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Bristol Palin: Graduation Girl!

Bristol Palin: Graduation Girl!

Bristol Palin, wearing a necklace of Blow-Pop lollipops, picks up her high school diploma as she walks across the stage at Wasilla Sports Complex in Wasilla, Alaska on Thursday night (May 14).

“I knew it would be hard work, but I knew I was going to do it,” Bristol, 19, tells People.

Bristol, whose mom is Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was “point zero-zero-something” away from graduating with Honors (she had a 3.497 G.P.A.). She says she hopes to go to an area college for a two-year business degree and then a job, possibly in real estate.

Pictured below: Bristol at the Candie’s Foundation town hall meeting on teen pregnancy prevention at TheTimesCenter on May 6 in New York City. (Bristol has separated from boyfriend Levi Johnston — they have a 4-month-old son Tripp.)

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  • shelly

    OMG! Who gives two shizts about this girl????
    I can’t stand anything that has the name Palin attatched to it, and especially this one!

  • denny

    When did a 3.497 become honors? and the language…”point something something…”
    She’ll go far in the world..or somethin’ somethin’ like tthat…

  • NYC

    Congrats! At least she graduated! A lot of teen mothers don’t. I hope she goes on to achieve her goals and continue to support her son.

  • chels

    she looks like miley cyrus

  • Summer

    #2, a 3.5 is honors, I believe. She clearly stated she was “point something something” away from graduating with honors. Not that I’m a fan of the Palins, but please, do learn to read and comprehend.

  • Rhonda

    With all the drama with her Mom and Levi and a newborn, I’d say that was pretty good. Good job, Bristol. I gave a rent-free home to 5 teen moms while they studied for GED’s, NOT one finished.

    Congrats Bristol!

  • g!na

    What a great role model???? NOT! she get’s pregnant at 17 yrs old! way to follow mom’s rules! She apparently was irresponsible and didn’t protect herself! duh! She graduates High School at 19! I graduated at 17 and was off to a 4 yr degree! Bristol wants just a 2 yr associates degree? way to aim high! lol. You’re white trash just like the rest of your redneck family! Palin’s are under achievers! They suck a$$!

  • hi

    You guys are all so brainwashed by the media, thinking Sarah Palin and her whole family are messed up and stupid…it’s the media that’s screwed up, so liberal and screwing with everyone’s brains. Believe me, if Palin had run alongside Obama, all of you would WORSHIP her, just like you worship Obama and are completely bind to the fact that he is destroying the United States. It’s an accomplishment for Bristol to have graduated, many teen mothers drop out of school. It’s also honorable that she kept her baby instead of having an abortion. Congratulations, Bristol!

  • hi

    And have you guys forgotten that there are almost a million teenagers getting pregnant each year? She’s obviously not the only one, and who can blame another for making a mistake? But just because she’s Sarah palin’s daughter you guys think that you can trash her…

  • Kiley

    she’s graduating at 19?? Isn’t that a little old to just graduate high school?

  • benton

    good for her dumping that doofus

  • usa

    Palin will the be the 1st Female VP or even first FEMALE PRES.

  • jennifer

    Good for her! She’s not promoting that she got pregnant, and if you had seen any of her interviews you could understand where she was coming from. Everything she says is realistic, and for that I give her props! :)

  • jess

    IT’S REALLY NOT THAT HARD to get a high school diploma people!! you do the work and you graduate…. and i agree #1

  • a total fan

    Good for her. She didn’t let being a teen mom hold her back. She will go on to get a degree and a job. And she will be one less teen mom we would have to support with our tax dollars. She is a roll model to all the teen moms out there. Get an education and take care of you and yours.


    WOW!! a 2-year degree…she really has set the bar high for herself (rolling eyes). In todays economy and job market I wonder how far she thinks a 2-year degree is gonna get her. Obvious white trash.

  • mrs_fuzzybee

    I may not like her mother or families politics but I am glad that her family supported her and hopefully helped her so that she could complete high school instead of being a dropout single young mother. I wish the girl success in life.

  • marisa

    # 8- could not agree more! it’s good to know there are non-liberals that actually have a brain out there!

  • facts

    Oh congratulations white trash!!!!

  • http://megsshop Jolie Hot Chin not

    A little ditty, Redneck style:
    Bristol Paling sitting on a tree
    Graduatin’ in front of the whole family
    First come out of wedlock baby
    Then comes Media Tour
    Then comes Bristol getting diploma with the baby carriage!

  • a total fan

    #16 Actually there alot of jobs out there that pay very good with just having a two year degree. So she could actually do very well.

  • lora

    Obama would never be stupid enough to even consider that dopey Sarah Palin for any job. She is a disgrace to any intelligent, educated woman and will never ever be anything important in this country.

