Politics & Government

Levi says Palin wanted to adopt baby he had with Bristol

Vanity Fair is out in New York and Los Angeles with its October edition, featuring a piece bylined by Levi Johnston in which he "explains what happened behind the curtains of the (McCain-Palin) campaign -- and inside the Palin home" when he lived with the Palins for two months after the national election.

In excerpts posted online by Vanity Fair, Johnston says then-Gov. Sarah Palin pressured him and the Palins' pregnant daughter, Bristol, to keep their pregnancy secret and let her adopt the baby.

"Sarah kept mentioning this plan. She was nagging -- she wouldn't give up. She would say, 'So, are you gonna let me adopt him?' We both kept telling her we were definitely not going to let her adopt the baby. I think Sarah wanted to make Bristol look good, and she didn't want people to know that her 17-year-old daughter was going to have a kid."

He writes that after the election, Sarah Palin seemed low-spirited, having to face the daily grind of being governor after having tasted national celebrity.

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