Quote of the Day: About Face in Alaska

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From 20-year-old Levi Johnston, apologizing for remarks he made when he was 19:

To the Palin family in general and to Sarah Palin in particular, please accept my regrets and forgive my youthful indiscretion.

That’s sort of funny, but the rest of his statement is just creepy, like one of those things the Soviets used to extort out of supposed dissidents. I wonder what the Palins have on him?

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