Bristol Palin's prior media splash was in New York City to promote abstinence-only with the Candies Foundation. The very mixed message corporation that sells sexy shoes and clothes to young girls. To counter their exploitation they raise money to tell their taunted targets not to have sex.
Levi Johnston was seen last week around Hollywood with business woman and entrepreneur, Jennifer Murphy. He talked to Larry King last night from Anchorage, Alaska and said he spent Tuesday with baby Tripp. Bristol and Levi are Tripp's parents. After some rough times they are currently getting along and Levi is allowed to see the baby about four times a week. They are not talking about court.
Things are definitely looking up for Levi. He is working on several interesting possibilities for his future. Two book offers and not just any book but one that could “Quite frankly, I think it could affect 2012.”
A hunting reality show and more.
Update: June 16, 2009 | 10:09pm
“He is fightin’ the stuff that he really loves, because he wants to stay cool for Wasilla.”
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Levi Johnston on the Letterman-Palin FeudThe following is a partial transcript of Levi's phone interview with Larry King:
KING: Levi joins us by phone from Anchorage, Alaska. He's the ex-fiance of Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, the father of their baby, Trip.
He's here tonight to talk about the joke heard around the world and the aftermath.
Now, David Letterman has issued a public apology to Governor Palin and her family for the crack he made about one of her daughters being knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.
Here's some of what he said on his show last night. ( Aired June 16, 2009 complete transcript )
LETTERMAN: One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game. During the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez. (LAUGHTER)
LETTERMAN: So I would like to apologize, especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I'm sorry about it and I'll try to do better in the future.
KING: All right, Levi, what do you make of all of this?
LEVI JOHNSTON: Well, you know, I don't think he meant to hurt anybody. You know, he's a comedian. And that's what he's going to do. But I think he did cross a certain line.
KING: Did it bother you at all when he said it?
JOHNSTON: You know -- you know, I took it as a joke. And, you know, obviously it made Sarah and her family mad. But he's -- you know, I think it was a joke a lot of people wouldn't have liked for him to say. But, you know, that's what he does.
KING: Well, he thought that your former fiancee was at the stadium with the governor. Do you understand that part?
JOHNSTON: Yes. That's what I'm saying is I don't think he meant it as, you know, as Willow. I believe he meant it as Bristol.
KING: Yes. Sarah Palin says that she accepts Letterman's apology and hopes he and other men who joke about sexual exploitation of girls will evolve. She also says that Letterman certainly has the right to joke about whatever he wants to. And, thankfully, we have the right to express our reaction. Levi, do you think all of this is going away now?
JOHNSTON: I hope so. I, you know, the more you go out and people are going to say what they want. And the more you -- you talk about it, the longer it's going to go on. If you just, you know, pick and choose what you want to talk about, you know, if you don't go out there and talk about it, it's going to go away faster than it would than it would if you were going to go out there and make a deal out of it.
KING: What's the latest? Are you getting to see your baby?
JOHNSTON: Yes, I was actually with him all day today. (June 16, 2009)
KING: Are they lightening up in that area?
JOHNSTON: They are.
KING: Did you have to go to court or did they just revolve this -- resolve it without court?
JOHNSTON: No, we're resolving it without going to court so far.
KING: How often do you get to see her -- him, rather?
JOHNSTON: Three or four times a week.
KING: Well, that's good. You're bonding.
KING: Good luck, Levi. Thanks again, as always.
JOHNSTON: Thank you.
KING: Levi Johnston.
Kathy Griffin is chomping at the bit to get in on our latest discussion. You can bet on that, next.Griffin's opinions were not only funny, also right to the point.
The celebrity, Sarah Palin is also a governor of Alaska and grand mother to baby Tripp. Her recent trip to New York, a D.C. dinner and a mysterious side trip to Texas kept her fodder going. It was during this time that the David Letterman joke started everyone talking about all her strange behaviors.