Thing is (and I actually think this is quite obvious in the video), it was all taken way out of context. Several folks at CBS tell me that former Miss Pennsylvania Nicole Brewer and Carol Erickson are actually good friends and that this is all part of the ongoing on-air banter between the two. Claims of their chumminess are backed up by Tweets like these:
What say you? Is this whole rivalry a product of our imaginations? And if it is, how gross are we?