July 14th, 2010
01:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin family responds to engagement news

The Palin family released a statement Wednesday after Bristol Palin announced her engagement.
The Palin family released a statement Wednesday after Bristol Palin announced her engagement.

(CNN) - Sarah and Todd Palin released this statement Wednesday following the news that their daughter Bristol is now engaged to her on-again, off-again boyfriend Levi Johnston:

"Bristol, at 19, is now a young adult. As parents we obviously want what is best for our children, but Bristol is ultimately in charge of determining what is best for her and her beautiful son.

Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.

We pray that, as a couple, Bristol and Levi's relationship matures into one that will allow Tripp to grow up graced with two loving parents in his life."

- The Palin family


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soundoff (277 Responses)
  1. OCMarc

    Anotherward...WTH is she thinking!

    July 14, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. shawn

    A very classy nice statement that anyone can agree with... but let the Palin bashing from the angry left begin.

    July 14, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  3. La Piovra

    Whatever else Levi Johnston has or hasn't done, he deserves to be faulted for increasing the number of Palins on earth.

    July 14, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  4. vp

    what do you bet she didn't write that?

    A Republican Party Strategist wrote that for her.

    July 14, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  5. Roscoe

    I think Todd should go on the Maury show and have a paternity test done to make sure Levi isn't the father of Trigg, too.

    July 14, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. bonnie

    That was a nice response from her parents.

    July 14, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  7. KMAN821

    I bet she was biting the insides of her cheeks as she held back on what she'd really like to say!

    July 14, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. moe smith

    This family does nothing but infect the world with more and more retardedness.

    July 14, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  9. Fail

    This is going to work out! Definitely!

    July 14, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  10. Thorne

    Who cares. Now go away. What, was she feeling a little out of the limelight lately?
    Smart for Levi though, knock up the daughter, bash the mom and still get back in with the goods!

    July 14, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  11. jethro palin

    The Palins are cleary the most disgusting family on earth.

    July 14, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  12. Margaret

    Poor Todd. That statement is dripping with disapproval. What a mess.

    July 14, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  13. Margaret

    Actually what I meant to say was poor Levi.

    But, come to think of it, poor Todd too. Having to live with that woman...

    July 14, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  14. Dan J

    In other words:

    We don't like you. But we'll keep it civil and cordial for the sake of the grandkid. That's about as good a statement as someone can give on this.

    July 14, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  15. DS

    Is she marrying to get away from her parents? I would.

    July 14, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  16. acm

    "Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives. "

    Of course! It was all Levi's fault, and Bristol, being the perfect person, forgave him! What a typical self-serving, pathetic comment from spiteful, vindictive person. Get lost, loser.

    July 14, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  17. heh

    Sarah and Bristol should have their own show, it could replace Kate + 8.

    July 14, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  18. logan

    Quick get married so we dont shame the Catholic church with our pre marital love child!

    July 14, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  19. sheik camel toe

    What I want to know is.....what were the lies....that Levi lied about.....when he lied to America.....about telling lies about Sarah Palin.

    What does Levi Johnston's sister have to say about all this? She has a very, very interesting and enlightening website.

    Although its good for the image, her family is as American in their disfunctionality as any other.

    I bet Sarah Palin is always yelling at Todd Palin to take out the garbage.

    July 14, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  20. MONUMENTAL TRUTH!

    Congratulation to the Palin family. I am behind you 100 %. Your comments on the death panels are now becoming very clear. The problem is that most of OBAMA's people can not read nor do they understand that they will be affected right along with the White people. This man is a disease and you saw it first. It is time for America to wake up. Take back our nation before it is too late. Don't let you Senators or Congressmen vote for this bill. It is a destroyer to old people and the young. Now the government will be totally in charge of what treatment you receive. Don't believe read. The worst of it all is that no illegal will have to pay a dime for their insurance. Disgusting. We have not taken them to raise. Limits on surgery have been placed to a maximum of $10,000. It might cover a simple operation but what if you have to have another. The government decides whether you need it or not. You know how that goes. An un-qualiified little ringtail lady sits at a telephone and if it don't fit into a certain category forget it. Death Panels are here. Face up to it and admit that Palin was right. ALL YOU IDIOT OBAMA FOLLOWERS NEED TO APOLOGY FOR ALL YOUR SARCASTIC REMARKS. tHIS WOMAN HASA DONE YOU NO HARM., yOUR RACISM IS SHOWING PLAIN.

    July 14, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  21. Karen

    I do not like the Palins and feel that John McCain made a grave mistake bringing her into the public eye, but that was a lovely statement.

    July 14, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  22. Norm

    The apple certainly didn't fall far from the tree.

    July 14, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  23. Michael Dawson

    I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin or her policies, but how her children choose to spend their lives should have no impact on whether she would do a good job for her state, her party or her country. It may say something about what kind of parent she is, but we do not judge CEO's by their parenting skills; we judge them by how well they do for their companies. Similarly, we judge salespeople by how well they sell. A governor is the CEO of her state; a party spokesperson is a salesperson of the ideas of her party. Judge her by these merits, not whether she is raising an exemplary family.

    July 14, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  24. Erica

    Goodness, her own daughter is afraid of her and calls her "intimidating and scary". What should that tell you?

    July 14, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  25. Sharron

    Word has it that Sarah Palin was behind the breakup in the first place.....now if she will just keep her nose out of their business maybe they can make a life for themselves and their baby........but God forbid I would Hate to be an IN LAW to this idiot bigotted woman

    July 14, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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