Levi Johnston wants Sarah Palin's old job... and a reality show
August 10th, 2010
08:50 AM ET

Levi Johnston wants Sarah Palin's old job... and a reality show

Levi Johnston wants to run for Sarah Palin's former job – with cameras watching his every step.

Stone & Company Entertainment confirms to CNN that they are actively shopping a show that will feature Johnston seeking his former mother-in-law's old post as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.

The show, to be called "Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor's Office," will feature the trials and tribulations of America's most famous teen dad as he enters the world of politics while continuing to dabble in Hollywood, Stone also confirmed. 

First reported by Variety, the company confirms they are already shooting the pilot and are shopping it to several networks.  When the show was first floated to Johnston – who recently broke off his engagement to Palin's eldest daughter, Bristol, for the second time – he wasn't thrilled with the idea of following in the former Alaska governor's footsteps.

"But the more I think about it and look into it, I think there's a possibility we can make it happen," Johnston told Variety.

That it might:  The former mayor of Wasilla, Verne E. Rupright, won in a 2008 runoff election with a total of 466 votes.  The next mayoral election won't be held until 2012, but Johnston may run for city council in the meantime.

Johnston also told Variety he hopes the show exposes his true character. "It's hard to figure me out," he said. "You've got to follow me around. I'm very different. I lead a crazy life. But it will basically be both worlds, my life in Hollywood and back home, the real country boy that I am."

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  1. Kelly

    I am so sick of hearing about poor Bristol. She slept with him too. I have heard no stories on her not being a willing partner in that . And if running for mayor is going to earn him a pay check who cares why . As far as Sarah Palin get a life and let ur daughter learn from her mistakes and butt out .

    August 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Darren

    I honestly thing that Levi wants to run for mayor then a higher office so that he can screw as many woman as he can then leave them. LEVI your an idiot, a dead beat Dad and now showing that you really are trailer park trash.
    Hey i have an idea, perhaps Levi should have the network set up a Mayors Debate on "Are you smarter than a fifth grader"

    August 11, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Patti56

    Hey, he can't possibly be worse than Sarah Palin. She was frightenly close to the oval office.

    August 11, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. JF

    Sarah Palin was nothing but a stupid, redneck mayor! She is now a quitter.

    August 11, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jane

    MSM you dissect Sarah Palin's every eyeroll, where is your fact check of this one of many made-up stories? Levi Johnston is not eligible to run for Mayor of Wasilla. Why you ask?

    Because candidate qualifications require residence in the city or a resident of territory annexed to the city for one year immediately prior to the election.

    Speaking of being a Mayor. I forget. What town was Obama mayor of, or state was he Governor of, or business did he manage or payroll did he meet, or executive experience did Obama have before he became President of the United States? Oh that’s right. None. I guess I was thinking of Sarah Palin.

    August 11, 2010 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. mrh

    Save the gene pool. before he does any more damage. His reality show should be a live vasectomy proceedure shown on all media sources. Bristol's dad could do the job!

    August 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. NoMoreRednecksInOffice

    If this bafoon gets anywhere near state offices in my homestate it will be time to abandon ship and move and take my tax dollars elsewhere.
    As if Sarah hasn't already done enough to make us look like tools to the rest of the world....now this little greasebag thinks he has a chance. I sure hope he doesn't think he will see overwhelming support if he tries to make a go of it! I for one would vote for ANYONE else on the ballot if he was even on it.
    The kid (can't stress that word enough when speaking of this immature dolt) can't even own up to responsibilities he already has, ie, fatherhood or being remotely human to the mother of his child, and he thinks he stands a chance at taking on responsibilities for a large amount of people??!
    Seriously kid, pull your head out of that cushion you call your backside.
    If he runs for office here I will be sure to picket and summarily boycott anything his name comes attached to, of that you can be assured. I know many Alaskans, if not most, would agree wholeheartedly.

    I do however agree that he may be cut out for a reality show, they may need another arrogant pig on Jersey Shore soon afterall (btw nothing against anyone from NJ as I was born there and know they do not really represent the vast majority of you).

    @Darren – Yes, the Palin thing will stop when people stop sensationalizing the airhead and building her celebrity by acknowledging her ridiculous diatribes. She talks alot and never has anything of substance to add. Just more and more "look at me" behavior from her.

    @Michael – Way to prove your own arrogance. Can we give you back to the stone age first? You honestly think a single tax paying Alaskan wants this turd in office? Guess again...

    @Randsome – I agree, the moose has a higher IQ than Sarah and Levi combined. They are nothing more than grandstanding and showboating asses who got their 15 mins in the spotlight and ran with it. Sarah Palin needs to shut her trap and Levi needs to grow up before he tries to convince the world he's a man at all (we already know the score there though).

