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Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston engaged, again -- crazy, yes, but here's why it just might work!


(Courtesy of US Weekly) See a Bristol and Levi photo gallery here.

(The latest here: Bristol and Levi: How and why?)

The most amazing real-life soap opera of our times has taken a new twist: Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are engaged.

Make that two twists: They apparently shared the news with US Weekly before her mom.

There they are on the magazine's cover, holding their 18-month-old son Tripp and explaining how they got back together after the most famous teenage breakup ever. Engaged during her mother's vice-presidential campaign, they parted shortly after their son's birth, and the split quickly turned tabloid-ugly. But they said they bonded again while trying to work out a custody plan three months ago.

"I really thought we were over," he told the magazine, but feelings changed when they went for a walk with their son. Nothing really happened then, she said, but he later texted her saying that he misses her and wanted her back. "I was in shock," she told US.

This begins to explain Levi's recent public apology to the Palin family. Bristol acknowledged that her mother didn't know they were back together yet: "It is intimidating and scary just to think about what her reaction is going to be."

Unclear what the family discussions have been today, but in a statement to NBC's "Today," Sarah and Todd Palin said that Bristol believes in "redemption and forgiveness," and, well, if this makes her happy...

Does this all seem crazy? Yes. It also seems strangely understandable. And maybe not such a terrible idea.

Sure, there's an ocean of bad blood. (He dished dirt to Tyra and Vanity Fair, posed for Playgirl, complained the Palins were shutting him out of Tripp's life. She told Harper's Bazaar that he's "a stranger to me" and battled him in court. Her mother blasted him as a fame-seeker -- "Ricky Hollywood.")

But really, at this point, who else could either of them ever be with? The two have shared a completely unique experience: Small town teens catapulted to worldwide fame by the convergence of an unplanned pregnancy and her mother's overnight political ascendance. Who else would ever be able to truly relate to Bristol's life? Who else would ever really understand Levi? This is why people fall in love. Good luck to them.


See a photo gallery of other celebrity engagements and marriages.

See a Bristol and Levi photo gallery here.

By The Reliable Source  |  July 14, 2010; 9:46 AM ET
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Comments

The only way this union will work, is if Sarah leaves them alone. It was so obvious in the 2008 campaign season that Sarah was calling the shots for Bristol. That's why Bristol broke up with Levi after the election. Levi was used as a "They chose life" platform, and when the election was over, Sarah can go back to her 'fire brother in law, trooper Whooten' form of family values.
I wish Levi and Bristol well as they join together to give Tripp a stable family life.

Posted by: SonyainTX | July 14, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Poor guy. Talk about bad in-laws.

Posted by: Lefty_ | July 14, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I wonder what Levi's topic will be when he enters the world of paid speaking engagements?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | July 14, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I truly hope you're right and this works out well for them, especially because they have a precious little boy to raise. That said, I have serious doubts. So far, Levi has only shown himself to be a very immature and self centered bully with questionable judgment. They are rushing into this complete turnaround, and Bristol's apprehension about revealing their intentions to her family could in reality be her own internal warning about marrying this man. I wish them the very best, but this situation has some serious red flags.

Posted by: jdVA | July 14, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

I'm still trying to figure out why these teenagers are making headlines. But my second thought would be that Bristol Palin obviously had a low oxygen supply during her birth.

Posted by: forgetthis | July 14, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Task number one is to start calling the son by by a name that doesn't sound like something Sarah cooked up.

Posted by: mattintx | July 14, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse


Pretentious WaPo hacks do no investigative journalism whatsoever. They are reduced to being a gab column that comments on the work of other periodicals who get the scoop first.

Posted by: screwjob17 | July 14, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Oh, right, this guy is supposed to be different from the rest of the guys like him in the world?

Obviously, his 15 minutes of fame wasn't enough for him.

This guy is a scum bag, and the Palins are idiots for letting him back in when it seems pretty clear to me that he's after money, either him being able to make money from the fame, or theirs.


