Levi Johnston Says Sarah Palin Quit For The Money

God, Sarah Palin hates Levi Johnston so much right now: the father of the Alaska (soon-to-be-former) governor’s only grandchild gabbed to reporters last night that she stepped down as Alaska’s governor before her term is up so she could make more money.

The sexy-dumb hockey player, who has kept busy since the election gossiping with Tyra Banks and posing shirtless in GQ, claimed that he heard Palin bemoan the family’s financial situation back in December. According to Johnston, the governor allegedly said “how nice it would be to take some of this money people have been offering us and just run with it, and saying forget everything else.”
Palin has kept mum about why she’s quittin’ Alaska before her term is up. Chattering classes think she might write books (Palin recently inked a deal with Harper Collins), host a talk show, or perhaps even prepare to run as president in 2012.

Those are the rumors, anyway. But after Johnston spoke to reporters last night, Palin’s spokeswoman responded, “It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills.” Zing! [Politico]