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Bristol Palin's ex-fiance: I'm not mature enough
Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Sunday, March 15, 2009 | Associated Press

Posted on 03/15/2009 8:38:12 PM PDT by thecodont

(03-15) 17:22 PDT Anchorage, Alaska (AP) --

The former fiance of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter said in an interview that they could reunite but would remain apart as friends for now.

Levi Johnston, 19, told ABC's "Good Morning America" in a segment to air Monday that he and 18-year-old Bristol Palin broke up after a fight "a week, two weeks ago" and had tried to "make things work." The two are the parents of an infant son, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, born on Dec. 27.

"But this is what it kind of ended up turning into," Johnson said in an interview from his Alaska home. "But we'll see what happens."

Johnston also said they needed time to grow up before following through on marriage plans.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: abstinence; bristol; commitment; levi; levijohnston; marriage; palin; palinfamily; shotgunweddings
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I somehow think this will work out all right.
1 posted on 03/15/2009 8:38:12 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

The baby will be fine, Bristol will be fine (she seems to have a great family to help her out and back her up). I personally think the boy saying he is not mature enough is a cop out (my husband was barely 20 when we got married and not quite 21 when we had our first baby—he stuck around and is still around after 32 years). But, life has a way of working out. My only real concern is that the media will use this against Palin if she runs for President. Otherwise, it’s hardly newsworthy.


3 posted on 03/15/2009 8:43:08 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: thecodont
Bristol Palin's ex-fiance: I'm not mature enough

File Under, "Duh!"

4 posted on 03/15/2009 8:45:59 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: kikidama1

ahhh which Palin are you referring to


5 posted on 03/15/2009 8:46:22 PM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: brytlea
This will just endear normal people to the Palin's all the more.

This is real life...what we all experience to one degree or another.

We'll see...the young man may turn around, but if he doesn't it will be his loss. The Palins are a good family and they will help with the baby and the young mother, their daughter and sister.

Folks will see that and they will know what it means.

None of this, "I don't want my kids punished with a baby stuff."

HOW SARAH PALIN TRUMPS LIBERALISM



MANY MORE STICKER DESIGNS HERE

7 posted on 03/15/2009 8:49:19 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: brytlea
"I personally think the boy saying he is not mature enough is a cop out (my husband was barely 20 when we got married and not quite 21 when we had our first baby—he stuck around and is still around after 32 years)."

Some men may be mature at 20, but most are not. Levi recognizes that he is not. IMO it is best they do not marry now and end up in a nasty divorce in a year or so.

8 posted on 03/15/2009 8:51:51 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: thecodont

Well obviously he’s not mature enough—he wouldn’t be giving interviews to GMA if he were. Bristol Palin shouldn’t have done her interview with Greta either.


9 posted on 03/15/2009 8:52:32 PM PDT by beaversmom
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I'm not mature enough

parents of an infant son, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston

You are mature enough--to pay child support. Are 3 names plus last name in fashion now?

10 posted on 03/15/2009 8:54:49 PM PDT by nameless-fool (Dobrica Cosic: "Lying is a trait of our patriotism and the proof of our innate intelligence.")
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To: Jeff Head

I would feel better if I thought most voters were normal people. I have my doubts.


11 posted on 03/15/2009 8:55:25 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: thecodont
Babies having babies.

At least there is a strong family support system for the baby while the kids get their poop in a group, mature wise.

12 posted on 03/15/2009 8:56:15 PM PDT by llevrok ("I have never understood multiparty democracy." - HR Clinton 3/6/09)
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To: Spunky

Actually, I think the stats bear out that kids do better if their parents were married and divorced than if they never married. People mature really quickly when they are forced to be responsible. We need to stop letting everyone off the hook just because they say they can’t deal with something. Most of the time they can.


13 posted on 03/15/2009 8:56:39 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: nameless-fool

I agree with you !!

Every month, for the next 18 years, write a check !!!

Levi should have done a bit more thinking with the head that has the brain !!