Posted by: lindalovejones | July 14, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Their little boy is adorable. I wish them the best of luck in their life together, and I hope they just ignore all the ugly, hateful liberals who will sneer at them.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | July 14, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

The wonderfulness of it all! What else is going on at the Trailer Park. Is it news I need to know?

Posted by: fare777 | July 14, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Gross, but I guess the low-IQ types should stick together. I fell sorry for the kid.

Posted by: spro | July 14, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Levi isn't nearly as dumb as his unflattering education credentials suggest. Bristol is making a lot of money working the double talk media tour she is on. How the hell did she become a spokeswoman form abstinenece again? Oh thats right, she is a republican...do as I say, not as David Vitter, Mark Sanford, Larry Craig, and John Ensign do.

Posted by: hughesbob19 | July 14, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

So, does the engagement mean that the world will be welcoming Tripp's little brother Trapp in about 7.5 months? (He'll be premature, cynics. Sheesh.)

Posted by: trichobezoar | July 14, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

I've always felt a little sorry for these two. She can't help who her mother is; he can't help that he's the same as every other hormonally-challenged teenage male in the world. But for the 2008 Presidential campaign, they likely would have gone on quietly with their lives, representative of the statistics on teenage parents.

The last year or so apart from each other may end up being a blessing in disguise. They each had an opportunity to have life experiences that hopefully helped them develop and mature as individuals, which in turn will help them be better parents in the long run.

Now Levi can experience what every other husband in the world has had to deal with - the crazy, interfering mother-in-law. (What does it say about Sarah Plain that they chose to grant an interview with a magazine to explain their actions, rather than speak with her directly?) If they were smart, they'd move to a quiet little town in somewhere-other-than-Alaska.

I wish them the best of luck - I suspect they'll need it!

Posted by: pfallsgirl | July 14, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

The Palins are really going to let this scum bag marry their daughter!

Sarah "The Bimbo" Palin is well on her way to being tryly rich.

Bristol has herself some kind of day time job on TV and I think a foundation for single mothers.

Now, who wants to bet this guy is going to marry Briston, then try to take away the baby and try to sue Bristol and the Palins for child support and alimony?

Typical Republicans.

They never learn.

Posted by: lindalovejones | July 14, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Are the Palins really going to let this scum bag marry their daughter!

Sarah "The Bimbo" Palin is well on her way to being truly and permanently rich.

Bristol has herself some kind of job on TV, and I think she has a foundation dealing with single mothers.

Now, who wants to bet this guy is going to marry Bristol, then try to take away the baby and try to sue Bristol and the Palins for child support and alimony?

Typical Republicans.

They never learn.

Posted by: lindalovejones | July 14, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Hope for the best... expect the worst.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | July 14, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

What the @#&% is this tabloid drivel doing here?!?

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | July 14, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

"Her mother blasted him as a fame-seeker".
Oh the hypocrisy!

Good luck kids!

Posted by: thebobbob | July 14, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I'll sum this up real quickly: Grandma Palin is now a millionaire bubblehead rather than a trailertrash bubblehead.

Posted by: theobserver4 | July 14, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Guilty....I read the article in spite of saying I wouldn't. Why do we care???? As a couple they are doomed because they are who they are and they have done and said things that can't be taken back. Forgiveness? Maybe. But, a lifetime of love, hardship, ups and downs....no way. All this is said before you factor in the families on both sides. Naive, immature, uneducated, and too caught up in their overtime minutes of "fame".

Posted by: goforitlisa | July 14, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

The guy was invited into the Palin family and then proceeded to "expose" their private life for gain. Lies can be forgiven, but betrayal?

Posted by: orthotox | July 14, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I am so thrilled. I can't believe it. These two are now America's sweethearts. How would YOU like to have an empty-headed fool for a mother-in-law?

