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The rumors last month that Levi Johnston might be rekindling his relationship with Bristol Palin were given a bit more credence Tuesday when he offered a public apology to her family for critical statements about them "that were not completely true."

The 20-year-old Johnston told People magazine he was "unhappy and a little angry" when he and Bristol Palin broke up last year, after fathering a baby boy named Tripp.

"Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true," the father of Sarah Palin's grandson told the magazine. "I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize."

Johnston became tabloid fodder after his public breakup, badmouthing Sarah Palin in interviews and painting her as an uncaring opportunist eager for fame. He told Vanity Fair that Palin moped around after her vice presidential campaign loss and complained that her job as governor was "too hard."

"A week or two after she got back she started talking about how nice it would be to quit and write a book or do a show and make 'triple the money.' She would blatantly say, 'I want to just take this money and quit being governor,' " Johnston said last fall.

Palin, who stepped down as governor last year, shot back at Johnston in the press, blasting him for posing in Playgirl and for his sex talk on Tyra Banks' television show.

The tone was different Tuesday, with Johnston remorseful about his past cattiness, which he called a "youthful indiscretion."

"I hope one day to restore your trust," he said to the Palins.

Sarah Palin did not comment Tuesday, but Bristol released her own statement: "Part of co-parenting is creating healthy and honest relationships between the parents. Tripp one day needs to know the truth and needs to know that even if a mistake is made the honorable thing to do is to own up to it."
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A young girl was trudging through life in the spotlight when she hooked up with a snake. The snake told her he loved her and would always love her so lets do the deed. Nine months later the deed was done and the snake left and told everyone, (playgirl, natl enquirer, numerous other reputable pubs) all the sordid details and then some. When asked why, he said, you knew what I was when you brought me into your life. Once a snake, always a snake...........

July 08 2010 at 12:35 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

All I want to know is how much Palin's peopple paid Levi? He works for the money. Not sure most would not hav e to do the same once Palin wa sexposed for who she is and was.

July 07 2010 at 9:29 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
Sylvia Arotin

Yeah sure. If he ever wants a relationship with his son, he better get down on his knees and kiss the feet of the Palins. But even then I don't think I would forgive him for his nasty talk about us if I were them.

July 07 2010 at 5:48 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Whoops , , that Man said to forgive , " 70 X 7.
Well if do it 70 X 70 too it won't hurt nobody.

July 07 2010 at 5:22 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

This guy really takes the cake when it comes to using people. Telling tales ( which he now claims to not be true ) out of school shows just how low rent he can be. The lies he spun about these people who welcomed him into their home was just awful. Instead of being a decent guy and doing what was best for his son, he chose to go out and make an ass of himself with the PLAYGIRL spread and the round of talk shows and did nothing but lie and take from people who fell for his lies. Here is Another thing, How do we know this confession is the real deal?
I think his time in the spotlight is fading and he needed to keep the public's interest up, so he is now playing the repentive soul who just wants to make things right for his son's sake. He is banking on the Palins' being a class act and that they will follow their Christian beliefs and doing so, will forgive him. I am sure this new found conscience of his will only last as long as his new story keeps him in the headlines. Levi with then drag them again through the same mud once this new confession gets old.
I hope people will end this disgusting fascination with talentless strangers and end the era of reality shows and that people like Levi Johnston and John & Kate Gosslein will just be a bad distant memory. For God's sake I hope he isnt offered a nother magazine spread.. With every dollar he earned by being a liar, he should be forced to pay it back. Apologize to the public that he lied and then slither back into oblivion where he belongs. I hope the Palin family will be very careful when they let him back into their lives and homes. If he did all this damage before then he is capable of doing a lot more damage.

July 07 2010 at 4:56 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

Did Levi ever say exactly what part was untrue?This story would have a lot more going for it, if that were known.

July 07 2010 at 4:47 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Welcome Phyllis

He is trying to get back on the bandwagon again, he sees that the people love Sarah, and he wants some of the spotlight, he has had none lately. I wouldn't trust the fool as far as I could throw him.

July 07 2010 at 4:20 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply

Can you say publicity stunt?

July 07 2010 at 4:19 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
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July 07 2010 at 4:40 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

Actions speak louder than words. No doubt he will be forgiven for the sake of the baby and that's good. The baby didn't ask to be born and these two people have a moral obligation to see that he grows up to be a productive, responsible person.

July 07 2010 at 4:19 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply

Really, is it time to start pretending that the things said were just so much "talk"... campaign clean up time started already??... Like everything else, the politics of speaking seem to just melt away with the closeness of the upcoming election. zealot is zealot, right wing is right wing and nothing you pretend to believe or say now can really remove that which was documented already. But with enough ignorant folks who just want anyone who is extremist and anti-everything but baby jesus... this will no doubt work for them.
just an opinion...

July 07 2010 at 4:13 PM Report abuse -10 rate up rate down Reply

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