More of the latter than the former, fortunately. In GQ's upcoming story on Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin's baby daddy, we learn a lot about the young dad.
For one, he can use sentences with more than three words and words with more than one syllable - a shocker for those who saw his talk show tour.
The 19-year-old also says he's "never done anything but hunt and fish and camp." That's not true - he also boned Bristol Palin and got her pregnant.
Moreover, he joined her mom, Sarah, onstage at the GOP National Convention; playing a moderate-size role in the great Republican melodrama of 2008.
After a cold snap, things have been better lately between him and Bristol Palin, who has taken to dropping off their son, Tripp, herself to see him.
After dueling TV appearances earlier in May (Bristol was talking about teen pregnancy and abstinence for Candie's, Levi was basically mumbling the opposite to ... whoever would air it), the two exchanged flirty text messages.
That led to a warmth between them, and now they're in regular contact.
Whether his relations with Todd and Sarah Palin, who on several occasions offered to buy Bristol a car if she'd dump Levi, are thawing is another issue.
Getting back together, though, is "not even in" Levi's mind. He's focusing on hunting bears and, his lawyer says, taking "the chance to tell his story."
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