Nobodies Turned Political Stars

Mercede Johnston

How about Mercede Johnston?

Say who?

Sarah Palin's daughter's ex-fiance's little sister (at center) managed to parlay her tangential connection to the 2008 race into a four-page photo spread in Playboy last year in which she said the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate "screwed my whole family up."

No, it doesn't take much to claim at least a fleeting moment of political fame — for good or ill.

(AP Photo)

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