From OMG!'s Goddess Celebrity Moms blog:
"The View's" Elisabeth Hasselbeck is reportedly "really upset" about the recent political discussions (i.e. the upcoming presidential election) that have been taking place on her daytime gab fest. As the lone Republican on the talk panel -- not to mention the youngest -- she just can't seem to win against her loud, liberal counterparts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.
While tensions are high on set, a "View" staff member told the Chicago Sun-Times that things aren't as bad as they were during the Rosie O'Donnell era. Still, it's bad enough that Barbara Walters has set up a "cooling off" meeting for her ladies.
Rumor has it that Elisabeth may even be leaving "The View" to host her own program on the FOX News Channel, where she can be with her own "kind" ... and not have to face off with Joy and Whoopi on a daily basis! That sort of makes me sad. Although I think Hasselbeck often comes across as being out of touch, uninformed, and immature, I must admit that the outspoken 31-year-old makes for some good television
Personally, I can't stand Elisabeth when I actually sit through forced viewings of "The View." But if Miz Liz is down because she's the only conservative on the show, I have to admit, they did put her in a damned awkward situation. I'm no conservative, but would it have killed them to have hired another center-right person with an insane personality? You know? Instead of Sherrie Shepherd who is certifiable? I mean, Hasselbeck is just alone out there and half the time she doesn't have a clue what she's talking about. The woman needs some back-up.
And you know who I'm about to suggest.
Amy Holmes. Hire Amy Holmes, dammit! I don't agree with her either, but I actually like Amy and she's more coherent and able to get a point across than Elisabeth. She could fill in those Grand Canyon sized gaps Liz leaves when trying to make a futile point against the more dominate Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. Plus, this would also make it a fair fight.
And if you don't want the severe bitchatude of Holmes. Can I suggest Michelle Bernard, the more palatable (but not as insane) black center-right punditress? Once again, she can actually formulate a decent answer and she's interesting.
And both Holmes and Bernard are good looking, so seriously, what's the problem? They're just slumming it in pundit land anyway. Or if you don't want another conservative, how about a Libertarian? An independent? A communist? Something. Variety is the spice of life, Barbara Walters! Keep your show peppered with more diverse insane people. But not Sherrie insane. That shizz is just embarrassing.
Sidenote: According to Defamer.com they "girled" Whoopi up on the show for a week. I don't know how to feel about this. I mean, she liked dressing butch. That was her thing, but she looks nice all tarted up, so good for her. I think.
This week on The View, Whoopi Goldberg has been cajoled into throwing caution to the wind and "dressing like a girl" (as Joy Behar so delicately put it). Yes, you read that correctly. Whoopi, whose style has been fondly described by our own Molls as "lesbian train conductor" chic, is trading in her Crocs and oversized collared shirts for Eileen Fisher dresses and patent red leather heels. Sure, she looks good. But her patronizing co-hosts are acting like a proud mother whose little Sally shed all that "baby fat" after being force-fed Nutrisystem for five months. "Look at you, girl, you're wearing a skirt!" cries Babs. "You're so sexy and hot, girl," chimes in Sherri. Gee, you can see Whoopi thinking, did I look that bad?
Goldberg returned to pants this week.