There’s a piece on Time’s site alleging the following exchange between Sarah Palin and Eric Bolling:
BOLLING: Governor, a lot of people are saying it can’t happen. I don’t necessarily agree with them. If one of the nominees, one of the GOPers, doesn’t get enough delegates, it could go the a brokered convention.
If it does get to that and someone said, Governor, would you be interested, would you be interested?
PALIN: Well, for one, I think that it could get to that. And I — you know, if it had to — if it had to be kind of closed up today, the whole nominating process, then we would be looking at a brokered convention.
I mean nobody is quite there yet. So I think that months from now, if that’s the case, then, you know, all bets are off as to who it will be willing to offer themselves up in the name of service to their country. I would — I would do whatever I could to help.
BOLLING: That’s — that’s fantastic.
Bolling himself reported that this was a fifteen minute interview, and this is maybe thirty seconds worth. We don’t know yet what came before and after this brief snippet of the exchange. What I’m suggesting is that rather than get too terribly excited about the meaning of this small piece of the alleged transcript, let us wait and see, since it’s only two hours distant until the show airs.
I can imagine many ways that this conversation could be led in, and I can imagine more ways on how it could continue. The phrase “I would — I would do whatever I could to help” could mean anything from accepting a nomination to just helping whomever would be picked in that scenario. Let us not get too wild over this until we see the interview with out own eyes.
I would love for it to be true, but for this alleged transcript to be leaked in several places makes it seem suspicious to me. People are running wild with it, and I have little hope of changing that, but I also believe until we see the interview, we should be cautious about drawing conclusions. I’m not trying to spoil anybody’s party, but we’ve been here before. I’d hate to see another let-down.