By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
I've lost interest in Sarah Palin—a woman who has proven herself time and again to be not ready for prime time. But when she starts to exhibit signs of true lunacy, she gets a bit more interesting. She's done so once more in her upcoming and widely touted interview with Oprah Winfrey. My favorite part of the chat is when Palin talks about having the infamous father of her grandson, Levi Johnston, over for Thanksgiving. According to People (via MSNBC):
If Levi Johnston would like a piece of the Palin family turkey, Sarah Palin will save him a seat at her Thanksgiving table.
"It's lovely to think that he would ever even consider such a thing," the former Alaska governor, 45, tells Oprah Winfrey in an interview to air Nov. 16, the day before the publication of Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue."
"Because," she said, "he is a part of the family and you want to bring him in the fold and kind of under your wing. And he needs that, too, Oprah. I think he needs to know that he is loved and he has the most beautiful child and this can all work out for good."
Say what, Sarah? This is the guy who refused to marry her daughter, Bristol, pregnant. This is the guy who has made a career (or tried to) by telling the Palin family secrets. And they are not pretty. Just two months ago he had this to say about the ugly innards of the Palin clan:
On Sarah putting her career above her family: "Even before she was nominated [for VP] there wasn't much parenting in that house. Sarah doesn't cook, Todd doesn't cook—the kids would do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, and get ready for school. Most of the time [my ex] Bristol would help her youngest sister with her homework, and I'd barbecue chicken or steak on the grill."
On Sarah fighting with her husband, Todd, who slept in a separate room during the Republican National Convention: "There was a lot of talk of divorce in that house ... times when Sarah and Todd would mention it and sound pretty serious."
There's one huge difference between Levi Johnston and Sarah Palin: He's believable. I'd vote for him before I'd vote for her.