Posted by: sameolddoc | July 14, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Why is this news? If Sarah Palin were Joe the plumbers daughter, it would simply be the story of an unwed mother who is marrying the "babydaddy", and it certainly wouldn't be national news. We have turned into a nation of voyuers avidly watching the lives and actions of what we loosely term celebrities. Get your own lives people.

Posted by: cswor1 | July 14, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a betting person, but I would definitely lay money on her being knocked up again. (In theory, that should put a crimp in her abstinence advocacy gigs, but as we all know, she is only preaching to her own choir, and the rules for the 'insiders' are obviously differenet than the ones they would impose on the rest of the world.)

Posted by: guesswhosue | July 14, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Levi knows this is his meal ticket.

Posted by: Doctor_Evil | July 14, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I cannot believe this is front page news.

Posted by: HilaryLo | July 14, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

They are about to announce their new "reality show". This whole thing is a sham. At first I thought she got pregnant again but then I read about the new show and it all became clear.

Posted by: LilyBell | July 14, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I do think it would be wonderful if these two lovebirds would get married. After all, they are obviously so much in love, or at least their media handlers are.

Posted by: malachhamovess | July 14, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

i was actually very happily surprised by the announcement...while not knowing anything about either of them-it's a testament to these two young people that they were able to find each other again after all that went down between them. love will prevail! saw levi on kathy griffin and was surprised by how witty & sharp he was...i think he really has matured.

Posted by: debivice | July 14, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Just accept the fact that the entire Palin Family is going to be Tabloid Media Fodder (whether by design or accident) for the rest of our miserable lives. Police calls, law suits, reality tv, political conventions, DUI's, unauthorized biographies, divorces, separations, D&D, store openings, child custody, the repo man, child support, etc., etc., etc.

Posted by: SwellLevel5 | July 14, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Why does this deserve ANY print at all?

Posted by: ennepe68 | July 14, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

People don't fall in love to cause each other pain.

It looks like her parents were correct in saying that Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us do not.

May he never lash out in fear and anger again to cause her pain.

Posted by: missjeeves | July 14, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

$$$$$

Posted by: Sirius2 | July 14, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Let's see.....he's made about as much as he can even posing naked. He's uneducated. He's broke. His Maw is in jail. What to do? What to do? His agent likely advised...." Start at GO, collect many dollars!" So, he's back to square one.

Frankly, if he treats her decent, it's best for their kid. So good luck!

Posted by: mosthind | July 14, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

WaPo wrote: Engaged during her mother's vice-presidential campaign, they parted shortly after their son's birth, and the split quickly turned tabloid-ugly.

What do you mean "tabloid-ugly?" There's no difference between the tabloids and mainstream media today. The entire news cycle has turned into "medialoid," defined as mainstream media infected by tabloid journalism. You're all ugly and you can no longer deny it.

Posted by: SoCalGal2 | July 14, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

sameolddoc | July 14, 2010 12:13 PM | said: I am so thrilled. I can't believe it. These two are now America's sweethearts. How would YOU like to have an empty-headed fool for a mother-in-law?

It won't be so bad as these 'sweethearts' are empty-headed fools themselves. All in the Family.

Posted by: mosthind | July 14, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Let's see: What can you say about Sarah Palin. Oh, I know - she is an idiot. Everything about her sucks. I bet a lot of you dolts who like Palin are going to react to that. But what the hey? You are all in the same dumb boat. That goes for Levi and his unwed mother girl friend. There, I guess that says it all. Hee Hee!

Posted by: MickyD1 | July 14, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a Palin hater, nor am I a Palin-0-bot, but frankly, who cares? This rates right up there with Lindsay Lohan, Brad and Jenn, etc. etc. Give it a rest, or better yet, do some real reporting about where the stimulus money went (or didn't go), what the future is for my kids in terms of taxes and the debt. You know, something that really matters.

Posted by: AnnieP1 | July 14, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I don't think she should get married to this GUY . He's probably getting LOW on money and wants to scam the the family. Bristol WATCH OUT FOR THIS WORM. He's NO GOOD

Posted by: jakepoo1 | July 14, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Why is this news?

