Republican family values: Episode 5,728

Pregnant Palin lived separately from her parents and sibs, with aunt in Anchorage.

Published September 2, 2008 12:31PM (EDT)

Why was Bristol Palin not living at home and instead attending high school 43 miles away in Anchorage, where she was living with her aunt?

The Washington Post reports today:

Bristol Palin attended high school in Wasilla, where her mother grew up. But it was widely reported by town residents that while the Palins continued to live on Lucille Lake in Wasilla, she had moved to the home of an aunt in Anchorage and was attending high school there.

And, later in the piece, there seems to be confirmation that the father, Levi, in question, is Levi Johnston of Wasilla:

In Wasilla, a young woman who answered the door at the home of Levi Johnston said, "Any comment will have to come from the campaign."

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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