Skip to comments.Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston say they're engaged
Posted on 07/14/2010 5:13:33 AM PDT by navysealdad
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston say they're engaged and they haven't told her parents yet.
Palin, the daughter of 2008 vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is featured on the cover of Us Weekly with Johnston, holding their son, 18-month-old Tripp.
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I hear ya!!
??? That SO makes no sense. I do not consider not existing to be an improvement over most existences (this includes Tripp's existence.)
Despite the nasty comments, let’s keep this in perspective. We are dealing with teenagers that are operating under extreme circumstances. Teenagers can operate poorly under ideal circumstances. It’s a shame they went to the press with the engagement, but not even Palin’s kids are exempt from seeking limelight and quick money.
It sucks, but it is their family and I can not judge. We have many teenage “screw up” stories in our family - and that is just life.
I think Bristol has been an excellent mother. Levi, maybe not so much but we don’t know anything about his private relationship with his son. As usual we are listening to the MSM that we claim has no credibility.
Bristol sued Levi for child support last year. He had to pay a healthy sum for one child.
Mostly because he made some bucks the dems gave him for “odd jobs”, which he probably frittered away on fun.
Bristol should demand a courtship for over two years to see if he is legit.
I doubt it.
Tripp was the product of a mature couple in a stable marriage. Bristol's kid was the product of two immature and unmarried kids in an unstable relationship. Based on this announcement they haven't grown up much, and the one who will suffer the most is the child.
More than likely Bristol and Levi’s childs hair will darken as he gets older. I had a little tow headed boy who looked just like my brother. Now he’s in his late 30’s and his hair is nearly black and he’s the spittin’ image of his father.
I know. Kind of sounds like another slap at Sarah Palin to me.
“We got engaged two weeks ago,” 19-year-old Bristol Palin told Us Weekly. “It felt right, even though we don’t have the approval of our parents.”
It is intimidating and scary just to think about what her reaction is going to be. Hopefully she will jump on board, Bristol told the magazine. I want her to know Levi has grown up and that he is going to be there as a dad.
They may not have told them but it will have to be dealt with by all side so the “Clan of Wasilla”..
Yep. Makes sense.
I don’t know why, but for some reason the words - “..and this week, on a very special Blossom....”, just popped into my head.
a suicide bomber? A singular connotation?
He has used up his 5 minutes of fame and now is looking for his milk and crackers--i.e. his comfort zone. Pretty hard for a Levi Johnson to stay in the media without a Palin.
For Tripp's sake, I wish they could make it work. From the immaturity displayed by both, pardon me for a skeptic
I'll take 7mos, 1week.....
You have to consider the source. I just hate it that Bristol and Levi are not going to be able to live like a normal couple. They are going to be held to a higher standard by the right and the left. If they make one little mistake, they are going to be picked apart and judged mercilessly. Its hard enough to be young. I feel so sad for them and I am so glad my life is not held up for the world to see and judge my every mistep. Everytime the media reports anything on these two, everyone is going to say “I knew it! I knew it wouldn’t last!” Divorce is rampant in this country. Every single couple who get married now have a less than 50% chance of staying married. I so hope they make it but if they don’t, they will have hell to pay here in FR.
With these two it must mean another baby on the way.
Yes. She posed sometime after the first Gulf War.
Yikes! Who would want to look at that skank naked?!
Or I meant that naked skank. Sheesh. Need more coffee.
If true, I think it’s too bad. As Judge Judy says, “Looks fade, dumb is forever”. I dearly love Gov. Palin and don’t think she has done a bad job raising her kids, but Bristol has some VERY hard lessons to learn about Levi if this is true.
Levi has a lot of growing up to do and his rants against the Palin family are proof enough. I don’t think this kid is done, yet. I think the DBM has set him up to get more information they can use to try and sabotage Sarah’s presidential run in ‘12. I just don’t trust this kid.
Well, we are talking about the same magazine that published photos of Carni(sp) Wilson and that female wrestler, Chyna. There must be an audience for that kind of thing, I guess.
I just hate it that Bristol and Levi are not going to be able to live like a normal couple.
I read another article but can’t find it now where she mentioned if it wasn’t for the limelight they became exposed to in 08 the would be married, living in small 1 bedroom apt, Levi would still be working on the north slope and they would be struggling like most others.
Bristol has her own agenda and the sooner she gets out from under the influence/control of momma it maybe the best for them.
Do we know for sure that they did? Those magazines are very good at doctoring things to make the pictures look completely different than the original. There was just a story last week about how they (or some other tabloid) really faked a photo of Jennifer Aniston.
I just don’t believe it until we get confirmation from Sarah or a Palin representative.
That’s somewhat respectful of her father.
Carrying on the family tradition of strange, alliterative names for male children. Heck, even the girls have goofy names: Willow, Bristol...Piper is the only halfway normal name.
Oh, to be young and stupid again. Beats being old and stupid.
“Mercede Johnston Hardest Hit”
Oh Lord, you're kidding right?
In addition to the photo, there's a LENGTHY interview (for which I'm SURE they were compensated, probably handsomely), where both Bristol and Levi talk in detail, and on the RECORD, about their rekindled romance.
Yes, glossy weeklies sometimes doctor or even fabricate cover photos. BUT, even New York Times Co. v. Sullivan doesn't allow journalists to make up quotes and entire interviews with people without facing substantive legal action for slander and defamation of character.
It's true. And, the fact that you refuse to believe it until you get "confirmation from Sarah or a Palin representative", is deeply disturbing.
You are confusing Trig and Tripp, but I get your point.
You've lost a bit a credibility yourself, believing what Schaefer said without a second source.
And blue eyes, the face
“the GOP should be able to do better.”
Look at your screen name.
Ronald’s Reagan’s children were a far greater embarrassment throughout his presidency and the MSM constantly used them to attack president Reagan and try to destroy him. Don’t you remember all the stories about how Ronald Reagan preached family values but did a terrible job raising his kids? Don’t you remember Patti and Ron Jr. continually embarrassing him?
Sarah will be fine.
You are not Al Gore are you?
Looks to me that they have learned how to scam the system. More power to them.
I don’t believe anything that rag puts out about the Palins.
To each his/her own I guess but it seems someone else is communicating with the media about the story.
In a statement to NBC News, the Palins said, Bristol at 19 is now a young adult. We obviously want whats best for our children. Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.
[the sooner she gets out from under the control of momma it maybe the best for them]
You got that right
Stupidity might visit a person more than once. Can be very wise young, then stupid later, then wise again.
Ever read by Herman Hesse?
Excuse me. I was quoting the article. My opinion was that I didn’t think she would do that without telling her parents first. I wish people would read these posts better before jumping on the poster.
They already spoke. I guess I could use my heavy duty personal Palin radio and confirm they said whatever they said.
Surely, in this whole wide world, she could find some guy with more character than this lowlife. (She’d be hard pressed to find anyone with less.)
Not only did you quote the article, but you risked your own credibility by accepting as truth the word of someone who probably is no friend of the Palins.
They kind of lost their credibility right there. I don't think Bristol would go to a rag like that to announce her engagement before telling her parents.
Ok. Gonna try this again. The quote from the article is in italics. OK? Now my answer is below it. As you can see I said the magazine lost their credibility when they said Bristol came to them. I said I did not believe Bristol would do that. How did I accept the word of this magazine? What am I missing here?
Seesh, I owe you an apology. I thought you were saying that Palin had no credibility.
I actually agree with you completely.
Apologies to you.
No problem. I just got back from a 2 week vacation so I didn’t get to read FR. I am suffering severe FR withdrawals. LOL