Next to Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for Vice President, Elisabeth Hasselbeck,one of the long standing hosts of The View, is first runner up in the ” I don’t want her to represent the Conservative Woman Voice of America” competition. Hasselbeck is reportedly upset about the heated political discussions on the show. Rumors are that she may leave the show.
Her co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar have battled her on key political issues. They often are real passionate discussions. Sure they often take the liberal side, but Hasselbeck’s arguments for the conservative side are often misinformed and full of conjecture and rhetoric that weakens her points terribly in the debate of ideas.
I am surprised that Barbara Walters has not recruited someone with more experience than a stint on a reality show ( Hasselbeck was on Survivor once) to take Hasselbeck’s place sooner. Sure she is entertaining to watch especially when she starts spouting off the nonsense she does and tries to pass it off as conservatism. However, that gets tiring after a while and very old, and well embarassing.
I mean when she was first mired in battle with Rosie O’Donnell a couple of years ago, it was apparent how ill equipped Hasselbeck was to discuss these topics with any degree of credibility. Come on, Rosie was right to leave.
Barbara Walters needs to find someone and there are plenty of young, intelligent women out there who speak intelligently to the issues with the conservative slant. Whoopi and Joy deserve a sparring partner who is real good. We deserve a show where we can really enjoy the View.
Hey Tina Fey! Can you do a good Elizabeth Hasselbeck?