August 11th, 2010
02:44 PM ET
10 years ago

Wasilla mayor plays hardball with Levi

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Levi Johnston's potential political rival commented on reports Johnston will run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska."]

(CNN) - The man Levi Johnston may face in his bid for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska is sparing no punches when it comes to the political newcomer.

"Well, it is a little early to declare. Usually most wait until the year the seat is up," current Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright said in a statement. "But since I am nearly old enough to be Levi's grandfather I think it would be wise for him to get a high school diploma and keep his clothes on. The voters like that!"

Rupright's comments come two days after the production firm Stone & Company Entertainment said it is actively shopping a show that will feature Johnston seeking the post once held by Sarah Palin.

The show, to be called "Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor's Office," will feature the trials and tribulations of America's most famous teen dad as he enters the world of politics while continuing to dabble in Hollywood, the company also said.

Rupright won in a 2008 runoff election with a total of 466 votes. The next mayoral election won't be held until 2012, but Johnston said he may seek a seat on the city council in the meantime.

Filed under: Alaska • Levi Johnston
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. connie

    Levi is a joke he is Kathy Griffin and Joy Behar puppet. anything to get under Sarah Palins skin. This is what AMerica politcs has come about. Comedians (so called) (I don't Kathy is one at all) pulling all the strings.

    August 11, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. Michael in Houston

    Frankly, I hope this spotlight seeking creep gets elected as Mayor of Wasilla. It would be the ultimate justice to a town of people who collectively voted for someone like Palin to become the laughing stock of America.

    August 11, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  3. ja

    man you said a mouthful, america rewards bad behavior nowadays, the flight attendant from jetblue has a following despite his irrational acts and all the tv talk shows will host him, this boy Levi is paid a king's ransom

    August 11, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. Bay

    I think the Mayor has it already won. Wisdom & humor.

    August 11, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. Larry

    Judging from Palin people in Alaska aren't real hung up on education.

    August 11, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
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