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Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston say they're engaged
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7-14-10

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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To: I cannot think of a name
Thank goodness none of us were young and stupid at that age.

I hear ya!!

101 posted on 07/14/2010 6:36:09 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
For the sake of the kid they never should have gotten together in the first place.

??? That SO makes no sense. I do not consider not existing to be an improvement over most existences (this includes Tripp's existence.)

102 posted on 07/14/2010 6:38:56 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.)
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To: navysealdad

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.


103 posted on 07/14/2010 6:39:03 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: raybbr

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.


104 posted on 07/14/2010 6:39:15 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: beckysueb

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.


105 posted on 07/14/2010 6:42:06 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Onelifetogive
??? That SO makes no sense. I do not consider not existing to be an improvement over most existences (this includes Tripp's existence.)

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.

106 posted on 07/14/2010 6:45:01 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Jemian

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.


107 posted on 07/14/2010 6:47:21 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

I know. Kind of sounds like another slap at Sarah Palin to me.


108 posted on 07/14/2010 6:50:11 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: beckysueb

“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.”

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/bristol-palin-levi-johnston-engaged/story?id=11160087

“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.”

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38239802/ns/today-today_people/

They may not have told them but it will have to be dealt with by all side so the “Clan of Wasilla”..


109 posted on 07/14/2010 6:51:18 AM PDT by deport
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To: indylindy
Bristol should demand a courtship for over two years to see if he is legit.

Yep. Makes sense.

110 posted on 07/14/2010 6:52:23 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: indylindy
Bristol should demand a courtship for over two years to see if he is legit.

I certainly wouldn't rush into things.
He apologized just the other day.
It would be good to see a longer track record.
111 posted on 07/14/2010 6:52:46 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: navysealdad

I don’t know why, but for some reason the words - “..and this week, on a very special Blossom....”, just popped into my head.


112 posted on 07/14/2010 6:58:14 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: cripplecreek
"Its like having a suicide bomber in the family."

a suicide bomber? A singular connotation?

113 posted on 07/14/2010 6:59:42 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: navysealdad
Two young opportunists. How could she trust him after all he has said and done? Without trust, no true relationship.

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

vaudine

114 posted on 07/14/2010 7:01:13 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: lacrew
"Is anybody going to start a pool for when they have their next baby?."

I'll take 7mos, 1week.....

115 posted on 07/14/2010 7:01:27 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: deport

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.


116 posted on 07/14/2010 7:02:41 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: OldDeckHand

With these two it must mean another baby on the way.


117 posted on 07/14/2010 7:03:07 AM PDT by dforest
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To: j.argese
"Did Patti Davis wait to pose for Playboy? I don’t remember ..."

Yes. She posed sometime after the first Gulf War.

118 posted on 07/14/2010 7:03:23 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Yikes! Who would want to look at that skank naked?!


119 posted on 07/14/2010 7:05:43 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: beckysueb

Or I meant that naked skank. Sheesh. Need more coffee.


120 posted on 07/14/2010 7:06:32 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: navysealdad

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.


121 posted on 07/14/2010 7:12:52 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: beckysueb
"Yikes! Who would want to look at that skank naked?!"

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.

122 posted on 07/14/2010 7:12:57 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: beckysueb

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.


123 posted on 07/14/2010 7:19:26 AM PDT by deport
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To: indylindy

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.


124 posted on 07/14/2010 7:22:59 AM PDT by elc
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To: OldDeckHand

That’s somewhat respectful of her father.


125 posted on 07/14/2010 7:25:25 AM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: navysealdad
their son, 18-month-old Tripp.

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.

126 posted on 07/14/2010 7:27:25 AM PDT by giotto
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To: navysealdad
This was the cover of US Weekly back in September 08. The owner of that magazine despises Palin and is a big Obama supporter. I don't believe anything that rag puts out about the Palins.
127 posted on 07/14/2010 7:27:35 AM PDT by elc
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To: navysealdad

Oh, to be young and stupid again. Beats being old and stupid.

- JP


128 posted on 07/14/2010 7:32:51 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: Clink

“Mercede Johnston Hardest Hit”

- JP


129 posted on 07/14/2010 7:34:09 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: elc
"Do we know for sure that they did?"

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.

130 posted on 07/14/2010 7:42:15 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Non-Sequitur
Tripp was the product of a mature couple in a stable marriage.

You are confusing Trig and Tripp, but I get your point.

131 posted on 07/14/2010 7:54:23 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.)
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To: navysealdad
I wish them the best ... but call me skeptical.


132 posted on 07/14/2010 8:00:15 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: beckysueb
Us Weekly editor Caroline Schaefer said on NBC'S "Today" show Tuesday that Palin approached the magazine looking for a platform to explain why she got engaged.

You've lost a bit a credibility yourself, believing what Schaefer said without a second source.

133 posted on 07/14/2010 8:17:52 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five business worries of the Amercan Farmer for the past 50 years)
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To: raybbr

And blue eyes, the face


134 posted on 07/14/2010 8:21:54 AM PDT by valkyry1
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To: reaganaut1

“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.


135 posted on 07/14/2010 8:39:48 AM PDT by detective
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To: Josh Painter
Oh, to be young and stupid again. Beats being old and stupid.

You are not Al Gore are you?

136 posted on 07/14/2010 8:52:35 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: OldDeckHand
(for which I'm SURE they were compensated, probably handsomely)

Looks to me that they have learned how to scam the system. More power to them.

137 posted on 07/14/2010 8:56:08 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: elc

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.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38239802/ns/today-today_people/

In a statement to NBC News, the Palins said, “Bristol at 19 is now a young adult. We obviously want what’s 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.”


138 posted on 07/14/2010 9:01:18 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport; beckysueb

[the sooner she gets out from under the control of momma it maybe the best for them]

You got that right


139 posted on 07/14/2010 9:49:42 AM PDT by valkyry1
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To: Josh Painter

Stupidity might visit a person more than once. Can be very wise young, then stupid later, then wise again.

Ever read by Herman Hesse?


140 posted on 07/14/2010 9:56:21 AM PDT by valkyry1
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To: Balding_Eagle

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.


141 posted on 07/14/2010 2:41:24 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: elc

They already spoke. I guess I could use my heavy duty personal Palin radio and confirm they said whatever they said.

Geesh


142 posted on 07/14/2010 2:45:56 PM PDT by dforest
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To: navysealdad

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.)


143 posted on 07/14/2010 3:01:40 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: beckysueb

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.


144 posted on 07/14/2010 6:25:13 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five business worries of the Amercan Farmer for the past 50 years)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Us Weekly editor Caroline Schaefer said on NBC'S "Today" show Tuesday that Palin approached the magazine looking for a platform to explain why she got engaged.

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?

145 posted on 07/14/2010 11:09:40 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: beckysueb
As you can see I said the magazine lost their credibility when they said Bristol came to them.

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.

146 posted on 07/15/2010 6:59:06 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five business worries of the Amercan Farmer for the past 50 years)
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To: Balding_Eagle

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


147 posted on 07/27/2010 7:14:20 PM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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