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Bristol Palin breaks up with fiance Levi Johnston
Herald Sun ^ | 12 March 2009

Posted on 03/11/2009 7:11:52 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

SARAH Palin's teenage Bristol has broken off her engagement to Levi Johnston two months after the birth of their child.

The 18-year-old daughter of the Alaskan Governor told the Associated Press (AP) she was "devastated" by the split.

"Unfortunately, my family has seen many people say and do many things to 'cash in' on the Palin name," she said in a statement.

"Sometimes that greed clouds good judgment and the truth."

Mr Johnston, 19, told AP the pair had mutually decided to end their relationship.

Bristol Palin's pregnancy was announced last summer days after her mother was named John McCain's running mate on the Republican presidential ticket.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: bristolpalin; engagement; levijohnston; palinfamily; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 03/11/2009 7:11:52 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher; All

So????


2 posted on 03/11/2009 7:13:36 PM PDT by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

At least the baby wasn’t sacrificed on the altar of political correctness!


3 posted on 03/11/2009 7:13:51 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: KevinDavis

No biggie.


4 posted on 03/11/2009 7:14:21 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA ("The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.")
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To: Aussie Dasher

Again second time today?


5 posted on 03/11/2009 7:14:31 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Aussie Dasher

That’s too bad. But this is why our chidren should not be having children. Parenting and marriage require maturity.


6 posted on 03/11/2009 7:14:58 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Aussie Dasher

liberal kfi am los angeles was laughing about this in the afternoon.


7 posted on 03/11/2009 7:17:36 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"Unfortunately, my family has seen many people say and do many things to 'cash in' on the Palin name,"

Hmmmmmmm.

8 posted on 03/11/2009 7:18:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Two teenagers broke up under immense media/dem pressure to do so.


9 posted on 03/11/2009 7:18:26 PM PDT by allmost
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To: ken21

Figures..they would much rather laugh at an 18 year old kid then then having to cry when they see the stock market keep crashing under Obama


10 posted on 03/11/2009 7:19:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: KevinDavis

This is Sarah Palin’s fault for forcing her family on the national stage. /s


11 posted on 03/11/2009 7:19:54 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

in the morning, bill handel of kfi am los angeles never misses an oppotunity to slam governor palin.

it makes me so angry, i tune out.


12 posted on 03/11/2009 7:21:14 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: ken21

KFI is generally conservative, I thought.

Anyway, it’s a joke that they would make jokes and try to trash Sarah Palin by making light of her daughter’s situation.


13 posted on 03/11/2009 7:22:44 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: ken21

bill handel is an asshat.


14 posted on 03/11/2009 7:23:34 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: Aussie Dasher
Mr Johnston, 19, told AP the pair had mutually decided to end their relationship.

On a lighter note, we all know when the guy says something like that, it means she dumped him. :)

15 posted on 03/11/2009 7:25:02 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Probably the best thing. My BIL and his girlfriend made the mistake of marrying when they were young, a couple of years after their daughter was born. Things went south pretty quick and now they’re in the midst of a messy divorce.


17 posted on 03/11/2009 7:27:03 PM PDT by opus86
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To: St. Louis Conservative

no. mixed bag.

bill handel is a liberal. he detests governor palin. he gets snarky about rush limbaugh. rush is on kfi later.

john and ken are nyc/nj democrats who are angry about many of the issues we are angry at. they dislike governor palin too.

john zeigler, the libertarian kfi host of the evenings, incidentally who made the recent palin video, was let go from kfi.

dr. laura is a conservative and started out on kfi, syndicated of course.


18 posted on 03/11/2009 7:27:46 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

You just had to know this was coming. The pressure those two were under was immense, and well orchestrated.

I wish them both nothing but good.


19 posted on 03/11/2009 7:28:29 PM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Fault of the media for putting the rest of her children in the spotlight...While very respectfull coverage of the Obama girls!


20 posted on 03/11/2009 7:30:29 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: ken21

Bill Handel is kinda like a Michael Smerconish. He calls himself a “conservative”, but endorses Democrats and attacks Republicans.

Where is Ziegler these days?


21 posted on 03/11/2009 7:30:45 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Aussie Dasher

Back in the day, they’d get out the shotgun.


22 posted on 03/11/2009 7:32:23 PM PDT by popdonnelly (It's fair to ask: did the voters elect a nut?)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Michael Savage joined the moonbats today trashing the Palin family, comparing them to the low life perps on the Cops Show.
23 posted on 03/11/2009 7:33:00 PM PDT by Griddlee
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To: St. Louis Conservative

he just finished a video on governor sarah palin and it’s for sale!


24 posted on 03/11/2009 7:33:44 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I have seen life go very well for people who marry very young, so I don’t think there was anything automatically wrong with the idea of their getting married at that age. However, frankly, I can’t imagine that this could have worked because of all the pressure they were under. It’s hardly standard practice for two teenagers to be the subject of ridicule, slander, and vicious attacks coming from everything ranging from the national press to late night comedians, and I think it’s a wonder that they got through it as well as they did.

I hope things go well for both of them.


25 posted on 03/11/2009 7:33:56 PM PDT by livius
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To: Aussie Dasher

WHO GIVES A FLYING ****?

The idea that this is even a news story at all is testimony to the partisan disgrace that our media has become.


26 posted on 03/11/2009 7:34:19 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything youÂ’ve been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

http://www.johnziegler.com/


27 posted on 03/11/2009 7:34:39 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

too late the baby makes three they are together for life with or without a marriage license


28 posted on 03/11/2009 7:35:40 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Aussie Dasher; governsleastgovernsbest

Non news ... but will probably lead tomorrow’s Today show.


