Page Six Goes to Anchorage

Have you heard the news? The Associated Press has confirmed what Radar Online suspected: Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin have broken up. The wedding is off.  Little Tripp will have to find his way in the world without a traditional nuclear family.

Jason Zengerle, at the Plank, chides journalists for covering the breakup, as if it were Levi and Bristol’s fault that they were thrust into the spotlight:

For that, they can blame Bristol’s mom–who, for reasons I couldn’t fathom at the time and still don’t, decided to accept McCain’s offer to be his running mate knowing full well it would subject her pregnant teenage daughter to national scrutiny (and ridicule).

No kidding.  But I also think Bristol is eighteen years old and made the decision to speak to Greta van Sustern, in her capacity as an adult and a mother, a few weeks ago.  Eventually, Bristol became as resposible for her so-called fame as anyone.  She made a point of saying that Levi was a “hands-on dad” and so forth, which didn’t do anything but fan the flames.

I hope all three, Levi, Bristol, and baby Tripp turn out all right, but I’d prefer not to put Bristol in the oh so innocent column just because her mother made the first bone-headed move.


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