Skip to comments.Sarah Palin's daughter seeks full custody of baby
Posted on 12/28/2009 9:33:34 PM PST by Nachum
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Alaska judge's ruling has revealed a heated legal custody battle between Sarah Palin's daughter and the father of Palin's grandson.
A November request by 18-year-old Bristol Palin keep the proceedings closed was denied Christmas Eve. Her Nov. 3 petition for sole custody and child support also seeks a visitation schedule for Levi Johnston, the father of 1-year-old Tripp.
Bristol says her ex-fiance has exercised "sporadic visitation rights."
The 19-year-old Johnston denies in court documents that he has avoided his responsibilities. He is seeking shared custody.
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HOw could her parents ever allow Bristol so see such a loser? This continues to puzzle me.
Those playgirl pics aren’t going to help his case.
Obviously there is a lot more to this story that we don’t know.
Well, she’s a REAL American, with REAL problems. She’s not perfect, but I’ll be darned if she doesn’t approach them in a REALLY American way.
As much as we all know Levi’s a useless douchebag, I think the best way we can handle this story is to ignore it as much as possible. I’m not sure how further discussion of this personal matter benefits anyone.
And more to the point, without a “friendly” press, those real problems are somehow front-page news rather than being hushed up. I don’t remember this much media interest in Chelsea Clinton, or even in President Bush’s daughters.
“See you in Court, Levi.”
You make it sound like she’s “seeing” aka “dating” him - where do you find ANY proof of that? It sounds to me as if she’s had very little to do with him other than his “sporadic” visitations as the biological father, which she is now seeking to terminate. How exactly do you see the Palins going wrong?
Levi could probably care less about the child, but he realizes that maintaining some connection to the Palins through his kid is his meal ticket. No more fresh news or battles with the Palins, and Levi Johnson quickly becomes yesterday’s news.
No doubt there will also be those behind-the-scenes anti-Palin operatives helping him wage his fight for “custody.”
Don’t be puzzled, Levi is not being a parent to his child, like so many fathers out there , sad!
“You make it sound like shes seeing aka dating him - where do you find ANY proof of that? It sounds to me as if shes had very little to do with him other than his sporadic visitations as the biological father, which she is now seeking to terminate. How exactly do you see the Palins going wrong?”
Well, she was dating or “seeing” him. That’s how Bristol got pregnant. If a loser like THAT showed up at our house to daye our daughter, he’d be shown the door before the first date happened. He’s trash. Now they have a life time of this loser in their lives.
Ah, yes, Ricky Hollywood.
And what evidence do we have that Levi exhibited that sort of behavior before he got Bristol pregnant? It’s easy to look back on events and blame the Palins for allegedly “letting this happen.” Sounds like the same argument my liberal officemate makes.
only dirt Levi has is his own mud slinging! He needs to man up and be a daddy which I’m sure the Palins would let him!
Good point - wanna bet his legal help is pro bono, or financed by a tabloid?
It is sad fact that many times it seems that presidents that did great things as presidents were not the greatest parents.
It's pretty hard to stop a determined teenage girl who is in love with some loser. Most parents find that the best way to drive a girl into the arms of an unsuitable boyfriend is to insult him and try to keep them apart. Unless you put her in irons and bolt them to the floor, you are not generally going to be able to keep kids apart. This is not Saudi Arabia.
I thank God that my smart mother never said a single word against my first boyfriend, even though she hated him to the point of spitting. I never suspected. If she had taken against him, I would have defended him. As it was, I figured out on my own that he was a loser. The Palins must have tried the same technique. It's too bad that Bristol didn't find that out what a loser she was involved with soon enough.
“And what evidence do we have that Levi exhibited that sort of behavior before he got Bristol pregnant? Its easy to look back on events and blame the Palins for allegedly letting this happen. Sounds like the same argument my liberal officemate makes.”
Np, oservative people are wise and size people, even young adults up accordingly. Anyone with half a brain could see through Obama too and you don’t have to meet him or spend time with him to know what he is about. The same is true of a loser who is a young turk.
My friend I fear that you have stumbled into the land of the FR purists and questioned one of the heroes. I’d vote for Palin gladly anyday but it seems that their daughter certainly could have chosen a better guy to date, even if that was months ago.
do you have children?
Sorry - should have read the whole thread before asking.
So - you have a daughter.
And how would you have known Levi was trash when he came to the door?
“I thank God that my smart mother never said a single word against my first boyfriend, even though she hated him to the point of spitting. I never suspected. If she had taken against him, I would have defended him. As it was, I figured out on my own that he was a loser. The Palins must have tried the same technique. It’s too bad that Bristol didn’t find that out what a loser she was involved with soon enough.”
Finding myself in a similar spot these days.
I'm sure Ricky Hollywood can make it on his own talents for...
(don't rush me. I'll think of something eventually)
18-year-old Bristol didn’t kill her baby.
She didn’t run away from what turned into an uncomfortable situation.
She didn’t commit suicide.
She didn’t turn to drugs and alcohol.
She HAS owned up to her mistakes and she accepted her new found responsibilities.
She is taking reasonable and appropriate action.
All boys and girls make mistakes, some more serious than others.
We should all know that hormones have extremely strong pull on us when we are young. Some of us get lucky and some of us don’t. Some of us still go on and make our lives rewarding and meaningful. Some of us never learn.... and some of those become the bowels of the human race.
18-year-old Bristol screwed up and made some wrong choices... she said yes when she should have said no. That does not make her a crook, a whore or the town pump— it does not make her a bad person......... what it makes her is normal.
