Levi Johnston:Palin took the money and ran

take_the_moneyJust what Over the Line, Smokey! has always said: Sarah Palin quit for the bucks.
Take the Money and Run; although, I suppose, unlike the Woody Allen movie and the Steve Miller song and the Run DMC song, all by that name, Palin’s performance should be chronologically titled: “Run and Take the Money.”

Levi Johnston told reporters Thursday night that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin decided to resign from office for the money.

Take it, Steve Miller….

Bobbie sue, whoa, whoa, she slipped away
Billy joe caught up to her the very next day
They got the money, hey
You know they got away
They headed down south and theyre still running today
Singin go on take the money and run
–Steve Miller, Take the Money and Run.

Back to the Grifters:

Johnston claimed that in December he heard Palin talking about “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.”

Run, DMC…

Said they had a scheme but nobody believed her
–Run DMC, Take the Money and Run

Back to the trailer parkers:

Johnston, the former fiancĂ© of the governor’s daughter, said the offers Palin was referring to came from “books, talk shows, whatever, things like that.”


Josh Marshall has it pretty much right: a grifter.

I robbed a butcher shop. It was the best I could do. I got away with one hundred and sixteen veal cutlets. Then I had to go out and rob a tremendous amount of breading.
–Woody Allen, Take the Money and Run, 1969

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