Palin: My Future Son-In-Law's No Dropout
New parents 'working their butts off' to finish school, new grandma tells media
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2009 9:10 AM CST
Bristol Palin and boyfriend Levi Johnston applaud at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin is blasting media reports that her daughter and future son-in-law are high school dropouts, reports the Anchorage Daily News. The Alaska governor told several news outlets that eldest daughter Bristol, who just gave birth to Palin's first grandchild, starts her last semester in high school next week, and that proud poppa Levi Johnston, who left school to work as an apprentice electrician, is working to finish his degree online.

"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," Palin told People in a phone message. "They are certainly not high school dropouts."