A month ago, it looked like Levi Johnston was getting married to the mother of his child, Bristol Palin.
That didn't quite go as planned. But Johnston's got his eye on another prize: The Wasilla, Alaska, city hall. Johnston wants to run for mayor -- and yes, the cameras will be following him. As Variety wrote earlier today, Stone and Co. is shooting a pilot starring Johnston, which it then plans to shop to the networks.
Whether it's a slam dunk remains to be seen -- notoriety doesn't automatically make one a TV star. But Johnston is telegenic, and the concept is just strange enough that a crafty reality producer could make it work, particularly if the show is populated with characters from both Alaska and Hollywood (where Johnston's also trying to break in).
And I bet the kid wins. After all, who wouldn't want a Reality TV Star as their mayor?
Politics as entertainment has reached new lows. When are the American people going to realize that politics is serious business with serious consequences? With Faux News, The Daily Show, and now this, we really do get the government we deserve. Which ain't much.