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Levi Johnston: Sarah Palin Wanted To Adopt Bristol's Baby To Keep It Secret

In an interview with 'Vanity Fair' for its October issue, Levi Johnston continues his attack on Sarah Palin and takes aim at her 'hockey mom' persona.

"The Palin house was much different from what many people expect of a normal family, even before she was nominated for vice president. There wasn't much parenting in that house," says the father of Bristol Palin's baby.

"Sarah doesn't cook, Todd doesn't cook -- the kids would do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, and get ready for school. Most of the time Bristol would help her youngest sister with her homework, and I'd barbecue chicken or steak on the grill."

Johnston says Palin decided to quit her job as governor in July because it was too hard and she believed she could make easy money elsewhere, after her bid for vice president failed.

"Sarah was sad for a while. She walked around the house pouting. I had assumed she was going to go back to her job as governor, but a week or two after she got back 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.'"

"She definitely thought she was running for president," he says. "She would say 'I brought everything to the table' and 'the majority of people were out there voting because of me!'"

Levi also claims that Palin's ambition for higher office almost affected the family's plans for his baby with Bristol.

"Sarah told me she had a great idea: we would keep it a secret—nobody would know that Bristol was pregnant. She told me that once Bristol had the baby she and Todd would adopt him. That way, she said, Bristol and I didn't have to worry about anything. Sarah kept mentioning this plan. She was nagging -- she wouldn't give up. She would say, 'So, are you gonna let me adopt him?'"

"I think Sarah wanted to make Bristol look good, and she didn't want people to know that her 17-year-old daughter was going to have a kid."

Finally, Johnston says rumors that surfaced earlier this year of a pending divorce aren't that far off from the truth: "There was a lot of talk of divorce in that house... Todd would say, 'All right, do you want a divorce? Is that what you want? Let's do it! Sign the papers!' They'd either stop and be fine or Sarah would go to her room."

He says the couple "wouldn't go anywhere together unless the cameras were out. In all the time Bristol and I were together, I've never seen them sleep in the same bedroom. Todd slept in the living room, on his little black recliner, with the TV going in the background."

September 3, 2009 |

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