    August 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kite005

    Reality shows are dumb and have nothing to do with reality but maybe they could have one about what happens to people who want to be famous or crave celebrity and get disappointed. They could have Richard Heene, Jodie Fisher ummm anyone want to add to the list? It would be the best reality show ever to be able to see idiots hit rock bottom. Actually that sounds like it would have the potential to be a real reality show.

    August 10, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bob Virginia

    Everything in due time Levi, first step is to have you pee in a small bottle, and then we will go from there , Mayor, Vice President, talk show host, sky is the limit for you, and all the other dysfunctional people you hang out with.

    August 10, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John

    No TV network can dump enough too give Levi Johnston a TV show of any kind,even if Saran Palin find one,and TLC rating is going too go down the tube.

    August 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John Poggendorf; Prescott, AZ

    And this piece of mental masturbation is categorized as WHAT? A Reality Show? How about a SUREALITY SHOW????

    These people have the mental agility of a small soap dish!!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. paul

    duplicated what cnn, your not posting again to-day, anything on this news network is b__l s__t anyway , otherwise you would not print it,

    August 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. paul

    you watch your tongue your talking about the next vise president of the USA, ms dolly parton--polly darton--sarah palin, yeah thats the one ms sarah palin

    August 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Motsey

    Just because you show your pink bits in a magazine doesn't mean you deserve a reality tv series... why would anyone want to be in the same league as the Octo-Mom or the dimwits John and Kate....get a clue Levi

    August 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. paul

    this is disgusting , with all the noterity in the palin clan i don,t think we could accept levi in any less than govenor of wassila, alaska of course we can understand his trip south to get some corn fritters and crawdads, ya,all come back now, ya hear,

    August 10, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  16. LisaBell

    I am no fan of Sarah, albeit recognize the brilliant way the lady's PERSONA has won the hearts of so many... The difference between Levi and Sarah as I see it, is that Levi is benign. Sarah isn't. They are both pretty and not pretty smart... But Levi's essence is much kinder... the rest he will learn – he's still got time. I'd vote for Levi any day... and whether he wins or not, it's an awesome learning experience to go through... God bless him...

    August 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Brett

    Stop. For the love of all that is good. Just... Stop.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  18. tet1954

    I know that CNN and the rest of the media can't resist, but I really do wish they would not give this wannbe the bandwidth. It's bad enough that we have to hear about Sarah all the time.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  19. hjs3

    Someone please put a fork in this thing before these morons breed any further...

    August 10, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Chris Messersmith

    He has the balls for it.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jonas

    Dude – your 15 minutes were up over a year ago......

    August 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |

    Anything to destory a right winger. Why didn't you a$$e$ talk about that PIG Clinton girl when she was in the WHouse? She is puke ugly. And what is it with those cheeks? They look like the saddle bags on my horse..
    If you libs had a half clue, Bahama is stealing the country out from under your feet and all you do is suck up to the left socialist trash. Sick. Just SICK..
    Lets talk about one of the Obama girls, what say?

    August 10, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  23. sunsohot

    I admit it. I saw the headline, clicked, skipped the story and went straight for the comments! Then LMAO!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |

    Nothing like a bias media now is there. Why is this turd even in the news? DO they hate SP that much or are they that afraid of her....

    August 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Joe

    I would just like to point out to all those that bash on Palin. Ok, she is not my favorite person in the world, but what has Obama done for you?? And don't feed us any BS about "healthcare, etc.." I am talking about ACTUAL things he HAS accomplished?

    August 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  26. gooheart67

    Another loser who gets a reality show ! wow this country is getting better and better everyday . i lift my hat. lol

    August 10, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Olaf Palme

    Levi Johnston has already seriously bombed in the reality show that is his life. No need for more.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Jennifer

    Wow, I think that the sad thing about this whole article is not about this stupid KID (I dont care what his age is.. he acts like a child) with a reality show trying for Mayor.. its the fact that all you liberals posting on here think that every republican in the country is a environment hating, wealthy hypocrit. You should really re-read your own posts. The only idiots I see are the ones bashed a whole group of people based on propaganda shoved down your liberal throats by CNN and the like. You eat it up like candy. Freakin Lemmings... How about having a "thought" all on your own? Now THAT would be news worthy. All you do is lament about the republicans but you are blind to the fact that you are doing the same thing from the other side. Idiots. Is there anyone left in this world with an ORIGINAL thought? Do you think for yourself or just regurgitate what you hear? Pathetic. This will be the last CNN article I read.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  29. larvadog

    He can run, but he won't even be elected to be the town trashman. I see an epic fail on the horizon.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  30. pcmax

    I'm still waiting to see waiting for the full frontal Play Girl pics ... then I'll make a decision on his ability to govern.

    August 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  31. mr. mark

    no. please no. this must be some bad joke...

