What a night! We hit Chateau nightclub at about 10:30 and found our spot on the red carpet. A variety of b-list celebrities (ok, D-list) came out before Levi. Some kid from Harry Potter (NOT one of the main people), a Disney Channel actress I had never heard of, someone from Dexter. Levi and Tank took the red carpet promptly at 11:00 — as the main and final attraction. As soon as he walked out, the girls and I kind of gasped. He is REALLY a hunk. My first thought was that he is short. He is about 5’9″ – maybe 5’10”. I am 5’9 without heels, and was about 6’2″ last night. If it wasn’t enough that I’m too old for Levi, now I am also too tall. (Pout) Racheal kept saying “he is cute!” and Heather kept repeating, “what a baby face!”
Levi looked a bit uncomfortable and embarrassed on the red carpet. He was definitely blushing. He didn’t have that snotty sense of entitlement that *some people* have (ahem, Bristol). He looked grateful to be there and bashful at all the attention.
He did 3 only three interviews, and the one of them was with us. I had been warned by the PR team that I was NOT to ask questions about Sarah Palin. So I had to be crafty. The video is a bit hard to hear, since we were right outside the club with booming music. Here is what happened:
Before we left for the club, I had written Levi a 2-page hand-written letter and slipped it inside a birthday card. I explained to him in the letter that we have all been working hard for 2 years to expose Palin for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to our concerns that Trig isn’t properly cared for, our distaste for her making huge amounts of money off of a giant lie, and our quest for truth. I asked him to please to the right thing and tell the whole truth in the book, and that I hope that’s what he meant when he said the book is for the good of the country. I said that I believe he is our last hope for the truth to ever be revealed, as he is most likely to know the truth, and the person with the least to lose and most to gain. I asked him to reveal the whole story for Trig and Tripp’s sake. I asked him to please contact me when the book comes out, to do a full interview, and provided contact information.
When Levi and Tank approached on the red carpet, I said Happy Birthday and handed him the card. I said it was from Politicalgates and asked if he was familiar with us. He said no, he wasn’t, and looked confused. But when Tank heard the word Political, he ripped the card from Levi’s hands. I said, “No, it’s ok. I promise I won’t ask any political questions. It’s just a nice card from everyone who has followed your story for the past few years.” They seemed to relax a bit, and Tank held onto the card. I hope Levi reads it.
I asked if he had been able to see Tripp lately and his face lit up. He was literally beaming. He said yes, he saw him recently. I said he is “SO CUTE!” and Levi smiled and said, “Thanks.”
I asked if the book is completed and he said no, almost, but it still needs a little work. I said, well, you know that the people who read my blog are NOT fans of Sarah Palin. We are one of the big Palin watchdog blogs. So when your book comes out, will we like it, or will we love it? He smiled again, looked me right in the eye, and said slowly, “you will LOVE it.” Tank echoed him. “YOU WILL LOVE IT.” Everything about Tank is large, especially his voice. Levi said, “I promise you, it will be a best seller.” I thanked him, and took 2 pictures with him. (Which I can’t show you because I am embarrassingly taller than him).
With that, Levi and Tank left the red carpet and went to eat dinner. They wouldn’t reappear in the club until 2am, but by then, Tank had figured me out and kept Levi segregated in a private VIP booth.
My impression is that Levi will tell the 100% truth in this book. He was a sweet, genuine kid. “Deer in the headlights” is a perfect book title and is exactly how I would describe him. He is not “Ricky Hollywood.” He is a proud father, who smiled, but almost seemed a tiny bit sad behind his eyes when I mentioned Tripp. He didn’t come off as dumb at all. He was quick-witted. He’s just out of his element a bit. But remember — the clearest, loudest and most emphatic thing he said to me was that the readers of Politicalgates will not just like, they will LOVE his book. That said all I need to know. Before last night I was hopeful, but not sure. Now I am sure.
I can’t wait until September!!
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