As if the State of Alaska hasn’t suffered enough by enduring the political influence of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin … here comes news that babydaddy to her Palin‘s grandchild, almost son-in-law and Playgirl model Levi Johnston is planning a run for the office of mayor of the city of Wasilla, AK. Wasilla, as you may know, is the city that Palin was mayor of before she successfully ran for the governorship of the State … now, it would seem, that Johnston is looking to follow in her political footsteps:
Johnston’s manager, Tank Jones, on Monday confirmed a report on Variety magazine’s website that Johnston is planning to run for city office in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, as part of a reality TV show. Wasilla is where Palin got her start in politics, moving up from City Council to mayor before winning election as Alaska’s governor in 2006. Jones said Johnston is serious about a run, either for mayor or City Council. “Let me put it to you like this: If you live in a town and things are happening in that town, and you’re displeased with it, what do you do? You try to change those things,” Jones said. He declined to give specifics on what Johnston wants to change but insisted the run is real. “This is not a spoof. This is not a joke,” Jones said. According to the Wasilla city clerk, the next mayoral election is in 2011. The candidate filing period for council elections this October closed July 30. Johnston isn’t listed among those candidates. Wasilla’s outspoken current mayor, Verne Rupright, was at a meeting Monday and didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment … Asked whether he believed people would take Johnston’s run for office seriously, with TV cameras rolling, Jones said: “People questioned Jesus Christ, so I definitely don’t care about these mere mortals questioning Levi Johnston. “People can question whatever they want. I mean, he’s going to keep on doing his thing,” he said. “He was going to do this, even if this wasn’t a reality show.”
Are you effing SERIOUS? Did this moron just compare Levi Johnston to JESUS CHRIST? You know, I used to be marginally entertained by the fame whoring idiocy of Levi Johnston but this farce of a “campaign” for political office is outright insulting. If we’ve learned anything from Levi Johnston‘s behavior it’s that he will do anything — ANYTHING — for a little attention. If it means he will nab a few headlines by threatening to destroy the political process with his selfish and disgusting plea for attention, then it looks like he would do it without a second thought. I’m telling you, I’m not a fan of the Palin family but not even they deserve to be saddled with this moron as part of their family. Here’s hoping the good people of Alaska — as well as the rest of the country, for that matter — will never, ever have to endure any political influence by Levi “Ricky Hollywood” Johnston.