    August 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Randsome

    I would rather vote for a moose

    August 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Michael

    I have some old cheese in my refrigerator, maybe it can run for mayor after Levi leaves office to become Governor of Alaska.

    Seriously, can we give Alaska back to Russia now?

    August 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Cheri

    This guy is a loser and untalented. I've seen more talent in a pre-school Christmas program. Levi seems to think he is a stud that no woman can resist. To be honest, my cat is better looking than he.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Eumir

    Levi is a tool and "reality TV" is trash.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  36. DARREN

    wow will this who Palin thin ever stop?
    perhaps Sarah should also have a show "Palin and Friends" or were just bumbling idiots looking to exploit what ever comes up
    i think if Springer were to take up camp up there he could film content for the next ten years.
    Jerry Jerry Jerry

    August 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Mike

    This is almost as big a joke as who we have in the white house now. Guess we don't require any experience for any elected offices anymore. We are doomed.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Joseph P

    What a scu*bag.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Loudcry

    You don't need a birth certificate to get into the white house, why would you need a high school diploma or quality of character to be the next mayor of Alaska?

    August 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  40. CATom

    This guy makes lady gaga look smart

    August 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Amy

    Funny how all of you people are saying stuff like, "Who cares???" Well, obviously you do. Otherwise, don't click the link, read the story, and waste the time to comment on it! Wow. Either read the story and care, or don't care and don't read it. Make up your minds!

    August 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  42. scott N

    Hey, people is'nt there enough junk on TV to give the nobody kid his own show, he is a dead beat dad looking for a pay day. The whole thing stinks all the way around. Bristol is no better then her mother that don't want to go away, people are tired of her mother as well. Palins go away already.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  43. OMG!!!!!!!!

    WHAT A COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    August 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |


    August 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Jan

    Can this kid go away already?? There is nothing remotely interesting about him. We have enough mundane, boring reality shows as it is.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jeff

    mozartisgod: In some places the mayor is just a figurehead. In Wasilla, the mayor, who receives a salary of (I believe) $68,000 a year, oversees a police department, the public works department; the parks and recreation department; a planning office; a library; and a small history museum. The mayor also presides over the city council meetings. And, as an aside, then-mayor Palin hired a deputy administrator to handle much of the town's day-to-day management.

    It depends on the city's municipal code whether the mayor's approval or the city council's is needed to take action; in some instances the mayor is able to take actions that don't exceed a certain dollar amount or have other local restrictions (for example, the mayor might not be able to arbitrarily make zoning decisions or rules regarding certain business transactions).

    The "real people" who interact daily and run the towns may be the city council, or it may be the mayor, or it may be administrative staff; it all depends on local code or legislation. In this case, it's not a question of Mr. Johnston having determined that the city would be better if he served as mayor; it seems more as if an entertainment company decided that it would be great "reality television" to follow Mr. Johnston's running for office, his primary qualifications being he apparently lives there (although he says he jointly lives in Hollywood), and whatever skills he may have. His quitting school, his fathering a child with the governor's daughter, don't seem to be anything that qualifies him to run a city, but that's just me; and considering that the past mayors of Wasilla only needed several hundred votes (from the 7,000 people in Wasilla), it's entirely possible that many people will vote for him on a lark, as a joke, or simply to show they're dissatisfied with the current mayor; or to keep Wasila in the television limelight.

    Side note: Mr. Johnston's manager, trying to shoot down doubters.... Wait a second; he's got a manager? For what? ...Mr. Johnston's manager, trying to shot down doubters told the Associated Press, "People questioned Jesus Christ, so I definitely don't care about these mere mortals questioning Levi Johnston,"

    And people from Wasilla, let alone here, are taking Mr. Johnston seriously?


    August 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Wasted1

    Hey, if an idiot could do it, why not him. It's not even a real job. Remember, Palin hired a city manager for all 9,000 residents.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Knuckeljuice

    What a complete tool. The media is a complete joke for even mentioning this.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Stella

    I want a $1M too! Who cares what he wants?? He's a nobody!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Be Quiet

    I'll watch – he's hot!

    August 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  51. aatami

    Why not? This country is going to hell in a hand basket anyway, why try to prolong the inevitable? So.......Let's do it!

    August 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  52. johnnyhouse

    Probably have to spend a winter in Alaska to understand why this might create excitement.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Sallyforth

    This is ridiculous. A fence post has more brains than this imbecile. The ONLY reason I would EVER watch this reality show is to see how big of a fool he would be and the stupid things he'd do. We all know that he's only in it for the fame and money. I hope this latest little fiasco really appalls Sarah Palin. I have no sympathy for either of these two idiots. They are both power, fame, and money-hungry. They deserve EACH OTHER.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Natch

    Mayor Levi? I wouldn't trust this schmuck to hold a $5 bill, let alone run a town!

