Why does Mercede Johnston, unemployed 20 year old whose claim to fame is being the aunt of a Palin spawn, need one of those? Even if being in Playboy’s September issue paid well enough to have money left over after trips, expensive gifts for family and friends and to keep her in manicures, highlights, and designer jeans for a year- even if that were true, a bank is the place for that kind of money.
A safe is only necessary if you have things that someone may break in to steal. That could be money - if one has a need for lots of ready cash. Safes are a must have for the Todd Palins of the world - no banks, no records, lots of cash - but this is Levi's pretty, young, spunky sister Sadie I'm talking about. I don't see cash on hand as the reason for a safe.
Unless there's unreported income from Babygate. That's not so far-fetched. Babygate income in large amounts wouldn't be deposited in an account. Palins wouldn't want it to be traceable. That something Todd knows all about.
Okay, that's one plausible scenario. Here's another. Sadie is the keeper of Trig's birth certificate. Or a copy. Because when he was born, Levi thought that was his son. That's a wild guess.
But the bet I'd make, is that Sadie has photos the Palins don't want released. Or, a twist on that would be Sadie wants the Palins to believe she has photos that would do them great damage.
No one disagrees with this fact - Mercede is the keeper of the Johnston family photos. In Deer in the Headlights, Levi talked about her being a shutterbug. On her own blog she said she has and always has had a camera with her.
In 2008, Sadie's MySpace pictures went viral as soon as the news outlets gave us the Palin kid's names and pajama-clad bloggers and their readers logged into MySpace. The McCain campaign didn't know about Sadie's MySpace, or Levi's for that matter. Obscure bloggers and their readers found them and witnessed history being erased. Things began disappearing while the world watched. Below is a comment from a blog that briefly batted around the Babygate questions; in response to someone suggesting that "Suchandrika" had photoshopped a screenshot of then-mystery girl Sadie's MySpace:
Mercede Johnston's picture stash may well be the biggest reason for the placement of McCain operatives in the house. Sadie was naiive back then. She didn't protect her valuables. She is older and wiser now. Sadie has a safe.
I say reinforcing because it was Sadie who sold Star magazine a picture of infant Tripp in March, 2009 for $5,000 (according to "Not Afraid of Life"), and it was Sadie who made the "mistake" of including a picture of Levi holding baby Trig in the Palin kitchen when turning over Tripp pictures to the Tyra Banks Show staff when the Johnstons made their first television appearance one month later, April 2009.
Palin's Deceptions was quick to pick up on the new Trig siting, and the anti-Palin blogworld lit up. The photo of Levi cuddling Trig had not been seen before, and it was easy to date - it belonged with the Triggybear set.
If the Palins were as surprised as we were to see that picture, they, too, must have thought "What other pictures has Sadie still got?" Remember - the computer hard drive was replaced, stolen, or scrubbed in the fall of 2008, so Sadie's photo collection was supposed to have disappeared. But here was an early 2008 picture of Trig. Oh my. Big. Potential. Problem.
If we could track the money, figure out when it first began to flow into the Johnston home, it might be right after this one-two set of photo punches that 17 year old Sadie threw. At that time, Sherrie was facing felony drug charges, Sadie was in high school, Levi had dropped out and was unemployed. A year later, when they were evicted, so to speak, because Keith stopped paying the mortgage, Sadie was sad to leave her childhood home, but she had money to decorate her new room, drove a new car (small, but new) and pimp it out with pink HD headlights and headrest televisions. Where did the money come from to decorate the room for Tripp? Get a French manicure? Put gasoline in the car? Buy lots of designer jeans. LOTS of $150 - 200 jeans!
Then came summer 2010 and a second engagement. Bristol got another ring from Levi. She got something else, too. Levi's pictures.
That was when I realized that the few photos I had of me and Bristol were gone. I only had had, maybe, five...Not anymore. The envelope where I kept them was gone...I asked her about it once, when I met her to get Tripp and, behind his head, she gave me the bird. (Deer in the Headlights pg 252)
Sadie is smarter than her brother. Since that first loss of pictures, the one during the campaign, she keeps photos in a safe place. They come out one at a time, as needed.
