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Posted by Joanna Weiss  September 18, 2008 09:34 AM

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When is Sarah Palin going to appear on "The View"? That's what I want to know. More than Letterman, more than Leno, the ABC morning gabfest has proven to be a newsmaker this campaign season. Appearances aren't gimmes, for candidates of either party. In the spring, Barack Obama got a fierce grilling on his association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, courtesy of Barbara Walters and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Last week it was John McCain's turn, as Joy Behar raised tough questions about his campaign ads:

Today, ABC announced that former President Bill Clinton will make his first "View" appearance on Monday. And then -- OK, this isn't politics, but it's sure to be fun -- Alec Baldwin will face the ladies on Wednesday.

But, again, it's Palin I want to see most on the show. So far on TV, she's faced a grimly professorial Charlie Gibson and -- last night -- a cheerily partisan Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, who alternated between economic queries and leading questions about Obama's rhetoric. Walters and her "View" crew would be the most direct stand-ins for hockey- and soccer-mom voters across the country. What would they ask? How friendly or hostile would they be? How would they balance politics and mommydom -- and address the personal questions that have thus far been taboo? How would Palin respond?

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83 comments so far...
  1. I don't understand why any politician would validate those shrill, witless hags by appearing on their unbearable show.

    Posted by SRae September 18, 08 10:53 AM
  1. that would be real interesting and i don't even watch The View! if anyone is going to be blunt and to the point then it's going to be these ladies.

    Posted by DI$CO September 18, 08 11:04 AM
  1. I think b. walters and the rest of her crew , (minus elizabeth) are a disgrace to all women, and our wonderful country!
    they showed no respect, to senator mc cain, or his wife. i hope their show gets taken off the air for good!
    i will not support the sponsors, on her show either. i hope they are smart enough to pull their advertising.
    there are a lot of people i disagree with, but i could never be disrespectful like those women were.
    they acted like a bunch of animals. they need to apoligize for their behavior.
    after watching the clips from this show, i for one will vote for senator mc cain!

    Posted by joan parrillo September 18, 08 11:56 AM
  1. As I work during the day, I've only seen Joy Behar on Larry King and subbing for the same, yet, those few times I was awestruck by her intelligence, breadth, warmth, compassion, classic liberal values and wit. When the "avuncular suspender-wearing host" began to query her about Sarah Palin, her first response was to question why Sarah Palin hunts innocent animals for pleasure, and what that might say about her, which touched me deeply. I would readily stay home from work to watch these two forceful, committed, articulate, outspoken no-nonsense women from different ends of the country and the political spectrum discuss Gov. Palin's candidacy and positions.

    Posted by B September 18, 08 12:03 PM
  1. i don't think that gov. palin should go on"the view" as any one can tell by the way they treated "the Mccains" that gov. plain wouldn't get a fair visit, not anything close to the visit obama had baba walters saying how handsome or something close to that the way the old women acted with him made me ill. so no i wouldn't let her go on the lousy show i thought barbara walters was alot more rude than even whoopie even with the stupid remark about slavery!!

    Posted by yolanda arto September 18, 08 12:10 PM
  1. So if you are a Republican supporter, it appears that one of the first things they do is take away the shift key on your keyboard!

    Not exactly "hard" news, but in my book, any interview is of interest.

    Posted by K September 18, 08 12:21 PM
  1. saw a side by side example of the obama/mccain "interviews"....what a farce. as miller said, who knew rosie was the brains in the group!
    The reptiles on that show make me shudder and I feel insulted when they are held up as an example of the American Woman (particularly the moronic behar)

    Posted by Judith September 18, 08 12:22 PM
  1. Wow - Joan Perillo!!!! Taken off the air? Don't read the Constitution much do we?

    Posted by Cujo September 18, 08 12:22 PM
  1. Yeah, how DARE The View call McSame to task for PROVEN LIES of his campaign!

    S*cks to still have a free press, huh, religious righties?

    Posted by Straight Lies Express September 18, 08 12:32 PM
  1. More comments from the tolerant people.

    If I remember correctly they asked Obama more about his family life then his positions on the issues. Double standard. Yes

    If you are as open minded and honest as liberals claim they are then you'll have to agree with how badly the McCain's were treated.

    Posted by David September 18, 08 12:44 PM
  1. Maybe if McCain wasn't running ads that add up only to BS he wouldn't get asked that question at all. I don't think the question was posed respectfully by the way, it was leading to say the word "lie" before allowing the guy the opportunity to weasel out some lame excuse for it to be "true," somehow. But seriously, the stuff McCain is putting in ads is far more disrespectful. How is he the candidate of change when he's running the same old Rove-style campaign ads? He got grilled because he had it coming to him. Obama was on there ages before he was, at a time when the heat was not turned up to broil. If Obama went on now, you can guarantee the discussion wouldn't be about old ladies (unless the hosts talk about themselves).

