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In a new Vanity Fair story, Levi Johnston (Bristol Palin’s ex-boyfriend and father of her child) is slamming Sarah Palin. Besides exposing a laundry list of shortcomings related to subjects typically covered by The New York Times (like Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme, see below), he also claims: That ex-governor don’t hunt.

From The Washington Post‘s “The Reliable Source” blog:

“She says she goes hunting and lives off animal meat — I’ve never seen it. I’ve never seen her touch a fishing pole. She had a gun in her bedroom and one day she asked me to show her how to shoot it. I asked her what kind of gun it was, and she said she didn’t know, because it was in a box under her bed.” –Levi Johnston in his most withering attack thus far on his ex-girlfriend’s mom, in a new Vanity Fair story that marks his journalism debut.

And from The New York Times Op-Ed page:

_Levi’s reports on Palin’s failings as wife and mother sound exactly like what any self-absorbed teenager might say about his girlfriend’s working mom. She doesn’t cook! He and Bristol had to do everything! They had to take care of the kids and go to Taco Bell to get Sarah a Crunchwrap Supreme!

It’s too bad Johnston is untrustworthy about every subject not covered by Field & Stream_. . . .

However, I was fascinated by his claim that she doesn’t know how to shoot a gun. Hunting is one of the very few matters in which Levi Johnston seems like a trustworthy source, and if he says she showed no familiarity with weapons, I want to know more. In fact, I think Palin should never be allowed to bring that moose stuff up again until she appears at a rifle range and gives us a demonstration.

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