The teenage-mom-ed Palin sits down with Harper’s Bazaar for their June issue and covers pretty much every topic from being a teenage mom, working full-time to support her two-person family and why, in fact, her two-person family isn’t a three-person family.
On Playgirl posing Levi Johnston and dating other guys:
“I just ignore it. He is a stranger to me,” she says, visibly rattled by the mention of Johnston’s name, though she refrains from saying more. “I don’t want to get into it. It’s just dirty laundry.” She is not seeing anyone at the moment: “I’m in no rush. One day I’ll find a nice guy.”
On her supposed lack of money to do, well … anything:
“I don’t ever have time for friends or anything like that,” she sighs. “It’s just like, ‘Right, crap, there is a hockey game tonight that I want to go to but I can’t.’ Or, ‘I do have to go to work today, because I’ve got bills to pay’.”
On finding out she was pregnant:
“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 … I remember sitting on the couch with one of my best friends and Levi, and I just couldn’t spit it out. I was like, ‘Mom, Mom.’ I was bawling my eyes out. She was like, ‘What’s wrong?’ And I was like, ‘I’m pregnant.’ And she was like” — Bristol stops and mimics a gasp — “Oh my God. Holy crap. But once that part was over with and Tripp was here, it was just like, this baby is a blessing.”
On her maternal-ness and domesticity:
“I know I’ll be a hockey mom.”
On her future as a businesswoman:
“I want to pursue the opportunities I have now. I want to do public speaking and cause campaigning. I want to write a book.” (Before interviews, her mother advises, “Just smile, be positive, be confident.”)
And naturally, her non-predilection for President Obama’s administration
and how things would be oh-so much better if her mom, Sarah Palin, had been voted in:
“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.”
So, now that she’s a big girl and on her own, what do you think of Bristol Palin?