    Posted by CURE September 18, 08 01:09 PM
  1. Palin doesn't have the guts to appear on The View. Would be nice if SOMEONE in the media would shine the lights on Miss Alaska. But this just blurs what is really going on in this election .... the truth is that the average white American (and I am a white American, so I can say this) won't vote for a black person. Not even a Harvard Law educated one. They would rather vote for Sara Palin the "hood ornament" then vote for a black man. I was in Florida on business last week and whenever politics was discussed, someone in the group came out and said "no way having a black president, even if Palin is a total joke, which she is." Heard the same thing in Vermont, of all places, recently from a blue-collar office worker. Racism is alive and well in the USA. Proud to be an American takes on a whole new meaning.

    Posted by Jammer September 18, 08 01:43 PM
  1. Why is the view expected to be more non-partisan than proposed news shows like "ANYTHING ON FOX". I think it is more offensive that stations suppossedly presenting "news" are as ridiculously bias, as oppossed to a talk show that will and does reflect the opinions of the hosts, agree or not. At least they don't paint themselves as objective like Bill "wingnut" O'Reilly.

    Posted by k mccormack September 18, 08 01:53 PM
  1. I'd rather see her on Oprah.

    Posted by Mac September 18, 08 02:16 PM
  1. First they take away Republicans shift key and then they remove their knowledge of history. Try to think back to the Swift Boat attacks. Was your party fair and honest? No. Republicans are intolerable hypocrites. McCain is running a dirty campaign and his leading advisor has said he will not run on the issues but on personality. His campaign has been caught in lies so he is just asking for the press to probe, probe, probe. Guess what? That is their job. Thank god they are finally doing their job too.

    Posted by JothyR September 18, 08 02:19 PM
  1. What? I read from a Joan Parillo that she will vote for McCain because he got some tough questions? Hey, have you heard some of the hate radio these days? They don't even give Obama a chance- Burke in Alaska -- a Palin buddy -- calls al liberals "maggots," (meaning enyone who disagrees with Her Petty Highness)much in the way the Nazis called anyone to the left of them, or Jews, O'Reill rants away, Limbaugh rants away, Coulter forgets to take her meds and rants on and on, Michael Reagan rants on, Savage in his boundaryless vanity rants on and on, etc....At least Walters is a proven journalist and a highly intelligent person. Hey, if that is your reason for voting McCain, I can only say: How unfair. You seem to be acting as if McCain is a doddering uncle who needs to be helped across the street. He is not. He has a dirty mouth, he doesn't care about anyone other than his own power. Remember "Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno." That, folks, was McCain talking about a child. It was disgusting and showed his character. As did "Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" which was really repulsive. No wonder he got shot down, he was probably singing something similar while bombing Vietnames villages. Hero, my youknowwhat. He wanted to go to war unlike so many other poor guys.

    I have not yet heard Obama be such a nasty man. Maybe that is why he is getting better treatment. And he tends not to lie and attack his opponents in a gross manner (Check out the Obama Waffles story... a bunch of "Christians" dug that one up...)

    And don't drudge up the lipstick stuff, that has been put to rest by the plain trutgh that it is a common expression that was used by McCain and Huckabee before him.

    Posted by Talleyrand September 18, 08 02:21 PM
  1. "Walters and her "View" crew would be the most direct stand-ins for hockey- and soccer-mom voters across the country. What would they ask? How friendly or hostile would they be?"

    Are you serious? This group of women are so NOT the most direct stand-ins for hockey/soccer mom voters across the country! Based on their intense grilling of McCain and his wife and the softball suck-up we-love-you-like-you-are-a-god questions to Obama and his wife, you KNOW they'd be all over Sarah Palin like a fly on s***.

    As for CURE's comment that Obama was there ages before McCain was, before the heat was "turned up to broil" - if a candidate for President is going to be on any talk show, the hard questions should be forthcoming from the host(s) to ALL sides, regardless of when during the campaign that they appear on the show. And quite simply, the hard questions weren't there for Obama. It was a virtual love-fest for him.

    Posted by Linda September 18, 08 02:26 PM
  1. I am glad there is at least one highly-viewed television program with the sand to ask questions which need asking, of candidates from both parties. Media coverage has been all but substance-free, and any time a politician is brought to truth on-camera is a precious thing.

    I wouldn't have expected The View to be a lone lighthouse in the media fog, but kudos to them for getting it done.

    Posted by stanley September 18, 08 02:54 PM
  1. Compare how McCain was treated and how Obama was treated on this show. These women are shrill shills without manners or a bit of intelligence. They have the Jerry Springer audience locked up. Bar-bra, Bar-bra. Bar-bra. Only thing that is different is that they don't pass out plastic beads to the audience for exposing their breasts. At least I don't think they do.

