And it didn't take much for him to earn that status. Reminds me of the reverence bestowed upon a certain politician from Chicago who orated oh-so-well and had just the right skin color...
With Levi it wasn't the color of his skin, it was his family connections, and how he could use them to aid the left continue their assault against their favorite bogey(wo)man:
Watch out, Sarah Palin - it's Levi Johnston's turn.
The father of the failed vice-presidential hopeful's grandson acknowledges he's out for revenge and has dirt to spill about Alaska's former first family.
"If she's gonna say things about me, I'm gonna leak things about her," he boasted during an interview airing Wednesday on the "CBS Early Show." "That's just how it is.'
Declaring, "now it's my turn" .....
And from the Early Show, it was Vanity Fair, US Magazine, CNN, and eventually Playboy (all peas in a pod, in my eyes). The more dirt he could dish on Sarah and Bristol, the more the liberal media fawned all over him.
But like all good liberals - see Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, and even Barack "you're perfectly likable, Hillary" Obama, Levi seems to have an issue treating women with fairness and respect. He certainly doesn't seem to have much of either for Sarah and Bristol Palin, two women who by all accounts did nothing to him, except - in poor Bristol's case - falling in love with him.
And - like John Edwards - Levi doesn't really feel responsible for any children he may fathered either ; it might get in the way of all the adulation he's feeling, and besides - why should it be his problem, anyway?
Court documents filed Thursday show that Bristol Palin is looking for $1,750 a month from her former boyfriend and the father of her baby, Levi Johnston.
Bristol and Levi, both 19 years old, had remained together for a little while after having Tripp in December 2008, but eventually broke up. In November 2009, Bristol filed for full custody of Tripp and the most recent documents also ask for $18,350 in back child support.
The court documents also state that Levi made more than $105,000 in 2009 between interviews and modelling jobs, while Bristol has paid almost 100 percent of the costs of raising Tripp....
That should cement his icon status once and for all.
Although I am more apt to agree with the Environmental Republican:
If there's one thing I can't stand, it's a man who doesn't live up to his responsibilities. Levi Johnson is that man and that would make him a sh*thead scumbag.