Tripp has now had a formal name-change and his last name is now Palin, not Johnston. I don't know about you, but I thought the official GOP line is that a child needs a mother and a father, even though Levi has obviously been deficient in that department (although breaking through the circled Palin wagons is no easy endeavor). Actually erasing the father from his son's own name is, well, Palinesque. Money quote from an "insider':

“Bristol wants to fully eliminate Levi from her life and Levi is making it easier than ever for her.”

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