    Posted by Dennis Slater September 18, 08 02:54 PM
  1. I happened to be home the day McCain was on. I don't think he felt that bad in all his years in captivitiy! I felt so bad for him. Although, he held his own and was nothing but a gentleman. His wife, Cindy was great! She stood up to them right away.

    To make things worse, when Obama was on earlier in the year they actually told him he was sexy! They coddled him! I don't agree that he faced a "grilling" as the writer suggests. He got a pass if you ask me.

    Conservatives don't stand a chance on that panel without coming off as mean and nasty. Hasselbeck is great but she tries not to be partisan.

    Posted by Rich, Saugus, MA September 18, 08 03:19 PM
  1. No one should go on that dreadful program. Why Obama went on I have no clue. He looked like an idiot he was so uncomfortable. One of the late night comedians show a replay of him shifting his legs and tugging at his pants continually. THere is no value for Palin in putting herself in such a position - especially with a bunch of catty women that like nothing better than to rip another woman down that is getting more attention than they are.

    Posted by Richard September 18, 08 03:29 PM
  1. Palin would NEVER appear on The View. NEVER. They'd chew her up and spit her out.

    McCain got grilled pretty good the other day, and he's a polished pro who's been around forever. She wouldn't stand a chance.

    I'd love to see it, actually. Expose how shallow, lacking in experience, naive, and ingorant of the issues she really is.

    It just won't happen.

    While we're on Fantasy Island, how about her appearing on the new Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC? Rachel would be a bit more civil than the women on The View, but, the results would be similar...maybe even worse for her.

    We're not going to get a REAL idea of what a ridiculous pick this was by McCain until the debates with Joe Biden. IF they let Biden go after her, that is.

    Posted by Matt Talvi September 18, 08 03:29 PM
  1. I'm a little confused. The women on The View were asking questions that have been raised in the media. I've read a ton on the candidates so let me see if I have this straight...

    If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic' and 'different.'
    Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you're an American story.

    If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
    Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, and you're a maverick.

    Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
    Attend 5 different small colleges over 6 years before graduating, then you're well-grounded.

    If you spend 3 years as a community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, help register 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, 8 years as a State Senator of a district of 750,000 people, chair the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people, sponsor 131 bills, and serve on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works, and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

    If your resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town of 7,000 people, 2 years as governor of a state of 650,000 people, you're qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

    If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.
    If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, left your ill wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.

    If you teach responsible, age-appropriate sex education, including the use of birth control, you erode the fiber of American society.
    If you staunchly advocate abstinence-only education, while your teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're responsible.

    If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, you don't represent America's family values.
    If your husband is called 'First Dude', has a DWI conviction, didn't register to vote until 25 years old and was a member of a group that advocated secession of Alaska from the USA, yours is the quintessential American family.

    And, finally, if you're famous for your quick temper, you're the one to have your finger on the red nuclear button.

    OK, I think I've got it now...

    Btw, I've taken this from a very elequoent email that was forwarded to me today. Very nicely put, I think.

    Posted by Kim September 18, 08 03:46 PM
  1. Through the wonders of TIVO I watched the View with Obama and the Mccains last week. Well for Obama it was a love in as Barbara was in a full swoon and the 3 other left leaning hosts were all ready to have his children. Hasslebeck was tough but respectful with her 3 questions. Now go fast forward to the McCains and it was a vile verbal lynching with Barbara acting as ring leader and the other villians showing nothing but total disdain, Hasslebeck once again had her 3 questions/coments.

    Given the treatment, I hope Palin goes on The View because she has a pair and she may speak softly but she carries a big hockey stick.

    Posted by moderatejoe September 18, 08 03:57 PM
  1. John McCain spent 5 and half years in a Vietnamese POW camp in service to all Americans including the witless females hosting the "View." For him to be treated in such a disrepectful manner by a group who obviously have no self-respect must have made him pity them................I sure do!

    Posted by Leslie September 18, 08 04:27 PM
  1. The VIEW should be renamed:

    My Point of VIEW is the Right One
    Yours Doesn't Matter

    Posted by JD Portsmouth September 18, 08 04:34 PM
  1. I'm a registered Republican and grew-up in Arizona. I was living there way before McCain ever carbet-bagged his way into the U.S. congress via Arizona and beer distributor heiress Cindy's fortune.

    Anyone who ever thought McCain was a "maverick" need only to look at his voting record. The ladies of The View were too easy on him -- the man is a mean-tempered liar, and the Keating 5 scandal, which McCain was an intregal part of, cheated millions of people out of their life savings.

    McCain betrayed his fellow POWS starting four days after he was shot down. McCain admitted HIMSELF in a 1973 article for US News & World Report that he gave-up military information in exchange for medical care from the North Vietnamese. Look the article up, it's on the web and McCain wrote it himself.

