Sarah Wanted to Adopt My Kid: Levi

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2009 12:33 PM CDT
Levi Johnston in August.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Levi Johnston continues his gripping expose of the Palin family in an interview with Vanity Fair. Some choice revelations from Bristol's ex, who lived with the family for two months following the election:

  • "There wasn't much parenting in that house": The Palin parents were too busy to care for their children, so "the kids would do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry," Johnston says. He chipped in, too: "I’d barbecue chicken or steak on the grill."

  • Palin wanted to adopt Tripp: Afraid of what an out-of-wedlock grandson might do to her career, Sarah Palin offered to take Levi and Bristol's baby off their hands. "She was nagging—she wouldn’t give up. She would say, 'So, are you gonna let me adopt him?' We both kept telling her we were definitely not going to let her adopt the baby."
  • Palin quit for the money: "She started talking about how nice it would be to quit and write a book or do a show and make 'triple the money.' It was, to her, 'not as hard.' She would blatantly say, 'I want to just take this money and quit being governor.'"