Though it probably won't change the course of the election in the least, Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin's baby, gave a rare interview with the Associated Press. Just in case you're curious, and . . . oh, fine. I am. Here's what Levi had to say:
On weddings, shotgun:
"None of that's true. We both love each other. We both want to marry each other. And that's what we are going to do.''
No names were discussed but he said, 'I'm looking forward to having him. I'm going to take him hunting and fishing. He'll be everywhere with me.''
That dicey "I don't want kids" MySpace page?
Levi says it was created by his friends a couple of years ago as a joke.
On his relationship with Bristol:
'We were planning on getting married a long time ago with or without the kid. That was the plan from the start.''
To see thoughts on his Bristol tattoo and fatherhood, read more.
How the AP described Levi:
"Johnston is an avid hunter. He's dark haired, tall and muscular, sports a bit of stubble and drives a red Chevy Silverado truck. He'd be the perfect cover for Field & Stream."
On the Bristol finger tattoo:
He says he lost a promise ring Bristol gave him on a caribou hunt, and figured the ink was less likely to go missing.
Has the attention changed him?
"I'm still the same old boy. I'm just a workin' man.''
So. . . you're going to be a dad? You ready?
''We're up for it. I'm excited to have my first kid. It's going to be a lot of hard work but we can handle it.''
Who's going to win the election?
''I just hope she wins. She's my future mother-in-law. She better win.''
So nope, not a story with hard-hitting policy points or sentiments with global reach and import, but fun? Your thoughts on Levi? Is he the "Wasilla heartthrob" the AP says he is?