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Palin Says New Parents Levi and Bristol 'Working Their Butts Off'
FOXNews.com ^ | 1/1/09

Posted on 01/02/2009 7:20:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says both her 18-year-old daughter Bristol, who gave birth to son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston on Saturday, and fiance Levi Johnston are working hard to balance schoolwork with their new parental obligations, People Magazine reported.

"You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time," the Alaska governor told the magazine in a phone message. "They are certainly not high school dropouts."

Any suggestion to the contrary "harms Bristol's reputation and Levi's reputation and their chances for good work opportunities," Pail said.

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KEYWORDS: palin; palinfamily; trippjohnston
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I suspect that adulthood has hit those two kids like a ton of bricks. May they emerge stronger for it.
1 posted on 01/02/2009 7:20:54 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

And wiser.


2 posted on 01/02/2009 7:23:16 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Slings and Arrows

Waiting for the pinhead brigade to bash her for using the word “butt”.


3 posted on 01/02/2009 7:28:08 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cute kid, it’s going to test them in ways they can’t imagine. I wish them luck.


4 posted on 01/02/2009 7:29:33 AM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

LOL! Youth is stupid. (I should know - I was young once.)


5 posted on 01/02/2009 7:30:56 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Every few generations the really, really bad ideas come back around for another go."--Howard Tayler)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“The trouble with youth is that it’s wasted on the young.”


6 posted on 01/02/2009 7:38:46 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

for later


7 posted on 01/02/2009 7:40:47 AM PST by Monsieur Poirot
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To: Slings and Arrows

It must be supremely difficult For Governor Pailin to watch the media establishment attacking her child and grandchild in a relentless political vendetta against her conservative beliefs, and against the American middle and lower classes - which liberal elites detest.

“They” have got the Presidency, the Senate, the Congress.

And yet “they” continue to fire cheap shots at teenagers who choose to bear babies instead of aborting them, teenagers who choose GED/work instead of classroom, and anything else “they” would never dream of as part of their own privileged lives.


8 posted on 01/02/2009 7:45:10 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf

Bump for what you said... right on.


9 posted on 01/02/2009 7:46:38 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: silverleaf

The American middle and lower classes NEED to be detested; the sickening maggots voted for BO, remember.


10 posted on 01/02/2009 7:53:38 AM PST by Monsieur Poirot
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To: Slings and Arrows
I can not judge these youngsters actions as I too was young and did the deed way too early. However, why were they not using contraception to prevent this.

That I do not get.

11 posted on 01/02/2009 7:53:45 AM PST by GUNGAGALUNGA
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To: Slings and Arrows

‘Palin Says New Parents Levi and Bristol ‘Working Their Butts Off’

The Obama supporters would claim ‘working their butts off’ is punishment for having a child.

The child is a gift from God.......


12 posted on 01/02/2009 7:55:10 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: silverleaf
“They” have got the Presidency, the Senate, the Congress.

If the truth be told, a very large percentage of the snobbish attitude comes from people who deny that any messy people problems have ever happened in their own families. They are liars and cowards, not to mention weak and selfish.

Real life can be difficult but the strong will find a way to keep going without compromising another's life if at all possible. If you can't at least do that, you will lose a piece of your humanity.

13 posted on 01/02/2009 7:58:01 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: GUNGAGALUNGA
I can not judge these youngsters actions as I too was young and did the deed way too early. However, why were they not using contraception to prevent this. That I do not get.

Outside of the fact that she got pregnant, what makes you think that they were not using contraceptives? Birth control pills fail, condoms fail, all methods of birth control, even a vasectomy, have been known to fail. That said, the thing with teenagers and raging hormones is they may not have ever intended to have sex but got carried away in the heat of the moment. Happens all the time. It happened in the 1950s when I was in high school and I am sure it happens today.

14 posted on 01/02/2009 8:01:37 AM PST by calex59
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To: silverleaf
... to watch the media establishment attacking her child and grandchild ...

It is absolutely true, in circumstances like these, that "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

15 posted on 01/02/2009 8:05:12 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Monsieur Poirot

No one needs to be detested. We are all children of God, no matter our social standing or for whom we vote.

I wish the new parents well


16 posted on 01/02/2009 8:08:46 AM PST by MoreGovLess (Seek justice, love kindness, walk humbly with your God (Micah))
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To: SolidWood
Waiting for the pinhead brigade to bash her for using the word “butt”.

Not if she said it on CNN

17 posted on 01/02/2009 8:10:13 AM PST by shiva
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To: Slings and Arrows

And they’re not married either.


