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Levi Johnston apologizes to Sarah Palin after Kathy Griffin show appearance

Just days after appearing on an episode of Kathy Griffin's "My Life on the D-List" reality show, where the hilarious comedian went to Alaska to visit her faux boyfriend Levi Johnston, the Playgirl stud is saying he wants to bury the hatchet with the Palin family.

During the episode, Griffin was determined to get into the "Palin Compound" using Levi, and tried several times to make him talk about Sarah, Todd, and Bristol.  Johnston went along with it a bit, even driving Griffin by the Palins' home.  But mostly, he remained uncharacteristically quiet, particularly in light of the scathing interview he gave Vanity Fair last year, titled, "Me and Mrs. Palin", in which he tore into the former Alaska Governer-turned-media magnate and was highly critical of the way she and Todd raised their children.

But now Johnston has told People magazine he wants to improve his relations with the Palin family, particularly Sarah Palin:

"Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry," Johnston said. "Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true. So to the Palin family in general and to Sarah Palin in particular, please accept my regrets and forgive my youthful indiscretion.  I hope one day to restore your trust."

Sarah Palin has yet to issue a statement in response to Johnston's apology.  It appears to come after he and Bristol Palin both realized they needed to put aside their differences and hostilities for the sake of their child, Tripp.  Either that, or he was strong-armed into it.

Bristol Palin talked about the need for good co-parenting in People, which she described as "creating healthy and honest relationships between the parents."  Bristol added, "Tripp one day needs to know the truth and needs to know that even if a mistake is made the honorable thing to do is to own up to it."

Okey-dokey, then.

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