November 16, 2009

Sarah Palin nicknames Levi Johnston 'Ricky Hollywood'

Posted: 01:22 PM ET

Note: "Joe the Plumber,"  McCain campaign adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer,  and former NY congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava join Larry tonight to discuss all the bombshells from Sarah Palin's new book and interview with Oprah.

via ETonline

art.levi.johnston.cnnFormer republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin went rogue with Oprah Winfrey, commenting on Levi Johnston's new-found fame, her time on the campaign trail with a pregnant teenage daughter and how she feels in hindsight about the infamous Kate Couric interview.

Palin appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Monday to promote her already bestselling book Going Rogue: An American Life. She opened up about the father of her grandson who has publicly bashed her, saying that Levi's "aspiring porn" career - referring to his deal with Playgirl magazine - is a "bit heartbreaking."

"I believe he goes by the name Ricky Hollywood now," she jokes to Oprah. "He's quite busy with media tours. ... That's Levi's gig right now."

Regardless of their differences, Palin says she realizes Levi is still a teenager and that he will "forever be the father of this beautiful baby," her grandson Tripp.

As for Bristol, Palin says that her daughter was "devastated" and "embarrassed" when the media got word that she was pregnant. "I was naive to think that the media would leave my kids alone," Palin says, reflecting on her time on the campaign trail. She recalls that she never wanted her daughter's pregnancy to be "glamorized."

Another memorable moment as a VP hopeful was Palin's interviews with CBS anchor Katie Couric, who Palin refers to as "the perky one." The former Alaska governor says that during those interviews she was "annoyed" and felt that her words would be twisted no matter what. "Her agenda was not necessarily to show me in the best of light," Palin says of Couric. "If people only know me from that interview, I don't blame them."

Palin's new tell-all book Going Rogue: An American Life hits bookshelves Nov. 17.

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Antonio-elizabeth,NJ   November 16th, 2009 2:31 pm ET

Mrs. Palin should be ashamed of her self, Mrs. Katie Couric is, in the eyes of many one of the best if not the best female Anchors world wide. To insinuating that Mrs. Couric's interview was not of the professional type is merely another lie and shameful. Mrs. Couric asked questions, which i believe were answered, but to the surprise of the world and Mrs. Couric, an airhead was aloud to conduct business on national television. When will the fiasco end.

Demond   November 16th, 2009 3:25 pm ET

Waaah waaah Katie Couric was mean to me, waaah waah the media focused on my pregnant teenage daughter after I brought her on a national stage for the whole world to see, waah waah John Mc Cains advisors were mean to me and wouldnt let me do what I wanted in Mc Cains campaign, waah waaah I had to quit being Governor because people were criticzing my every move and suing me for possible ethnics violations, w waah waah waah.

Is this the kind of person anyone would want serving in washington. Political party aside, Dem, Rep, Ind, Green or whatever. Mrs. Palin cannot take responsibility for herself. We had that in the last administration. She should stop whining about the past, stop getting in a name calling contest with a teenage father, and act like she is an adult. How many soccer moms do you know act this way? I dont know any.

And for these reason she will not even be among the top contenders to be on the GOP ticket come 2012.

And for all the republicans who will come to her defense and bash PRESIDENT OBAMA, just remeber that Mrs. Palin is in a "fight" with Mc Cains advisors who are also republicans. I have not seen one word by a Dem congressman (woman) or senator about Palin or her feud with the Mc Cain advisors or about her book. This is purely in party fighting

A. Smith, Oregon   November 16th, 2009 3:44 pm ET

The book must have a lot of GOP and John McCain dirt that is exposed within its pages. Republicans are literally jumping up and down in their anger of being exposed by Palin. Even John McCain appears to have a pulse running thru his embalmed body over this expose.

Connie ~ IL   November 16th, 2009 5:46 pm ET

Wake up Palin supporters, she is a bubble-headed-twit!

Anne   November 16th, 2009 6:53 pm ET

I can't stand that woman! I wouldn't give my money for the book or spend my precious time on this earth to read it!

Esther Kurczyn   November 16th, 2009 8:23 pm ET

Sarah's biggest mistake is her mouth....she can name Levi Johnson anything she wants, BUT who is she to talk....If I were in her shoes, I would shut up and focus on my book!

tommy   November 16th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Ms Couric had every right to ask"what newspapers & magazines do you read regularly?"..she never mentioned one! a disaster, not even USA Today..Newsweek, Time, Wall St Journal, NY Times, etc,,doesn't she read at all ? wonder what Oprah really thinks ? Palin is articulate tho but sometimes talks in circles..McCain continues to say "I did the right thing choosing her"...& he made her a multi/millionaire too..she loves money !

Betty Iams   November 16th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Every time Sarah Palin opens her mouth she proves again that she is totally unqualified to be president of the United States. How long do we have to endure this Palin blitz? Please, give us all a break!

Marlyn   November 16th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

No i would not buy the book because of the title Rogue which mean unprincipled deceitfur and unreliable person according to the Nerriam webster online Dictionary.

Y Faruque   November 16th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

I cannot believe the amount of time the media is spending talking about her. All the media is doing is just promoting the book for her. Its not even worth a glance at best at her book. There is no point in reading work written by an incompetent person, who's views are so skewed, its not realistic.

Where did she ever get the idea about the death panel. Now 9% of the voters are following her. People please go read the health care bill. I will never say its 100% perfect but it is a start we need. We need to go fwd with this now. We are wasting way too much time talking about idiots like SP.

Media has much better things to report then this. Why are we talking about this rather than the health care issues, economic issues, the war. WOW....... what is this world coming to...

carlos   November 16th, 2009 10:32 pm ET

Larry, At first when I first saw Sarah Palin emerge before the election campaign i thought, great, let's see what this female has to say. but after many verbal gaffes and embarrassing moments for her, and now after quiting her elected posittion and choosing to try and sell books instead, my opinion of her integrit;y is really diminished. Americans should not waste time with her.

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