For those of you with enough self-respect to not have stored this information, Johnston is the father of Bristol Palin's baby. Bristol, for those of you with even more self-respect, is Sarah Palin's daughter. Levi and Bristol did not marry.
That Levi Johnston should profit off the fact that he is the irresponsible, teenage ex-boyfriend of the daughter of a political figure says something pretty unflattering about our thirst for gossip.
I see in the sidebar that young Levi has already been interviewed by GQ. I assume they now go by the initials instead of "Gentlemen's Quarterly" because they are no longer restricted to gentlemen.
Okay, I broke down and actually looked at a paragraph in the article:
“Does the American public have an accurate view of Sarah Palin?” Curry asked the dark-haired Johnston, who dressed for his appearance on TODAY in an earth-tone sweater with argyle patches paired with blue jeans.First of all, WHAT?
Second of all, let's say you're interviewing someone for a job. One question I am sure would not come up is, "May we check with your teenage daughter's ex-fiance - you know - the one that fathered her bastard child? - can we ask him for a true picture of what you're all about? We think he'd be a good source of sound, mature judgement about you."
I believe I lost vast quantities of brain cells just by reading that one sentence. Please heed my warning and protect yourself. Don't click on the link!