A reader writes:

Your disdain for Palin multiplied by your crush on Levi is affecting your fairness and objectivity.  First, it's clear from the article you cite that Palin's allegation of "mean spirited, malicious and untrue attacks" refers to Levi's current claim that Palin pejoratively calls Trig "retarded," not to -- as you assert -- future damaging disclosures.  Second, you appear so desperate for anyone to damage Palin that you suspend all skepticism about the credibility of an 18-year-old self-described "fuckin' redneck” who knows his 15 minutes are ticking.  The idea that "Levi has nothing to lose and a lot to gain by telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth" assumes that Levi offers truth and that the truth is bad for Palin.  In reality, Levi has a lot to gain (and little or nothing to lose) by trashing Palin, whether his revelations are true or not.

Just compare his track record of truth versus hers. Then make your pick.

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