Posted by: Vickie803 | July 14, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

She is out of her mind for even considering marrying this guy. He is after two things; one is money. He will have rich in-laws now. He has said things that were awful. How can she ever forgot his words. She needs lots of help with choosing her mate. It won't last.

Posted by: libertymeanslife | July 14, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

In other news, large payments from the real GOP power base--the ultra-rich managers of the ongoing kleptocracy--have recently begun to arrive in Levi's Cayman Islands bank accounts.

Posted by: micron26 | July 14, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

More great journalism. Really, is everything about sensationalism? Who cares!

Posted by: jdbonnette | July 14, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

This is yet more stupidity from a media that is increasingly desperate to find stories to sell the co-dependent and narcissistically dysfunctional American public. To anyone with a slightly elevated consciousness, the Palins are a dysfunctional family with a capital D. Listen to Sarah Palin speak for 1 minute and anyone with an IQ above 100 and a slightly aware consciousness will reach that conclusion. This relationship failed the first time and it will fail again. Here it seems that Bristol and Levi have learned from their mother how to manipulate the media to make more money. The media are a bunch of whores who sell their own souls for a story. The media used to function according to an ethic…but that went out the window during the information age. In America, where 50% of all marriages fail, there is no way that a narcissistic young man and a co-dependent young woman are going to succeed. This marriage will fail within 2 years or less.

Posted by: vintel7 | July 14, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Bagger Royal family!!
The romance, the humanity..the honesty, the family values!!!!

Posted by: MASALOPES | July 14, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I hope it works out for them.

Posted by: anony67 | July 14, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

WHO CARES? GOOD LUCK TO THEM AND TO EVERYBODY.
USE YOUR ENERGY TO MAKE SOMETHING BETTER FOR THE WORLD, NO MATTER HOW SMALL IT IS.

Posted by: christinagaffney | July 14, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

WHO CARES? GOOD LUCK TO THEM AND TO EVERYBODY.
USE YOUR ENERGY TO MAKE SOMETHING BETTER FOR THE WORLD, NO MATTER HOW SMALL IT IS.

Posted by: christinagaffney | July 14, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Levi is out of money and is going to be moving in with the Palins.

Posted by: richard36 | July 14, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I smell a reality tv show in the making.

Posted by: fortheartz | July 14, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Humm wonder how much Palin had to pay him to get him to see the error of his ways and keep his mouth shut. This woman and her family are a total joke.

Posted by: imgibson | July 14, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

This is a garbage topic. I didn't bother reading it.

Posted by: lampost | July 14, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

It seemed like a fairy tale to see them together in the beginning (even though I wish they'd just had the wedding before it became public that she was pregnant) and it was sad that it had to get as low down and dirty as it did but I guess it still serves a useful lesson in forgiveness and redemption, just like Sarah said.

Posted by: SusanMarie2 | July 14, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Oh, please. This is just set-up for Sarah Palin's 2012 run for president. She probably coerced Levi to get back with her daughter so Democrats won't be able to use the scandal against her during her campaign.

Posted by: Justy1 | July 14, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Gals know when a guy loves them; if she was "in shock" when he texted (!) her telling her that - she best be careful.
LOL though at Sarah Palin, negligent mother of pregnant teenager,can't lead her own family wants to lead country.Duh, no thanks.

Posted by: ianaleah1 | July 14, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

With Two Wars, the longest in our history, the country in a recession, record unemployment, unprecidented spying on American Citizens continueing under Obama, Spewing Oil killing our seas, the loss of jobs to China and elseware.... and the front page story is on the Alaska trailer trash family? Seriously?

Have you no shame?

Posted by: Bubba2000 | July 14, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin must be planning to run again and paid this guy to get "engaged" to her daughter again. Drill Baby Drill ... Blame Baby Blame!

Posted by: kits2 | July 14, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

The ONLY reason they're getting married is: to make the basturd child legitimate so Palin can run for President AND to shut Levi up when she does.

