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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  1. dave

    HA HA...HA .....haahahahahahahahahahaaha.... ohhhhh...... sweet irorny........ lolololol

    July 14, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. Smart Human

    It's a marriage made in heaven...and on and for FOX NEWS. Oh how sad America has become. I am ashamed of our country.

    July 14, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  3. Tom Wysmuller

    What a great, first-class reaction to the re-engagement news! Bristol is graced with wonderful parents and she and Levi blessed with a beautiful child. Throw in forgiveness among the many involved, and it looks like the story has a very happy ending!

    July 14, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  4. Ken in NC

    OK so that is their statement. Now where is their real statement? That woman is a real IDIOT.

    July 14, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  5. BB

    Jerry Springer is looking for guests

    July 14, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. Elizabeth

    It is sickening to have to see that Palin family over and over – Palin and her dude are just "white trash". She has the dumbest pair of eyes that I have ever seen – there is nothing behind them.

    July 14, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  7. tcaros

    Can't wait to hear what that twit has to say.

    July 14, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  8. crippler

    I'd hate to be at that family'sThanksgiving Dinner. Unless you like fireworks during dinner!

    July 14, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  9. iceprincess

    I am not a fan of Sarah, but this is really classy

    July 14, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  10. Randy

    This appears to be part the reality show strategy. More characters and more drama. Good for Sarah's show ratings at the expense of her children's lives. She's been a lousy governor , lousy parent and all around lousy person. CNN please quit forcing her on the American public. Thank You

    July 14, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  11. NoPartiesForPeace

    So you basically want her to do everything you didn't?

    July 14, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  12. tim

    Does not sounds like Sarah and Todd are thrilled about the wedding.

    July 14, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. Lloyd

    What a total looney family

    July 14, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  14. Jared from Delaware

    family statement translation:

    Failin' Palin is still holding a grudge against Levi for him being open and honest about family secrets (i.e. Sarah calling Tripp "retarded"....the Palins allowing the two to cohabit while unmarried, etc.).

    July 14, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  15. Mr. Moderate

    She does not sound happy, but of course she wrapped it up in a good ole dose of Christian forgiveness for the fans.

    July 14, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  16. weird

    Levi is a joke. If Bristol wants him back, it's her choice.

    (Can't wait to see what the crazy libs post on this story. They love to hate the Palin family....)

    July 14, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  17. cf

    What a snide, backhanded comment from "good Christian" Sarah Palin and her traitor-to-our-country husband Todd. Hey, how about welcoming your son in law and exhibiting some of the support and love you say you hope he shows your grandson?
    Bristol seems like a nice girl put in a bad situation, and I wish her the best. Hopefully with Levi she will have the support and encouragement to leave this family of loons behind!

    July 14, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  18. alumette

    Levi was telling the truth about Palin's comments. You just don't make up stuff like that. Now, he is selling his soul by saying he lied so he can "fit" in the Palin family. I hope Bristol is worth the loss of his integrity. More garbage will surface with these people with or without the help of their close entourage.

    July 14, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  19. Irma in North Carolina

    Sarah if you keep your nose out of their life, I am sure they will get along just fine. Kind of sad tho that your own daughter was scared as how you would react to all of this. If you would not be all over the country spreading your hate and lies, you would of known what was happening at home.

    July 14, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  20. Patrick

    Wow, that's a pretty cold statement. Pretty much what I expected.

    July 14, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  21. Pkm

    Leave them alone let them work it out there selfs

    July 14, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  22. Michael Cohen

    Why do you continue to feature Sarah Palin on a daily basis?.Her appeal is to a small vocal minority.You continue to make her more relevant than she is.

    July 14, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  23. Greg in New York

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

    Translation: Sarah is not putting that degree of forgiveness into her daily life.

    How's that Christiany/Forgivenessy stuff workin' out for ya?

    July 14, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  24. Nicole from Ohio

    This is hilarious. The only reason that little redneck proposed is because he knows that the Palins have money now. White trash at it's finest!

    July 14, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  25. Cuso

    It won't be long before Bristol is throwing empty beer bottles at Levi from the front porch with a baby in hand calling him a no good lazy bum. Or whatever those hillbillies do.

    July 14, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
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