    Best Wishes to her daughter and her little son. this family is fodder for the tabloids and the mom is such an idiot.

  • Rhonda


    Did your Mom ever run for Vice-President of the United States. Were you ever able to participate in a national campaign for pres and vp, the experiences, people she has met, opportunities, PRICELESS

    brag away little girl!

  • ambienAnnie

    ahhh the irony…a BLOW-POP necklace???
    yes, indeed….a BLOW would have saved her from all this mess she is in

  • Sarah

    LMAO @ GPA.
    lol. really? is this a joke?

  • Ms WHS

    Not that I truly believe this minute statement will make that much of an impact on all of your minds, but:
    1. Just because someone lives in some other part of a country doesn’t mean she is white trash. That is impossibly inaccurate. Let me just say that those in my family that are above 20 at average makes above 70,000 a year, all of which grew up in Wasilla, Alaska.
    2. For those that say that no one cares, you read this article, (or you just shut your eyes and ignore anything she or anyone else you dislike for that matter, does and goes on your close minded flagrant tirade) if you don’t care than there is alot of other useful reading material on the internet for you. For some reason you clicked on this.

  • LuckyL

    Haha, I can’t wait until she declares Democrat.

  • LuckyL

    Anyway, still a tool.

  • LuckyL

    And, lol, sorry, she graduated two years late at 19. No wonder she is going to a two-year (most likely vocational) school.

  • LuckyL

    NYC @ 05/15/2009 at 8:22 pm

    Congrats! At least she graduated! A lot of teen mothers don’t. I hope she goes on to achieve her goals and continue to support her son.
    *SNORT* I’m sure A LOT don’t have money and influence on their side either

  • Toni

    I’m sure it’s just as difficult to graduate when you’ve got your rich mom and dad supporting you as it is for the average teenage girl who gets pregnant.

  • T!

    yES. BUT A WHOLE LOT DIFFERENT,when you have no where to live and do not know where your next meal is coming from. It is a whole lot easier with rich, influential parents who have to support you, cause you got pregnant in their home!!! Role model?-Come Off It another lot of hypocrital christians!!!

  • sushi

    lol by 19 I”ve finished 2 years of college already

  • s.i

    who is she?

  • s.i

    she is pretty…

  • Layla

    B/c Most DO NOT earn that degree once the baby comes.

    I know Bristol doesn’t read or care what people say about her b/c you would have to be tough minded for all the bullshhit that comes with her mothers position but …. Honey you did good. Did you hear me Bristol You did really good. Keep up the good work!!!!

    I have 4 friends who got pregnant in the past twos. 2 yrs. and 2 gave them up for adoption and the other two got abortions. None of them graduated at any age.
    So once again i am very proud of you Ms. Bristol Palin.

  • Cheyenne

    No matter how you look at these stories, there is nothing attractive about irresponsibility and discarding one’s youth to become parents when you remain children yourself. After all the press about the pregnancy, her political, narcissistic, and ignorant mother wasn’t going to let her not complete her basic education. This girl and the rest of her siblings and, particularly, the Down Syndrome baby are simply political props for their mother. She carried that baby on stage like he was simply a rag doll.

  • Queenoftrashin

    How sad that such a smart young woman is going to waste her life away in real estate in Wasilla.

  • Rhonda

    Yes, I’m sure her life is a piece of cake. The whole nation calling her and Mom names and Levi and his family with all their drama. Being the butt of every late night joke and a baby that needs attention every two hours. I saw her on Greta and she’s living in her Granma’s spare room with the ironing board. I’m sure the Palins see to it that their daughter and grandchild’s basic needs are met, but make it EASY, I highly doubt it. I can hear Sarah say, you had a baby at 17, YOU need to take care of it and we love you and help.

  • Dread not


    Technically, Sarah Palin didn’t “run” for Vice President, she was selected by John “I was a prison in the Hanoi Hilton so now it’s my turn” McCain. And it was a stunt to stop the steam roller that was the Barack “Different wrapping same package” Obama campaign. We’re reduced to congratulating a girl, who supposedly comes from this amazing family with strong values, for graduating high school? Her mother couldn’t have set too good example if the girl got knocked up in the first place. Hey, what’s done is done, and teens will be teens. I guess you can only hunt so many wolves, and dress so many moose, or race so many snow mobiles. Boy, the bar for young people in this country to get over just keep getting lower and lower.

  • Rhonda

    Do all you people trashing Bristol believe Obama’s mother WASTED her life, giving him life?

  • Rhonda

    @Dread not:

    Enjoying your change? Enjoy being unemployed, driving your Obamomobile and having your food and health care rationed. Good, you will be very happy in the new America.

