How is the Father of Bristol Palin’s Unborn Baby Holding Up?

He’s very excited!

Not surprisingly, Johnston was a little shocked when he learned about Bristol’s pregnancy, but he says he quickly embraced the prospects of fatherhood. The baby is due Dec. 18. Johnston has dropped out of high school to take a job on the North Slope oil fields as an apprentice electrician.

There’s no word on how his future mother-in-law feels about Johnston’s decision to drop out of high school. Last year, she made a point of trying to turn around the high dropout rate in their hometown.

“I’d remind the kids that no matter where they are in life — (maybe) in circumstances that probably aren’t ideal — that there is no circumstance that they’re in that is insurmountable or would necessitate them just giving up,” Palin said.

Johnston said he wasn’t forced to campaign with Palin’s mother. Bristol Palin invited him and Johnston jumped at the chance. It was a whirlwind experience for Johnston, who was seated with the Palins at the Republican National Convention.

“At first, I was nervous,” he said. “Then I was like, ‘Whatever.'”


  1. Small town family values exhibited by the young father-to-be:

    1) Bringing a pregnancy to term when one is emotionally, mentally and economically unprepared to raise a child.

    2) Foregoing the most basic level of formal education to take an entry-level skilled labor position far from one’s future wife and “unborn child”.

    3) Renouncing every form of witchcraft.

    4) Screening the goalie to set up a perfect one timer.

  2. As a friend of mine pointed out, the future son-in-law of a VP candidate is giving a press conference but the VP candidate herself will not.

    What’s up with that?

  3. Apprentice Electrician eh?

    Hmmmm, better hope there are no ‘mysterious’ or ‘freak’ accidents with electricity while he’s ‘apprenticing’ – I’m sure future mom-in-law would be all broken up about that – you betcha.

    Just saying and adding some possible fuel for any conspiracy theorists (which I am not but this seems like it’d be a good setup to take care of a certain ‘redneck’ problem).

  4. Frankly this is the kind of shit that happens when the existence of a group of cells with the potential to be a sentient being is rated more important than the lives of two kids that just wanted to fuck on a Saturday night and who had their whole lives ahead of them.

    As David Cross said “All my friends are always telling me how hard it is to have kids. ‘Oh, David, it’s so hard.’ That’s not hard. I’ll tell you what hard is. Try talking your girlfriend into her third consecutive abortion. Yeah, that’s hard, that takes finesse. You’re just inconvenienced.”

  5. How are they supposed to know about condoms? Those of us fortunate enough to have gone through health class before abstinence only education may think of them as mundane items, but to those who were never educated about them I’d imagine they hold a very taboo status. Besides, in a small town like that the person at the counter probably knows someone who knows someone that knows your mom and she’ll know through someone else who you’re “dating” at the time and it’s a matter of hours before she comes storming into your room screaming about pre-marital sex and threatening to send you off to a boy’s only school.

    But yeah, that this boy is being hoisted into the national spotlight for knocking up the daughter of a politician who was fairly obscure up until a month or two ago is a bit sad. Whatever happened to saying the girl was eating too much pudding and shipping her off to Aunt Margaret’s for the better part of a year for some odd reason?

  6. Oh my.

    I mean, I understand why he would drop out of high school when he had a child. He must feel he has no choice and he needs to start supporting his family NOW, but at the same time I think someone should sit him down and explain how much more money that extra year would mean in the long run.

    On a side note, does anyone know what Bristol plans to do with her education?

  7. Hard times ahead for both them and the child.I do hope the best for them and with Gov.Granny it should ease the way even if she is a hypocrite.I just hope it’s not V.P.Granny.

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