Birther Donald Trump has a new publicity stunt: a phony run for governor of New York. Naturally, he went to Fox News where he knew he could promote his hooey without challenge.
Even though Fox News has slobbered over Trump's previous claims to have presidential aspirations - which came to naught - and his completely discredited birtherism - it seems that Fox has concluded the old "fool me twice (or more), shame on me" aphorism doesn't apply.
So last night, in all seriousness, Greta Van Susteren said to Trump:
Are you running for governor? Because I understand you're meeting with some people or have met with some people about running for governor of New York.
As she spoke, a banner on the lower third of the screen read, "GOVERNOR TRUMP?"
Anyone who has spent 10 minutes (or maybe less) watching this huckster knows he won't run for anything other than to give himself more publicity. But Van Susteren didn't challenge a moment of Trump's claim to be "considering" it and would come up with a decision by the end of January or early February. "Give me the odds," she asked."75% thinking of it?... So if I'm betting money, what are the odds right now?"
"If there's unity in the Republican party I will do it," Trump claimed, giving himself an out before he was even in.
But Van Susteren continued, "Give me a number."
"Let's say 50/50. How about a 50/50 number?" Trump replied.
As the segment closed, Van Susteren asked, "Should I plan to come up to New York when you make your announcement so you can sit down with me and make it right here on On The Record?"
I'll bet money there will be no candidacy. But it's also just as certain that Trump will do many more interviews and make many more announcements on Fox News, where his every exhalation of hot air will be enthusiastically taken in.
Check it out:
Look at me! Just look at me!
Makes me chuckle, how ’bout you?
More likely, Trump is actually hoping that none of the GOP