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
Bristol's Baby Daddy Denies 'Shotgun Wedding' Talk
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)

(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.” (Read more Bristol Palin stories.)

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