After apparently being blown off by former Illinois guv Rod Blagojevich this morning, the Fox & Friends co-anchors were not particularly happy, especially Dave Briggs. In the final half hour, Alisyn announced, “We have been awaiting a guest this morning, Governor, former Governor Rod Blagojevich, who’s out with a new book. He’s supposed to be here any minute but we haven’t seen him. We’re getting a little bit concerned.”
Then Aly posited that his absence might be her fault. Rhetorically, she asked, “Is it possible that he could have cold feet? As you will recall, I did interview him less than a year ago. He told me that time that I was mean and that it was the meanest, most frightening interview he had undergone…Where is Governor Blagojevich at this hour?”
Clowning, Clayton began to ostensibly look for Blago in the studio. Dave advised, “Smell for hair spray: Get the scent of hair spray.” Going to the F&FW hair stylist, Clayton commented, “I went right to the hair person because we know Blago’s hair and…we know he was going to be about an hour for that.” Meanwhile, Aly pleaded, “We would love to have you on, governor: we’re hoping that you’re in the car heading in our direction right now.” Then Dave sternly declared, “We hope that you live up to your promise–come, come here as promised.”
Thereafter, turning to Aly, Dave acerbically added, “There might be another scent that you smell for because a lot of people say that he’s full of–uh, a few things.” When Aly responded, “I’m not sure that you’re encouraging him right now to come on. An unapologetic Dave answered, “Well, it is what it is!”
Dave’s version of Cronkite’s tagline?