Levi Gets Off Scot-Free in Palin Book

Not a word after Johnston threatens to spill Sarah dirt
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 13, 2009 4:28 AM CST
Updated Nov 13, 2009 5:44 AM CST
Levi Johnston, kisses Trig, brother of girlfriend Bristol Palin, who was pregnant at the time with his baby.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin rips up John McCain and his campaign team in her new book, but retracts her claws when it comes to her near-son-in-law. In fact, her 413-page tome doesn't include a single reference to the daddy of her born-out-of-wedlock grandson, according to AP. Palin has repeatedly skewered Playgirl model Levi Johnston publicly. But she may have played it safe in the book because Johnston has warned her to back off, claiming he has information that will seriously "hurt her."

This could mark a whole new chapter in the Palin-Johnston relationship. Palin even told Oprah Winfrey that Levi's welcome for Thanksgiving. "It's lovely to think that he would ever consider such a thing," Palin said in an interview airing Monday. "He is a part of the family, and you want to bring him in the fold and under your wing. I think he needs to know that he is loved and he has the most beautiful child, and this can all work out for good."