Bristol Palin invited Harper’s Baazar into her home this month to talk about the struggles of being a teen mother, her own mother’s 2012 political plans, and her views on President Obama.
The daughter of current Tea Party super star Sarah Palin provides us with a glimpse into her life – both the mundane and glamorous – in an interview taking place just after her brother Trig’s second birthday party.
Despite appearances, for instance, Bristol was not entirely pleased to announce her pregnancy during the 2008 campaign. She admits:
“It was kind of humiliating,” she sighs as she clears boxes of pizza and bowls of Doritos and Skittles. “Great, I’m 17 years old, I’m 40 pounds overweight with a big belly on me, all my friends are at school watching this on the news. This kind of sucks.”
After the campaign, Bristol had to cope with a broken engagement to Levi Johnston, who spends his time posing for Playgirl when he isn’t battling Bristol over custody or badmouthing her mother:
“I just ignore it. He is a stranger to me,” she says, visibly rattled by the mention of Johnston’s name. “I don’t want to get into it. It’s just dirty laundry.”
When asked to comment on the current administration, Bristol did not hesitate to share her thoughts:
“I think he is making more Americans become dependent on government, and he’s acting like government can and should take care of everyone. That is completely contrary to what made America a great nation. We should be expected to take responsibility for ourselves.”
Bristol thinks her mother, on the other hand, could do a much better job:
“I don’t know if my mom will run, but she should.”