18 posted on 01/02/2009 8:14:09 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SolidWood
Waiting for the pinhead brigade to bash her for using the word “butt”.

It's not appropriate language for someone in her position.

19 posted on 01/02/2009 8:14:12 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

She’s been elected pope?


20 posted on 01/02/2009 8:16:16 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: ladyjane

sadly, you are right.


21 posted on 01/02/2009 8:16:27 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: ladyjane

The brigade has arrived. I guess you were equally dismayed at Cheney telling “to f*ck off” and Bush flipping the bird, right?


22 posted on 01/02/2009 8:17:55 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: ladyjane
You do know what “butt” means right? It's the short version of the medical term, ‘buttocks’. It's a silly little term that most real bottom feeders would never be caught dead saying....kind of like the word "poopie".

Would it be better if it she used the Biblical term and she said, “they are working their flesh off”??? Or how about just expand the term to gludiousmaximous....would that make you feel better? Now if she had said, “A$$” I would have to agree with you, I know bikers in the 60's liked that word and they were not nice people. ;(

23 posted on 01/02/2009 8:27:52 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Having raised a daughter who signed a “pledge to wait until marriage” only to break it (well, got drunk and date raped by three classmates), I know that parents can only do so much. We try to instill morality but as soon as a child enters pre-kindergarten, we parents start losing our influence. By the time a child is in Middle-School, if not before, Peer Pressure and Peer Immorality becomes more important than a Parent’s rules, regulations and threats. (Bill Cosby’s “I brought you into this world and I can take you out.” They know it’s not going to happen.)

And when the child does something we parents did not teach, whether it is a 5 year old stealing a small toy in a department store or a teenager getting drunk and ending up pregnant, then WE have to make choices.

How do we discipline the 5 year old? Physical discipline or do we take the child back to the store and make him return the toy and apologize to the store manager?

How do we discipline the pregnant teenager? Do we force some choice on her or wait until she says “Abortion is not an option.” Do we throw her pregnant butt out of the house. (Yes, it’s not her butt that got pregnant.) Do we let her figure it out on her own and decide to keep or adopt out the baby?

I do not understand how spanking a 5 year old will keep him from stealing. I also do not understand why parents would toss a teenage daughter out of their home when she needs them the most just because she became pregnant.

I admire Gov. Sarah Palin and First Dude Todd Palin MORE because they showed Bristol the unlimited love of parents. Their example speaks loud volumes for their children. Parental love is strong in their family and is an example for their children to follow.

As I’ve emailed to Governor Palin, perhaps this is God’s way of giving Trig a playmate who will take care of him when he grows up because of the bond established between Trig and Tripp through Bristol before Tripp was born. Ya just never know what God has in store when He takes a situation and works it for His good.

Happy New Year, all.


24 posted on 01/02/2009 8:30:34 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Cultural conditions, not gun laws, are the most important factors in a nation's crime rate.)
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To: SolidWood

Yes.

Comments made privately are one thing. Public statements to the press are another.

The comment was crude and inappropriate.


25 posted on 01/02/2009 8:30:54 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: calex59
Don't you know that sex was discovered by the 60's generation?

It reminds me of an old Blondie cartoon. Dagwood's daughter is walking in all moon-eyed and rejects her parents advice to discuss the situation with a terse "Your generation doesn't understand love!"

Dagwood turns to Blondie and remarks "I suppose she thinks we're just good friends."

26 posted on 01/02/2009 8:31:36 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: ladyjane
"The comment was crude and inappropriate."

Your fanny, does not smell anymore like roses than someone elses buttocks. So there.

27 posted on 01/02/2009 8:32:55 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: ladyjane

Neither was it crude, nor was it inappropiate. You might want to check comment 23.


28 posted on 01/02/2009 8:32:57 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Agreed. Levi, we are told, wants to be an electrician and Bristol wants to be a nurse. Fine ambitions, and within their reach. Go to it, you two; show the world the fabric you are made of. There are a lot of us who wish you well.


29 posted on 01/02/2009 8:33:10 AM PST by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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To: Monsieur Poirot; silverleaf
The American middle and lower classes NEED to be detested; the sickening maggots voted for BO, remember.

So did a depressingly shocking percentage of our self-style elite intelligentsia...

The "O-Magic" crossed all lines and boundaries... /g

30 posted on 01/02/2009 8:33:31 AM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: Earthdweller

Most people understand where the term comes from.

