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And the drama begins.  Former View co-host, Elizabeth Hasselbeck called in to Fox & Friends to voice her opinion on Rosie O’Donnell’s return to The View.

Elizabeth is vacationing and I guess the news of Rosie’s return left her seething so she couldn’t resist giving her opinion and boy did she have much to say.

“Here in comes to The View the very woman who’s spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and, really spit in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there –  coming back with a bunch of control, ready to regain The View with a seat at that table.”


“Go back to the reunion show for Barbara, how odd is this? When you have a woman who again insinuated that our own troops are terrorists in Iraq at the time, [who] left the show…while still at the end of her contract –  to have such ease the day of Barbara’s goodbye show was shocking to me.  She walked around with a lot of control and then when I had the chance to talk to her, Rosie herself, told me, on-set while we were mic-ed up, that she produced the reunion show to have everybody together and that it was her idea.  Now, do you think the woman who left the way that she did would be producing Barbara’s goodbye show?  Here’s the shocker, it was actually her ‘Hello Show.’”

Hasselbeck also said O’Donnell “seemed to have a lot of control for Barbara’s farewell show.”

“Anybody who’s going to be in that seat, if indeed it’s all going to play out as I think it will or already has, will have to be approved by Rosie.  Let’s not forget Whoopi Goldberg is sitting there and Whoopi is not going to let anyone control her…She has actually more trophy…than Rosie –  she’s the leader on that show.  I’m going to be very interested to see how that goes.”

Yesterday I said I didn’t see Whoopi and Rosie co-hosting harmoniously and apparently Elizabeth agrees.  And to add more fuel to the fire, Sarah Palin is vying for the conservative seat with Joy Behar rumored to be returning on a part-time basis.

Barbara Walters and Bill Getty have an awful lot to sort out.

Fireworks indeed!

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