Remember the “found this in a shoebox” release of a young Levi in a green t-shirt holding Trig in the hospital after he was born. That was posted June 24 , 2011 on Immoral Minority. Bristol's book, in which she essentially was accusing Levi of rape, had come out three days before. Not very likely that this was a coincidence. Bristol trashed Levi. Mercede gave us a picture. If Bristol doesn't watch out, Mercede can talk about that picture and tell much more than who is in it. Much more.
Seeing her nephew is what Aunt Mercede claims to want more than anything money can buy, but we all learn sooner or later that we can't always get what we want. Compromises can be worked out when people try hard enough.
When Mercede Johnston goes public with an old picture that we haven’t seen before, you have to wonder if it's a message. This week she posted an old picture of Levi to her Facebook page. You can see it below along with her current Facebook profile picture. (For those who are new to all this - that is a January 2012 picture of Sadie is holding her nephew Tripp).
Oh, again for very new Truthers, now that she's an adult, Mercede Johnston makes money from selling pictures of herself, too. So what if she's posed for Playboy?That's her business. Her body. Her choice. The Tripp, Keith Johnston and Levi picture in 2009 wasn't hers to release, but she was young and the money probably impressed her. That's all I'll say about that.
Seeing her nephew is what Aunt Mercede continually claims is what she wants more than anything money can buy. She does like things money can buy, though. She has a walk-in closet full of designer jeans, Coach sneakers in every color, Coach purses, takes extended vacations to resort areas and expensive theme parks, and goes shopping while most of us go to work. Unlikely that one Playboy shoot paid for all of that. Besides, that shoot was last year. She's been doing well for much longer. Was if funded by a story here and another there in the Star and the Enquirer? Doesn't add up for me.
This can be very useful for Truthers. Sadie's employment or lack thereof is a gauge we can use.
If Mercede continues her busy social life of restaurants, movies, shopping and the like (no she isn't tied to the house, not by any stretch) with no clear means of income, we can and should assume that Babygate secrets are in that safe. Which means that someday, via Mercede Johnston’s photo evidence and first-person accounts, Babygate can be solved.
You would think that Ms. Johnston can make, as Sarah would say, "rill money" by writing a tell all and putting in some of those pictures. Politicalgates encouraged her again this week to write a tell-all. Think about Mercede posing in Playboy. Fame, attention, cameras, interviews. Fifteen minutes of fame, maybe more. So if she'd do that, why wouldn't she be writing a memoir?
My my. The Palin cash must be really good.
Ok, that's settled.
The price negotiated with the Palins must be a decent amount that is going to be coming in for a very long time. I say this because, unlike most 20 year old single women who have not had a job since high school, Sadie's in the market for a condo. She must be paying cash because otherwise a bank would want proof of income that will cover monthly payments.
Shailey Tripp told us Todd Palin knows how to hide transactions; he has income he isn't reporting to the IRS. Todd Palin has ways. Bet Todd Palin has a safe. Or two. Or three. Maybe in a few in different states.
Mercede may not know anything about Shailey Tripp's book Boys Will Be Boys. I hope she's blissfully ignorant about all that. And I'm in no way saying any money going to Sadie is part of Todd's nasty business profits from oppressed women he prostitutes out in today's version of slavery. Any quiet money going to Sadie would be coming from Sarah's speeches, right? It's Sarah's problem more than it's Todd's so why should he pay for it? I don't think he pays Sarah's bills.
What is important for Truthers is this : if Palin money dries up, then how would hush money get to Mercede? It wouldn't. So if there are things in that safe that could provide needed income, then we will see the photos. That would be the time for a Mercede Johnston book.
When the money dries up that’s been keeping her walk-in closet full, paying for makeup, pink HD headlights, movies, concerts, restaurants, travel, and backrest TVs in her car, that young woman will unlock the safe, go to someone she trust among bloggers, get hooked up with a publisher, and editor, and write her own book. And she won't need a ghost writer like Nancy French.
This is my guess. If you think I could be onto something, Truthers, and if you are serious about getting to the truth about Babygate you have a powerful tool. You are in front of it right now. So, have you contacted the IRS yet and reported Todd Palin?