Palin: Levi Johnston ‘Part of the Family’; McCain Staffers Thought Couric Interview Went Well

By Nitya

Nov 12, 2009 4:34pm

ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: The first excerpts of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin have been released — and it looks like Palin is pursuing something of a ceasefire with the father of her grandchild, if not with former McCain campaign staffers. TUNE IN: Tues., Nov. 17 - Barbara Walters Interviews Fmr. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Jokingly asked by Oprah if Levi Johnston will be invited to Thanksgiving dinner with the Palins, the former Alaska governor was diplomatic: “You know, that's a great question. And it's lovely to think that he would ever even consider such a thing,” Palin said. “Because of course you want — he is a part of the family and you want to bring him in 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. We're not really into the drama. We don't really like that. We're more productive.” In the other piece of the interview released today, Palin said that McCain campaign aides thought her first interview with CBS’ Katie Couric went well — though she says she knew better. FLASHBACK: Sept. 11, 2008 – Palin's Interview with Charles Gibson “The campaign said, ‘Right on. Good. You're showing your independence.  This is what America needs to see and it was a good interview,’ ” Palin said. “And of course I'm thinking, if you thought that was a good interview, I don't know what a bad interview is, because I knew it was a bad interview.” The interview with Palin will air on Oprah Winfrey’s show Monday. In addition, Barbara Walters will sit down with Palin for a wide-ranging five-part series of ABC News interviews to begin airing on "Good Morning America" Nov. 17, the morning her highly anticipated book "Going Rogue: An American Life" is released.

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