ET has video of Sherry Johnston's recent court hearing. The video is here. It won't let me embed. Gag-worthy as Levi is, I want you to watch it, especially the last part where Levi's lawyer is talking to him.
Now, obviously, Rex is playing it up for the cameras, but this is the kind of thing that Levi's handlers have been bottle-feeding him for the past year. Notice how Rex couches his statements in a way that's subtly anti-Palin.
Again, he's also playing to the cameras, but this kind of thing is why Levi came out on CBS and said he realizes Now that the Palins never really liked him. He's been surrounded by these people who have convinced him that he somehow matters, he can become a celebrity, and he doesn't have to take responsibility for his actions. They have cast him into a typical victim mentality. Levi's life fell apart; I'll give him that. Rex and Tank gave him a way to blame all of his problems on Sarah Palin.
I think Palin needs to continue to be gracious to Levi.
I think Levi and Bristol should have gone to court a long time ago and straightened out custody. No big deal. People do it all the time. Rex has just been waiting until he thinks it could do the most harm to Sarah, not to mention that Levi's going to have a hard time getting booked on anything if he doesn't have Sarah to complain about.
On a personal note, anger at Levi has turned into apathy. I feel sorry for the dumb kid. He listened to people that don't really care about him or his son. Rex is on record having a beef with Sarah Palin. They're the real villains in this. I kept hoping that Levi would come to his senses. When he didn't, I wrote him off. "Oh, well, he chose his side. Good riddance."
(sigh) I guess every good story needs at least one Judas.