The AP’s Exclusive With “Wasilla Heartthrob”

Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin’s fiancĂ©, “agreed to talk” to the Associated Press’s Adam Goldman (“despite the presidential campaign’s advice in the days following Gov. Sarah Palin’s nomination to avoid the media.”) Reports Goldman:

Johnston is an avid hunter. He’s dark haired, tall and muscular, sports a bit of stubble and drives a red Chevy Silverado truck. He’d be the perfect cover for Field & Stream.

He’s bagged bears, sheep, elk, and caribou…

“Wasilla heartthrob,” yes. And yet, still something of the typical teen: Johnston, “who was seated with the Palins at the Republican National Convention,” said of the experience, “At first, I was nervous. Then I was like, ‘Whatever.’”

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.