By Gary P Jackson
It was close to midnight last night when I posted the video of Sarah Palin talking with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier. To be honest, I was listening as I formatted the blog post, and didn’t hear anything but the conversation.
It seems during Sarah’s interview, a mic was hot, and a work got picked up in the studio. At the time, the word was thought to be “zealot“. As you can imagine, this caused quite a stir.
A little later into the night, as I was posting more articles, I was on Twitter and saw Jedediah Bila responding to Scoop with: What.The.Hell.
Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) August 29, 2012
That was the first I had heard of the controversy.
After some back and forth with a large group, including accusations he had insulted Sarah the night before, many started thinking it was Brit Hume. I was hoping it wasn’t, because he’s one of the few establishment guys that I’ve always respected.
I also didn’t think what he had said the night before was an insult, just the result of not getting out of the Beltway nearly enough. Brit thought Sarah was pretty much “out of politics“. Yeah, I know, that’s pretty sad, and totally wrong. But, we’ll forgive the man for that.
I suggested that we could ask him, via Twitter, but as it was late, I finally gave up and went to bed.
Gary Jackson (@gary4205) August 29, 2012
Last night, when I listened [it was late and as usual I was exhausted] it most definitely sounded like “zealot” though I couldn’t tell if it was Brit Hume, and he has a very distinctive voice.
To his credit, Brit did respond to Stacy, saying the word was “salad“.
Stacy Drake (@Stacy_Drake) August 29, 2012
Brit Hume (@Kimsfirst) August 29, 2012
I’ve got to fess up. I’m one of those that can be rather suggestible at times, especially on a deal like this. After listening again though, being wide awake and alert, I’m pretty sure the man said “salad“. I listened over and over and it came up “salad” to me. Our friends at SarahNet, who posted the video in the first place, agree. Salad it is.
Amazing what a good night’s sleep will do for everyone.
Listen for yourselves. The word comes at 1:34 in the conversation:
I’ll give Brit Hume the benefit of the doubt here. I’m pretty sure the word IS “salad” and we can put all of this to rest. [Though we’d love to hear your opinion!]
As we dispense with the “The Great Brit Hume “Salad” Controversy of 2012” lets reflect on the musical stylings of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer. I give you Karn Evil 9, First Impression, Part 2 from the album Brain Salad Surgery [of course]