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

Laura Donovan Contributor
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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.

When asked if she has any friends in Arizona, Palin laughed and said, “No.” But the 20-year-old mother has no regrets about the way her life has turned out.

“Tripp’s awesome…I know that God’s plan for me was to have Tripp and it definitely made me grow, but I don’t desire that lifestyle at a frat house or at college parties or anything like that,” Palin said.

Palin said a deal is “in the works” with a Phoenix-based radio station that has offered her a job. She also talked about “hopefully” writing a book, although The Daily Caller reported Monday that HarperCollins confirmed they are going to publish her memoir.