Blogging from PHOENIX— Alaskan Governor and former republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, in her first public statements about her new grandson took time to dispel inaccurate descriptions of her daughter’s fiance and future son-in-law, Levi Johnston, who has been characterized as a drop out. She told People magazine “You need to know both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time,” according to the magazine’s Web site.Palin also e-mailed the Anchorage Daily News, criticizing that newspaper’s inaccuracies including reference to the Associated Press story dropout description.

As a liberal democratic who blogged for Obama against Palin in the General election, fairness requires I point out the once venerable A.P. wire service, has become little more than a mouth piece for establishment republicans currently engaged in a heated civil war for control of the GOP, a battle Governor Palin seems to be winning.

Last October, the AP reported Johnston dropped out of high school to work the North Slope as an apprentice electrician. Palin formally corrected the Associated Press last Wednesday pointing out Johnston is obtaining his high school diploma, through an accredited online correspondence program. “Bristol begins her final semester of high school next week where she’ll get her last credit needed to graduate,” the Governor stated for the record.

“Levi is continuing his online high school work in addition to working as an electrical apprentice on the North Slope.” “We are over the moon the Governor Palin said in reference to her daughter Bristol’s son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. “The road ahead for this young couple will not be easy, but nothing worthwhile is ever easy,” Palin continued. “Bristol and Levi are committed to accomplish what millions of other young parents have accomplished, to provide a loving and secure environment for their child. They are both hard workers, they’re very strong, and have faith they’ve made the right decision in setting aside their own interests to make this child their highest priority.”

Palin added: “When Bristol and Levi first told us the shocking news that she was pregnant, to be honest, we all at first looked at the situation with some fear and a bit of despair. Isn’t it just like God to turn those circumstances into such an amazing, joyful blessing when you ask Him to help you.”

Governor Palin according to reports broke her silence on the birth because of “erroneous information that is being published. A statement from the governor’s office quotes Bristol Palin, saying the 18-year-old “obviously discourages” teen pregnancy.”Teenagers need to prevent pregnancy to begin with — this isn’t ideal,” Bristol said in the statement. “But I’m fortunate to have a supportive family which is dealing with this together. Tripp is so perfectly precious; we love him with all our hearts. I can’t imagine life without him now.”

Establishment republicans who still retain financial control of the republican party have spared no expense in attempting to discredit Governor Palin and a confidential source tells me the recent arrest of Levi Johnston’s mother is related to a concerted effort to take the Governor down at all cost and in any way possible. Should a Palin loyalist or supporter win the RNC chairmanship this month, the revenue stream establishment hard liners depend on to finance their political agendas and life style will suffer a serious setback and it would not surprise me in the least if the next couple weeks does not bring a serious of conveniently breaking “news” stories or suspicious accidents as the old guard in both the republican and democratic party defines the adage about the end justifying the means.

That’s my view, yours may be different.

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