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Palin's Supporters Point To Inconsistencies In Levi's Stories

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Sarah Palin (R), holding son Trig, greets daughter Bristol and her boyfriend Levi Johnston after add

A year ago at the convention, things were different.

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That bombshell of a story in the new Vanity Fair from former future son-in-law Levi Johnston about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee's supporters coming to her defense by pointing out inconsistencies in Levi's statements over the past year.

The Anchorage Daily News writes that:

Palin supporters on Wednesday seized on Johnston's new claim (that Palin) doesn't cook, noting Palin got rid of the state-paid chef at the governor's mansion in Juneau and that an Esquire article described Palin showing Johnston how to marinate a roast.

They also attacked his claim about Palin pushing an adoption scheme, citing his statements in April to CNN's Larry King that adoption and abortion were never considered.

The head-turning claims from Levi, the father of Palin's grandson Tripp, include his assertion that Palin wanted to adopt the child to cover up 17-year-old Bristol Palin's pregnancy.

The Daily News adds that Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton "had no comment on Johnston's claims."

There's also no comment yet at Palin's Facebook page, where the former governor has been sharing her thoughts quite frequently in recent weeks.

Update at 3:20 p.m. ET. Coming up later today on All Things Considered, host Robert Siegel talks with reporter Brendan Joel Kelley of the Anchorage Press. Kelley says many people in Alaska are very tired of the Palin-Johnston stories. Here's a clip from their conversation:

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