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The Johnston-Palin War

It's heating up. Governor Palin has point-blank denied that Levi ever lived with the Palins. The Palins are saying he merely "stayed there" for two months. Levi and his sister Mercede have now called the Palins liars, and suggest that they are being called "white trash." This was after Palin's spokesperson trashed the teenaged father of her grandson thus:

"Bristol did not even know Levi was going on the show. We're disappointed that Levi and his family, in a quest for fame, attention, and fortune, are engaging in flat-out lies, gross exaggeration, and even distortion of their relationship," says the statement from the Palin family rep, Meghan Stapleton. "Bristol's focus will remain on raising Tripp, completing her education, and advocating abstinence," the statement continues. "It is unfortunate that Levi finds it more appealing to exploit his previous relationship with Bristol than to contribute to the well being of the child."

The statement ends, saying, "Bristol realizes now that she made a mistake in her relationship and is the one taking responsibility for their actions."

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For some reason, Mercede also provided one photograph of Levi apparently tenderly cradling a baby that looks a great deal like Trig, the offspring of his girlfriend's mother, for the Tyra Banks show appearance. If I were Sarah Palin, I'd wind down this family spat as soon as possible, wouldn't you?

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