Levi: Palin's Quitting for the Cash

Guv wants to cash in on reality show, book deals
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2009 7:05 AM CDT
Levi Johnston, 19, appears with his attorney Rex Butler, right, during a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, July 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
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(Newser) – Levi Johnston chimed in on Sarah Palin’s resignation yesterday, claiming the governor is probably doing it for the cash, reports the AP. When he lived with his ex-fiancé’s family in December and January, he overheard Palin saying she wanted to take advantage of the many deals being thrown her way, a reality show and book among them.

“I think the big deal was the book. That was millions of dollars,” says Johnston, who is pursuing his own book and movie deals. A Palin spokesperson responds: “It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills.”