The personal travails of Sarah Palin’s family life normally wouldn’t be newsworthy if it weren’t for Palin’s sanctimonious public statements and campaigning on issues like teen sex, abortion and so-called “family values.” With that in mind, watching the protracted custody battle between Palin’s daughter, Bristol, and ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston over their daughter holds the same bizarre fascination as driving by a car accident on the highway.
In the latest twist, Palin’s attorneys filed a filed court documents this week seeking part of Johnston’s money from posing nude in Playgirl. Palin wants $1,750 per month in child support from Johnston. The documents state that Palin believes Johnston has earned “in excess of $105,000 in 2009 through various media interviews and modeling-related activities.”
Who knew magazines continued to pay so well despite the recession?
The documents state that Johnston has paid a total of $4,400 in child support since their son, Tripp, was born in December 2008.
Bristol Palin’s request would seem reasonable except it’s made while Johnston has said Bristol and her mother, the fact-challenged former Alaska governor, have continually blocked his access to the child.
We tend to believe Johnston’s claim because almost everything else he’s said publicly about Sarah Palin has proven to be true.
Last summer, Johnston said the elder Palin abruptly resigned her governorship because she wanted to cash in on the lucrative deals being offered to her, including ones for a book and a reality TV show. Since then, Palin has written a memoir and joined Fox News as a commentator.
Say what you will about Johnston, but he keeps it real -- unlike the Palins.