29 posted on 03/11/2009 7:36:22 PM PDT by maggief
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To: GOPsterinMA

No biggie?

Sorry to disagree. it’s a sad future for a child from a broken home.

The statistics are not in the babe’s favor.


30 posted on 03/11/2009 7:38:46 PM PDT by Carley (President Obama ~ Leaving No Tax Cheat Behind)
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To: GOPsterinMA
No biggie.

Yeah it is; the kid needs a father.

31 posted on 03/11/2009 7:39:27 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: KevinDavis

“So????”

I somehow doubt this would be getting this kind of response were this some Hollwyood-bred clueless liberal.

In 1960, 5% of all pregnancies were born out-of-wedlock. That number has now ballooned to 69.4% of black births, 42.6% of Hispanic births, 24% of white births, and 16% of Asian births (as of the 2004 data).

While making an incident out of one birth is not something I’m fond of, this is a national tragedy and a national problem. A big one. And I recall people on this forum embracing the pair staying together for the sake of the baby.

And now “So????” is the response? I just don’t see how you can come up with that kind of response and embrace a pro-family agenda.


32 posted on 03/11/2009 7:39:33 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: yldstrk

You sure got that one right - if only people would realize that before they do the deed. Can you live with the consequences of your actions????


33 posted on 03/11/2009 7:40:26 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: ken21

I knew that, but is he doing any other work right now?


34 posted on 03/11/2009 7:41:39 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: livius

Glad I read your homepage. I was ready to post, what a gentleman.

Wonderful post.

Thank you.


35 posted on 03/11/2009 7:48:21 PM PDT by Shyla
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To: Aussie Dasher
Dad would have really benefited had he spent the summer of his junior year on Parris Island, and everybody would have been better off for it! Well, he'll have substantial monthly payments due, for the next eighteen years at least.
36 posted on 03/11/2009 7:51:18 PM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Wll, can’t say I’m all that surprised...

Tired of hearing about “poor Bristol”. If she’d kept her pants on this wouldn’t have happened.


37 posted on 03/11/2009 7:54:56 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Carry_Okie; Carley

Bristol has a family/network to help her and the kid out.

If Johnston’s doper mother is an indication of his side of the equation, they’re both better of without him.


38 posted on 03/11/2009 7:57:43 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA ("The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.")
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To: St. Louis Conservative

don’t know.

i think there’s a lot of promotion involved with this palin video to be done yet.


39 posted on 03/11/2009 7:59:23 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“The Palin name”? Are they royalty now?


40 posted on 03/11/2009 8:01:39 PM PDT by new cruelty (Shoot your TV. Torch your newspaper.)
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To: Shadowstrike

Exactly. Young women need to keep their legs crossed. I feel badly for them but they brought it on themselves.


41 posted on 03/11/2009 8:04:05 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Bristol has a family/network to help her and the kid out.

This doesn't have diddly to do with labor.

If Johnston’s doper mother is an indication of his side of the equation, they’re both better of without him.

Looks like living in Massachusetts has had its deleterious effects. The reality is that, while there are exceptions, children are better off even with abusive fathers than without them.

42 posted on 03/11/2009 8:05:17 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Carley

Well, prayers that the couple might re-think their decision,
for the sake of their baby, might be in order.


43 posted on 03/11/2009 8:05:51 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Aussie Dasher

If this was Chelsea Clinton, half the membership here would be screaming “WHORE!!” whilst painting her head with a Scarlet “S”.

Damned Hypocrites


44 posted on 03/11/2009 8:07:37 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Aussie Dasher

If this was Chelsea Clinton, half the membership here would be screaming “WHORE!!” whilst painting her head with a Scarlet “S”.

Damned Hypocrites


45 posted on 03/11/2009 8:07:37 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Aussie Dasher

This is news? I kept wondering why the “wedding” was being held off even after this poor child was born. It was obvious (at least to me) that the whole notion of a wedding was for politics only. Bristol and Sarah have an illegitimate child to raise now. I know some will take offense to this but there you have it. At least mom and grandmom don’t need to go on welfare to raise him. As an Alaskan I see way too many teenage mothers without husbands so I really do appreciate not having the state subsidize this little guy.


46 posted on 03/11/2009 8:08:08 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: PackerBoy

I agree, and I predict we will be pilloried on this thread as Palin haters. Sadly, we are not allowed to follow our values —that people should not have children if they are not married—lest we be hailed as not conservatives (which is pretty ironic, I would have to say).


47 posted on 03/11/2009 8:10:57 PM PDT by brytlea (Proud descendent of Andrew Kent, Alamo Defender)
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To: PackerBoy

While I am sympathetic to the whole media frenzy and the hate that was poured on the Palin family... I must make one statement:

Keep it in your pants and it never becomes an issue...

And don’t anyone give me any junk about being self-righteous. It is a fact. And for those who say we can’t expect kids to not have sex... well, with that attitude, what do you expect them to do?


48 posted on 03/11/2009 8:11:13 PM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country....)
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To: Carley

The good news for that baby is that there appears to be a very good family support system.


49 posted on 03/11/2009 8:13:46 PM PDT by brytlea (Proud descendent of Andrew Kent, Alamo Defender)
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To: Carry_Okie

“The reality is that, while there are exceptions, children are better off even with abusive fathers than without them.”

Are you for real? Are you serious? Wow.

A dog, let alone a person is better off without abusive parental units.

Oh, and where I live has nothing to do with it. Having eyes and ears does.


50 posted on 03/11/2009 8:16:18 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA ("The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.")
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