Friday, July 10, 2009

Political Pandering

Today the AP released this hum-dinger of a reliable piece of news:


The former fiance of Gov. Sarah Palin's 18-year-old daughter says he thinks he knows why the Alaska governor is resigning — concerns over money. Levi Johnston, 19, whose wedding to Bristol Palin was called off earlier this year, says he believes the governor is resigning over personal finances. [He's 19 and a spurned lover, no bias at all, right?]

..."I think the big deal was the book. That was millions of dollars," said Johnston, who has had a strained relationship with the family but now says things have improved. [Really? You're talking about their finances and things are improving? The Palins must be crazy if that warms their hearts.]

..."It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills," Palin family spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. [And yet another reliable source... who is prone to a little bit of snark.]

...Johnston also is pursuing his own book deal. He is working as a carpenter while also pursuing a movie deal. [Was this news-worthy? Can the AP not get better sources than this?]
In related news, check out this satirical video that doesn't seem quite so satirical.

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