It’s not quite dishing, but Palin chats to Oprah about Levi, Couric
Apparently all is forgiven.
Sarah Palin tells Oprah Winfrey she wants to welcome Levi Johnston back into the fold.
Her daughter’s ex-fiance and father of her grandchild has been all over TV shows and in print media making unflattering comments about Palin, but the former Alaska governor says he’s part of the family.
The interview with Oprah Winfrey will air Monday to kick off a book tour for Palin’s memoir, “Going Rogue: An American LIfe.”
Last year, Palin was skewered for fumbling a question about what she read, and she tells Oprah she knew that interview with CBS anchor Katie Couric had gone badly.
“The campaign said ‘Right on, good. You’re showing your independence. This is what America needs to see’ and, of course, I’m thinking ‘if you thought that was a good interview, I don’t know what a bad interview was.’ So I knew it wasn’t a good interview,” Palin says in a clip of the taped Oprah interview released Thursday.
She also talks about what went on inside the McCain campaign and entertains questions about her family, Oprah said on her Web site.
Winfrey asked whether Johnston would be at the Palins’ Thanksgiving Dinner table.
“He is a part of the family and we want to bring him into the fold and kind of under your wing, and he needs that too, Oprah. ”
“I think he needs to know that he is loved and he has the most beautiful child and this can all work out for good. It really can. We don’t have to keep going down this road of controversy and drama all the time,” Palin responded.
You can see more on Monday. Much more, says Palin. She wrote on her Facebook page that the taping went way over on time and the rest will air on Oprah.com. But anyone looking for drama or tension may go away disappointed. Palin says she and Oprah got along just fine.
“Oprah was very hospitable and gracious, and her audience was full of warm, energized and (no doubt) curious viewers,” Palin said.
Photo credit: Reuters/Steve Marcus (Palin at a rally in Nevada October 2008)