    Finish growing up, little boy. THEN come talk about filling a grown-up job opening.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Randsome

      But its god forsaken barren Alaska – you could run a ded carp for office and the three people alive and able to vote would vote it in –

      August 10, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Fancy Face

    This "kid" is a joke as well as Bristol and Sarah Palin! If Loser Levi wins, we can look forward to, "I can see the North Pole from my back door." Grow up kid, go to school and become a productive citizen.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Langor

    Sure, the History channel can run Swamp People and Alaskan Loser (L.J.'s show) on the same night; hot and cold running morons.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Albro

    Is this what TV producers are descending into? A high school kid gets his "easy" girlfriend pregnant, and that's ENTERTAINMENT? I teach middle and high school, and it's not at all entertaining, trust me!

    August 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liam

      (sigh) ...yes, it seems so. people are so incredibly bored with their own pathetic lives that they prefer to watch read and hear about people that they'll never meet. Not in a million years.

      August 11, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  58. Jessica

    This guy is pathetic, would somebody please out us all out of misery of even hearing another story of Levi... Ugh.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Mom4Change

    Want to know why Levi is front-page news? Because all you guys are so spell bound that the hits on the web are going through the roof! You are making him marketable!

    August 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
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  61. Trevor Shrock

    This is another wonderful non-story. Please CNN Report the news, and leave story like this to Hollywood Tabloids. Everyone reading this. This is why everyday I follow only NPR more and more

    August 10, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  62. mozartisgod

    That is the thing about that office, mayor, the person doesnt really run anything. He is just a figurehead. The processes and rules run the city. He couldnt do anything without approval from the city council, which consists of the real people who interact daily and run the towns.
    (i worked in 2 different mayors offices and this is what I came up with)

    August 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Sue

    levi is as big a loser as jon gossling

    August 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
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  66. Dahlia

    Maybe if everyone ignores him, he'll just go away. What a publicity hound and his bad behavior is being reinforced by the media who continually give him attention. It's like a bad child who wants to be noticed, ugh. Last thing I will read about this jerk.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Geo In TO

    Can't he get his feet wet first by appearing on Jersey Shore, maybe he can put the moves on Snooki, get alcohol poisoning, maybe get beat up by The Situation, something like that ? You never know ... he might not be suited to the TV cameras and look 'funny'. He kind of looks like a young Liberace.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  68. fronco

    Another whack job making money on stupidity.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  69. kathy

    do not like him. he is no good.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Liam

    I call for a media boycott on anyone or anything even remotely associated with Alaska and it should stand for about two years. Ever since McCain poked into that mentally challenged bubble North of Canada we've had nothing but an endless stream of stupidity, lime-light greed, and pointless news coverage. It's like 'Hellraiser' but worse. Why did McCain have to crack the seal on this pocket of insanity, stupidity and unleash it on the world?! Maybe McCain can be the new Montell Williams! He could host a show where people actually believe that the public cares more about what they do on the social scene than if the fall on their faces and become yesterday's news (section f next to the word jumble, below the bridge game explanation and opposite cat poop stain removal tips for shag carpet in trailors).

    August 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  71. misslou297

    I think it's sad that this boys face and name are all over the media, I hope people stop paying attention to this loser. There are so many other teenagers out there who are doing good things, but they get no recognition. American media needs to get a clue and stop showing all the idiotic losers in our country, because the rest of the world see's these shows and thinks all American's are this stupid.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Anon

    I haven't read all the comments here, but must point out that Sarah Palin is not this kid's "former mother in law" as this article claims. Despite multiple engagements, he's never been married to her daughter!

    August 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  73. uniqueson

    This guy reminds me of Spencer Pratt of The Hills. I hope he goes away like MTV got rid of Speidie. The sad part is that I do not think Levi thinks of his son when making any decisions. This guy is an idiot!

    August 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Techuser01

    You're right, he's not worth writing or reading about, soooooo we should be bashing the people publishing this crap as "entertainment". Come on guys, give us some good stuff. You put this blog in place to get people interested, talking, bantering – about what you wrote, thinking it's a story!!! We should be blasting the people putting this crap out and maybe then they will give us something worth our time reading. Not only is the ecomony weak, so is this entertainment section.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  75. wondering

    o.k. they stopped making "scripted" t.v. to make "reality" t.v. and we all know that's because it's cheaper. Now, though, they are scripting the "reality" and still getting off easy because the don't have to hire talent. Come on people! Let's stop letting them steal our brains and demand some real quality here. You have to be wondering if people must be looking at America and thinking if it just turned into one big trailer park. I am afraid people really think "reality" is "reality." It's all nonsense and ignorance.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  76. WagonsHo

    With all due respect to Bozo the Clown, this guy is simply a Bozo. He and Heidi Montag would make a good pair.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  77. PJ

    Why is this news?