Public figures shouldn’t use coarse expressions. MOO


31 posted on 01/02/2009 8:34:27 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane; tioga
When I read it, I dismissed it as PEOPLE mags version of what she said.

Until I hear it, I will think they've misquoted her...(not the first time)

She's open and honest, but I can't imagine her using that expression.

And to the poster early in this thread who suggested we are pinheads for questioning this, he/she can go pound sand a little bit :^

32 posted on 01/02/2009 8:35:43 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: ladyjane
Well not everyone thinks it's course...who gets to decide what is course? Like I said...it's a silly little term. I detest snobs much, mush more than any silly little term.
33 posted on 01/02/2009 8:37:46 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Guenevere

A he, my good.


34 posted on 01/02/2009 8:40:11 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: Earthdweller; ladyjane; tioga
Earthdweller, your post is crude, inappropriate and vile!

We have opinions too....

.. because they don't jive with yours, you resort to childish playground insults!

You owe her an apology.

35 posted on 01/02/2009 8:40:20 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: Slings and Arrows
From the article: "Any suggestion to the contrary "harms Bristol's reputation and Levi's reputation and their chances for good work opportunities," Pail said.

What's with Pail? Is that what the MSM is calling her now?

36 posted on 01/02/2009 8:40:23 AM PST by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: Guenevere

the “quotes” around the statement are intended to mean she actually said it.....journalists are pretty low, but I am sure they were taught in school what that means.

it may be Sarah has not yet learned that journalists are NOT her friends and she must guard each and every word she says.


37 posted on 01/02/2009 8:42:57 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: GUNGAGALUNGA

And nobody brings up the question, what if these two are NOT in love? Is it your opinion that they still must get married and raise this child together in what can only be termed a “loveless” marriage if so?


38 posted on 01/02/2009 8:43:36 AM PST by Pawtucket Patriot
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To: Guenevere
So my opinion is not good, because I don't agree with you...well isn't that just peachy. Now don't get all upset...because you know that some use the word peach inappropriately as well. I wouldn't want you to get all upset over it.
39 posted on 01/02/2009 8:43:36 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: tarheelswamprat

You are correct. I did not mean to suggest that only the lower and middle classes were scum. ALL Obama voters are scum and filth. Just a refresher... “No, no, no — Not God Bless America. God DAMN America for killing women and children. God DAMN America, it’s in the Bible.”


40 posted on 01/02/2009 8:44:11 AM PST by Monsieur Poirot
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To: shove_it

I saw that......and wondered.


41 posted on 01/02/2009 8:44:41 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: Earthdweller

so only YOU get to have dignity and not be critiqued? you dumped all over ladyjane’s post.

get over it....you got called out for being crude.


42 posted on 01/02/2009 8:47:09 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: Pawtucket Patriot
That's a tough one and I am glad I do not have to make that decision.

I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

My opinion is they should not be forced into a loveless marriage but the father SHOULD be involved in raising of the child.

43 posted on 01/02/2009 8:47:14 AM PST by GUNGAGALUNGA
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To: ladyjane

lOL, that is exactly why I can relate to Sarah. We are of the same mind. I would say butts too. She just rolls off like an everyday person, not like some uppity liberal who can’t even spell butts properly. GO SARAH!


44 posted on 01/02/2009 8:48:07 AM PST by momincombatboots (The last experience of the sinner is the horrible enslavement of the freedom he desired. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: Earthdweller
You know very well it's not your opinion I was referring to.....I could care less about your opinion.

I was referring to your bottom of the barrel scummy verbal attack on a fellow Freeper.
Absolutely juvenile!

45 posted on 01/02/2009 8:48:37 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: tioga

I said her fanny does not smell like roses anymore than anyone elses buttocks...what is crude about it, it’s true. Truth is now crude?


46 posted on 01/02/2009 8:49:37 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: GUNGAGALUNGA; Pawtucket Patriot

has Levi’s mother had her day in court yet on her arrest?

seems with all the stuff going on in their lives, a momentous decision like that should get some thought and perspective.


47 posted on 01/02/2009 8:50:17 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: Guenevere
It's not juvenile...buttocks is a medical term...look it up.
48 posted on 01/02/2009 8:51:30 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Earthdweller

she stated an opinion as to a quote supposedly from Sarah. she was not crude to you, yet you came back with a childish and crude comment.

you got called out on it. you are still being crude. and that IS the truth.


49 posted on 01/02/2009 8:52:24 AM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: tioga

Like I said...buttocks is not a crude term.


50 posted on 01/02/2009 8:53:15 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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