14 posted on 03/15/2009 8:57:01 PM PDT by RightWingNut
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To: dfwgator
Two good rules of thumb, one I've always given my sons: “When a woman says, ‘You're too nice a person for me.’ She's telling the truth.” And the one I've always given my daughter: “When a man says, ‘I'm not grown up enough for a commitment.’ It means he's not grown up enough for anything.”
15 posted on 03/15/2009 8:57:31 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: thecodont
It's a shame, but I can understand the young man's difficulties.

Little did he know, he would be stepping into a crucible of hate, driven by national voices who did not even know him and whom he knew not, but who were determined to destroy him, and his sweetheart, and her family, all for no reason.

I'd bow out too, I daresay.

16 posted on 03/15/2009 8:57:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RightWingNut

So should have Bristol takes two to tango


17 posted on 03/15/2009 9:01:33 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: brytlea
We have to educate enough to turn the tide. Poeple are going to hurt as a result of this one and sooner or later the, "It was Bush's fault," is going to wear thin.

In fact, I believe it is already starting to.

There are far too many voters who are hooked on the public largess...the fedderal tit...and they will, sadly, tragically, always vote for those giving them the pork.

But we can educate the others and plenty of them were mesmerized by this rock star thing but are already starting to feel the pinch and the buyer's remorse.

Couple that with the tens of millions who are watching...and we can take the country back.

I pray we will...and I believe Sarah can help us to just that.

18 posted on 03/15/2009 9:05:36 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: al baby

TRUE !!!

As i heard Glenn Beck once say on his radio program “You don’t like the feel of condoms ? How would you feel writing a check every month for the next 18 years ? “

Not an exact quote, but close enough !!

I’ve always found if the guy keeps the pants zipped and the girl passes the asprin test (an asprin between her knees and as long as in always touched the knees, she passes !), nothing “bad” is going to happen !! (Nothing good either, but that’s another story !! LOL)

Both of them need to keep their mouths shut and pass on all interviews !!


19 posted on 03/15/2009 9:07:09 PM PDT by RightWingNut
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To: thecodont

I needed some time to grow up too when I found out I was a father at age 19. I married my child’s mother and had a tough patch for quite some time. My daughter grew up with her father and not a “friend” who came by to see her from time to time. I worked two jobs and finished college and graduate school. Yea Levi, its tough but maybe you are not man enough to finish what you started.


20 posted on 03/15/2009 9:09:08 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: nameless-fool
Are 3 names plus last name in fashion now?

In my family for at least three generations. Not exactly sure why.

Check out the Spaniards or the Mexicans (or the Italians) if you want to hear some long strings of names. (In fact, look up Rudolf Valentino.)

21 posted on 03/15/2009 9:11:06 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Jeff Head

From your lips to God’s ear!


22 posted on 03/15/2009 9:18:15 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: thecodont
The amount of political pressure on this young lad, I personally am not surprised by his “bailing out”.

That said, he is a MSM BEyEOTCH if he does NOT accept his responsibility as the father of Lvei Johnstin and Bristol Palin’s child.

I PERSONALLY have accepted and been responsible for SEVERAL boys AND girls for whom I am NOT the legal parent of.

I am sorry to say that a couple of the boys have disappointed me. Only ONE girl has.

23 posted on 03/15/2009 9:19:45 PM PDT by Don W (People who think are a threat to socialism)
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To: nameless-fool
Are 3 names plus last name in fashion now?

My 13 year old son has 3 names plus a last. My husband and I couldn't agree on a middle name, so we compromised and gave him two.

24 posted on 03/15/2009 9:29:15 PM PDT by reformed_dem (You are my density)
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To: thecodont

I give the kid credit for admitting where he’s at. As long as he supports the baby and acts like the dad, it’s better to go this route than to mess up another persons life through an unhappy forced marriage and inevitable divorce. They will all be fine.


25 posted on 03/15/2009 9:32:19 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: strongbow

Way to go Strongbow!!!


