Before you ask why conservative Americans have such a love of going nude for magazines with a wide circulation (Levi Johnston went before his sister and posed for Playgirl), there are much more interesting questions relating to the interview Mercede gave to Playboy. She called Bristol a sociopath and said Sarah Palin used Levi as a political pawn during the 2008 presidential campaign. Mercede was quoted as saying: "She literally took Levi from a hunting trip and flew him to the Republican convention. He didn't have a choice. She doesn't care, as long as she's going to the top. But it's screwed my whole family up. Levi was a prop, and once they didn't need him he was out the door."
What does Mercede have to say about Bristol? She talks about lots of plastic surgery procedures both before and after becoming a mother, and the biggest claim she made was about Bristol's pregnancy being very much planned. Remember, Bristol was a teen when she had her baby. Mercede said: "Bristol's pregnancy wasn't unexpected. She and Levi planned it. They were trying to conceive for months." The Palin family was not available for comments to the press, unsurprisingly. Now, all we have to do is sit back and watch a new scandal unfold. Arguably, Bristol and her family should just be left in peace and comments like this don't belong all over the press. But the family is hardly publicity shy, and may just need to face the fact that their dirty laundry is being shown in public.