Sarah Palin Adept at 'Fake Smile': Levi

Teen dad talks life in the spotlight, his feelings for Bristol, and of course hunting
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2009 8:30 AM CDT
In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, Levi Johnston is seen with Bristol Palin at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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(Newser) – Levi Johnston says he won’t dish dirt on the Palins, but he will relay his impression of Sarah: “She knows how to throw in a fake smile,” he tells GQ in a wide-ranging profile, adding that she and Todd never liked him and “probably put a little pressure” on Bristol to dump him. Johnston also recalled his role in the campaign. “You do not say a word,” the Palin people told him.

“If I can hold my own with a bear charging me, I think I can handle a bunch of cameras,” he said of his fame. But friends have sold him out, and he said his notoriety makes it impossible to find work. Does he miss Bristol? “There’s lots of pretty girls.” What does he like? An American-flag bikini and pink cowboy boots: “That’s what I’m talking about.”