Posted by: blarsen1 | July 14, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Just pre-election posturing, like when they made Levi shave, wear a suit, and stand next to knocked-up Bristol leading up to the 2006 election. I wonder how much money the GOP is paying Levi to help make things look like "wholesome family values"

Posted by: devilsadvocate2 | July 14, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Levi has become a capitalist. He too wants to cash in. Its all business folks. Family business, media business and we are the ding dongs hat will put the mula in all their pockets. Now go out and buy those tabloids, fast!

Posted by: jimbral | July 14, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

No doubt the RNC or other interested party made it worth their while to solve the awkward little "family values" problem. I suppose we'll also see them in church every Sunday from now until Sarah loses her next election.

Posted by: raschumacher | July 14, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

of course it might work. She's an airhead he's a potty mouth. ideal combination for an elected political position in the US today. Drill the baby, drill. Don't knock airhead. Hey, the US voter goes for airhead. Probably "Pottymouth for President" and "Airhead for VP".

Posted by: yard80197 | July 14, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Levi all of a sudden realized he was old news and could no longer make money by leeching off of the unexplainable Palins Celebrity so he figured out a way to get himself back in the news. The only real question is whether that is the same reason Bristol is on board or is she just stupid when it comes to Men.

@fare777 called it.

Posted by: AndyZ1 | July 14, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

lampost wrote: "This is a garbage topic. I didn't bother reading it."
Really? Comments like this crack me up. Of course you read the article, and coming here to comment about how superior you are to us is about as amusing as smug jerks who love to tell you they don't have a tv (even though they are hiding an US Weekly in their bag)...

Posted by: LilyBell | July 14, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how the kid ended up with blond hair when both of the parents have brown hair. Looks like something besides the grandmother stills stinks in Alaska.

Posted by: Byrd3 | July 14, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

well she trotted out her knocked up daughter to help her win in 2008, it didn't work then it won't work now.
after she loses in 2012,father of the year johnson will skip out again.
by then grandma sarah will have another illegitimate grandbaby, and we the rest of the world wish these trailer park "pwt" will finally fade away.
after a short stint on dwts.

Posted by: ninnafaye | July 14, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Ok, let's get this straight.

Levi has no education, and didn't graduate from high school.

Levi has no job.

Levi got paid for the spread they did for cover story they did for US Magazine announcing their engagement.

If all else fails, Sarah Palin is making $200,000 a pop for her speeches, and Bristol is heading up some kind of organization for unwed mothers.

Levi is unemployed and no longer wanted because he admitted he lied about the Palins in the first place.

Now, anybody wanna try to tell me why they think this guy is NOT in it for the money, the security, and so he can go along with the Palins on their Hawaii vacations?

How about some financial security for Levi?


Posted by: lindalovejones | July 14, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

This is hilarious. Levi is going to drill, baby, drill, again. Prior to marriage too. What about abstinence does Bristol not understand!

Posted by: davidsawh | July 14, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

I think Bristol is in love, and she's always loved this looser.

I think Levi is back for the bucks, and he's already kind of proved that he never loved her.

BETTER GET AN IRON CLAD PRE-NUP BRISTOL !

Posted by: lindalovejones | July 14, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

This AIN'T news!!!

Posted by: 303030 | July 14, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Let's get something of substance into the news. The world is in a sorry state. The private lives of the Palins or any other ridiculous "hollywood type" items have no place in the news. There are so many more important subjects to cover. The morals of this county have been shot to the depths. God save us all.

Posted by: rvs1105 | July 14, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

TO: WashingtonDame who wrote:
“… I hope they just ignore all the ugly, hateful liberals …”

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You mean those of us whose brains are larger than a pea?

This guy is a bum. How many times do you want him to leave her? He left her while she was pregnant then came back for perks on the campaign trail.

After the election, he dumped Bristol again and went nude for Playgirl, gave TV interviews and talked about the Palins like dogs (all lies I might add).

