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Levi Johnston won’t run for mayor, will focus on book instead

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Laura Donovan
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Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin’s son, will not be running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, anytime soon, according to RadarOnline.

The Playgirl model, whose memoir “Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs” hits bookstores next month, won’t seek political office because, he says, he would rather not turn something serious into a “joke.”

“He isn’t running,” Johnston’s manager Tank Jones told the site. “Levi doesn’t want the office of the Mayor to be a joke and so he’s not going to do it right now.”

Johnston also needs to bone up on the demands of running a city.

“He’s not going to run right now because there are a lot of issues that he would need to study up on and he thinks that this isn’t the right time for him to be Mayor now,” Jones said.

The 21-year-old is staying occupied and “focusing on his book that is coming out September 20.”

Last summer Johnston announced that he would be running for mayor of Wasilla. His aspiration was short-lived, as a September Public Policy Polling poll found that Johnston was the least popular person in his state.

Earlier this month, Johnston’s sister Mercede appeared in a nude Playboy spread that included nasty commentary about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her family. Mercede claimed to have had issues landing work in Wasilla, and faulted Palin for the difficulty. (MORE: Mercede Johnston: ‘Promiscuous’ Bristol Palin and Levi ‘planned’ pregnancy)

“It’s hard to get a job in this town because of the Palins,” Mercede explained to Playboy. “People say, ‘Oh, Mercede Johnston, I don’t know if people are going to come in if she works here.’”

Bristol Palin’s memoir, which was released in June, claims that Levi was a deadbeat boyfriend who “cheated on [her] about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates.” In an interview with “Good Morning America,” Bristol Palin said she hoped her book would encourage females to escape their unhealthy relationships.

“I hope that other women with, kind of, jerk boyfriends reading the book go ‘you know what? I don’t have to be with this guy,’” Bristol said.

  • Native_New_Yorker

    Please, will some one make the Palins and there extended trailer trash family GO AWAY!  Why are these people news?  Their 15 minutes of fame are over.  They need to take there money they have earned for selling their tawdry lifestyle details and go home to Alaska.

  • Icestorms1

    CAN LEVI EVEN READ?????? Please Levi grow up you poor excuse for a turd. The best and last job you had was that oil rigger job. Go try and get it back, because we do not want you down here in the lower 48. Your lawyer may be a delusional baffoon if he thinks he is going to promote you. Your books and crap will not even make it to the .99 cent store. Levi, I would not show up to a book sigining even if you paid me dude. Who wants to read your verbal dung anyway. like you have something to say. Worlds shortest book. Hi I got lucky and porked Palins phat phugly offspring and she liked it for awhile. End of story.
    End of book.

  • Icestorms1

    A TOUR??? A TOUR?? A TOUR OF WHAT??? THE LOCAL SPERM DONOR CENTERS?? PLEASE WHAT DOG DOO DO. WHO WANT TO SEE THIS LOSER DRESSED IN PURPLE NO LESS LIKE HE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY!!! GET LOST CREEPY LOSER GUY..
    OH HEY EVERYBODY. I AM ON TOUR OF THE LOCAL BATHROOM AT DENNY’S ASKING FOIR A JOB AND OFFERING PAGES MY BOOK SO YOU CAN WIPE YOUR AHSSS WITH THEM…..

  • Titainiumman

    STOP THE PRESSES !!!!! Who gives a rats ass whether this uneducated punk runs for office?He must enjoy being the butt of jokes.

  • barryswhitehalf

    This lowlife loser should be run out of town into the wilderness and ostracized for the remainder of his small, miserable life.

  • Anonymous

    The two anti-Palins, with their lies, have proven the truth. Levi is the most unpopular person in Alaska, and his sister Mercede can,t get a job in Alaska, because the customers wouldn,t come, if she is working there. This proves the liberals are decieving when they say Alaskans hate the Palins. Levi,s book should be titled ” THE BOOK OF LEVI: LIES AND MORE LIES” !

    • Loose Era

      Who unleashed this moron on the US of A?  Who paraded him around on the stage of the Convention, seductively caressing his face while extolling his virtue as future son in law?  Oh yeah.  Sarah.  He is just one pebble of the mountain of evidence that the Palins are low class liars.  Say whatever you want about him; he too is a scumbag, and he is yours.

      • barryswhitehalf

        What’s “Loose” about you are the screws in your head, dufus.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5C7WZCT2SBVMN2CPGRGJMVYQQA aelfheld

    Guess the mayor’s gig won’t cover his monthly Crayon® bill.

  • http://smallthoughtsfromasmallmind.wordpress.com/ Small Thoughts

    Johnson will soon join the elite group of authors who have written more books than they have read.