Ainsley: “Gotta Go, Dad”

When Fox & Friends guest co-anchor and South Carolina belle Ainsley Earhardt called home today on the air, she was treated to some Southern DisComfort by her dad. When co-host Steve Doocy kiddingly told Ainsley to call her parents to tell them to put up the car windows because of the rain forecast, she actually did. After reaching her dad, she told him that Steve had a message for him and handed the phone to Steve who put it on speakerphone.

After Steve warned him about the rain, Mr. Earhardt said with a distinct Southern drawl that it was good because he had just fertilized his yard. Stirring the pot, Steve asked, “Growing up, did Ainsley help you with the yard work, sir? He replied, “Very, very little!” Defensively, Ainsley animatedly interjected, “Oh, Dad! I did! I did: I was out there picking up leaves. Remember that was always the chore I had to do. We had the big magnolia.” Her dad teased, “A few leaves every once in a while: That’s about it.” Ainsley retorted, “I helped you dad: you know I did.”

Having accomplished his goal, Steve laughed, “Nothing like having a little family feud live on tv.” Mr. Earhardt concluded, “That’s right. Enjoyed watching ya’ll this morning.” After Steve and Ainsley thanked him, of her New York City based colleagues she almost abashedly asked, “He’s not from the South, is he? Then quickly to her dad, she said, “Love ya, Dad. Alright, we gotta go, Dad.”

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8 Responses to “Ainsley: “Gotta Go, Dad””

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  2. Thanks, Fox News! « Boogiewoogee’s Weblog Says:

    […] So, back to the topic at hand: being driven from FNC because of the presence of Ainsley “The Airhead” Earhardt. We were treated to some music that we now really enjoy, but never would have known about if we had instead watched FNC’s version of a HeeHaw reunion: https://jakeho.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/ainsley-gotta-go-dad. […]

  3. G.R.I.T.S. Says:

    Sorry, Jakeho, but the only thing that jumped out at me from this post was the misspelling of “y’all”. “Y’all” is a contraction of the words “you” and “all”. The apostrophe goes over the deleted letters “ou”…hence the word is correctly spelled “y’all”. Not meaning to get off the topic here, but my OCD kicked in as the misspelling of “y’all” is my major pet peeve.

    As to the topic of Ainsley…I just generally turn to another channel when she’s filling in. The debutante looks as though she’s done little, if any, manual labor in her life. I doubt seriously if she’d know which end of a rake to rake with, so I’m sure daddykins took care of that.

  4. jakeho Says:

    G.R.I.T.S., I’m not convinced. How ’bout the rest of ya’ll? Ya’ll or y’all?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%27all
    http://webutante07.blogspot.com/2007/10/my-southern-biases-again.html
    http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/archives/2005/06/yall_vs_yall_vs_1.php
    http://www.mountaineermusing.com/2004/12/case-closed-yall.html

  5. G.R.I.T.S. Says:

    I stand by my original statement…regardless of how that bastion of intellect, Britney Spears, chooses to spell it. Y’all is a contraction of you and all…the apostrophe goes over the letters that are contracted. That just plain makes sense. Ya’ll makes no sense…never has…never will. You can’t even pronounce it. I’ve been saying (and spelling) the word for nigh on 60 years, and I’m from pretty far back in the sticks. Y’all will have a helluva time convincing me otherwise.

  6. jakeho Says:

    G.R.I.T.S., since ya’ll or y’all is Southern slang, I tend to think that either spelling is correct. I think that it may depend on what neck of the woods in which you were reared or are currently residing.

  7. CathyG Says:

    Wednesday’s show – just tuned in and wonderful to see – no Ainsley. You’ve got to feel sorry for her. She tries so hard but live to air, one on one interviewing is not something she has a flair for. That curvy couch is not her natural home and it shows. She even looks uncomfortable sitting there. Come on Fox, put us all out of our misery and move her on to a gentler climate – you’ve hung in there, given her second and third chances, maybe given her extra coaching but she still is the square peg in a round hole.

  8. magnoliablossom Says:

    It’s “Y’ALL”!!

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