And now the jerk is back with no education, and no job.

Now convince me he’s not a leech.


Posted by: lindalovejones | July 14, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Disgusting.

Posted by: PC14 | July 14, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Hey just wish the two happiness. I know it is crazy after the entire BS, but he isn't dumb. His fame was only going to last a little while. Now he can get some of Bristol's trust fund. I think he is an intelligent guy. Levi to hell with everyone focus on the money. The next dirt you get on Palin will be a Blast. Maybe you can catch her at the KKK meeting.

Posted by: access11 | July 14, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations you two ... I give it two years and my money is on the fact that she's pregnant.

http://baldguy1974.blogspot.com/2010/07/americas-favorite-teenage-mom-to-tie.html

Posted by: matthew_r_chambers | July 14, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin has been in money lately. A lot of money. And Levis are not that expensive. She can afford to purchase Levis.

Posted by: kishorgala | July 14, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

I find this truly humorous - I guess Levi is a full time employee of SPI (Sarah Palin International) now and is probably guaranteed a lifetime of comfortable living as long as he stays married to that media hound Bristol. This is Sarah's first step to 2012 by cementing her family values platform by ensnaring her soon to be idiot son-in-law into marriage. Lord - the laughs just keep coming!

Posted by: CTL123 | July 14, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Who cares?? Now go somewhere and sit down and shut up. This is not news...it's trash.

Posted by: brikki | July 14, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Palin and her family seem very "Dysfunctional" to me.

Being Dysfunctional may be the "norm" for some people and some families, but Palin's family brings a new meaning to the word.

And just to think, she was one step away from the WH.

Can anyone imagine bringing all of that "dysfunctional" family craziness to the WH.

I damn sure can't that's for sure.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 14, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I think it speaks VOLUMES that Bristol talked to a national publication about her engagement before her mother.

Sarah Palin needs to spend more time tending to her family and less time creating fear of Obama.

Posted by: alc0f7 | July 14, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse


Slim pickings in Alaska-obviously!

Posted by: familynet | July 14, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Uhhhh .. are you kidding me! Who cares.

Posted by: shrubnopants | July 14, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Sarah must be having conniptions!

Posted by: Heron | July 14, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Their little boy is adorable. I wish them the best of luck in their life together, and I hope they just ignore all the ugly, hateful liberals who will sneer at them.

Posted by: WashingtonDame
*******************

With respect, most babies that age are adorable: makes it lots easier to care for them when they're waking you up at 3AM.

As to liberals sneering, with respect, I, too, wish them well. I just have a little bitty sneer instinct, though, when I think how much US mag paid for this exclusive of impending nuptials for two school drop-outs with neither athletic nor musical nor any other prowess to otherwise explain why I should be interested in this.

Posted by: abqcleve | July 14, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Shared the news with US Weekly before mom? Are you serious?

Now what does this say about Palin's mothering skills. That she doesn't have very good ones that's for sure.

And now Palin is running around the country talking about Momma Grizzles protecting their cubs.

Protect her cubs from what?

Her own lack of being a mother and confident to her own children?

Posted by: lcarter0311 | July 14, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I can predict if the media stops completely to cover them for at least 6 months, the next news they will cover will be about their split/divorce.
What have they learn so far, to make them get committed to a serious decision like engagement/marriage!

Posted by: fridamulindayahoocouk | July 14, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Reminds me of a Saturday Night Live skit with Dana Carvey as Ross Perot. Chris Farley agrees to get down on all fours and is ridden like a horse in exchange for a few bucks.

Poor Levi and Bristol, except they are no act.

Posted by: double07 | July 14, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Folks in Alaska know things.... Here's what they say:

Perfect timing and something many have been waiting to see become public since at least May. Heck, check out the photo of her w/ Dr. Drew Pinsky back in May, 2010, during one of Bristol’s ABSTINENCE appearances, no less…. http://tinyurl.com/2ductvd

She and Levi, supposedly, weren’t even seeing each other at that time. How many babies from different fathers will Levi be raising? [This one could be Ben Barber's.]

