10/02/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New York Post Offers Up Odd Details In Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston Story

I realize that we are deep, deep in the weeds where this Bristol Palin is concerned, but I'm nevertheless surprised at the strange and seemingly unrelated details that the press has brought out of the ether. Consider these paragraphs about Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin's child, from the New York Post:

Johnston, 17, who is entering his senior year at Wasilla HS, plays on the school hockey team and was once teammates on a youth squad with Palin's older brother, Track, 19, who is now in the Army.

Despite suffering a cracked bone in his shin last season, Johnston scored 24 goals in 24 games.

That's truly an impressive stat line. And yet, we find ourselves where we are today because of an entirely different instance where Johnston slipped one past the goalie.