Because this coincided with Bristol's return to Wasilla life, and saying she had given up the search for a spotlight, silly me, I thought the visitations were indication that those things were true. I'm gullible. How embarrassing.
Less than two years ago, while wearing an engagement ring, she told Us Weekly:
"We get offers all the time to do reality shows, but it's not for me. I don't think I'd ever consider it. It wouldn't suit our lifestyle, and I don't want that invasion of privacy."
Bristol, Bristol, Bristol. You are your mother's daughter. Not only did you consider it , as our friends at Politicalgates discovered, you bought the house last summer to stage the show. Is that when you signed the contract, and sold your son's name? Who wants that invasion of privacy? You do! Wouldn't suit your lifestyle? Chasing fame and pimping Tripp is the only lifestyle you've had since 2009. Bristol Sheeran, you've grown into the name your parents gave you - B. S.
This young woman is a master manipulator and a practiced prevaricator. Look how carefully worded is this quote from an article she sold to In Touch magazine January 5, 2012:
“I wasn’t really into the Hollywood thing,” she says. “After that, I just realized that I was over it. I was ready to come home.”
Ah, the Hollywood thing. See? The reporter assumed. And the reporter didn't ask the right questions. The reporter was being sloppy when introducing the quote by saying Bristol "realized she was done with showbiz..." She said "Hollywood" not "showbiz." Just like Sarah parsing her words about being Trig's mother. "Wackos say I'm not Trig's mom." Of course that's not what Truthers say; the doubters say Sarah didn't give birth to Trig. Words are important.
I can't call that reporter gullible without reminding myself that I got taken in by Tripp getting to spent a bit of time with Levi in January and February. I should have known something was up.
Bristol had given Levi the big middle finger one more time when she made it sound as if it were Levi's fault that he wasn't seeing Tripp:
Though Bristol has the full support of her family, she’s still getting zero help from Tripp’s father, Levi Johnston, whom she often sees driving around town in his truck. “He’s not using his visitation, and he’s not paying his child support,” Bristol reports.
The magazine came out, and right after that, Bristol let Tripp see Levi. More than once. It's obvious now that those visitations were meant to get Tripp comfortable around people who were nearly strangers so that when the camera crew started shooting it all would look nicey-nice, as if Bristol had been a good mommy who had always wanted her son and his daddy to bond. But Bristol's ploy didn't work; Levi isn't buying into it. He doesn’t want anything to do with pimping out his son with a new show.
No matter what Bristol said, when Levi and she briefly reunited, there was another show in the works The few who purchased Deer in the Headlights know that the $300, 000 paid for an exclusive announcement of the second engagement went mostly to Bristol in a Thomas Van Flein slight of hand. (The "couple" agreed to split the payment 50/50. Then, Sarah's attorney -supposedly without the quitter's knowledge-drew up a contract with seventy-five percent to BS Palin and 25% to the guy who thought he was in love. ) Levi let it go, because he thought they had a future together, a show coming up, and a lifetime to share everything. He's older and wiser now.
If you tune in tonight, don't expect to see or hear anything new. Keep your truth meter tuned up. And in spite of how much Sarah gushes tomorrow morning about Bristol when she makes her Today show appearance, don't be gullible.
Remember, there is nothing new under the Alaskan sun.