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American Politics Gets Weirder Than Ever: Levi Johnston Runs For Mayor

Levi_Johnston_at_Minnesota_Republican_ConventionJust when you thought American politics couldn’t get any more ridiculous! People Magazine (where else?!?) has the story:

Some people will do anything for attention – including running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.

The latest hopeful to toss his hat into the ring? None other than reality-star wannabe Levi Johnston, who hopes his campaign will attract viewers to his proposed TV reality show.

Johnston, 20, has paired with the veteran reality firm Stone and Co., already responsible for TLC’s Extreme Food Sculpting, to pitch a Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor’s Office pilot, the production company confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.

Those will memory loss may need to be reminded that Johnston’s almost mother-in-law, Sarah Palin, was mayor of the small town (pop. 10,000) from 1992-2002, before becoming governor of the state…

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The Sarah Palin Facebook Translator

Sarah Palindisinformation author Marty Beckerman (Dumbocracy) has landed himself a prime gig as Esquire‘s online features editor. He’s already written a number of posts for Esquire. Here’s the latest:

“Refudiate,” we have taught the ex-governor by now, is not a word. Not even on Twitter, where she took to defending her vocabulary this week. But it’s on Facebook where Sarah Palin takes to pushing her policy, her endorsements, and her general paranoia. Because if you can’t hold office for that whole final year, what better way to talk to two-million constituents at a time than through a thousand whole words on the “Notes” section?! And even if you take her postings seriously, they’re still pretty difficult to understand. Since Palin is sort of running for president but not really, we combed through her oeuvre with fine-toothed erudiation.

Example A (Posted July 20, 2010)

Subject: “An Intolerable Mistake on Hallowed Ground”

What She Said: “To build a mosque at Ground Zero is a stab in the heart of the families of the innocent victims of those horrific attacks… Many Americans, myself included, feel it would be an intolerable and tragic mistake to allow such a project… This is nothing close to ‘religious intolerance,’ it’s just common decency.”

What We Think She Meant: New York Muslims just want to build a community center (not just a mosque) two blocks away from Ground Zero (not at Ground Zero).

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Ron Paul And Sarah Palin Discuss Legalization Of Marijuana

Judge Andrew Napolitano on the debut of Freedom Watch on the Fox Business Network discusses the similarities/differences between the social conservatives (Palin) and the constitutional libertarians (Paul) within the Tea Party/Freedom Movement. They discuss marijuana laws at about 6:28 minutes in. Perhaps not what you'd expect from Palin.
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The Diseased Mind of Sarah Palin

Palin WinkStacie Adams writing for The Smirking Chimp:

Perhaps you’ve heard about the writer who moved in next door to Sarah Palin? Apparently he is in the midst of some kind of scandalous tell all book about her and has taken up residence in her hometown in pursuit of stories.

Resorting to her characteristic histrionics, Palin immediately took to her Facebook page, that stalwart of serious journalism, to opine just what the writer intended on doing next door. She went on to make some sinister lamentations about him possibly peaking into her youngest child’s bedroom or surveying their ‘swimming hole.’ The writer shot back that her comments were, in his words, revolting. Actually, what they are is libel, and the worst kind of libel, insinuating that this guy, who is of course attempting to dig up dirt on the former governor, is some kind of dangerous pervert.

Palin frequently resorts to the pervert card when criticised or maligned.

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Palin Says Obama’s An ‘Opium Addict’

By Polly Davis Doig for Newser:

If only what happens in Vegas really did stay in Vegas: Sarah Palin brought her act to a retail Realtors’ convention this weekend, but instead of giving a leadership speech, she delivered her stump speech, slammed Obama as an “opium addict” (Other People’s Money, get it?), and stuck in an awkward reference about being able to replace lost luggage at an Idaho mall. “What would our communities be without our shopping centers?” the Las Vegas Sun quotes her as saying. “Meeting our needs is what it is that you do.”

The whole routine went over like a lead balloon, reports Joe Weisenthal at Business Insider

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Champions Of Their Checkbooks

Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media:

I’m left wondering how the right purport to speak for the financial interests of Joe Six Pack. According to varied statistics, the “average” American household makes somewhere around $50,000. How is it then, that the talking heads of the right can accurately describe life on main street, when they’re really living on easy street? By boiling public blood over taxes that go to pay for schools, roads, care for the elderly, the military, infrastructure, etc they’ve successfully been able to make fast cash:

Sarah Palin took in around $166,000 in 2007. Since she quit her job as governor, she’s raked in $12 million between her book and speaking engagements.

Glenn Beck made an estimated $23 million in 2008.

In the time it took to type and hyperlink this sentence, Rush Limbaugh earned more money than many Americans make in a day. He makes $33 million a year.

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Sarah Palin Admits To Sneaking Into Canada For Health Care

Speaking before a sold-out crowd in Calgary this month, Sarah Palin reveals how her family got medical care when she was growing up: by sneaking into Canada. And, yes, she sees the irony, the Globe and Mail reports:

The vocal opponent of health-care reform in the U.S. steered largely clear of the topic except to reveal a tidbit about her life growing up not far from Whitehorse.

“We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada,” she said. “And I think now, isn’t that ironic?”

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Court Documents Reveal Palin’s Grandson Uses Socialized Medicine

From The Raw Story:

For someone who once generated a national hysteria by claiming socialized medicine would bring about government-run “death panels” that would kill the elderly and children with mental defects, Sarah Palin seems remarkably calm, what with her grandson now facing the very same allegedly tyrannical construct, that is.Yes, that’s right: Sarah Palin, Alaska’s former governor and a millionaire thanks to sales of her book, has a grandson whose health care is paid for by the federal government, according to newly released court documents.

The revelation was made in court documents filed Feb. 16, relating to the child support battle between Bristol Palin and Levi Jonson, available here [PDF link] courtesy of E! Online.

“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page in mid-August.

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