Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Levi will join Bristol at the Convention

By RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press Writer Tue Sep 2, 6:28 PM ET

Levi Johnston to join Palin family at convention
WASILLA, Alaska - The boyfriend of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's unwed, pregnant daughter will join the family of the Republican vice presidential candidate at the GOP convention in St. Paul, Minn.

Levi Johnston's mother said her 18-year-old son left Alaska on Tuesday morning to join the Palin family at the convention where Sen. John McCain will officially receive the Republican nomination for president. The boy's mother, Sherry Johnston, said there had been no pressure put on her son to marry 17-year-old Bristol Palin and the two teens had made plans to wed before it was known she was pregnant.

"This is just a bonus," Johnston said.

The young man's presence could set off a media frenzy around the young couple as photographers and cameramen scramble for pictures of the two teenagers.


Sherry Johnston said she was worried about her son dealing with all the attention. She said it was difficult enough for teenagers to deal with any pregnancy, having the entire nation watching made it worse. [...]

I'm glad he's going to be there. But how obnoxious is the media going to be? I really thought candidate's children were off limits. Obama himself even had enough class to say so himself the other day. So will they leave the kids alone?

About Palin herself, Pat has this great post:

Hurricane Sarah

It has some great excerpts from three different articles, about what Sarah Palin did in Alaska that has earned her the reputation of a strong executive and a proven reformer. Very impressive, a must-read.

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