|Levi being led to his eventual doom.|
From: Dennis Zaki - AlaskaReport.com
To: McAllister, William D (GOV)
Sent: Fri Jan 09 12:49:30 2009
Subject: Levi baby #2?
Hi Bill, I’m giving you a heads up. Three gossips mags and two networks have called me today for information on a possible pregnancy of another high school girl by Levi Johnston. When the networks call, there’s usually something there.
McAllister than sent the e-mail to his boss. Who replied as follows:
From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)
To: McAllister, William D (GOV); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)
Sent: Fri Jan 09 13:15:44 2009
Subject: Re: Levi baby #2?
I hate people. No it’s not true. And to double, triple check I just called Levi. Dang these stupid people. They’re lying. What are the facts behind this allegation??? Who, where’s the baby, who’s the girl, etc.?
Why aren’t Gov. Pawlenty or Perry or Schwartz kids scrutinized like this? Let me talk to the folks asking these questions, please.
Now what is kind of interesting about this is that THIS e-mail was sent only about two hours BEFORE the Brendan Joel Kelley e-mail asking about the confrontation between Todd and Levi. So on this particular day Palin was undoubtedly wishing that she had never even HEARD of Levi Johnston. (No wonder uber image conscious governor was whispering in Bristol's ear how much better her life would be without the father of her newborn around.)
Interestingly enough I had NO idea that this rumor was even out there in early 2009. I was constantly hearing a number of questionable rumors, but this one did not filter down to me, and even my buddy Dennis Zaki, left me out of the loop. (To be fair we had just become friends at this point and he was always very secretive about his sources.)
However this is exactly the kind of rumor that would have enraged Bristol, who is very insecure and was constantly convinced that Levi was cheating on her. I actually don't think that Levi would have had the time to cheat on Bristol, since he was literally living in the Palin home and caring for Tripp (and often Trig) virtually 24 hours a day. (When Palin was not sending him on runs to Taco Bell, or he was working his extremely temporary job on the slope, of course.)
As demonstrated in July of 2010, even the hint of unfaithfulness was enough to send Bristol into a rage. So this incident in 2009, coupled with the tension between Todd and Levi, spelled certain doom for the young lovers. (By the way Mercede dispelled the rumor that last broke Levi and Bristol up in the summer of 2010 on her blog. Just in case you missed it)
Now as for Palin's assertion that she called Levi to check on these rumors, I don't believe that is true.
It might be, but from what I understand Sarah rarely called Levi, so it most likely yet another case where Palin claims to have spoken to somebody, or had a press release written on their behalf, without actually contacting that person. (In fact that "youthful indiscretion" apology supposedly written by Levi, was in fact written by Thomas Van Flein. As revealed on page 141 of Levi's book.)
Essentially Levi was born to be manipulated.
He was manipulated by Bristol into impregnating her.
He was manipulated by Palin into standing on stage with the family for purely political reasons during the campaign.
And he was terribly manipulated by Tank Jones and Rex Butler out of making the kind of money that he could have made by telling the REAL truth about his time with the Palins.
Like I said Levi NEVER stood a chance.
P.S. People have been asking me if I know anything about Levi's refusal to appear on Bristol's reality show. I do have a little information, but it is not something that I have permission to share.
What I think I can say though is that there is some concern, justified in my opinion, that Bristol wants to film Levi so that the producers can edit the footage to make him seem like an uncaring father or defame him in some way.
Personally I think that is one of the few smart moves this kid has manged to pull off.
P.P.S. This is Dennis Zaki's response to my questions to him about this e-mail.
Wow. I forgot about that panic attack by them since there's been so many. I do remember my contacts at CNN and CBS called asking, can't remember which rags called. I do remember Bullshit Bill denied everything first in a phone called as soon as he got my email (before he called Sarah) then started asking questions because it was clearly the first he had ever heard of it. That was SOP by him and Leighow to lie first, find out details later, then return a call and lie again. I never heard from them again after that first inquiring phone call.
Actually in this case I do think this was just a rumor, but interesting how the Palin team dealt with these things by adamantly denying things out of hand, BEFORE they ever check to see if there is anything to the story. Don'tcha think?