Byron York claims that she walked this back later on Laura Ingraham’s show, saying, “I think that we all have an idea of what she wants to do, but still there’s been no final call on that.” That’s an elegant climbdown, but watch the clip. Sure sounds like there has been a decision, that Bristol’s heard it from mom herself, and that the family’s agreed to stay mum until the right moment. And since it’s hard to believe that BP would say she’s “absolutely” in favor of mom running if she knew for a fact that her decision was not to run, I think we can guess what Sarah’s decision must be.
The key exchange comes near the end, but if you don’t watch the whole thing, you’ll miss the jab at Meghan McCain in the middle. Exit question: Why was Bristol in such a hurry to retreat from what she said here? This clip was actually a fantastic way to build buzz ahead of tonight’s premiere of “The Undefeated” in Iowa. Maybe she was worried about creating awkwardness between her mom and Fox News, knowing that FNC wants its would-be-candidate contributors off the air as soon as they’ve reached a decision on running?