Wasilla mayor says Levi Johnston should 'keep his clothes on'

Verne-RuprightImage Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR Photos; Cityofwasilla.comVerne E. Rupright, the current mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, hasn’t yet decided whether he’ll run for reelection in October 2011, but he has offered advice for his potential opposition, Levi Johnston, who’s announced he’ll vie for the office for a new reality show. “Well, it is a little early to declare. Usually most wait until the year the seat is up,” Rupright says 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!” Johnston, the 20-year-old father of Sarah Palin’s grandson Tripp who’s posed for Playgirl, is currently pitching Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor’s Office to networks. Mayor Rupright, who’s held the position since 2008, is a Vietnam vet who’s also served as a defense and personal injury attorney for most of his career.

The City of Wasilla will hold its next mayoral election on Oct. 4, 2011. (Palin held the office from 1996 to 2002.) The filing period for candidacy is July 18 through July 29, 2011. In the meantime, Johnston is said to be considering a run for Wasilla City Council, but he’ll have to mount a write-in campaign if he hopes to get on the 2010 ballot. Wasilla’s deputy city clerk confirms to EW that Johnston missed the filing period for the Oct. 5, 2010 election, which ended July 30.

Is this a show you’d watch? We’re talking about the actual show, not just the Daily Show or Colbert Report coverage of debates.

More: Levi Johnston will run for mayor in new reality show

Comments (33 total) Add your comment
Page: 1 2
  • matt

    I belive that he posed for playgirl. if he posed for playboy i don’t think many men would buy that issue. lol

    • Will

      Ummm you are wrong on that

    • g

      Are these fruits who pose for playgirl aware the over 75% of the subscribers are men….Gay Men. Their target audience is no longer women. It is queers. You have to be queer to pose for queers.

      • jayemeff

        Takes one to know one g

      • sean

        @g: Wow! If your name isn’t proof enough that you are a total douchebag, then your comment certainly is.

      • g

        Apparantly Sean and Jaymeff are Playgirl subscribers.

      • ashley

        Why does stating the truth make g a douchebag? Do some research, it is true over 50% of Playgirl subsribers are gay.

  • Chichi

    Verne E. Rupright! That name just rolls off the tongue! Loves it!

    • Britt

      every time I say his name I feel like i’m scooby-doo

  • Quirky

    If Levi wants to do an Alaskan TV show so bad then maybe he could do “Deadliest Catch”. If he gets lost at sea it wouldn’t even be that bad.

    • Lucy

      I would watch that.

  • Chaz Winterbottom

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Levi Johnston should keep his Johnson in his Levi’s!

  • beta


  • Ixarix

    Levi Johnston running for mayor of anything is proof that the world has gone completely mad.

    • rudewaitress

      That was proven years ago when his ex future mother-in-law was elected mayor by the 3 people who bothered to get out and vote.

  • Jade

    GO AWAY!!

  • ks

    What about the folks that live in Wasilla? Levi is a joke.

    • jonahmcpain

      By Wasilla standards, Levi Johnston is the new JFK. Today the Mayor, next week the Governor!

  • kelsey


  • ObiHave

    Who better to run your town than a guy who can’t even support his illegitimate son. What idiot would vote for him. I knew Reality TV would kill television but who knew it would be such a nasty end.

  • just sayin’

    I can’t believe that even a Reality show would have this guy.

  • Jordan T.

    only if his running mate is Basil Marceaux.com. :p

    • Maggie

      I think Levi and Basil Marceaux.com should run against each other. I would love to see them debate!

  • Diane

    I hope that TLC thinks better of showing this POS

  • hooiskellie

    That kid is crazy. And why was he at the teen choice awards???

  • Mark G

    He deserves a trip back to complete anonymity, the sooner the better, for all of us. I wouldn’t watch the show on a dare…

Page: 1 2
Add your comment
The rules: Keep it clean, and stay on the subject - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language, e-mail us. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

When you click on the "Post Comment" button above to submit your comments, you are indicating your acceptance of and are agreeing to the Terms of Service. You can also read our Privacy Policy.

Latest Videos


From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP