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Palin's father: Levi not helping pay for baby care
AP/Google ^ | 4/13/09 | staff

Posted on 04/14/2009 9:46:37 PM PDT by pissant

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's father is taking the 19-year-old father of her grandson to task for not helping to pay for the baby's care.

In the issue of Us Weekly magazine to be released Friday, Chuck Heath says Levi Johnston is capitalizing on national interviews but not spending money on Tripp, the nearly 4-month-old son of Johnston and Bristol Palin, the governor's 18-year-old daughter.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bristolpalin; johnston; palin; sarahpalin; soapopera; waronsarah; whocares
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Bet your bottom dollar there will be a made for TV movie out in the next year or two. Maybe even a miniseries.
1 posted on 04/14/2009 9:46:37 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I’m starting to feel a little foolish for all the Levi Johnston for President stickers I printed.


2 posted on 04/14/2009 9:48:52 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: pissant
"Bet your bottom dollar there will be a made for TV movie out in the next year or two. Maybe even a miniseries.

HBO already announced that there's going to be a movie made about the 2008 campaign written from the perspective of the individual political camps, with an emphasis given to Palin's camp.

Her personal travails, newsworthy or not, can't be far behind.

3 posted on 04/14/2009 9:50:18 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: pissant

Take it to the Jerry Springer show!


4 posted on 04/14/2009 9:51:54 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Kleon

It would seem that there are plenty of people who are selling off their shares of Levi Johnson Inc.


5 posted on 04/14/2009 9:52:02 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Kleon

LOL


7 posted on 04/14/2009 9:53:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: F15Eagle
"He had it all.

He had it all, except for the initiative to better his station in life and the drive to care and provide for his infant son. Other than that, he had it all.

8 posted on 04/14/2009 9:55:42 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Lorianne

There are thousands of woodsheds in Alaska.Use one.


9 posted on 04/14/2009 9:56:03 PM PDT by gigster
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To: pissant

I’d like this story better if, instead of taking him to task, they took him to court as a dead-beat-Dad.


10 posted on 04/14/2009 9:56:24 PM PDT by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: Kleon

Don’t feel bad. Sarah ought to be feeling a bit foolish by now for claiming that Levi and Bristol had been planning to marry even before the pregnancy, and for parading Levi across the stage at the Republican convention as if he was a political bonus point.


12 posted on 04/14/2009 9:57:09 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: pissant
Forget the tv movie. How about a reality series about Levi trying to make it as an actor in Hollywood or begging the Palin family for visitation rights.
13 posted on 04/14/2009 9:59:21 PM PDT by yongin
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To: HelloooClareece

If they make him pay, then they’ll be forced to let him see the tot regularly. Bristol (wisely) doesn’t seem to want him anywhere near her or baby Tripp.


14 posted on 04/14/2009 10:00:17 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: F15Eagle
"Exactly. He’s an idiot and then some.

People can tell from my previous posts, I don't know if Sarah Palin is the best choice for the GOP presidential candidacy, right now. But, the Palin family did nothing but extend a faithful hand and loving embrace to this man, and he repaid them by selling his soul to the liberal devil.

Instead of working or furthering his education to better provide for his very young child, he sought out fame and notoriety by going on a myriad of New York entertainment and "news" shows to browbeat the Palin family. He's a louse, a scoundrel and a deadbeat in my humble opinion. Bristol should take his A$$ to court and get her pound of flesh through child support. Maybe then, he'll grow up and recognize the weight of his responsibilities.

15 posted on 04/14/2009 10:02:40 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Big_Monkey

Sometimes it’s BETTER NOT to get Child Support....I speak from experience.


16 posted on 04/14/2009 10:06:43 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Say NO to the $10 Trillion Ransom to DC)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Good point, best to have Todd as his role model.


17 posted on 04/14/2009 10:10:38 PM PDT by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: F15Eagle
He had it all.

Actually, from what I've read about Levi's situation, he didn't have it all - he didn't have a father, and so he was never taught the difference between right and wrong, much less how to behave as a man.

Freeper divorced Dads - this is what happens when you abandon your families and you fail to raise your own children - they grow up to be good-for-nothing [less than] worthless trash like Levi Johnston.

18 posted on 04/14/2009 10:13:39 PM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: F15Eagle

What is it with teenage girls and the degenerate boys?


20 posted on 04/14/2009 10:16:26 PM PDT by John Will
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Why should she feel foolish. I would be that is what the little ba**** told Bristol when she first had sex with him. Guys have used that lie down through the centuries. Yep, maybe Sarah should have been more cautious but I bet she was doing what the great RINO McCain told her to do. Besides, she can only go by what people tell her. I bet Bristol believed it at the time also.

Like many young and foolish men, he only wanted the sex and probably lied through his teeth to get it.

22 posted on 04/14/2009 10:26:47 PM PDT by calex59
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To: John Will

Idiot, could have been as lucky as Todd Palin (who’s almost the luckiest dude of all time)


23 posted on 04/14/2009 10:28:22 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Thank you Mr. Robinson from Ft. Lauderdale (toodamtall1@yahoo.com))
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Well I do not think that this real life soap opera belongs on Free Republic.


24 posted on 04/14/2009 10:33:17 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: Republic_of_Secession.

up next on jerry springer.


25 posted on 04/14/2009 10:34:46 PM PDT by John Will
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To: pissant

>>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s father is taking the 19-year-old father of her grandson to task for not helping to pay for the baby’s care.<<

That’s a real issue but how is it gonna help anything talking to the media about it?


26 posted on 04/14/2009 10:34:47 PM PDT by gondramB
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"Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's father is taking the 19-year-old father of her grandson to task for not helping to pay for the baby's care."

This sentence should read:

"Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's father is taking the 19-year-old father of **his** grandson to task for not helping to pay for the baby's care."

in order to be coherent, gender-wise.

27 posted on 04/14/2009 10:40:56 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: calex59

Boys give “love” to get sex....Girls give “sex” to GET love...when they haven’t had enough “love” at home....


28 posted on 04/14/2009 10:41:55 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Say NO to the $10 Trillion Ransom to DC)
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To: goodnesswins

Sorry but that is not the way it works. Girls give sex to get love when they have been lied to, it doesn’t matter how much love they get at home, they are human, they get horny when they make out with a boy and a few well placed lies do the trick. It has ever been so and it will always be so. Quit trying to make out as if Sarah and Todd are bad parents, they obviously are good parents.


29 posted on 04/14/2009 10:44:19 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

not correct. It would be his great grandson. Sarah is the grandmother, Tripp is her grandson.


30 posted on 04/14/2009 10:45:59 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Not having a father around is a perfect example of how NOT TO BE, rather than keep as a role model - more of a reverse role model.

Adults - which is what you claim to be if your “big” enough to jump in the sack or shack up - need to take responsibility for their actions, rather than blame the absent parent for their own faults and mistakes in life.

Life isn’t so tough we cannot make proper distinctions between right and wrong, even if we weren’t taught as children. Plenty of kids from “good homes” turn out to be losers or of shallow moral character.


31 posted on 04/14/2009 10:48:12 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: pissant
The entire Palin family would be wise to quit talking to the media. They don't want to make you a star, they want to make your family look foolish.
32 posted on 04/14/2009 10:49:04 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: calex59

I really didn’t mean that the Palin’s were bad parents....you are correct....hormones rule the day....I should have not added that last sentence....


33 posted on 04/14/2009 10:49:20 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Say NO to the $10 Trillion Ransom to DC)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
In that case it would not be his grandson, now would it?

The use of "her" in the original statement is not wrong. The whole statement is a bit awkward because of the beginning. It would have been clearer thus:

"The father of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is taking the 19-year-old father or her grandson to task..."

34 posted on 04/14/2009 10:55:13 PM PDT by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Don’t feel bad. Sarah ought to be feeling a bit foolish by now for claiming that Levi and Bristol had been planning to marry even before the pregnancy, and for parading Levi across the stage at the Republican convention as if he was a political bonus point.

Why?

She did nothing foolish; as far as we know she reported what she new AT THE TIME was the truth.

Why should she feel foolish about that.

It is Levi that should feel shame, and quite possibly you for what on it's face, looks like an attempt to slime Sarah.

I wonder what your posting history will show?
35 posted on 04/14/2009 11:01:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Sarah ought to be feeling a bit foolish by now for claiming that Levi and Bristol had been planning to marry even before the pregnancy, and for parading Levi across the stage at the Republican convention as if he was a political bonus point.

You think that because you are a psychopolitical animal living in a jungle of kill or die. What is beyond your comprehension is that extended her love and trust to her daughter's baby's father. And what is even farther beyond your comprehension is that tens of millions of Americans understand this as the best possible approach to the situation, despite the political risk.

Spinning in hell around your own demented brain - what a pathetic profession.

36 posted on 04/14/2009 11:04:35 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Let me guess, by reviewing your posting history, you are a Mormon, correct?

Trolling for the Mittster are we?


37 posted on 04/14/2009 11:11:46 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: rintense

Yes, you are correct as to “great grandson”! I also stand by my claim (and you seem to concur) that “his” is the correct possessive.


38 posted on 04/14/2009 11:21:44 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: rintense

Wait, I read it again! “His” gt-grandson; “her” grandson. Either is correct; the original statement is correct as it stands.

Never mind. (Emily Latella voice)


39 posted on 04/14/2009 11:24:32 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: goodnesswins

Tell him if he gives up his parental rights, you won’t pursue legal avenues for child support.


40 posted on 04/15/2009 12:08:32 AM PDT by Marie2 (The capacity for self-government is a moral quality. Only a moral people can be free.)
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To: Republic_of_Secession.

I think it is germane because Sarah is a big player in the Republican party and for the 2012 election. The press she gets, and the response to it, will make a difference. For example, one of the main reasons I can’t support Newt is due to the very negative way he treated his wives, and his casual divorces.


41 posted on 04/15/2009 12:12:16 AM PDT by Marie2 (The capacity for self-government is a moral quality. Only a moral people can be free.)
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To: pissant

Bristol Palin dodged a really ugly bullet. Be thankful. Don’t ask him for anything just keep putting distance between you.


42 posted on 04/15/2009 12:13:34 AM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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In the issue of Us Weekly magazine to be released Friday, Chuck Heath says Levi Johnston is capitalizing on national interviews

Like Levi Johnston, Chuck Heath needs to shut up too.

There is no reason this baby needs to have every loudmouth below him on the family tree bleating to the likes of gossip rags like Us Weekly.

Close your doors, shut your traps, and keep your family business to yourself.

43 posted on 04/15/2009 12:18:55 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Freeper divorced Dads - this is what happens when you abandon your families and you fail to raise your own children

You address all FR divorced dads with that broad brush?

Sounds like something a kid would say.

44 posted on 04/15/2009 12:26:42 AM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: mwilli20
“of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin” is a prepositional phrase, therefor the sentence should read “The father of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is taking the 19-year-old father of his great-grandson to task...”
45 posted on 04/15/2009 12:31:34 AM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Freeper divorced Dads - this is what happens when you abandon your families and you fail to raise your own children - they grow up to be good-for-nothing [less than] worthless trash like Levi Johnston.

Well, thanks for clearing that up. My 2 sons live with me and the ex is shacking up with the latest boyfriend, but I'm glad you took the time to insult all of us "Freeper divorced dads".

I guess you figure we had it coming.

46 posted on 04/15/2009 12:32:45 AM PDT by airborne (Obama is finishing what Osama started! The destruction of the American economy!!!)
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To: TigersEye

Exactly. I wouldn’t want an SOB like Levi near my child. I would pay a lawyer to get him to sign off on visitation rights & not take child support gladly.


47 posted on 04/15/2009 12:49:48 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: F15Eagle
He had it all.

Just like Bogie and Bacall
48 posted on 04/15/2009 1:25:25 AM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee; All
Freeper divorced Dads - this is what happens when you abandon your families and you fail to raise your own children - they grow up to be good-for-nothing [less than] worthless trash like Levi Johnston.

I'm trying to figure out which one of your sterling qualities outweighs the other, is it IGNORANCE or perhaps it's ARROGANCE, but I'm leaning towards the simpler explanation of perhaps you just left your brain in neutral while your fingers on the keyboard were in gear.

You're gonna make a lotta new friends with THAT post. LOL
49 posted on 04/15/2009 1:29:11 AM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: dead
Like Levi Johnston, Chuck Heath needs to shut up too.
There is no reason this baby needs to have every loudmouth below him on the family tree bleating to the likes of gossip rags like Us Weekly.
Close your doors, shut your traps, and keep your family business to yourself.


*WORD* !!!!
50 posted on 04/15/2009 1:31:01 AM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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