    Posted by Arizonan September 18, 08 04:52 PM
  1. Compare how the mental midgets on the View treated Obama: "We think you're so sexy" - Baba Wawa. To how they treated McCain "Your ads are lies. We know that" - Joy Behar. "If you win, will I have to go back to being a slave?" - Whoopi Goldberg. (BTW, Whoop, WHEN WERE you a slave?)

    Now I ask you, why would Sarah Palin want to step into this den of idiots and liars and race-baiters?

    Sarah - Just say NO. The low-life numbskulls who watch this show wont vote for you anyway. 1/2 of them are watching while recuperating from abortions or drug addictions. The rest are on welfare.

    Posted by GMan2 September 18, 08 04:53 PM
  1. so let me get this straight they showed no respect to the guy that is running for President by asking him questions about how he would govern the Country? They aren't alllowed to ask questions or have opinions, but Sean Hannity king of the right wing is allowed to?

    Posted by marc September 18, 08 04:53 PM
  1. Does anyone think all these nasty, critical comments on the intelligent, successful women on this show is anything more than ignorant name calling, prejudiced and ageist? How about sticking to the issues? It's one thing to disagree with their "view" but if you need to resort to personal attacks, then you should look to yourself.

    Posted by teresa September 18, 08 05:09 PM
  1. Who cares about Alec Baldwin....he was supposed to leave the country if George W. Bush was elected......Almost 8 years later he is still here....maybe he'll leave in November and take all of his Hollywood Democratic cronies with him. The Town will be empty and maybe they will buy their own country somewhere far, far away.

    Posted by Mary F. Garrity September 18, 08 08:05 PM
  1. #12 - Jammer - And those were the Democrats.

    Posted by GMan2 September 18, 08 09:40 PM
  1. Hey Arizonan - He admitted they broke him at one point. He fought hard. You would probably have been their butt-boy for 5 years.

    Posted by GMan2 September 18, 08 09:48 PM
  1. Hey Kim - Your Obama buddy has only spent 143 days in the U.S. Senate and not 4 years and almost all those votes he cast were present votes and the rest of the time he has spent running for president at the expense of the taxpayers. Beware of the information you get in e-mails and try to pass on to others as fact..

    Posted by Jim September 18, 08 11:31 PM
  1. At least Obama had the "jewels" to step onto Fox "unFair and unBalanced" news channel and do an interview with Bill O'Reilly.

    #12 Jammer, you hit the nail on the head. Crazy thing is if you travel outside the country, alot of people want Obama to win.

    Posted by Corey M September 19, 08 05:44 AM
  1. Poster #23, Kim, said it a lot better than me (poster #22). In fact, THAT post should be an editorial on it's own in The Globe's opinion/editorial section.

    Also, I guess I'm pretty ignorant spelling ignorant "ingorant.". It was a typo, but I should have checked more carefully.

    Posted by Matt Talvi September 19, 08 05:46 AM
  1. Is Barbara Walters still alive?

    Posted by ernie welch September 19, 08 06:29 AM
  1. There is no reason why any serious person should feel obligated to appear on The View. The author of this column is right to describe it as a "gab fest", because that's all it is. A bunch of women sitting around gossiping. Perhaps afterwards, Palin could appear on Howard Stern or Dr. Phil? That would be every bit as useless and irrelevant.

    Here's the thing. If you really just cannot figure out where Palin, Obama or anyone else stand on the important issues of the day by now, no interview or appearance will help you.

    Posted by SRae September 19, 08 08:26 AM
  1. So the disingenuous Gibson is "grimly professorial" but YOU (of all people!) call Hannity "cheerily partisan". Look at yourself. Why do you think these "partisan" outlets have sprung up in the first place? Might it have something to do with the MSM's "progressive" drumbeat that has stuck in the throats of some Americans? If Palin was foolish enough to make herself fodder for these overweening pseudo-intellectual cows, she would indeed be unsuited for office.

    Posted by aging cynic September 19, 08 08:59 AM
  1. Because the women of the View called John McCain on his lying, they are animals and disrepectful? They were VERY respecful, especially since he continued to lie.

    And anyone who watches the View on a regular basis (obviously not the wingnuts posting here) knows that Joy Behar and Barbara Walters, agree with them or not, are among the most intelligent, well informed women on television today.
    Sometimes the truth just hurts, and you don't like it. Your guys have run this country into the ground, at least have enough character to admit it. I also notice the nasty comments here because they happen to be women - typical republicans. You just can't help yourselves.

