Perfectly predictable, so much so that I almost called it a few weeks ago. And yet, I’m torn. Pro: She’s so hot, she’s capable of turning straight women gay. The more airtime, the merrier. Con: Like I said when defending her from Shuster’s vomit attack, the reason she’s been sympathetic through all this is that she came by it innocently, simply giving her opinion in answer to a question. Now that she’s parlaying it into a stuntcasting tryout on the conservative network of choice, a bit of that is gone. It’s not unlike what happened with Joe the Plumber or even the tea parties, which also started unassumingly and got snapped up by FNC once the buzz got big enough. Then again, we’re talking about someone here who gets paid to model underwear. Kind of hard to be a “sellout” under the circumstances.
Here’s her chat with Hannity from two nights ago; no matter how softball her interviews end up being on “Fox & Friends,” they can’t possibly be softer than this. If you can’t be bothered, at least watch the very end of the second clip where they talk about feminists going AWOL and she hint-hints to Sean that maybe she’ll work for Fox someday. I confess, I don’t get the distinction she draws earlier between posing for Victoria’s Secret but absolutely, positively not posing for Playboy — the difference is literally a few inches of fabric — but we’ll take what we can get. As for the campaign to humiliate her, yes, of course it’s still going on. The “Fox & Friends” gig even figures into it.