Levi Johnston: Palin can't hack it as prez
Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palins grandchild Tripp, said yesterday the former vice presidential candidate wouldnt hack it if she ran for president and he wouldnt vote for her if she did.
Shes very smart, but I just dont think she can handle the stress level as governor, the 19-year-old told NBCs Today show yesterday. I dont think she can handle it as president or vice president.
Johnston, who has a son with Palins daughter, Bristol, also said that Palin was not upfront with the public when she announced she was leaving her post as Alaskan governor to spend more time with her family. He said it was also about money.
After her failed VP bid, all sorts of offers were coming in, including pitches for reality TV shows. She also reportedly signed a book deal for somewhere in the ballpark of $7 million.Theres been talk about it would be nice to just take the money and run, Johnston told Ann Curry on Today.
Johnston, who is trying to get into acting and is shopping a Palin book idea, said if she does run for higher office, she wouldnt get his vote.
If youd asked me that question a while back, I think I wouldve, he said. But after what she had done now, you know, quitting on Alaska, I dont really think that shes been the governor she could have for Alaska.
Palins spokesperson did not respond to the interview by Monday evening, but has accused Johnston of lying during other recent interviews.