Sarah Palin: Bristol and Levi Are ‘Working Their Butts Off’

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s 18-year-old daughter Bristol gave birth to her first child, son Tripp, on December 28th. The former vice presidential candidate told PEOPLE that Levi and Bristol are both working hard at being parents.

“You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time,” she adds, “They are certainly not high school dropouts.”

The former vice presidential candidate said she wanted to be clear about their continuing work toward high school degrees because any suggestion otherwise “harms Bristol’s reputation and Levi’s reputation and their chances for good work opportunities.”

Bristol intends to finish her high school degree through correspondence courses. Levi, also 18, told the AP in October that he had left high school to enroll in an apprenticeship program training him as an electrician. Gov. Palin told PEOPLE at the time that she hoped Levi would eventually earn a GED, adding, “I respect that Levi is out there working hard.”

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  • mary

    Levi left High School and plans to get his GED. Bristol left High School and is getting her GED. Good for them – and I wish them luck and happiness with their new baby. However – contrary to Ms. Palin’s comment – they ARE both High School dropouts – which is not a shameful thing, but just a fact. I don’t know why Ms. Palin would lie about that.

    I’ll bet it’s a cute baby – they are good looking people!

  • Dea

    Please, no disrespect to the Palins’ clan, but they are as relevant as last year’s news paper.

  • Katrina

    Working towards a GED degree doesnt make them high school dropouts. A highschool drop out is someone who leaves high school with no intentions of continueing their education. I dont know about him, sounds like he just left, but she had a BABY. As I can’t see her going through labor during study hall and taking naps during 2nd period english, its not strange that shes working at home to take her ged.

    either way, im pretty happy to see SP go away. I hate people who glamorize the sensless killing of animals

  • Anonymous

    Why are we still talking about them? They are high school drop outs for whatever reasons they left. I don’t understand how come she couldn’t finish school; there are girls in my city who have their babies and are in school in 6 wks with the help of home study. Maybe the Governor should help so her daughter could finish high school with the rest of her class. I wish them the best of luck because they have a rough road ahead of them.

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