    Posted by Maureen Downs September 19, 08 09:07 AM
  1. The girls from the View (minus kiss @ss Elizabeth) did a fantastic job. These are freethinking ,well educated, women who are not afraid to voice their opinions! They are true representatives of the women of America today! I bet not one of them (minus Elizabeth) have to asked their husband/partners to stand by while they do the household budget. Unlike Palin whose husband is right there "helping" her make all her executive decisions. Palin is a sorry representative of a women today.I am sick of her whining voice . I am sick of her blatant lie about that "bridge to no where".I am disgusted by the picture of her just after she gunned down that animal(pro life???)with her child by her side. I am disgusted she will not admit she was pregnant when she got married(shotgun) . I am horrified that she belongs to a fanatic christian sect(They speak in tongues people) She thinks the Iraq war is god's will not the result of a wack job war mongrel(bush). Old man MC shame has a 80% chance of dieing in office. Plain is not a leader , she is a follower ,period. and not who I would want at the helm of this country. she has to consult her husband on everything a beauty queen and a snow sled racer YEAH!!!! that will earn our country respect.Obama also has a chance of not making it through his first term (fanatical wacko racist people still live in the USA) But at least Biden is a leader with experience and free thought. Wake up....,, Bush and his cronies have DESTROTED our country. Look where we are right at this moment Brooke, hated,at war . NO MORE !!!!! OBAMA /BIDEN 2008

    Posted by Therese Marcel September 19, 08 09:33 AM
  1. I don't watch the View, so on that level don't much care who goes on that show. I like some of the moderators in other forums, but the show isn't that good. I don't know why this is up for debate though. McCain essentially had to go on because Obama did. There's no way the McCain camp is likely to let Sarah Palin go on a live show where they have no say in the questions. NO CHANCE. She is clearly being told exactly what to say and when. Besides, then they'd have to bring Joe Biden on, and an hour of Joe (sorry, I agree with him on many issues, but exciting he's not) wouldn't do much for the ratings.

    Those who don't like the View shouldn't watch it. Even when I am home, I avoid it. It's simply gone way beyond its prime. And hey, I don't like Larry King or Bill O'Reilly, so I don't watch them. Simple, don't you think??

    Posted by mhc90 September 19, 08 10:55 AM
  1. What has Sarah Palin done that makes you want to see more of her? She's not running for president, John McCain is.

    Posted by Rosie Powell September 19, 08 11:12 AM
  1. Joy Behar, an intellectual? What's next, Ted Kennedy as the poster child for alcohol abstinence? What ARE you people smoking.

    This is the same Joy Behar who has said the following on her show:

    "white boys sitting around with black girls, coming in and stripping. Alright, they didn't rape them, but-" referring to Duke lacrosse players.

    Referred to former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld as "Hitler-like".

    Claimed that Senator Tim Johnson's health problems were the result of a Republican conspiracy to retake the Senate.

    Either you people are blind or have your heads up your asses if you take this clown seriously.

    Posted by Dave September 19, 08 11:17 AM
  1. To Poster #43: then why are the Republicans-- and McCain's campaign-- shoving this woman in our face constantly?

    Obviously, she's running interference for a empty vessel who has no ideas and wants to continue the status quo. Throw some smoke and flash some mirrors (Palin) and hope nobody notices how McCain has NOTHING to offer the American people...except more of the same crap we've had the last 8 years.

    Posted by Matt Talvi September 19, 08 12:01 PM
  1. the only view aired in that show is an ignorant one. who would waste their time going on that show? what a bunch of cackling hens and old hags! mccain was ill advised going on there because they just ambushed him with half-baked questions and ridiculous hypotheticals (whoppie goldberg and slavery).

    Posted by J Breen September 19, 08 12:02 PM
  1. I would think we could all agree that the job of president isn't easy and we need qualified people there. I would also think if we can put away our party hats and religous robes that we can agree that Sarah Palin has no business being the vic
    president. That said what can we determine by this selection as to McCains ability to chose the right people to make up for hios admitted short comings. From my view he already blew the most critical choice : the possible future president. As a life long republican I can only say I'm sickened by my parties performance and arrogance in it's failure. Then I'm equally appalled by the blind follows from my party that bury their head in the sand and cry god as if that will make everything okay. We all need to remember be aren't electing as pastor for our church , but a leader for a free nation that specifically seperates church and state for good reason ( check out the muslim world ). But , these days it seems who ever calls god the loudest gets your vote weather their qualified or not and you call yourselfs americans. Religion has a place in my home and heart , but there is no place for it when determing leaders of our free nation.
    Now here we are with a administration that has gutted our regulitory system that was put in place because our corporation have shown they can't be trusted. Now we all will feel tha pain of incompetent leadership and blind followers ,worried more about what god the follow , then what true leadership they can provide.
    I support McCain in 2000 , but now found he's lost his intergrity and clearly no longer rides the high ground and is just another who has lost his way. Republicains have always promoted themselves to be something there not and shown their true colors in the end by being the most financially irresponsible
    leadership in our history. You don't have to kick me three times to learn. Stop being party yes men and religous lambs. Be americans and ensure freedom is a word that applies to everyone ( religous or atheist ) we have the freedom to believe as we wish and not be condemned from the high alter of any group. This is america the home of the free and we've all forgotten that in our rush to jam our views and beliefs down everyones throat. Have your opinion and respect mine( the american way)

    Posted by Arthur Levesque September 19, 08 12:09 PM
  1. Absolutely not!! McCain was asked if he would re-instate slavery and was called a liar. Obama was told he was sexy and asked how he was related to Brad Pitt. They don't deserve the presence of Sarah Palin. I think she could easily handle those "women" but she is far too dignified and accomplished to lower herself to the level of "The View".