    Not sure how much different it would be with John McCain but Sarah clearly NOT IN THE CLUB, she clearly played to win and didn’t get the memo that it was the black guys turn.

    Obama ran for president for two years and still can’t even make a simple introduction without a telepromter and he even still screws it up. Sarah Palin had THREE days and blew the socks off the Republican base. In days, Sarah could draw tens of thousands and that scared the crap out of both the powers in the Repub and Dem parties. You do realize it all ONE party, don’t you?

  • Dread not

    To compare Bristol Palin to Barack’s mother isn’t valid. 1. It was an interracial coupling at a time when it wasn’t just frowned upon, when she got pregnant and it could literally get you killed. 2. In todays day and age, there a little bit more info on birth control, and personal responsibility and such. 3. You said that Sarah would tell Bristol, in so many words, “you made your bed, now lie in it. We’ll help you any way we can.” Do you think that Michelle O wouldn’t do the same for Sasha if she were in that predicament. Sarah Palin isn’t who the haters think she is, and isn’t who her supporters believe her to be. Nobody ever is.

    Are you having a nice day, so far, otherwise? : ) Hope so.

  • Dread not


    Easy, Mom. I’m not RePUBElican and I sure as shit ain’t no DemocRAT. You’re talking to somebody who’s calling out to Eat The Rich! I was laughing at each and every Presidential candidate who was being propped up by their party. As for “The Black Guys” turn. The Clinton machine nearly shredded the Obama campaign, but they wee too inept to handle pressure he put on them. He ran a brilliant ground game for electoral votes. And yes, sadly, it is a game.Call Obama what you will, but his campaign pulled the wool over everybody’s eyes and I commend him for it. It was brilliant. And it just reinforces my view about politics, the media, white liberal guilt, white conservative fear, and how easily people are fooled when you tell them, not just what they want to hear, but what they THINK they want to hear.

    It’s all good, Rhonda. My hands are not fists, they’re open palms : ).

  • Rhonda

    Barrick and Michelle would send their daughter off to the abortion center as would many of you.

    I don’t even get your first point, Barrys mom doesn’t count because the baby daddy was black?

    They didn’t have sex ed, so Barry’s mom doesn’t count.

    Man, you really got to pee all over yourself to defend Barry’s mom not wasting her life on Barry while saying Bristol is wasting her life on Tripp.

    That’s pretty twisted thinking.

  • Dread not

    @ Rhonda: Barack and Michele would send their kids off to an abortion clininc…

    Dn: Awfully presumptuous..

    @Rhonda: Mom doesn’t count ’cause Daddy was black…

    Dn: You’re talkin’ about a whole different reality, as far as the effort needed to deal with the circumstances, and social pressures that go into each individual situation. Apples and oranges, IMO.

    @ Rhonda: Man, you really got to pee all over yourself to defend Barry’s mom not wasting her life on Barry while saying Bristol is wasting her life on Tripp.

    Dn: No, I pee all over myself because I like the way it feels. There’s no defending needed. Whatever Barack’s mother, or any mother decides, is their own business. I’m just stating things as they seem to be. I’m nobody’s champion.

    @ Rhonda: That’s pretty twisted thinking.

    Dn: Yeah, my father ‘ s a rope and my mother’s a pretzel. It’s in my DNA.

  • Rhonda

    @Dread not: Barry said himself he wouldn’t want his daughters lives ruined with a baby. Sorry kiddo, his words.

    the whole race thing is well it, having sex with a white boy and having sex with a black boy—apples and oranges–whatever, your logic is underwhelming.
    they didn’t have sex education back then!
    were you by chance raised in a triad, got two mommies and a sperm donor?

  • Dread not

    @ Rhonda: Barry said himself he wouldn’t want his daughters lives ruined with a baby. Sorry kiddo, his words.

    Dn: Just because you don’t want someones life “ruined” by an unplanned pregnancy, doesn’t mean they’d terminate. I don’t want to get hit by lightning, but if it happens I’ll make the appropriate choices as to what’s the best way to go forward in life. Precautions, and smart informed choices,Rhonda, you know this stuff. Come on, Ma.

    @Rhonda: the whole race thing is well it, having sex with a white boy and having sex with a black boy—apples and oranges–whatever, your logic is underwhelming.

    Dn: I like to start low, that way when I break out the heavy duty stuff, the contrast between the two really makes an impact.

    @Rhonda: were you by chance raised in a triad, got two mommies and a sperm donor?

    Dn: Trying to be controversial and provacative, huh? Your tactics are underwhelming. But I respect the effort. You have a good day. ::):

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    jared will try to make ANYONE a celebrity. lmbao

  • Rhonda

    That was lame! You have a nice day, granma!