By Jackie Burrell
Monday, March 16th, 2009 at 1:40 pm in Teens.
The spectacle of a pregnant Bristol Palin – the teenaged daughter of the vice presidential candidate – on the Republican National Convention stage last summer was one of those mindboggling “who’d have thought??” moments. But she looked happy, holding hands with the baby’s daddy, young Levi Johnston. Now, as everyone on the planet knows, their engagement has been called off and the paparazzi are circling. So there was Good Morning America’s Neal Karlinsky this morning, blithely saying, “We caught up with Levi Johnston …” “Caught” being the operative word. The GMA crew dashed up to the poor kid’s pickup as he was trying to leave for the gym, then started firing their incisive, deeply serious questions – ok, who instigated the breakup? got any pictures of the baby? Sheesh.
But it’s noteworthy, at least for those of us who fret about teen pregnancy rates, that Johnston said the breakup was because “It’s just us… me not being mature enough or something.” Well, that would be the issue, yes? Now can you please go tell the same thing to all your peers?
Here, watch the clip, then click “comments” and tell us what you think.