    Posted by macnh1 September 19, 08 12:21 PM
  1. Joan Parillo, if you'll allow yourself to be influenced by how a TV show treated one of the candidates, you have no right even voting.

    Posted by Jane Healey September 19, 08 12:22 PM
  1. I don't know anyone who actually watches that garbage but they certainly find their way into main stream easily. Joy Behar is an absolute horror. She was so disrespectful to McCain it was unreal.

    Posted by Sonny_Corlione September 19, 08 12:45 PM
  1. Sarah Palin has such an annoying voice. I've seen quite enough of her.

    Posted by Hester Prynne September 19, 08 12:46 PM
  1. What questions about McCain's Family should the View have asked? How after he returned after Viet Nam he immediately started screwing around on his wife.? That same wife that had stayed faithful to him.How he took out marriage papers with Cindy before his divorce was final?
    I wish they asked him about his role in the USS Forrestall fire during the Viet Nam War.
    I wish they asked him how he can with a straight face rail that "The regulators were asleep at the switch" during the turmoil on wall Street. John McCain never saw a diregulation bill he didn't like.
    I would have asked him why he never voted "Yes" on any bill that included equal pay for woman.
    I would have asked him why he voted "No" on every increase of the Minimum wage.
    I would have asked him why he didn't support bills that increased funding to the VA Hospital System. I would have asked him why he never even showed up to vote for the New GI BILL..
    I think the women on the View took him on head first and won. He's a wuss!

    Posted by Suse September 19, 08 01:17 PM
  1. Sarah Palin is the real frigging deal, and makes most women look like wall flowers. admit it, libs.

    Baba Wawa is a douchebag.

    Posted by Dr Hook September 19, 08 01:18 PM
  1. Rosie: Sarah Palin rocks, and unlike Obama, she will be President of the USA one day.

    Posted by ZerObama September 19, 08 01:20 PM
  1. Jammer: I will vote for a black person, especially if Colin Powell, a Conservative, were running. It's a screaming liberal I won't vote for, you racist moron.

    Posted by ZerObama September 19, 08 01:24 PM
  1. The way that rude Bi*** Barbara Walters kept interrupting McCain, I am not sure if I ever witnessed such a rude obnoxious left wing marxist socialist piece of journalistic CRAP. BUT--- The right will have the last laugh come November. The average American, yet to be polled, will be spoken for while all the lazy poverty driven liberals will still be sleeping off their hangover well after the polls have closed.

    Bank on it.

    Posted by ZerObama September 19, 08 01:28 PM
  1. WOW! These postings are amazing...good for a lot of laughs! This is why nothing gets done in Congress I think! Too many snide comments and gotchas- whether they're earned or not...Why would a good honest person dare run for office?
    And for those that don't want to be at WAR - here's a news flash - NO ONE DOES! But until the crazy people on this earth are locked up and under control - and there is PEACE someone has to stand up and be responsible! Everyone was RA RA for Bush when he wanted to go in a kick *ass but now because it's taken too long for our instant gratification society let's leave the place in chaos? Let me tell ya...those crazies will wait as long as it takes- they aren't impatient like AMERICANS...Our nation of ALL people should want everyone on this planet to enjoy FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY..The human attrocities that take place in this world because of miltant leaders & no centralized governments and NO freedoms or democracies reflects poorly on our entire human race. Only because we AMERICANS enjoy these privledges do these bimbos (minus Elizabeth!) from "the view" have the abilities to speak their mind!! Bush has tried to do the right thing which is to spread FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY throughout the world...One country at a time...But what other President has had to deal with 9/11 - Katrina - war and a deadlocked Congress! (Let's not forget their part in all this!)
    Bush approval rating 20%..Congress 9%...MCCAIN PALIN 2008 OR GOD HELP US! I want a PRO-LIFE PRESIDENT! What other message do we want to send to the radicals out there?
    The measure of how great a country is...How any want in ..and how many want to get out! If you don't like it- LEAVE!

    Posted by Wendell September 19, 08 01:49 PM
  1. Hey #47...If you want to be taken seriously?...America starts with a capital A!

    Posted by Wendell September 19, 08 01:55 PM

  1. UMM, you would base your vote on a television show? This is for the Leader of the Free World,by the way, because the women on 'The View' were rude?

