Bristol Palin’s Boyfriend Seeks to Set the Record Straight

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Wasilla, Alaska (AP) Levi Johnston, who's having a baby with Sarah Palin's daughter, says he can't believe all the things he's hearing.

Against the campaign's advice, Johnston spoke briefly to the associated Press.

No, he says, he's not being forced into a shotgun wedding with 17-year-old Bristol Palin. He says they've been talking about marrying for a while.

What's he being told about the campaign? Not much. In his words, “it's pretty chill.”

He also says his much-maligned Myspace page was mostly just a joke. On that page, Johnston said he was a “redneck” and didn't want kids.

He admits being a little nervous with the Palins at the republican convention.

Since dropping out of high school, Johnston's gone to work on the North Slope oil fields. He's hinting that he and Bristol expect a boy in December.

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