MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan, a strong supporter of Sarah Palin, is extremely unhappy with Levi Johnston for his recent criticism of Sarah Palin, including his appearance on the "Today Show" this morning in which he said Palin, at least in part, resigned the governorship of Alaska in order to make more money. Buchanan had some harsh advice for the Palin family on how to deal with Levi:
Well, first, with regard to Levi, I think First Dude up there in Alaska, Todd Palin, ought to take Levi down to the creek and hold his head underwater until the thrashing stops.
The whole "Morning Joe" gang laughed pretty hard at Buchanan's joke, while Mark Halprin helpfully offered, "That's a reality show, right there."
It should be noted, however, that Buchanan hasn't always had such a freewheeling attitude towards comedy directed at public figures. He was one of the harshest critics of David Letterman for his riffs on Sarah Palin and her family.