    "I think b. walters and the rest of her crew , (minus elizabeth) are a disgrace to all women, and our wonderful country!
    "hey acted like a bunch of animals. they need to apoligize for their behavior.
    after watching the clips from this show, i for one will vote for senator mc cain!"

    UMM, you would base your vote on a television show? This is for the Leader of the Free World,by the way, because the women on 'The View' were rude?

    Posted by Meghan Taggart September 19, 08 02:35 PM
  1. of course she should go on the View. If she can't handle the View now, how's she going to handle the national media IF she becomes VP? Why does everyone want to coddle and protect her -- she's running for the number 2 job in our government, people, not auditioning to be our nation's BFF!

    Posted by hot-tomato September 19, 08 03:18 PM
  1. Hester:

    Palin has an annoying voice? I think she's adorable.
    Obama has annoying ears.
    Hillary has an annoying disposition and snarl.
    Biden has annoying hair and ego.
    Nancy Pelosi is just an annoying Socialist bitch.

    Now...have we changed anoyone's minds??

    Posted by ZerObama September 19, 08 05:27 PM
  1. Hey Wendell,
    Whether you a Republican or a Democrat I could care less but please give us a break with your ridiculous BS. Of course we were all RaRa, Bush told us that we needed to go into Iraq because there were WMD's and that Saddam helped with 9/11...remember those lies ?? and they were lies weren't they..?? We were RARA in an effort to be supportive of the troops our President was sending into harms way ....WTF else were we suppose to do???? None of us thought we were being lied to about Iraq. Especially at a time when we were looking to him to Lead, not lie. Thats why we are upset about still being there. It's not because it is taking so long and it is not about the money we've spent. In the end it is the lies....!

    Posted by chris September 19, 08 10:18 PM
  1. If they were even remotely fair, I would say she should. However, just look at the contrasting ways they treated Obama and McCain. They bring up mistruths in McCain's ads, but fail to bring up the blatant lies to Obama. They are completely unfair and cannot think for themselves. THere is no point on going on a show when the only purpose they have is to make you look bad.

    It's hard to believe Rosie may have been the smart one between Joy, Whoopi and Barbara.

    Posted by Steve September 20, 08 06:27 AM
  1. I wonder how many of thes posters here actually saw the show - because I watched it and did not see any attack on McCain. The hardest question he got was about his TV ads - Joy asked why he was putting out misleading information in his ads and McCain said there were no lies in his ads, and then changed the subject (btw - disagrees with McCain on this). They talked about abortion, and if Cindy agreed with her husband, Iraq (he again said he was in favor of the surge so he knows what to do there), and how they both thought Palin was such a wonderful choice for VP.

    Palin SHOULD go on this show, and she should go on others as well. If she is really qualified and ready to be VP then she should be able to handle this stuff with ease. And if she can't deal with the media, how can we expect her to deal with foreign leaders (once she actually meets one)?

    Posted by Maria September 20, 08 08:53 AM
  1. Perfect Hot-Tomato. RE: SNL last week. To the media - grow some... and start asking questions to Sarah. Forget her gender. I want to know the person who is a breath away from running the US is just as much the right person for the job as number 1. ASK AWAY -- Dont hold back.

    Posted by lilybilly September 20, 08 09:07 AM
  1. I have lost all respect for Barbara Walters at this point. I have watched her for several years now, from 20/20 to her annual celebrity interviews. Yes, I know she is liberal, and I know all of the others except Elizabeth are liberal too. I use to think more of Whoopi too as well Joy, but no more. I have watched the view a few times, and it has to be one of the most annoying talk shows on during the day. If these women are supposed to represent all women, I don't think so! Yes, it is the View, however, only one view can be represented on this show! If it is supposed to represent all views, they need more of the other side to balance it out. Good luck getting that! It would be kind of fun to see Sarah Palin take them on, remember ladies, she has a big gun, watch out!

    Posted by Laurie September 20, 08 10:25 AM
  1. I think she should be totally out of the media, TV or anywhere public. No one wants to see her anyway. Democrats rule!

    Posted by CarrieP September 20, 08 10:26 AM
  1. Obama is toast. Stop the diversion BS. It's over.

    Posted by ZerObama September 20, 08 12:43 PM
  1. I think she should appear on multiple interview shows between now and the election. She needs to be put to the same test as all the other candidates. And hey, if the women on the view ask Sarah Palin questions about her credentials, Troopergate, abuse of power, misrepresentation about her saying "Thanks but no thanks," to the Bridge to Nowhere, etc., will that been seen as sexism? Or will it be viewed for what it is -- the media (Fourth Estate) doing its job in exposing the truth for the public.

    Posted by Marbar September 20, 08 02:22 PM

    Posted by FFED September 20, 08 02:24 PM
  1. CarrieP: Youre right!! we all want to see goofy Joe Biden and his fake poofy hair, fake smile, and left wing Socialist nonsense!!

