Gail Collins notes the creepiness of the joint statements by the parents of Tripp Johnston:

Johnston also told People that he hoped that the Palins would “forgive my youthful indiscretion.” This does not really sound like something that would come from a high-school dropout who gave his son the middle name of Easton because that is his favorite hockey equipment company ... Bristol responded to her ex-boyfriend’s statement with one of her own, saying that “part of co-parenting is creating healthy and honest relationships between the parents.” Also not the kind of word choice you normally hear from a 19-year-old.

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