26 posted on 03/15/2009 9:47:17 PM PDT by Marie2 (Ora et labora)
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To: Don W

“I am sorry to say that a couple of the boys have disappointed me. Only ONE girl has.”

Seems to me at the end of the day girls turn out well if they have a good dad. Good for you!


27 posted on 03/15/2009 9:48:17 PM PDT by Marie2 (Ora et labora)
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To: thecodont
I somehow think this will work out all right

I am more skeptical. Somebody needs to start putting the interests of this child above their own.

28 posted on 03/15/2009 10:03:09 PM PDT by RochesterFan
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To: nameless-fool
Are 3 names plus last name in fashion now?

Sort of like George Herbert Walker Bush?

29 posted on 03/15/2009 10:14:24 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: thecodont
Johnston also said they needed time to grow up before following through on marriage plans.

Sounds like a step toward maturity, already.

30 posted on 03/15/2009 10:19:00 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

He doesn’t necessarily believe he is not mature enough. My gut tells me he is just repeating what she told him because he knows that’s what she wants to read in the paper or hear on GMA. My gut tells me he probably had girls all over the country throwing themselves at him through his MySpace page or something and she got P.O.ed cause he left the door open to one or two of them. That is the definition of him not being mature enough.


31 posted on 03/15/2009 11:01:59 PM PDT by johnnycap
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To: SuziQ

“Johnston also said they needed time to grow up before following through on marriage plans.”

A wise-man named Eastwood once said,

“A man’s gotta know his limitations.”

I think they will be just fine.

thaDeetz


32 posted on 03/15/2009 11:05:30 PM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican ( I see Red People ))
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To: dfwgator

It takes two to tango. Not exactly bright on Bristol’s part, either. I have a feeling these two will grow up in a hurry.


33 posted on 03/15/2009 11:13:35 PM PDT by derllak
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To: RightWingNut

it’s more like 21 or up to 25 years depending on the state.

NY has the worst laws I know of so far, child support until 25 if they are attending school, many states have increased child support emancipation laws to include college leaving the non-custodial to pay until the age of 21.


34 posted on 03/15/2009 11:22:26 PM PDT by Brytani (Obama's Hope and Change - Hope for terrorists and Change left in our wallets)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I’m sure the family problems he’s had did not help the situation. His mothers arrest for distribution and possession of oxycodone and his sister blabbing her mouth to the gossip rag Star.


35 posted on 03/15/2009 11:24:32 PM PDT by Brytani (Obama's Hope and Change - Hope for terrorists and Change left in our wallets)
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To: strongbow

How long have you been married?


36 posted on 03/15/2009 11:25:45 PM PDT by Brytani (Obama's Hope and Change - Hope for terrorists and Change left in our wallets)
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To: thecodont

Not mature enough? Dude’s a father, he better get on the ball fast or he’s DOOMED.


37 posted on 03/15/2009 11:45:54 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: brytlea

” I personally think the boy saying he is not mature enough is a cop out “

exactly.

How does a person mature?
A person matures by accepting responsibility.
A person matures by staying put and learning as he goes - even when it’s tough.

The only thing he is doing is delaying his maturity.
Running away just keeps his status perpetually at “immature”


38 posted on 03/15/2009 11:55:45 PM PDT by Scotswife (GO ISRAEL!!!)
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To: nameless-fool

If he is mature enough to be held financially responsible then he is mature enough to raise his own child.

He should get custody.


39 posted on 03/16/2009 12:14:03 AM PDT by TheFourthMagi
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To: Brytani

The whole “one parent gets to raise the children and the other parent has to pay the bills” system is incredibly harmful.


40 posted on 03/16/2009 12:16:30 AM PDT by TheFourthMagi
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To: thecodont

the media pressure had a very large part in breaking them up... which, of course, they are more then happy about


41 posted on 03/16/2009 12:48:51 AM PDT by sten
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To: brytlea

“I personally think the boy saying he is not mature enough is a cop out (my husband was barely 20 when we got married and not quite 21 when we had our first baby—”

My very strong suspicion is that believing anything anyone says about one of the potential issues that could be used against a future presidential candidate is a very bad idea. I cannot imagine the pressure this kid/person got from the campaign once it became clear to the GOP that he had gotten the daughter of the gop vp pick pregnant.

