Update: Levi's lies.
So, what exactly was Levi stretching the truth about? I said in my post below and when things like the Vanity Fair article first came out that I actually didn't doubt a lot of what Levi said. He just distorted it. I concur with wilsonpickett:
For instance, in the Vanity Fair article, Levi talked about him barbecuing, Bristol doing the chores and Sarah never cooking; well, that's what happened from the end of August to early November 2008 because Sarah, Todd and some of the children were gone the entire time (except for two days) on the campaign trail.
Another one: Todd sleeping downstairs on the recliner; I bet he did some nights in December and January and early February when he was going on training runs in the middle of the night and didn't want to wake up Trig or bother Sarah in the bedroom as he was leaving or coming back......only makes sense.
Also, I would like to know what family doesn't have members who fall asleep on the couch or in a chair watching TV.
Did Todd and Sarah fight? Probably. Kind of hard to be married and not fight once in awhile. It'd be downright boring. But if you want to talk about bad marriages, the Johnstons are the last people on earth that should be throwing stones, what with the Dad ditching the family for his mistress and all.
As far as what Bristol told Levi, they were teenagers. I don't know about you, but as a teen, I used to exaggerate stories just to impress my friends. They did the same to me about their families. "Yeah, my parents fight all the time over the stupidest things..." Did they really fight all the time? No. We were just out-storying each other. Any one of us could have run to the tabloids in a situation like this and dished some dirt, I'm sure. Most of it blown way out of proportion. It's called teen gossip, talking smack, etc....
However, we do know that Levi could have been completely blowing smoke as well, since there is clear evidence that he did in fact mischaracterize (lie about) some things. Only stands to reason that he could have done that with everything else as well.
What about Bristol vs. Levi's sister? What, you mean a couple of teenage girls don't get along? Shocker! That never happens. /s
(chuckle) I actually feel kinda sorry for Levi on that one. Caught between two feuding women. Never fun. But who's he gonna go with? I mean, seriously. Guys typically end up siding with their new families over their old ones, if they have any sense of autonomy at all. Not that Levi is the pinnacle of manhood. I thought it was hilarious how the Underworld was crying about Sherry and Mercede having to move out of their house while their prize boy had made $100,000 plus, was driving around in a new truck and had pimped out his snowmachine and who knows what else. What, he couldn't help with the mortgage?
They were fine with it then. Levi is so obviously just looking out for himself. When his fifteen minutes ran out, he crawled back to the Palins because he'll be better off there now. And Mercede and Gryphen are what, shocked and disappointed? LOL! And the whole custody battle might have made him realize that this is not a game. Man up, dude. You've got a kid. You can't ride this wave and expect everything to be sunshine and roses when you go over for visitation. You've got to choose.
As for Bristol and Tripp, listen, she is the child's mother. If she doesn't want him around certain people, that's her call. Countless others go through the same type of thing with in-laws, etc... all over the country without a Palin in sight. Contrary to unpopular belief, they are not the source of all evil in the world.
To put it simply, it's Sadie's tough luck. She is not the child's mother. Bristol gets to make those calls, not her, and that's just the way it is.
As for what Bristol says on her Facebook page, um, her FB page is private. She doesn't air her dirty laundry in front of the entire world. I've seen Sadie slam Bristol on her page as well, so, whatever. If you've got problems, fine. Fight like cats and dogs, talk smack about each other, whatever. But only one side of the equation is doing it publicly, and that says something.