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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:25 AM
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Levi Johnston breaks silence on marrying Bristol Palin, liking Obama and expecting a baby boy
By ADAM GOLDMAN , Associated Press

WASILLA, Alaska - Levi Johnston, who's having a baby with Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter, can't believe all the things he's hearing.

No, he wasn't held against his will on the campaign trail. No, he's not being forced into a shotgun wedding with 17-year-old Bristol Palin.

"None of that's true," Johnston, 18, said in a rare interview with The Associated Press. "We both love each other. We both want to marry each other. And that's what we are going to do."

Standing in the driveway of his family home in this small Alaska town, Johnston spoke about the rumors swirling around him.

The soft-spoken teenager discussed his relationship with Palin and how life has changed with fatherhood fast approaching. He agreed to talk despite the presidential campaign's advice in the days following Gov. Sarah Palin's nomination to avoid the media.

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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:29 AM
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1. Palin's daughter's baby is gonna have a DADDY......
divorce comes later. :hide:

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jpertello Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:33 AM
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2. Oh, that boy is so full of crap!
"His friends created his MS page". PLEASE! I think kids don't generally let a fake MS page stay up for years and years. And if it was so untrue thne why not take it down or change it long ago? I guess he learned to lie from his mother in law.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:34 AM
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3. "At first, I was nervous," he said. "Then I was like, 'Whatever.'"
Edited on Mon Oct-13-08 07:35 AM by IanDB1
He is truly one of the great thinkers of our generation.


The young man said he wasn't an expert on politics by any stretch. Asked about Barack Obama, he replied: "I don't know anything about him. He seems like a good guy. I like him."

But Johnston still rooting for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

"I just hope she wins," he said. "She's my future mother-in-law. She better win."



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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:08 AM
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21.  'Whatever.'".... for the rest of your life, at 18. whatever. bah hahahha
lol. so young.
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CarlFrank Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:35 AM
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4. One has to wonder . . .
One has to wonder why they have not already married. My prediction -- if McCain does not win, there will be no wedding.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:52 AM
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13. Bet you are right.
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:16 AM
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24. Probably an insurance issue
My cousin got knocked up and eventually married the daddy, but she purposely set the wedding until AFTER the child was born so that she would be covered by my uncle's insurance.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:37 AM
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5. "She's my future mother-in-law. She better win." Odd choice of words. Sounds like a threat of some
sort.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:40 AM
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6. I Give This Marriage Little Chance Of Making It 5 Years
Of course, note it's an AP story...Ron Fournier is hard at work trying to help his repugnicans friends out.

I find it interesting that this dude come out of the weeds after much of the country and the corporate media has forgotten about him. Seems like an effort to "soften" Grandma Barracuda's "image" as a "family woman"...while she trots out her kids like props ahead of her own political ambitions.

Soft-spoken teenager? Did this reporter bother to see this dude's Myspace page? I see some rough times ahead for the hockey dude...and, sadly, for the younger Palins...all of them have been used by their mother...thrust into a national and world spotlight they surely weren't prepared for and embarassing herself and them in the process. Shameful.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:41 AM
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7. Maybe Sarah can get him a job on the State Police Force.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:50 AM
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11. That's Cruel...
But very good :applause:

I could see this kid in a couple years on one of those far north reality shows on cable... :rofl:

Just don't give the kid a taser gun :rofl:

Cheers...
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:51 AM
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12. In general weddings that take place when the brain is still developing
don't have a high chance of success. Not in the developed world anyways.

How romantic though. I'm gonna use that on my wife. "At first I didn't want to marry you, then I was like "whatever". Wanna go hump on the kitchen floor?"

That's gonna go over GREAT!@!!!!!!!!!!!! :eyes:
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:03 AM
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16. The Greatest Failure Of My Generation
I may be sanctimonious here, but I fully agree with you from my own life experiences. I'm fortunate to have waited while others rushed to get married...I took crap for "living in sin" to make sure our relationship was going to endure...and 30 plus years later, I think it was the right thing to do then and now.

