Sarah PalinPrepare the smelling salts. This liberal blogger is about to admit she kinda sorta feels bad for Sarah Palin today. I know! I know. But wait until you hear what Levi Johnston has done. Again. Just as Palin was invited to co-host the Today show.

Here it was, Palin's big week. It was her big chance to be a member of the lamestream media! And along comes the guy who could have been her son-in-law and steals her thunder all over again.

Palin put in an OK, if not entirely exciting, performance as a guest host on the NBC morning show. But the really big news of the day came from Johnston, whose 20-year-old preschool teacher girlfriend, Sunny Oglesby, is reportedly pregnant. Wait. Didn't he do this before? Get a girl pregnant just as Mrs. Palin was about to stand out in the national spotlight?

I am not kidding when I say I feel bad for Palin. I didn't think she was worth the vice presidential nomination during the 2008 campaign, but it had little to do with Johnston getting her teenage daughter Bristol pregnant right before Sen. John McCain gave her a call. But what did we talk about ad infinitum? That's right: the baby in Bristol's belly and that baby daddy.

Now fast forward four years, and here we are again. Little baby Tripp is a toddler (already!?). Bristol and Levi are long-since done. And Palin had landed herself a gig that actually relates to what she went to college for (journalism, believe it or not). I don't think Palin was an inspired choice for Today to try to win the war for morning viewers, but at least she's become a figure of national prominence based on her own work. Johnston's become well known based on his own ... well, you know. Not exactly equal, folks!

Check out this look at Sarah on the Today show this morning and tell the truth ... do you feel like it's fair that she has to share the spotlight with this dude again?