02/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sarah Palin: Bristol And Levi Are "Working Their Butts Off To Parent"

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hasn't yet said anything publicly about her 4-day-old grandson, Tripp, but she does want people to know that Tripp's parents - her eldest daughter Bristol and her fiancé Levi Johnston - are hard at work and keeping up with school.

"You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time," Palin told PEOPLE in a phone message Wednesday. "They are certainly not high school dropouts."

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