And so, Bristol Palin, daughter of would-be vice-president Sarah Palin, becomes another single teen mother statistic. Or so it would appear according to this story I found via Dammit Janet! and that Unrepentant JJ:
The teen romance that prompted a pregnant pause in Sarah Palin's bid to become U.S. Vice President is reportedly over.
Bristol Palin and fiancé Levi Johnston have broken up after she referred to his family as "white trash," the hockey-playing hunk's sister dished to Star magazine.
Mercede Johnston says the 18-year-old daughter of Alaska's Republican governor dumped her brother, Levi, an out-of-work high school drop out.
And she said Bristol Palin, who took her beau to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., has made it tough for him to spend time with his 2-month-old son, Tripp.
"Levi tries to visit Tripp every single day, but Bristol makes it nearly impossible," Mercede Johnston told Star Magazine.
"She [Bristol] tells him he can't take the baby to our house because she doesn't want him around 'white trash'!" she said.
In December, Levi Johnston's mother, Sherry, was busted in an undercover drug sting and charged with six felonies involving the pain killer oxycontin.
The sister said Bristol Palin's demeaning attitude has been bolstered by Sarah Palin.
"I used to love Sarah," she said. "But I've lost lots of respect for her."
So many set-up lines, which punchline to choose?
Looking back, I guess the wolf-shootin-tootin Sarah managed to get out her shotgun for last fall's political campaign, even though, right off the bat, there were doubts that Dude Jr., whose MySpace page gave us all the willies, would make the political scene.
But he did and it was a photo opp bonanza.
A wedding date was set, for after the birth of the baby.
Ah, puppy love.
Frankly, I am happy that Bristol, who recently piped up against abstinence education, isn't getting hitched to this young man...but only if it's her choice.
Mama Bear is very overbearing, as we have seen.
However I am waiting for all the men's rights types to weigh in on Johnson's access to his son.
Incidentally, will Ann Coulter take up her anti-single mother cudgel here?
UP YOURS LEVI DATE: AP has confirmed the split.