Bristol's Baby Daddy Denies 'Shotgun Wedding' Talk

In rare interview, Johnston says he likes Obama
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2008 11:32 AM CDT
Levi Johnston, kisses Trig, brother of his girlfiend Sarah Palin, as she holds him during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – Levi Johnston is perfectly happy to be marrying Bristol Palin, he told the AP in a rare interview today. “We were planning on getting married a long time ago,” he said, “with or without the kid.” Johnston, 18, says his much-discussed MySpace page, on which he calls himself a “redneck” who doesn’t want kids, was created by his friends as a joke.

The surprise pregnancy has led Johnston to drop out of high school and take a job on the North Slope oil fields, but he doesn’t mind. “I’m still the same old boy,” he said. “I’m just a workin’ man.” As for politics, Johnston professes ignorance. Barack Obama “seems like a good guy,” he says, but he’s rooting for Sarah Palin. “She’s my future mother-in-law. She better win.”