We don't know if she'd shoot wolves out of a helicopter, or refer to a progressive tax system as "socialist," but Bristol Palin appears far more grounded in reality than her mother on at least one topic:
While Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has attempted to pass legislation that teaches abstinence in school, Bristol appeared on Fox News this week and said that such a view is "not realistic at all."
What else did the new mother of Tripp Johnston have to say to Greta Van Susteren? Various excerpts, along with staff commentary, appear below:
On getting knocked up: "Everyone should wait 10 years.. I hope people learn from my story... It's so much easier if you're married, have a house and career."
On having Tripp: "It was my choice to have the baby. It doesn't matter what my mom's views are on it. It was my decision, making me a model for the pro-choice argument, but don't tell my mom that, as such logic would confuse her belief that pro-choice equals pro-death."
Bristol Palin held son Tripp during a Fox News interview in which she scoffed at the notion that you can prevent teens from having sex.
On Levi Johnston as a father: He's a "hands-on dad, especially since he was forced to quit his job on an oil field because my mother may have illegally helped him land it."
On marrying Levi: "Eventually we'd like to get married, but my mom isn't a candidate for Vice President anymore, so we can stop pretending like this was the plan all along."
On being a mother: "I love it, just seeing him smile and stuff. It's awesome."
Governor Palin shows up near the conclusion of the interview, holding little Tripp, and says: "Hey, life happens when you spend all your time giving your children goofy names instead of teaching them about contraception."