Looking like a lot of her classmates – giddy and irreverent, wearing a silly necklace of Blow-Pop lollipops strung together with curly gift ribbon – Bristol Palin stepped toward the stage in Wasilla Sports Complex Thursday night to receive her high school diploma, more a worried mom than a jubilant teen.
"Where's my baby?" Bristol mouthed, searching the two front rows where her family sat until she finally spotted son Tripp near the backstage door, where Bristol's Aunt Heather was feeding the infant a bottle.
Bristol boasted a 3.497 G.P.A., regretting only that she was "point zero-zero-something" away from graduating with Honors. A budding activist in the cause to prevent teen pregnancy, she says she hopes to go to an area college for a two-year business degree and then a job, possibly in real estate.
1. Yes, the necklace is silly. What happened to her left arm? Where's her left hand?
2. Tripp was awake???
3. How could she possibly be "point zero-zero-something" away from graduating with Honors when she missed so much school? Another genius in the family? The other one being Trig, of course, who just started his job as a state official, promoting literacy for schoolchildren.
4. Is the real estate job with Kristan Cole, Sarah's friend and Trustee of the legal slush fund, by any chance?
Story: People magazine
Photo by Peter Yang