November 12th, 2009
05:56 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin: We're 'not really into the drama'

Palin discussed Levi Johnston and the Katie Couric interviews in her sit-down with Oprah.
Palin discussed Levi Johnston and the Katie Couric interviews in her sit-down with Oprah.

(CNN) – Sarah Palin and her almost-son-in-law Levi Johnston have been in a war of words for months, but the former Alaska governor told Oprah Winfrey in just-released clips of the highly-anticipated interview that he is still "part of the family."

While not directly saying whether or not Johnston is invited to Thanksgiving dinner, Palin said her family still has affection for Johnston.

"It's lovely to think that he would ever even consider such a thing," Palin told Winfrey. "Because of course you want - he is a part of the family and you want to bring him in the fold and kind of under your wing. And he needs that, too."

Discussing her new book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," on Winfrey's famous couch, Palin said she and her family want to make peace with Johnston and move past the dramatics that have unfolded in the media over the last year. Johnston was once engaged to Palin's daughter, Bristol, and is the father of Palin's grandson, Tripp.

"I think he needs to know that he is loved and he has the most beautiful child, and this can all work out for good," Palin said. "It really can. We don't have to keep going down this road of controversy and drama all the time. We're not really into the drama. We don't really like that. We're more productive."

Palin also called her interview with Katie Couric during the campaign a "bad interview," but said the campaign staff encouraged her to continue to do others after that.

"The campaign said, 'Right on. Good. You're showing your independence. This is what America needs to see and it was a good interview,'" Palin said. "And of course I'm thinking, if you thought that was a good interview, I don't know what a bad interview is because I knew it was a bad interview."

Palin's full sit-down with Winfrey will air on Monday, the day before her memoir hits bookstores.


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  1. chuck

    Maybe she would prefer to distance herself from the dramatics of his new modeling stint.

    November 12, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. bill

    Sorry for the all caps, but – THIS WOMAN IS THE BIGGEST LYING PHONY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 12, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  3. larry

    Not into drama? Right.

    November 12, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. Lou

    Wow, that is one interview I cannot wait to MISS.

    November 12, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. John

    Sarah is all show and no substance. But I'm not complaining. The more people that go for Sarah, the less that go for Bachman, and she actually scares me because unlike Palin she wants power more than money.

    November 12, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  6. suefromALASKA

    This isn't politics! Put articles like this one under the "Smutty Trash" heading!

    This is ian ignorant woman wanting to be something better without doing the hard work to get there.

    November 12, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  7. JM

    Sarah Palin is a joke, please stop talking about this twit like she matters to,... well, anyone one of importance. she is a Right wing religous nut, she is a quitter, and a liar. Pleas, please stop encourageing this moron, and start reporting the NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 12, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  8. kevin

    please go away sarah, come back if you have something real. ok.

    November 12, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  9. Ernestine

    She wants to make peace with Levi now, why? is because everything that he is saying is true about her. Because if it were all lies she would be suing him already.

    November 12, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  10. Pegasus

    It's lovely to think that he would ever even consider such a thing," Palin told Winfrey. "Because of course you want – he is a part of the family and you want to bring him in the fold and kind of under your wing. And he needs that, too."
    ****************************************************************************
    What is she talking about with this statement that doesn't make sense? And she knows darn well she could care less about Levi. He's not a part of that family...he's only a part of that baby. As usual, Palin is full of dooky. And she is still trying to earn brownie points.

    November 12, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  11. Josef F

    Did she jump up and down on the couch and act crazy? Or is that just something she does in every single other media outlet in the country?

    November 12, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  12. ken sanders

    I for one am not interested in this Lady's personal life. I think she is an opportunist trying to milk as much attention and money out of all this that she has by no means earned. She is too shallow to be given much responsibility. That is my opinion.

    November 12, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. Joe Cotton

    Now...what do I need to say to procure a $1,000,000 book deal. I know...Just think of supid things to say AND DO...right or wrong. It's really sad that thoughtful educated persons with great minds could never get the attention given to the crazies like Rush, Palin, or Beck. Yet the uneducated christian-conservatives really believes these nut-cases understand the world wide financial systems, health care, developing trade among developing and never mind world peace...Like the good Rev. Wright told you so....AMERICA'S CHICKEN HAVE COME HOME TO...ROOST!!!!

    I believe most conservatives don't care if Palin is right or wrong when it come to the greatness of America...as long as she's for THEM. (I'm happy Jesus was a liberal or we all would be in for it)

    November 12, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  14. Pegasus

    Palin: We're 'not really into the drama' //// Oh really! Then why entertain it if you're not? Palin, don't be deceived. You are more into the drama than a soap opera.

    November 12, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  15. John

    Dumb as a bag of hammers.

    November 12, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  16. shucks

    this woman has been into drama since she first came on the scene last year. Levi is sooo happy to be away from this "clan" that he is ripping his clothes off! LOL

    November 12, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  17. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    We are as ditzy as ever with the royal "we" thing. She is perhaps the only thing that can save the Dems from a serious buttkicking in 2010 and 2012.

    November 12, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  18. james

    taking the high road is the best way to hanndle things.

    November 12, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  19. Independent

    I could like Palin if she wasn't so divisive

    November 12, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  20. Sean From Chicago

    Not into drma? Really? All these lies about death panels deciding who lives or dies in order to scare people and she is not into drama? Really?

    November 12, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  21. GOPhatesAmerica

    Seriously, Palin isn't even really that "hot". Sure, compare her to all the grumpy old men that make up the majority of the GOP and she is, but really..... However, Conservatives never really did have good taste. Or any taste for that matter. They're mesmerized by shiny trinkets.

    November 12, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  22. FLINDEP

    She's right on this one–this kid does need to be loved and taken under someone's wing. Levi, grow up and heed this advice!!

    November 12, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  23. Ivan Bial

    Why would anyone listen to this dimwit?

    The world is a very complicated place.
    We need people in power with the view of the big picture.

    Do we need someone whose husband was a member of an Alaska secession group?
    Do we need someone whose Minister believes in witch doctors?

    We need someone who can see a library from there house.

    November 12, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    What a crazy lady!! When I see her face it makes me cringe....please please go away Sarah Palin. Come back when you have been educated.

    November 12, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  25. Ed Tallahassee

    What was she going to say? "I hate that little Jerk! Bless his heart."

    November 12, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
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