Kids go through so many changes between 18 and 23 or so and being hemmed in with not just a baby but a marriage is sure to be a major "inconvenience" for young Bristol and her hockey dude. This is especially the case in light of what we're seeing is a majorly disfunctional family.

Sadly, I've seen too many of my peers who thought marriage and kdis were a status symbol...and when the novelty wore off or the responsibilities got too tough, they bailed. It bothered me that so many of my children's friends came from broken homes and, in many cases, were caught in the middle of the divorces. No wonder I see a lot of younger people more cynical about marriage.

"Let's hump" works only until dad has to change diapers or mom puts on a few more pounds or a new PYT walks into his life.

Cheers...
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:42 AM
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8. And the Palin family soap opera continues.
"Wasilla Days, Wasilla Nights"
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:44 AM
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9. Just the kind of guy I'd want my daughter to marry.... "Then I was like, Whatever."
Not.
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DoctorMyEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:48 AM
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10. Good to see how highly they value education
WTF!?!?

Isn't making the parents a couple of high school drop outs only compounding the problem and LESSENING their chances of transitioning into their adult responsibilities with any sort of success?

Seems their families are a lot more "punitive" than "supportive" to me.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:55 AM
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14. This kid should not have to go out to work and leave his education behind. And the antlers
littering his yard?

:puke:
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 07:58 AM
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15. Yeppity. He is a high school droup out.
Did Bristol finish high school?
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:20 AM
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25. Did any of these people finish high school
We know Sarah got a bachelor's degree after six years and five colleges -- apparently supporting herself as a pole dancer -- but does anyone else in the family read?
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:38 AM
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29. The first Dud didn't go to college. I can't be judgemental about that. I didn't
go to college either, but I've always continued to educate myself.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:52 AM
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30. My dad didn't go to college -- and he was one of the best educated people I've known
He was better read and much more informed than many college graduates I've met -- and smarter than most undergraduates that I've taught.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 09:03 AM
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31. My husband never went either.
People give him grief because I will have a PhD soon. He will be the first to say to them: "My wife is smart as a whip, but talk to her about common sense. She has none." And he would be absolutely 100% correct. Education can be found in plenty of places that do not look like a college lecture hall.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 09:10 AM
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32. Thank you for your post. My Dad, a very intelligent man was a product of the Great Depression.
Edited on Mon Oct-13-08 09:11 AM by OmmmSweetOmmm
His father deserted his family, an immigrant wife and 2 children. My father had to drop out of junior high school to help support his mother and sister and never returned to school for a formal education. One of the greatest loves of his life was reading and he was a sponge.

I guess the saddest part for me, in the last years of his life, he had suffered from eye disease and couldn't read books. I bought him a cassette player with books on tape but it wasn't the same for him.

:hi:
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 09:19 AM
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34. Same here -- both of my parents read voraciously
even though neither went to college and both worked in a mill. I never saw my parents when they weren't in the middle of a book of some kind. I grew up in that atmosphere and was shocked later to find out that everyone didn't do that -- that there were people who didn't read.

One of the great stories of the Bush family is that there were never any books in the house. One guy who stayed at their place in Kennebunk tells the story of having insomnia and getting up in the middle of the night to find something to read. He scoured the house and found nothing -- except "The Fart Book."

At their house in DC, visitors noted there were no books, no magazines, nothing. When Bar's handlers decided she should be involved in literacy, the next day a truck pulled up to their house and delivered bookshelves and thousands of books -- which I'm guessing were never removed from the shelves.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 09:34 AM
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36. My Dad's love for reading made up for my Mom's indifference to it. My brother and
I lived and breathed books. My sister could also be found reading the latest best seller.