    August 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Jason

    people of Wasilla were dumb enough to pick Palin and mayor, i wouldn't be surprised if they picked Levi. This is American white trash drama at its best.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Tony

    Unfortunately, this tragi-comedy says as much about the good people in this country as it does about him.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  80. joseph cecil smith

    wow, what a totally empty, worthless show this Levi thing would be.. totally unimportant, and only worthy of gossip and worse..

    August 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  81. AKrules

    Well I wonder why that a person who as far as I can tell has no high school diploma no ged and his only contribution to society is the ability to make babies is getting so much press the world must be slow to say the least, I feel the brave men and women of our military who are laying it on the line everyday deserve more coverage than this walking sperm bank. But if you want to follow it here is the link to the city of wasilla election site http://www.cityofwasilla.com/index.aspx?page=26&recordid=1512&returnURL=%2findex.aspx

    August 10, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Caitlin

    Wow. I can not believe they're even considering this idea. And I can't believe that Levi was wanting to be a mayor at all. Who would want a high school dropout (and one who currently does not have a GED) as their mayor? Not to mention one who enjoys the limelight much more than he should.
    Anyway, the idea of the reality show sounds boring.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  83. AJ

    I thought his 15 minutes were up already!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  84. bbrooker - San Diego

    Unfortunately the bigger negative reaction to this trash (myself included) the more the tv producers drool over the perceived dollars they'll make. The only way this continued erosion of American dignity can be stopped is if people simply stop watching this type of reality garbage. Of course people won't, so next thing will be one of the Kardashians running for Prez, and then the end will truly be here.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Mike

    Linda Mash – Sarah Palin put herself through college, Levi has problems finishing high school. So Sarah had higher education when she ran for Mayor of Wasilla, after she was a member of the city council for years before that. Yes, it's a small town. No, it's nothing like New York. It's gonna be okay Linda, it's all gonna be okay, just go back on your meds....

    August 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Dale

    This is why most people never get their 15 minutes of fame; people like this jerk take his unfair share of of fame and will never give it back,

    August 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Monica

    Linda Mash, you are seriously delusional....

    August 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  88. linda mash

    He is as qualified as Sarah.... He is Alaskan, lives in Wasilla and is a pretty boy...Does anyone know the population of Alaska??? The city of New York has alot more people.... Now that is a job for a mayor.... Plus they do not waste money building bridges to nowhere.... Oh, Sarah , just where did that appropriated money go... You should be doing prison time over that deal...

    August 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Rex

    Yeah well Jordache I mean levi, want in one hand and sh!t in the other and see which one fills up faster.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Robert

    Bring the little twit to me and just give me 5 min. I'll give him a dose of reality he'll never forget. I'ts very clear why we are despised all over the world.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Mark L.

    The show should be "Who Wants to Punch Levi in the Face".

    August 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  92. jamie

    why on gods green earth does anybody care, and aren't mayoral candidates required to have some formal education?

    August 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Charles

    This reality show will shut down quickly if the ratings are low. Frankly, I would not want to watch even if I was paid to do so. It is a joke!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Ron

    Sick of hearing about this guy – he's such an attention freak. He'll do/say just about anything to be in the spotlight.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Mary

    Ok..This kid was doing palin's daughter.. He fathered a child with her..
    Good grief.. Now people are going to possibly have 'another' hour of actual entertainment taken off the schedule, for yet another no talent, romp through 'reality' with another nobody?~!
    Cable is about ready to get my cancellation notice..

    August 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monica

      I agree with you, but don't you see the irony in all of this? The only reason we have people like Levi on tv is because PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THEM!!!!!!! Nothing is on TV unless someone's watching. So being angry at Levi, or some TV execs is pointless. Be angry at your neighbors, or family members who are actually tuning in to this idiocy like Jersey Shore. He isn't any dumber than all the other reality "stars".... You seem to pity the public who's gonna be "stuck" with another reality show. They're the reason for it...

      August 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Dorie

    Please....make him go AWAY!!

    August 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Unknown Henson

    A reality show? What a lunkhead!

    August 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Christian Levi

    This is what is wrong with America. Some idiot who has no qualificatons trying to run for office, which is supposed to be someone who is out for the interests of Americans not himself. Also, the fact that the media still is covering what "he wants to do" is pathetic. Stick to high school hockey you idiot.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • spins

      let me tell ya, this is not the problem only with america. this happens all the time in india.

      August 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  99. meed3167

    Maybe Levi should give Kate Gosselin a ring? I'm sure they'd have a lot to talk about.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  100. CATom

    Go away we don't care what you did on survivor

    August 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  101. mac

    I don't think he deserves the time of day.
    Get a life Levi!

