Levi Johnston: Policy Questions 'Over My Head'

Would-be Wasilla mayor asked same questions Couric asked Palin
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2010 4:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Would-be Wasilla mayor Levi Johnston appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell's new show and was asked the same questions that seemed to stump Sarah Palin when Katie Couric asked them in 2008. Johnston didn't fare any better, telling O'Donnell a question about the teaching of evolution was "over his head" and he had "no idea" about the wisdom of raising troop levels in Afghanistan, demonstrating that the 20-year-old probably isn't ready to become vice president of the United States.

Johnston told O'Donnell that he would be in favor of a moratorium on foreclosures and that use of the morning-after pill should be "the girl's choice." Asked what newspapers and magazines he read regularly, Johnson said he reads his hometown Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman occasionally but certainly isn't a New York Times reader. Palin's response to the same question was "all of them."
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