation to the Republican National Convention. Family values, dontcha know.
Now, the election season far behind them, Levi and Bristol have had their baby who they have named Tripp, presumably because that's what his parents were on when he was conceived. (Beat.) Anyhoo...
Now Levi must provide for Bristol and Tripp because, hey, that financial spigot from the RNC has been turned firmly off, so if Bristol wants something from Neimann Marcus, Levi better start humping that bale.
You might find it surprising, then, that this boring tale has taken a dramatic turn. You see, Levi applied for (and got) an apprentice position that required a high school diploma. But this Wasilla Valentino is still in high school so...he never should have been given the apprenticeship. Did his mother-in-law's high office allow him to skirt the rules? Did the fact that Todd Palin, his father-in-law, also works in the same field grease the wheels?
Lots of questions.
So what's the new news? Levi has quit the job he didn't earn and has to look for other work until he graduates. My second favorite quote in this story is from his father, who lamented the scrutiny that Levi is under: "He's being treated different than an average 18-year-old kid. He has to do everything by the book now."
Yeah. Rules suck.
Palin has finally spoken out about it, too. Her response? Well, what did you expect, doggone it?
"Palin herself called the report a 'a political potshot taken at me,' that could "destroy a young man's opportunity for work."
Expect the young Johnston family to appear at a Wasilla homeless shelter in the coming weeks.
Damned prying media!