Don’t Be So Fast to Refer to Palin’s “Son-in-Law”

A number of people in the blogosphere have pointed out that Governor Palin–or more accurately, her daughter Bristol–has been palin’ around with drug dealers. Remember Levi Johnston, the guy they trotted out as a prop at the Republican convention as the father of Bristol’s baby? Well, his mom got busted yesterday; reports suggest she had a meth lab in her house (don’t forget, Wasilla is Alaska’s crystal meth capital).

Well, that’s fascinating enough. But I’m just as fascinated by the absence, in ADN’s reporting, of any mention of an imminent wedding.

Johnston is the mother of Levi Johnston, the Wasilla 18-year-old who received international attention in September when Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, announced their teenage daughter was pregnant and he was the father. Bristol Palin, 18, is due on Saturday, according to a recent interview with the governor’s father, Chuck Heath.

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Levi Johnston sat with Bristol and the rest of the Palin family in St. Paul, Minn., during Gov. Palin’s speech to the Republican National Convention, and he joined the family on the stage afterwards.

When Levi was rolled out in early September, it was always in the context of an upcoming wedding.

In other words, I’m not convinced there’re still plans for Sarah Palin to become Levi’s mother-in-law (emphasis on law, here). Don’t tell me the claim they were getting married was just a politically convenient claim?

Well, in any case, for those of you who had "Charlie Crist" in the politically convenient marriage pool, you may now collect on your earnings. 

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bmaz @billmon1 @jaolson28 ...for Sanders. Few more like that, and with Sanders econ message, it is possible there's some movement. Dunno.
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bmaz @billmon1 @jaolson28 Well I live where Hispanics are a healthy demo, and they are still pretty much Clinton. But Raul Grijalva is big catch
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bmaz @billmon1 @jaolson28 Agree. And if Sanders keeps making inroads with non-whites, which is entirely possible, she might be in real trouble.
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bmaz @Pachacutec_ @billmon1 @jaolson28 That Clinton way. But that will really piss off Sanders youth+movement people who'll be needed for general
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bmaz @billmon1 @jaolson28 Though I do suspect there is still some truth that the POC vote gives her a firewall in south and southwest.
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bmaz @AlGiordano I'll work on that.
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bmaz @billmon1 @jaolson28 But that is so Clinton isn't it? She lashed out when she could have moved toward Sanders stronger.
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bmaz @AlGiordano My apologies then; most every other Clinton supporter said differently.
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bmaz @billmon1 @jaolson28 Whatever the reason or reasons, and even if it is off slightly, the movement is pretty darn stunning.
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bmaz RT @billmon1: .@jaolson28 Get this: Looks like almost entirely white female voters who've shifted. Sanders goes from tied among them to abo…
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bmaz RT @billmon1: Have some confirmation on Quinnipiac poll from this morning. Reuters/Ipsos: Clinton: 48 Sanders: 45 Seems to be real https://…
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