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Bristol Palin: I’d ‘probably’ run for office ‘further down the road’

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In an exclusive, in-depth interview with E! Online’s Giuliana Rancic, “Dancing With the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin talked about running for public office “further down the road,” son Tripp, ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston, her new boyfriend, and being a Maricopa, Ariz. homeowner.

When Rancic asked if she would ever run for office, Palin said, “Probably. But that would be further down the road.”

“If I saw something that needed to be changed, then I would step up to the plate and do something about it,” Palin said, addressing what would motivate her to enter elective politics.

Palin said she would run for office regardless of the invasion of privacy and scrutiny that goes hand in hand with being a political figure.

“I think it would be a good enough payoff if I knew that I was going to go into something and change it and make it better,” Palin said.

Bristol also said during the interview that her mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, would make a “wonderful” president.

“I think she would be a wonderful president, and I still think that she should run,” Palin said. “She’s just so common-sense conservative….just, ‘Here’s what we’ve gotta do and this is how we’re gonna do it,’ and she brings a whole ‘nother aspect to politics because she’s a mom, because she runs a household, and I just think she’s really smart.”

When asked to give her take on comedian Tracy Morgan’s recent comments about Sarah Palin being a “MILF,” (which translates to “Mother I’d Like to F—”), Bristol answered, “It’s, like, embarrassing…like, my cheeks are probably red!”

Rancic said, “Rumors are, you have a boyfriend,” to which Palin responded, “That’s true, yeah” through stifled giggles.

“He’s great, he’s awesome with Tripp, and we’ve been really good friends for a long time and he’s just a really good guy,” Palin said of her new squeeze, an Alaska native.

Apparently, her new man passed the mom and dad test, too. Both Todd and Sarah Palin approve.

“They like him a lot,” Palin said of her parents. “We spent New Year’s at our cabin just recently with my family.”

Rancic asked Palin what makes her new boyfriend different from her former boyfriend and father of her child Levi Johnston?

“He’s a good guy, he’s a family guy, he’s a Christian, we have all the same religious beliefs, and our families both come first in our lives,” Palin said.

Palin took some shots at Johnston, who lives in Alaska while Tripp and Bristol live in the Grand Canyon State.

“I would love for Levi to be a part of Tripp’s every day life, but I know that for Levi’s lifestyle right now, that’s just not a possibility,” Palin said.

Palin added that Tripp could use more “stability” than father Johnston can provide.

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  • bob-kerlin@cox.net

    Would all the “carneys’ please keep quiet.

  • nikogriego

    “I would love for Levi to be a part of Tripp’s every day life, but I know that for Levi’s lifestyle right now, that’s just not a possibility,” Palin said.

    Wasn’t it Bristol who moved to Arizona? How can Levi “be a part of Tripp’s every day life” when she has taken the boy thousands of mile away? Did she expect Levi to move to Arizona as well? Isn’t the move to Arizona a violation of the visitation/custody orders from Alaska?

    What qualifies Bristol to even consider running for public office? Has she had any higher education? Does she have any experience? Has she ever been employed at any job, other than giving speeches?

    • IowaWoman

      What qualifies Bristol to even consider running for public office? Has she had any higher education? Does she have any experience? Has she ever been employed at any job, other than giving speeches?

      Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/02/07/bristol-palin-id-probably-run-for-office-further-down-the-road/#ixzz1FDa3NTUN
      She did not say she was running TODAY you fool. Levi her ex is the one making a true fool of himself, He IS running with considerably fewer qualifications and a visibly tainted character. Bristol is self supporting and a taxpayer. If she does gain more education and experience in fields that would contribute to public service, I can see her winning.

  • glassmaker

    One question out of a lengthy interview and some of you can’t get past it. That’s the sign of a serious Palinphobia.

    She didn’t say she was running TODAY….she said MAYBE in the future. Some of you are so paranoid about what the Palins are doing, it’s unbelievable.

    • esby

      But DC baited people by headlining the interview with that very question and made an issue out of it. They are trying to get a reaction.

      • glassmaker

        And rational people would read the whole article and base their comments on that, instead of knee-jerking into “obnoxious” and “shut up little girl”.

  • LordHowardHurts

    Unbelievable. Apparently, the Pain Family views this country as a “Banana Republic”. Eldest daughter, regardless of zero experience, moves toward politics. What a joke. Nice people and “well-meaning”, but CLUELESS. This country doesn’t need another “Reality Show” centered around a semi dysfunctional family from Alaska. It would be nice if Sarah Palin would make a rational assessment of her abilities, and continue to talk politics, rather than attempt to be elected to public office. Seems to me that many, semi rational, people become a “Legend In Their Own Mind”, as they attempt to extend their 15 minutes of fame into a lifelong career. freedomfiles.blogspot.com Lord Howard Hurts

  • SargeH

    Oh, just shut up, little girl. You’re embarrassing yourself.

  • notalone

    Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Just a bit more obnoxious then sarah if that is possible. Only thing worse then obama in the presidency is any of the palins in public office.

    • philipjames

      Just exactly what do you do, notalone, that contributes anything to the betterment of the rest of the world? that justifies an idiot like you even walking around? ore is your contribution a spewing of hateful bile that has built up within you because that’s all you have to give.

    • glassmaker

      She said nothing that was obnoxious. Why do you have to go after her with irrational vengeance. After all, she was being asked the questions, it’s not like she stands on the street corner and stops reporters. She was a finalist in one of the most popularly rated shows in the country (which, btw was popular BEFORE Bristol, so that says a lot about it’s viewers). She’s just as worthy of an interview as any of the other contestants. Your Palin hatred is irrational.