Sarah Palin Takes Levi Johnston to Task

Former Republican vice presidential nominee calls out her daughter's baby daddy's "desperate need for attention"

By Breanne L. Heldman Oct 29, 2009 1:01 PMTags
Sarah Palin, Levi JohnstonAP Photo/Chris Miller; AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

It's not often that we agree with Sarah Palin this strongly.

The former Republican vice presidential nominee has been known to state the preposterous, but calling her daughter's baby daddy desperate hits below the belt and right on the money.

Levi Johnston, who will be showing all of his assets in an upcoming issue of Playgirl, appeared on The Early Show Wednesday morning and claimed the former Alaska governor refers to her infant son with Down syndrome, Trig, as "retarded."

"We have purposefully ignored the mean-spirited, malicious and untrue attacks on our family," Bristol Palin's mom said 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. Even the thought that anyone would refer to Trig by any disparaging name is sickening and sad."

And then comes the big finish.

"Consider the source of the most recent attention-getting lies—those who would sell their body for money reflect a desperate need for attention and are likely to say and do anything for even more attention."

Hey, she said it!


Speaking of people who say the darndest things, have you seen Paris and the pumpkin in Big Pic?