Levi Johnston Regrets Saying Sorry to Sarah Palin

by | August 27, 2010 at 11:22 AM | TV News

Levi Johnston (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Sarah Palin (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Levi Johnston (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Sarah Palin (Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

At age 20, Levi Johnston admits he has a lot of regrets — but appearing in Playgirl isn’t one of them.

The father of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s grandson appeared Friday on ‘The Early Show,’ where he discussed his tumultuous relationship with the Palin family in yet another interview.

Johnston says he is sorry, however, for being sorry when it comes to Sarah Palin. (Johnston issued a public apology for telling lies about his famous almost-mother-in-law.)

“The only thing I wish I wouldn’t have done is put out that apology, because it kind of makes me sound like a liar,” Johnston said when asked if he had any regrets. “And I’ve never lied about anything. So that’s probably the only thing. The rest of the stuff I can live with.”

So why did he extend the apology to Palin at all? “That was something I did to make my fiancée happy,” Johnston explained, referring to his on-and-off again baby mama Bristol, 19. The young couple, who called off their second engagement last month, have a two-year-old son, Tripp.

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Lined up for a new reality show, the unpredictable young man–he went from posing in Playgirl to running for public office–says he isn’t the only one who enjoys fame, telling the CBS morning program that Bristol puts herself in the spotlight too.

“I don’t think I’m any more obsessed with making a career out of this than she is,” Johnston said. “Obviously she’s doing ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with any of it. I’m just taking it as it comes.”

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Anyone tired of this fellow might want to root for him to actually win the job as the mayor of his hometown, Wasilla, Alaska. If elected, Johnston promised he would … go away. (For a little while, at least.)

“If we do win, I’m going to have to give up Hollywood for three years.”