As to the Bushes, I had no idea. I guess Bar also felt that books would be disturbing to her "beautiful" mind....
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:33 AM
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28. This is supposed to be Bristol's senior year, and from I can tell, she's been on the road
with CariBoo Barbie.
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geminifemini Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:04 AM
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17. I wonder what kind of pull Levi has
to get a job on the north slope.  Not even finishing high
school?  No other applicants with better cred for the job he
got?  Trite though it may be, but it's not what you know, but
who you know or knock up.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:26 AM
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27. Good one!
Trite though it may be, but it's not what you know, but who you know or knock up.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 09:21 AM
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35. Most oil field jobs require you to be sober, strong, take direction well, and willing
Edited on Mon Oct-13-08 09:24 AM by yellowdogintexas
to be away from family for weeks at a stretch. Oh and you shouldn't mind getting dirty. These jobs do pay very well, even in more hospitable environments than the NOrth Slope.

Of course, a man that has done this type of work should be preferred over a green newbie.

There are jobs that require technical/scientific knowledge, but on a typical wellsite that would be about 20% of the total workforce on the well.

Once you eliminate the mudlogger, geologist, rig captain, company man, it is pretty much hard grunt work.

NOW, having said that, did he get put ahead of someone else in the application pool? Possibly.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:04 AM
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18. Sarah's worth $3 Mill. She could subsidize this young couple for a year to finish high school.
Edited on Mon Oct-13-08 08:06 AM by Divernan
The article says Levi's dropped out of school to take a job on the north slope oil field. Of course, if his grades were like the oldest Palin kid (less than 2.0), maybe he didin't have a shot at graduating anyway. In any case, whether this young couple ever gets married, or stays married, his child will merit child support - and without at the very least a high school diploma, Levi is not equipped to deliver financially. Interesting that he commented he was looking forward to having a boy and he'd go hunting, fishing, etc., "He'd go everywhere with me." That is exactly Todd Palin's mentality, and why I am expecting the youngest Palin to be institutionalized as soon as the campaign is over - a Down's syndrome child could never shoot a gun or handle the weather extremes of outdoor life in Alaska. The Last Frontier State is not "handicapped accessible" - you either keep up on your own or you are left behind.

Oh, but don't forget Palin's claims that she is a big supporter of education - referring to her father having been a science teacher. He must have been a terribly unconvincing science teacher since Sarah believes the earth is 6,000 years old and dinosaurs and man co-existed.
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chemenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:06 AM
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19. Havin' My Baby (Daddy)
{Paul Anka:]

Havin' my baby
What a lovely way of sayin'
How much you love me
Havin' my baby
What a lovely way of sayin'
What you're thinkin' of me
I can see it, face is glowin'
I can see in your eyes
I'm happy you know it


That you're havin' my baby


You're the woman I love
And I love what it's doin' to ya


Havin' my baby


You're a woman in love
And I love what's goin' through ya


The need inside you
I see it showin'
Whoa, the seed inside ya
Baby, do you feel it growin'
Are you happy you know it
That you're


Havin' my baby


I'm a woman in love
And I love what it's doin' to me


Havin' my baby


I'm a woman in love
And I love what's goin' through me


Didn't have to keep it
Wouldn't put ya through it
You could have swept it from you life
But you wouldn't do it
No, you wouldn't do it


And you're havin' my baby


I'm a woman in love
And I love what it's doin' to me


Havin' my baby


I'm a woman in love
And I love what's goin' through me


Havin' my baby (havin' my baby)
What a lovely way of sayin'
How much you love me


Havin' my baby
(havin' my baby)


I'm a woman in love
And I love what's goin' through me

:puke:
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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:08 AM
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20. I bet he's going to vote for Obama then bolt when Palin loses... n/t
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:10 AM
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22. Dropped out of Hight School? WTF?
Wouldn't both the Palins and his parents want him to finish high school so he can better support his family? :shrug:
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:12 AM
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23. We're talking about the Palin's here. Intelligence doesn't apply to them.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 08:23 AM
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26. At 18, he'd only have less than a year to graduate. And yet no one supported him to stay?
Like Chris Rock said, you drop out of high school you might as well have dropped out of second grade because they both essentially have the same qualifications in the work force.

Do we really need someone like Palin addressing education? Jesus.
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-08 09:11 AM
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33. Oh, Levi, could you at least ACT like you love her when you're with her?
You know, smile and laugh together instead of not making eye contact and holding her hand likes it's a sack of dog poo? Could you at least TRY?
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