Of course, there's the obligatory family denial.
But then what about this home video?
Above two links via Allahpundit
P.S. WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT"; OR, MAYBE NOT. FIRST WE'D LIKE TO DRAG OUT THIS STORY AND KEEP OUR NAMES IN THE LIMELIGHT JUST A LITTLE WHILE LONGER. CARE TO SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS?!?!
What a big friggin' circus. Richard Henne is certainly playing this one for all it's worth. Here he walks around with a box...
...in which he asked reporters to submit questions. He'll provide answers later, he says.
I wonder if his answers are going to be anything like Balloon Boy's answer to dear ole dad's question on national TV:
Heene has dismissed allegations of a hoax as "extremely pathetic." Yet doubts surfaced after a CNN interview in which Falcon Heene told his parents "you said we did this for a show" after his father asked why he did not come down from his hiding place during a search of the house Thursday.Fishy. Fishy. Fishy.
Is this just a reality show? After all, Balloon Boy's family seems to have learned on Wife Swapping that in times of emergency you call the media first, and rescuers second.
Or maybe they learned it from Obama.
Speaking of Obama, does he have a hotline we can call about this?
P.P.S. There is GREAT speculation about exactly what was inside that balloon.
P.P.P.S. It's even possible that maybe ... just maybe ... "the student" could turn out to be Richard Henne himself.