Bristol Palin has admitted (under duress) that she's dating a new guy. But she was much more excited to talk about how much Levi sucks.
According to People, the hosts of the Anchorage-based Bob & Mark Show pressed Bristol Friday on whether she's dating "a 20-year-old Alaska pipeline worker." She refused to answer at first, but then the hosts gave her a script, telling her she could say, "Yeah, you know what, I'm seeing a guy and he's really great and Tripp loves him and we're having a really good time and we're really good friends." At that point Palin responded, "Yeah, we can go with that. I'm thrilled. I love the town that I live in. I love my house. Tripp's happy; he's healthy."
If putting words in their mouths is the way to get semi-celebs to answer invasive questions, I'm surprised no one's thought of it before — though I wish Bob and Mark had said something like, "My mom should never be elected President" instead. In any case, the house Palin's referring to is in Maricopa, AZ, so it appears her new relationship is a long-distance one, much as her parents' was for much of their marriage. And her oil-worker beau shares a profession with Todd. Presumably the hosts didn't bring up Todd's infidelity allegations, but it appears they haven't affected Bristol's decision to date a dude who's at least somewhat like Dad.