    August 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  102. lisa

    I cannot stand Sarah Palin, and yet I am torn with sympathy for her over this utter sleazebag entering (though never legally) and using her family. Aw, she's someone who has sleazily used that moment of fame that McCain so stupidly gave her–an action that instantly changed my vote–to try to rip the country apart and make herself millions. Nah, she and Levi deserve each other.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Linda, Mormonville, Utah

    I love, love, love it. Hey, the kid isn't any more mentally challenged than the brain dead oil hack who preceded him. In fact, after watching Levi giving an interview, I have to say the kid is a rocket scientist compared to Sarah Palin.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Kareen

    Thanks John McCain for unleashing these Hillbillies. First Sarah, then her daughter and now Levy.
    Sarah has a few more kids growing up so I guess we will never get rid of them.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • BD70

      I will never forgive John McCain for bringing these people out of Alaska and inflicting them on the lower states. It sickens me.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  105. celticfaerie

    I guess it's a good thing 14-16 year old girls can't vote.

    August 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  106. LEVI'S Jeans

    This is the best idea. I hope he wears Levi's 501 jeans.

    August 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  107. James

    I call bullcrap. Why? Because this dolt does not qualify to run for Mayor. Two reasons... you have to be a resident of Wasilla to run for Mayor... he is not. Second, he is not old enough... you have to be 21 years of age.
    So, this is all a bunch of bullcrap... just like most of the things that come out from this dirt bag and sleaze ball dolt.

    August 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Sandy

    I can just see all the For Sale signs going up in Wasilla! 🙂

    August 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Papa_K

    I personally feel that someone in Alaska needs to put an end to this stuipdity. I mean come on. If he gets elected what does that say about that city? You don't think that him getting elected is going to indicate some shade of mental unstability in that city? Oh yea. Look what's Palain has done for the GOP. Their the laughing stock of the world.

    August 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Marsha

    OMG Levi, put a sack over your head and button up your mouth and quit making a fool of yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Amy

    Spencer Pr....I mean Levi Johnston makes me want to spew. Complete D-bag. The whole bunch are freaks.

    August 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  112. celticfaerie

    If there's one person out there that deserves a punch in the face more than Sarah Palin it's this kid.

    August 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  113. ficheye

    Remember he said on his facebook page "I like to shoot stuff". I guess ANY of us can run for mayor or city council.

    August 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Chris

    Run Levi! Run! Maybe he'll make Kathy Griffin his campaign manager.

    August 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  115. David E

    If he can do what she was doing, it proves that there is nothing to be done there (Alaska) and that her (Palin) experience to run for the presidency of the USA is non existing.

    August 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Mark in the Heartland

    Not to be too nitpicky, but how can Sarah Palin be Levi Johnston's former mother-in-law when Levi and Bristol were never married?

    August 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  117. msyellarose

    I was having a crazy day, and boy did I need this laugh!

    August 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Jeff

    He's not a high school graduate; he dropped out of school and tried to work under an apprenticeship program but, after being hired, was let go because he wasn't qualified (the apprenticeship requires a minimum of a General Equivalency Diploma – a GED). He didn't pose in Playboy (he did, however, pose for another magazine directed towards women. He is not the son-in-law of Sarah Palin, and Sarah Palin is not his mother-in-law; he has never married Ms. Palin's daughter; he is, for what it's worth, the father of the child of Ms. Palin's daughter (he's the father of Ms. Palin's grandson).

    What's more disconcerting than an entertainment company wanting him to run for mayor of a city, regardless of how small it may it (it has a population of approximately 7,000 people) is that for the show to be successful there would have to be some controversy or out of the ordinary happenings, which, like it or not, would affect the lives of the people who life in Wasilla (as well as community services, the local school, etc.), and for the show to continue (i.e., run for more than several episodes, there would have to be an intent for Mr. Johnston to remain in office. So far, the only interest in Mr. Johnson, is from what he says, "It's hard to figure me out. You've got to follow me around. I'm very different. I lead a crazy life. But it will basically be both worlds, my life in Hollywood and back home, the real country boy that I am."

    Is this what an entertainment company should be doing, foisting a 20 year old who leads a "crazy life" with two worlds, one in Hollywood and one "back home" on a city? Even for "reality" television this isn't reality; it's an entertainment company imposing itself on a real world community for the sake of making money...and calling it real. Even other "reality television" shows should be ashamed and take this to task.


    August 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • ficheye

      You are right on. Thanks for writing that. Reality shows should never do something like this. The people in Wasilla are probably really tired of this cr*p.

      August 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Rob - Charlotte

    Just goes to show how SHALLOW the entire political process is !... The only good thing here is the bar is not too high ( except when it comes to nepotism )

    August 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Ballz

    Sounds like an interesting conflict of interest

    August 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  121. dave

    I wish the Repubs had never wheeled out Palin in their last ditch effort to win an impossible election. They opened the door for all the BS that has followed, including this loser kid. Yeah, I can ignore the dumb stories and shows, but I like checking out good ones.

