Levi Johnston has no class

With his appearance on the Tyra Banks show, Levi Johnston showed that he has absolutely no class whatsoever. He stuttered his way through a conversation about sex with Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, including whether or not the governor knew and if they used protection.

Levi Johnston not only says he practiced safe sex “most of the time” when they were together, he also reveals to Tyra Banks that he believes Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin knew he and Bristol were having sex when they lived under her roof. “I’m pretty sure she probably knew. Moms are pretty smart,” Johnston, 18, says in an interview set to air April 6.

… Johnston’s mom, Sherry, and sister Mercede, join him on The Tyra Banks Show, talking about the gag order imposed on them during Palin’s vice presidential campaign. “We were supposed to say that all questions need be brought up to the McCain campaign. Other than that we had to say ‘no comment,’ ” explains Mercede.

Apparently, there was a need to have a gag order — the Johnston family does not possess enough class to shut up about the issue on their own. (If you’d care to see the clip, go here.) Not that Tyra Banks was the epitome of class, either. She absolutely hounded him about the “safe sex” issue. When asked if they practiced safe sex, he replied yes, several times. Tyra refused to accept this as an answer and continued to pry until he replied, “Most of the time,” at which point Tyra repeated “Most of the time!” triumphantly as the crowd cheered.

Because, you know, as long as girls use birth control and boys use condoms, sex is absolutely safe. “Safe sex” is foolproof. Slap on a condom and swallow a pill and you’ll never, ever get pregnant or contract an STD.

Anyway, Sarah Palin hit back with a stinging response to Johnston’s appearance:

“Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show. We’re disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship,” says the statement from the Palin family rep, Meghan Stapleton.

“Bristol’s focus will remain on raising Tripp, completing her education, and advocating abstinence,” the statement continues. “It is unfortunate that Levi finds it more appealing to exploit his previous relationship with Bristol than to contribute to the well being of the child.”

The statement ends, saying, “Bristol realizes now that she made a mistake in her relationship and is the one taking responsibility for their actions.”

The worst part of this is the gotcha! game the left will now play. That’s already happening over at the Huffington Post. Sarah Palin is a hypocrite, because Levi said she probably knew that they were having sex! HYPOCRISY!!!!!! Of course, the fact that Bristol Palin was old enough that Sarah Palin could not likely force her to be abstinent won’t matter. It was Bristol’s choice, Bristol’s decision, and ultimately, Bristol’s mistake. I always got the feeling that you raised your children the best you could, instilling in them the best morals and values you can, and ultimately, when the time comes for them to choose their own path, hope that they choose to keep those morals and values.

And of course, the fact that Bristol still advocates abstinence is also being trumpeted as HYPOCRISY!!!!! Of course, one could argue that abstinence is an ideal, and that even if you have failed to be abstinent, it is still something to strive for. But the fact that human beings are not perfect and sometimes make mistakes does not matter to liberals looking to smear conservatives.

Finally, what really strikes me the most about all of this is, again, how little class the Johnston family has. Bristol Palin is the mother of his child, yet he is willing to go on national television and spill intimate details about their relationship to a second-rate, Oprah wanna-be, talk show hack? It’s disgraceful. He should be a better man than that. And not only did he appear on the show, but his mother and sister did as well? Was there no one in his family that took Levi aside and said, “Gee honey, this could be seen as disrespectful to your son’s mother,”? Forget Sarah Palin — he should have declined to do this show out of respect for Bristol. And if he couldn’t have figured it out on his own, where was the wiser adult in his family to tell him to shut his trap? He doesn’t even have a side of the story that needs to be told. Why would you want to brag to America about how you impregnated a 17-year-old girl and then abandoned her? Bristol Palin deserves much better than him.

Bristol should take him to court and sue for child support whatever money the Tyra Banks show gave him to appear. I seriously doubt he’s a decent enough man to offer it to her.

Cross-posted from Cassy’s blog. Stop by for more commentary or follow her on Twitter!

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