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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Gloves Come Off

posted by on October 7 at 13:05 PM

McCain says his gloves are coming off tonight at the debate. They’ve already come off on today’s installment of The View:

(See, esp., 1:45 and 3:00.)

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Barbara Walters at 0:22 is awesome. You can hear her disgust with Elizabeth Hasselbeck just oozing out.

Posted by Bub | October 7, 2008 1:10 PM

All I hear is a bunch of cackling hens

Posted by hee | October 7, 2008 1:21 PM

That whole clip after about 1:30 is awesome… Sherri Shepherd giving it to Elizabeth at 3:30, Barbara at 4:00. What on earth am I going to do when this election is over? Even The View and Katie Couric have become relevant and entertaining…

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 7, 2008 1:21 PM

But Obama. We know he's capable of fighting. But will he? Or will he roll over, thinking that he can merely rise above incessant attacks on his character? I guess we'll see.

Posted by Trevor | October 7, 2008 1:29 PM

it'll be great if she leaves the View and moves here to be with her hubby, then we can torment her daily--if someone wants to move over to Woodinville that is.

Posted by has been | October 7, 2008 1:30 PM

This is like watching my mother and her friends after four bottles of wine.

Posted by Christin | October 7, 2008 1:32 PM

Good luck with that. Josh Marshall on McCain's town hall debate dilemma.

Posted by w7ngman | October 7, 2008 1:32 PM

she's not married to matt hasselbeck, has been, she married to his brother, tim, a former quarterback who most recently played for arizona.

Posted by uncouthheathen | October 7, 2008 1:34 PM

Secretly, this is Mr. Poe's favorite show.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | October 7, 2008 1:35 PM

@5---She's not married to the Seattle QB, she's married to his Woodinville is an unlikely destination.

Posted by Eastside Por Vida | October 7, 2008 1:36 PM

E. Hasselbeck is a twit. She actually said the financial crisis was due to Democrats giving out subprime loans-LOL! She looks ridiculous and silly playing that Republican victimhood role.

Posted by Ren | October 7, 2008 1:39 PM

Hasselbeck and Palin would be a lot more palatable locked in a 69.

Posted by Just sayin' | October 7, 2008 1:42 PM

By her own rhetoric, doesn't her association with the Seattle QB make them as good as married also?

Someone should inform her that duplicitous matrimony is akin to terrorism in some circles.

Posted by AW | October 7, 2008 1:46 PM

This is how the gloves come off:

Posted by StC | October 7, 2008 1:55 PM

Goddammit. I hate it when I agree with Whoopi, but there it is.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | October 7, 2008 2:25 PM

elizabeth hasselbeck is a fucking idiot.

Posted by skye | October 7, 2008 2:26 PM

I want to to see someone slap that dumb bitch across the face!

Posted by Slap that Bitch! | October 7, 2008 2:28 PM

Elizabeth H. is as dumb as a bag of hammers. She's from the "If I'm Shrill, Then It Must Be True" school of broadcasting!

Posted by Scott in Chi-town | October 7, 2008 2:41 PM

barbara, the keating 5 is as relevant as anything. you said yourself that 'people are terrified'.


its ayres that's irrelevant.

Posted by max solomon | October 7, 2008 2:52 PM

@2 - I LOL'd. I aweso hewr a BABAWWA WAWA!

Posted by uncle baggy | October 7, 2008 3:07 PM

I hate to admit this, but I would totally fuck that Hasslebeck broad.

Also, bravo to Baba Wawa for putting everything in perspective.

Posted by Mike in MO | October 7, 2008 3:19 PM

Jesus Christ. I wish Sherri would've just socked Lizzy.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | October 7, 2008 3:21 PM

I thought it was a good discussion. (Full disclosure: I've never seen "The View" or any part of it before.) One thing I don't agree with is BW's equation of partisanship with "mudslinging." There's nothing wrong with partisanship. It's why we have political parties to start with. ("Party" = 'partisan,' same root word.)

People who say they're 'non-partisan' and try to make a virtue of it are in denial, and terrified that their opinions might offend somebody. So what? I doubt there's any regular SLOG reader who's afraid of opinionated speech.

Posted by Seajay | October 7, 2008 3:40 PM

Maybe this is the Texas in my coming out, but Elizabeth needs her ass whooped.

Posted by PussayDunkinHines | October 7, 2008 4:18 PM

Rosie was so ahead of her time on that show.

Posted by Non | October 7, 2008 4:36 PM

Walters should cunt punt her.

Posted by Sirkowski | October 7, 2008 5:24 PM

I look forward to when we have President Obama and the Socialist Republicans have gone off into the wilderness for forty years, so we can stop having token "conservatives" on shows.


Enough with the lame morons!

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 7, 2008 10:04 PM

Well said, Will. There's no place for dissent in a democracy, after all.

Posted by Seajay | October 8, 2008 10:28 AM

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