    August 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Rupert

    What's really fascinating is that he didn't even think of the idea himself. A production company came to him with the idea to film his mayoral run. He has no interest in the job, but if it'll get him on the tv he's all for it.

    August 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  123. jeff2010

    enough is enough with these so called reality shows!!!! what the heck is the matter with America???????/?

    August 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Mark

    If all it takes is a HS Diploma, I am sending my kid up there

    August 10, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  125. eyeroller

    Well, maybe he will be able to pay his child support now.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  126. Jeff

    I wonder how many of you criticizing Levi are the same ones who support Kate Gosselin in "earning money for her children"?

    August 10, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • OMB

      If he's committed to a job as he is to Bristol and his baby, he'll be employed.oh...a day

      August 10, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  127. sw

    This really would be perfect! I can't wait.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  128. Eileen Brutico

    This kid has the biggest ego I've ever seen. I don't know why we give him the slightest amount of attention. I'm finished reading anything about him. He's an arrogant and egotistical idiot!

    August 10, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  129. yawn

    If Palin can do it, anybody can do it.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  130. portalpunk

    Doesn't he have to be on the PTA before he's qualified for Mayor in Wasilla?

    August 10, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  131. Elizabeth

    Am I missing something? "Johnston seeking his former mother-in-law's old post as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska."
    Mother in law's???? Did Bristol and Levi get married, or is this an erroneous article? My understanding was that Bristol and Levi were on again and off again and that currently their engagement was off?

    August 10, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  132. TI

    The Palins and this guy need to be thrown down the Yucca Mountain shaft but, if Sarah Palin could do it..

    August 10, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  133. mejazzbo

    If Sarah can do it any half-whit can. Sounds like a good campaign slogan.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  134. Daniel Troppy

    Well if they elected Sarah Palin to begin with nothing is telling me that the people of Alaska wouldn't say no to him either. It must be that fresh air otherwise I can't explain it.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  135. JaneaneInWasilla

    He's got my vote!

    August 10, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • seriously?

      You got to be kidding me??? A moron like him????

      August 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kareen

      You must be hard up to want a highschool dropout as a major. Judging him by his cute and still firm ASS ?

      August 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Jason

    He's great! You know why? Cause he ruins any chance Palin gets to be president. He's a wrench in their spokes 🙂

    August 10, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • mejazzbo

      Sarah doesn't need another wrench in her machine. Every time she opens her mouth, she becomes her own wrench and a wrench for anyone associated with her. Ask John McCain.

      August 10, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  137. Frank E.

    Thank you, Senator McCain, for unleashing these hillbillys upon the free world. Thanks a lot.

    August 10, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  138. fenderjazz

    Ah yes... to be young and completely washed-up...

    August 10, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Gwen

      This kid is even dumber than Sara Palin which I didn't think possible. What an ego and a jerk on top of it. He does belong in Hollywood with all the rest of them, like Paris and Lindsey and he will soon be doing what they do when the girls start chasing him. Who would want that job in the first place, that place is a big nothing. Even Sarah figured that out, ya betcha she did. Another air-head. Neither one of them have the smarts to run anything but maybe a grizzley bear hunt!!!!!!

      August 10, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  139. happyjack

    This kid is a complete moron and totally self-absorbed....unfortunately those are the two best traits to have to be a "reality" TV star.

    August 10, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  140. Larry Karmel

    Kind of puts most of Sarah Palin's political experience in perspective.

    August 10, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |

    what are the qualifications for being mayor of Wasilla: DUMB;;;

    August 10, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  142. SugarPop

    Please tell me this is a joke..........

    August 10, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  143. C

    Palin is NOT his former mo-in-law. He and Bristol never married.

    August 10, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  144. OldMo

    Does Wasilla have any openings for "community organizers"?

    August 10, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Isn;t that exaclty what Sarah is doing now. Her ilk are too stupid to recognize that she is a community organizer that makes fun of community organizers.

      August 10, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Ohio

      Funniest comment I have read all day.

      August 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Decker

    This is the first I've heard of this, and I read everything about Bristol and Levi.

    August 10, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  146. David

    Didn't this pop culture parasite pose for Playboy? "Levi Johnston wants to run for Sarah Palin's former job – with cameras watching his every step". It would be worth watching only when he has to debate a real politician. Shouldn't he put a bunch of gunk in his hair and try out for Jersey Shore Alaska?

    August 10, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  147. ridiculous

    Let me tell you something...I've been to Wasilla. It's a dump. It is a very small town in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do. It's no surprise Sarah Palin was the mayor here and it would not come as a shock if Levi became the next mayor because nothing happens up there! this is absolutely absurd and definitely not news worthy. Come on Cnn...

    August 10, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • akd23

      As you may notice, the newsworthiness of this story is the fact that they're actually trying to make a TV series out of his endeavor. It's completely ludicrous to have him become mayor of anything, including a "dump" town in Alaska. The thought of Levi getting a show for something so insane is definitely something worth bringing to the people.

