And amazingly, it's another story that keeps the Palins in the news. The 2012 GOP primaries are just around the corner, so it's no wonder why even folks like hard-leftie Michelle Cottle are calling the former Alaska governor a "strategic genius."
At US Magazine, "Exclusive: Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston Are Engaged!":
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston reveal exclusively in the new Us Weekly that they are getting married.
And, they tell Us Weekly, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been kept in the dark about their plans ... until now.
"We got engaged two weeks ago," Bristol, 19, tells Us Weekly. "It felt right, even though we don’t have the approval of our parents."
Bristol and Levi, 20 -- who famously called off their previous engagement two weeks after welcoming son Tripp in December 2008 -- tell Us Weekly they reconnected three months ago while working out a custody plan for their 18-month-old son.
"I really thought we were over," Levi tells Us Weekly. "So when I went, I had no hope. I think we both just started talking — and then we took Tripp for a walk."
Also at Washington Post, "Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston engaged (Photos)."