Palintology

The Palin Family’s Inner Workings

Levi Johnston is the gift that keeps on giving: The father of Sarah Palin’s grandchild takes readers through the inner workings of the Palin home in the October issue of Vanity Fair. “The Palin house was much different from what many people expect of a normal family, even before she was nominated for vice president,” Johnston writes. “There wasn’t much parenting in that house.” Johnston says that the kids basically took care of themselves—cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, getting ready for school. Johnston also says that, after Palin learned of Bristol’s pregnancy, she said she wanted to keep the pregnancy a secret so that she and Todd could adopt the baby. “She was nagging—she wouldn’t give up,” Johnston writes.