Since it has kicked up a lot of dust this week, looks like Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday host, will be refraining from mentioning “flake” on air for a while after uttering that slang word in interviewing Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, figures Grumpy Editor.
In the interview, Wallace, in grilling Bachmann (R., Minn.), asked point blank: “Are you a flake?”
Now, Wallace, with access to a dictionary, knows that the slang word means eccentric, geek, oddball, crazy or unreliable person.
That’s not exactly a term one would use to describe a three-term congresswoman --- with an eye on the White House --- who has been married for 33 years, raised five kids along with 23 foster children and holder of a post-doctorate degree in federal tax law.
A poll this week showed Bachmann was running neck and neck in the GOP presidential candidate race with businessman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
Wallace later posted an apology online.
In rejecting the apology, Bachmann in a later ABC-TV interview said, "I think that would be insulting to say something like that because I'm a serious person."