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We have to admit, were a little surprised to hear that Bristol Palin could be joining the next cast of Dancing with the Stars. But one person who wasn't the least bit shocked? Her ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston.
When Palin, 19, split for the second time from Johnston, 20, she said he lied about wanting to be out of the limelight. But the infamous baby daddy insists that Palin wants to cash in on her 15 minutes of fame just as much as he does.
"Obviously she's doing Dancing with the Stars," Johnston said during an interview with CBS' The Early Show. "I don't think I'm any more obsessed with making a career out of this than she is."
However, Johnston says his current focus is on his race to become the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska -- and he'd give up being in the spotlight to be a politician. "If we do win, I'm going to have to give up Hollywood for three years," he said. "I don't think being mayor is about qualifications. I think it's about people liking you and believing in you."
If the race really is about likability, then one person who won't be voting Johnston is is ex's mother, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. But Johnston says he's undeterred by Palin's criticism of his political aspirations. "I don't care what she did or where she was at," he said. I'm doing it because I want to."
In fact, Johnston said he regrets ever having apologized to Palin. "That was something I did to make my fiancée happy," he said. "The only thing I wish I wouldn't have done is to put out that apology, cause it kind of makes me sound like a liar. And I've never lied about anything. So that's probably the only thing. The rest of the stuff I can live with."
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