      August 10, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Really???

      You've been to Wasilla? when were you last there? do you live in Alaska, I live here and yes it is not the best place in Alaska, but not in the middle of nowhere, 30 minutes from anchorage, 20 minutes from Eagle River and Chugiak, and 15 minutes from Palmer, 4 cities nearby and in the middle of nowhere? proves your intelligence level is about the same as Levi " my nuts haven't dropped yet and maybe my 15 minutes of fame will allow that to happen" Johnston

      August 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • dj

      I like this already. Don Knotts would have been perfect for the sheriff!.. maybe Jeff Daniels or Randy Quaid is available.

      August 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark

      I,ve been there too. There's far more remote areas of Alaska and the area around Wasilla is, like all of Alaska, stunning. And yet this town is pretty dumpy and it has a redneck reputation. About the only thing people seem to do up there is get drunk. From what I understand Sarah Palin supported heavily the local barkeeps to keep the saloons open until 4 AM. Helped her get elected. Apparently some in town worried about too much public intoxication and wanted to shut down the bars at 2. Could Levi get elected? Who knows and who really cares..

      August 10, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  148. joe

    "The nuts on this kid. Is that what it takes to run Alaska? Some peach fuzz and ego big enough to cover it per square mile?"

    It's not humaly possible to be dumber than Sarah Palin, so how bad a job could he do. At least he might serve a full term.

    August 10, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      How bad a job could he do? Imagine a guy chasing Palin's experience with celebrity because he sees dollar signs. Hee could be a bigger disaster than Palin was easily.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barb

      True this kid is a punk and arrogant at that but like her or nor Sarah Palin is not stupid. She has a higher security clearance that Obama and was a good mayor. You have not seen that last of her name on a ballot and she has the potential to win.

      August 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • June

      @ Barb – A higher security clearance than Obama? Where do you get this stuff? That's ridiculous. There is nothing higher about Palin than Obama, except for maybe her heels on her shoes. And she should be down shining his!!

      August 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  149. s

    Alaska is doomed!

    August 10, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Barker

      Yes they are but it's no because of Levi.

      August 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • paul

      Alaska was doomed from Sarah's time, get it right. ( she can see Russia from Alaska)Tell me she wasn't a idiot.

      August 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • rs


      Alaska was doomed from Sarah's time, get it right. ( she can see Russia from Alaska)Tell me she wasn't a idiot


      Actually, you are the idiot. Sarah Palin never said this. Maybe you should get to bed early on Sat nites so you don't confuse reality with TV comedy.

      August 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  150. elizabeth

    Are you people crazy!! Who in the #@ cares about this child, give it up.

    August 10, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      He is over 18, hardly a child.

      You'd tap him, and you KNOW it.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • rs

      Look at the number of comments on this story. And you think the media is going to give this guy up?

      Isn't it sadder that all the complaints here are from people who read this "news" blurb rather than not clicking on the link.

      Stupidity in the media only reflects what people choose to consume.

      It would be nice if people smartened up (yea, like thats going to happen).

      August 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Andrew

    The nuts on this kid. Is that what it takes to run Alaska? Some peach fuzz and ego big enough to cover it per square mile?

    August 10, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      That's the whole point, that is all it takes.

      August 10, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • dbw

      in that picture, he looks a lot like Ted Bundy.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sly

      What's surprising is that it doesn't seem like a lot of people in Wasilla are protesting the possibility of Levi, star of "drilling bristol" and "how to drill bristol", being their mayor.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Is there a shortage to good things to write about? There is nothing remotely interesting about this guy and the media seems to think there is some intriguing story with this character. It's a joke and an insult to those crave real news.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wasilla Alumni

      Don't you need at least a High School education? This is so sad and such a discrace for my hometown.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • K

      I wouldn't support/oromote Levi Johnston for ANYthing!!!! Nor would I support/promote anything that Bristol Palin's name was attached to. They have both proved that they are only out to capitalize on any money they can. The simple truth is... they are both too ignorant to warrant any thought.

      What a shame and waste.

      August 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
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      August 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • AJ Miles

      What a joke!!!!!
      These idiots get rich & famous for being Stupid!!!!

      August 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • jack

      This guy is a LOOOOOOSER ! I don't understand why the media gives him so much attention. He's not worth our time and attention. Pull the plug on this guy please!

      August 10, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • paul

      Come on Andrew. Sarah was Govenor of that state too how much worst can it get. I am positive Levi would do a better job, and to think Sarah wants to run for President, God Bbless America then.

      August 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • cynthia

      trailer trash trailer trash trailer trash....haven't we given this guy more than his 15 minutes of fame?

      August 10, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Can he read?

      August 10, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |

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