Wonder what Candies Foundation will say about their so-called "abstinence spokesperson" now? Ha-ha...

Posted by: DoubleArmChair | July 14, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Five articles about the Palins in one day in the WaPo is five articles too many! Must be a slow news days for all this nonsense about the Palin family to appear as fillers.

Posted by: marmac5 | July 14, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Just like tripe about Tiger Woods, who really cares.

Posted by: dangreen3 | July 14, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

And, ummm, we're supposed to care?

Let's just hope the kid's IQ is a notch or two above Grandma's; that should allow him to break 100.

Posted by: joachim1 | July 14, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Nice blonde kid there, I predict a DNA paternity test on Maury Povich in their future...

Posted by: ozpunk | July 14, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I would love to be a fly on the wall at the Palin homestead tonight. I'm sure Joe McGinniss is going to get plenty of material!!

Posted by: FormerVirginian | July 14, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Who needs Jerry Springer when America has the Palin trailer trash to entertain us full time?

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | July 14, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Very nice, FormerVirginian!

Posted by: abqcleve | July 14, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

America congratulates the future first family!!

Posted by: thebump | July 14, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

For Bristol, this was incredibly stupid. She won't be able to preach on abstinence now. There goes her $15,000 to $30,000 per ridiculous hypocritical speech. Dang!!! I never got to hear her 'message'.

For Levi, this was brilliant. Now he doesn't have to work, won't have to pay court-ordered child support nor pay a dime of whatever his own income may be toward the care of his son. He can cry to momma grizzly-in-law for financial support.


What do you bet baby #2 created outside of marriage is on the way? I personally will be very, very glad when all of them go away.

Posted by: momof20yo | July 14, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

I wondered why Levi was claiming in the media last week that he made up the stuff he said about the Palins and was sorry. I mean, first Levi says he's sorry, then the announcement, then Sarah's support?

Poor kids, to live under such a political animal. First thing they should do is scamper to a hideaway to get away from Sarah. It will be interesting to see, once married, whether Levi remains sorry.

And I'm still wondering whether Todd has had it with Sarah, or is her continual absence from home while stumping for teabaggers almost the same thing. Probably. Good Luck kids and good luck Todd. Don't let her screw up the other kids.

Posted by: Fate1 | July 14, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Bad soap opera. Dysfunctional family. What's next? The deadbeats a gold digger, Bristol's a fool and Mom's off flapping her mouth for BIG bucks or killing animals. - My opinion as yes, a Republican.

Posted by: gmbyacht | July 15, 2010 4:50 AM | Report abuse

The press has done exhaustive work in exposing every aspect of the background of a woman who failed in her quest to become VP, exploring every nook and cranny of her personal life, including the dating/marital choices of her teenage daughter. And yet we know so little about the background of the man who ran for, and became, President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama. (Remember Hilary Clinton's cryptic take on this -- that the press was failing to vet him?) I don't think I've ever read any exhaustive pieces on Obama anywhere such as Sarah Palin continues to attract, and certainly none that discussed his private life before winning election to the United States Senate. Why does the private life of citizen Sarah Palin continue to attract FAR more press scrutiny than the private life of Barack Hussen Obama? Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Posted by: JohnQCitizen | July 15, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Ill put my angel hat on for this one...

I hope that Levi and Bristol get far, far away from her mother. It is thier only chance to pursue a normal family, a normal life, and a chance to be self-defined. Good luck.

Posted by: trident420 | July 15, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Laughing at the posters that think LEVI is the scumbag in this deal. Sarah Palin couldn't wash the stench of her stinking lies and trashy behavior off herself if she stayed immersed in the ocean for the next ten years. She is absolute trash, and, yes, you can put lipstick on a pig, but she's still a pig.

Posted by: Jayne | July 15, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

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