So have you been watching The View this week? Holy moley! Things are hitting the boiling point faster than George W can say, "Mission Accomplished."
By now if you've been a regular reader you'll know that I TIVO The View and watch it after primetime TV. As I explained last night to Alex on the phone (who cackled when he found out I was a regular "view"er), it makes for good night time TV. The first section I watch usually, and then by the time they go on to celebrity interviews and the like, I've started talking to Jerame, surfing the internet or playing a game. But this week has been a doozy!
First, on Monday the four regular hosts got into an argument over something that Rosie said about the war in Iraq. While Ro's position wasn't that well articulated, basically what she said is that we've killed more Iraqis than terrorists killed on 9/11. She questioned why everyone we're killing over there is supposed to be a "terrorist," and suggested that the Bush administration was simply painting with a broad brush to keep Americans afraid. All of which I agree with. Numbskull Elizabeth Hasselbeck disagreed of course and the discussion went downhill - devolving into a very heated argument that even had Barbara Walters looking flustered.
On Tuesday, Rosie was pissed that right-wing news sources were saying that Rosie was against the troops and had called them terrorists. Ro asked Elizabeth if she thought Rosie called the troops terrorists and Liz hemmed and hawed. That made Ro even madder. But on Wednesday, the whole show blew up when Ro confronted Elizabeth on her non-defense against the right-wing onslaught. It all starts when Joy Behar calls for the Bush administration to be thrown out on their ass. It ends with Ro calling Elizabeth a coward and Joy crying out, "Is there not a director on this show? Let's go to commercial!"
Yowza. Kick ass Rosie. You go, girl.
(See the video from Wednesday's show after the jump)