His answer reads like a mea culpa to simply avoid giving the media ANYTHING they can use against sarah palin. I personally doubt there was ever any expectation that they would actually get married. That was for the convention, the cameras, and the true believers/ideologues that needed to believe this.

Folks who think I am somehow writing against palin desperately need to look up realpolitik and how it applies to palin. This sort of thinking is exactly what someone is doing when it applies to her prospects, both in 2008 and 2012+.


42 posted on 03/16/2009 1:16:39 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: RightWingNut

“Levi should have done a bit more thinking with the head that has the brain !!”

The biology simply isn’t wired that way. The expected society breeding ages are just way beyond what evolution intended.


43 posted on 03/16/2009 1:18:56 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: thecodont

Boy, and I think I get slapped by some moderator at times, this Kikidama1 isn’t doing too well in the two stories he’s posted on.
Removed by moderator in spades.


44 posted on 03/16/2009 1:59:14 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: thecodont

Men storming the beach at Normandy were not mature enough. They rose to the event and matured in a hurry. This one father is a coward.


45 posted on 03/16/2009 2:03:44 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff, what you are saying is the God’s honest truth. Too many are hooked on the public tit and many more millions are lining up to get their share as we speak. Key will be several measures; amnesty and socialized healthcare. If 40 million (and I’m assuming that many of these are illegals) are without health insurance; there is an equal if not greater number that are marginal, or border-line unable to meet premiums for their families. If healthcare is socialized, those that are marginal will cascade to the social ledgers. Once 80 million are on the healthcare dole, the other 2/3 will refuse to be left behind. Case closed. One thing is certain, that if 80 million are receiving healthcare benefits from the state, they will vote democrat permanently. Same thing with Amnesty.

There has never been a better time to flush our dysfunctional two-party system. Conservatives should realized that the values they support are not a functional part of the Republican Platform and never have been. Conservative, small-government, pro-individualists; et al, should form a solid third party base and work out their differences. Either-way, they would have more in-common with each other, than with either the Dems or Repubs. Republicans have, since the days of Lincoln, been government controlled capitalists; not pro-individual or small-government - those traditionally have been only window dressing for the uninformed.

Perhaps this is the time? A party calling for reduced government, pro-individual, personal responsibility, TERM-LIMITS for congress (indentured porkists), tort-reform, pro-States rights, could gain allot of ground in this environment.


46 posted on 03/16/2009 2:08:29 AM PDT by CBF (It's the law stupid!)
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To: thecodont

Well at least he’s mature enough to admit he’s not mature enough.

I hope they can work thru their childish differences because they took on very mature responsibilities.


47 posted on 03/16/2009 3:30:42 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: SuziQ
Johnston also said they needed time to grow up before following through on marriage plans.

Duh

You've fathered a human being,you idiot,time to grow up was before you had sex before marriage that produced a baby.

48 posted on 03/16/2009 4:46:16 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: Scotswife

Exactly. You get it. It’s not a tough concept. We infantilize our children by not making them accept responsibility, so now we have an upcoming generation of grown up babies. (and that is we in general, I suspect more Freepers, as a group do not raise their kids like that, since responsibility is a hallmark of real conservatism).


49 posted on 03/16/2009 5:10:33 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: TheFourthMagi

If one is paying child support, barring having honest to goodness provable abuse or other danger to the child (and not just Mom said so) they should be able to see their child. Apparently, from what I hear, the system is broken in that regard. On the other hand, guys, keep it in your pants if you aren’t married to the woman and especially if this is not someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. That’s where the problem starts. (same advice to girls, btw).


50 posted on 03/16/2009 5:13:25 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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