Most of us would want our sons and daughters to wait until marriage to have sex, but I would guess that most of us didn’t. My hat is off to those that had the will and strength to do so..... but my hat is also off for the kids that face situations such as 18-year-old Bristol has found herself in, and then have the strength to go on to do the right thing.
As for her parents, they could only do so much. I was and am a good parent (now grandfather of 8), just as I am sure that hers were/are. The difference is, my daughter made a different choice and apparently had more strength than 18-year-old Bristol.... that’s all and that too is normal.
Now, the sperm donor is a lowlife jerk, from a mother that’s a lowlife jerk, and this bug is never going to be anything other than a lowlife jerk. I would love for him to be completely cut off from the lives of these good folks.
Teenage high school kids, there probably wasn't much evidence of what suddenly becoming a national teen celebrity could turn him into.
Tried this technique with my daughter a few years ago, when she developed an attachment to an unsuitable young man, and after I nearly broke my jaw smiling, she did at last see the error of her ways. She is being much more judicious in her choices now.
So the technique works; it just didn’t work fast enough for the Palins, unfortunately.
Absolutely. I hope that there's a special level of hell for turds that look at their children and see dollar signs, as Levi obviously does.
Yes - I’ve already tried pointing out the obvious - to no avail.
My daughter is older anyways - and definitely at the age where she should know better.
I didn’t ask if Levi was a loser. I asked what information was available to point to that, particularly given that teenage girls are not likely to share everything with their parents. The analogy to Obama isn’t really applicable, since we had plenty of evidence about him from the outset, long before the crucial decision was made to nominate and then elect him. Do you have something against Palin?
There was a line from the musical “Fantasticks” that went, “Your daughter brings a young man in, says “Do you like him Pa?” Just say that he’s a fool and then..... you’ve got a son-in-law!”
More truth than fiction, I think...
I say give him all he wants...he’ll hang himself. I doubt his interest for this child goes any further than his interest in Palins daughter.
Let him see the child whenever he’d like, with notification of course. He’ll not do it based on the sporadic time with the child so far.
Whoever wrote those lyrics must’ve learned the hard way!
The absolute irony is that my friend is an extreme left wing liberal. She's really the only lib from my past I still talk to cause I love her so much. This has to be the ultimate conundrum!
She'll marry again soon (she's gorgeous and smart). Levi will be at the end of the line. Poor shlub. Just the way he played it.
With all of his running around teh country appearing everywhere he can to bash the Palin family, including the Playgirl shoot, when did he have time for visitation?
For an unemployed loser, he sure managed to travel a lot.
That was me—only I was 20. I was home from college, and my new beau was a drummer in a rock band. Now, nothing wrong with musicians (I dated a few), but this guy—looking back—was really a LOOO-HOO-SER. My parents couldn’t stand him and really put him down, which made me defend him all the more. My dad would leave him standing on the front porch in subzero temps and not even tell me he was there for me. The poor slob just stood there and waited until I figured out he was there.
Ah, young love.
Sometimes it is hard to tell if a kid is a loser.
He was probably doing ok in high school and shined it on a la Eddie Haskell.
If every teen who had sex outside of wedlock got pregant. . .
wow would there be a lot more abortions, shotgun weddings, and single teen moms.
Bristol AND her family are a good example to me as to what to do if fornication happens and pregnancy is the result.
Except if Levi were a decent guy, they should have married.
Let’s see Levi has upheld his parental duties eh? Like galavanting all over tarnish, posing nude for Playgirl, and berating his child’s grandmother and threatening her on the public air waves and in print interviews. Yeah the guy is a real peach
And since they attended school together how could her parents ‘prevent’ her from seeing him. You either don’t remember how arrogant teen age girls( and boys) are or you actually are not a parent
The ones that I really detested I would invite over for dinner every Friday and Saturday night. Welcomed into our home with grand and glorious gestures letting them know how nice it was that they were becoming part of ‘our’ family. My daughter that we werre just being nice......fact is it always scared the every loving crap out of the little weasels. I rarely had to have them over more than two or three times.
Did it work out....well in May the day she graduated college she married the young man she had been dating during college. He had already graduated and had a job. This young man came out every Christmas during mydaughter’s college years because he wanted to become part of our family. I like him a lot
See my reply to post 19 might help
Watch it. I'm no Levi Johnston and I've been kept from my child at times.
Well you got more patience than me. My daughter had one loser come by to take her out and couldn’t stop staring at her breasts IN FRONT OF ME!
Now I am a man myself, but after about 5 minutes, I turned to him and said “run away now.”
He blinked and said “what”. I said, “son, I am not kidding, start heading for the door and get out while you can”.
By this time, my face was getting red with the demonic look I get when really pissed and he started walking to the door, but really picked up speed when I started following behind him. He hit the door in a full run to his car and was gone. My daughter was pissed off at me, at first, but she had noticed his behavior herself and came around to my thinking.
She is still not to good when picking men but is now a 26 year old adult living 200 miles away.
The msm in it’s haste to harm the Palin’s are doing this boy no good at all.
Exploitation for evil reasons, plain and simple.
How wonderful! If her daughter is really lucky she may get to be the man's number 1 wife. Seriously, if my daughter were dating a Muslim, I would be freaking out. I would not be able to play it calm and collected, hoping that she comes to her senses. Maybe you could recommend the book to your friend: “Not Without My Daughter” by Betty Mahmoody.
P.S. There are more bums than keepers, IMHO. Most of them don't seem to want to work and have a looser past and still live with mom.
And I'm talking even to 30 years old.
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