Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s image problems are about to get even harder. She is about to the pitchforked into the national headlines again due to an up and coming article in Vanity Fair that will contain an interview with Levi Johnston where he’ll give his version of what it was like to see Palin behind the scenes at home.
His version isn’t pretty: he paints a portrait of a Palin who thinks she was the one running for President, who felt the Governor’s job was too hard, who wanted to leave the Gov seat to write a book and make big bucks — all within a household where the kids allegedly fended for themselves to cook their own meals, a household where the word “divorce” surfaced frequently.
And the picture he paints will most assuredly give ammunition to Palin’s many critics outside of and inside of her party (her rivals for the 2012 nomination will be grinning), lead to her angry response dismissing it as the word for a disgruntled former almost-family member, and cause her defenders to label it a lie and Vanity Fair as being out to get her.
The only question will be: how many jokes will David Letterman get out of this one?
UPDATE: Vanity Fair’s website offers some more details HERE.
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.