Granted, Palin doesn't help her case when her spokesperson releases statements trashing the father of her grandson. Such as: "Consider the source of the most recent attention-getting lies -- those who would sell their body for money reflect a desperate need for attention and are likely to say and do anything for even more attention." This is one of those situations in which "No Comment" would have worked better.
Of course, Palin is outraged because Johnston is behaving like a classic heel. But he's a 19-year-old heel, who clearly is in over his head. No doubt Johnston will come to regret the Faustian choice he has made. TV producers and magazine biggies may woo Johnston in their zeal to discredit Palin. But he can give them what they want only by making things up or betraying confidences -- that is by making himself look like a world-class creep. In no time, they'll be trashing Johnston as a hick turncoat/opportunist.
During her interview, Rodriguez asked Johnston if he felt "used and discarded" by Palin. He did -- and he failed to note the irony.
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