    THAT's really what we want !! LMAO. It's funny-- publicly, almost no one admits to being a democrat.

    Posted by ZerObama September 20, 08 05:09 PM
  1. I would love to see Sarah Palin on The View; she is very refreshing compared to all the other idiots in politics! Looking at her overall life's experience with her family, she is just like the rest of us.......... HUMAN!

    Too bad she isn't running for President!

    Posted by Linda September 20, 08 05:57 PM
  1. Sarah Palin is honest, smart, and sexy.

    Posted by ZerObama September 20, 08 07:19 PM
  1. #44 -- Yeah, I think Joy Behar is seriously intelligent, thoughtful, perceptive, blessed with unusual political and personal acumen, and a riveting speaker -- qualities I also ascribe to Sarah Palin -- if not an "intellectual", a word I did not use -- she (nor Gov. Palin) is not an academic, historian, playwright -- but a sometimes comedian, and the hyperbole of that calling is something of a rationale for the potentially immoderate remarks you cite. Visit CNN Larry King videos, her comments of 9/9 on Palin; the contrast in engagement between King and Behar says it all. (Behar, though, displays a compassion I don't see in Gov. Palin).

    What engages me about the proposition on the table is that everything about Sarah Palin lives and breathes her native Wasilla and its values in a manner dizzyingly parallel to the way Joy Behar lives and breathes her native Brooklyn and its values (which latter are also my values). Both of these comprehensive value-systems are equally important poles of the American system, and both of these women are their respective articulate, passionate, don't-take-any-bull-from-anyone defenders. I would rather hear them stage and debate the "culture war" than hear Obama and McCain exchange talking points.

    Posted by B September 20, 08 09:49 PM
  1. SnowJob SquareGlasses may have a big hockey stick, but she has a pea brain. 4 colleges in 5 years? for an associates degree in broadcast journalism?? from north idaho college??? she's a freaking moron.

    Posted by scott September 20, 08 11:17 PM
  1. Hey, they've just opened the "Road to Nowhere". That's the federally funded $25 million access road to the nonexistent bridge that Palin supposedly "killed", yet she took the money anyway and built an even more useless access road with part of it. The current plan is to use the road to make like a bit easier for hunters and for 5k and 10k road races. I'm not making this up.

    So who is going to ask Palin about this? I'm sure the Republicans would howl that asking such a question would be disrespectful. If The View will step up to the plate, then I can't wait to see that interview

    Posted by lnmonster September 21, 08 08:35 AM
  1. Do you really worship McCain and Palin so much that you don't see that they are trying to lie their way into the Whitehouse? I'm sure after they get into office they'll never try to be deceptive in any way given our strong tradition of honesty with republican presidents. Stop worshiping the golden ideology of the republican party and their golden calf candidates and think for yourself. The women on the view weren't mean to McCain they were just not willing to believe the proven dishonesty following from his campaign.

    Posted by Tiggrstaar September 21, 08 08:08 PM
  1. One more time folks. Barack Hussein Obama embraces socialism and has surrounded himself with socialists, marxists and radical liberals all his life. He isn't particularly smart, accomplished or noteworthy and he was in the Senate for 143 before running for President . He isn't prepared or expereinced for much. If you are happy with his qualifications and his associations please vote for him. The rest of the USA who love America, hard-work, competitiveness and to obtain the American Dream will vote for McCain and Palin. Enough said.

    Posted by Soccer Dad September 21, 08 09:44 PM
  1. Obama received a fierce grilling about Reverend Wright? Yeah, OK. Nonetheless, despite the obvious bias of the show, it does reach a demographic Palin is doing very well in, and she should appear on the show - if they aren't afraid to have her.

    Posted by NoNoNObama September 22, 08 07:26 AM
  1. Hey Chris- Everyone agreed with Bush and the intelligence at the time..Even your liberals friends were with him- before they were against him!...Maybe you should go live in Pakistan!
    If the chatty windbags (exception Elizabeth) on the View could ask questions and let Palin answer before they talk over her...I think she should go on...As Archie Bunker would say..styffle yous!- .
    Hey maybe they could ask her if she was related to Brad Pitt and tell her she's sexy! Better looking than Obama and them big ears! Like Dumbo!

    Posted by Wendell September 22, 08 07:51 AM
  1. Hey Chris- Everyone agreed with Bush and the intelligence at the time..Even your liberals friends were with him- before they were against him!...Maybe you should go live in Pakistan!
    If the chatty windbags (exception Elizabeth) on the View could ask questions and let Palin answer before they talk over her...I think she should go on...As Archie Bunker would say..styffle yous!- .
    Hey maybe they could ask her if she was related to Brad Pitt and tell her she's sexy! Better looking than Obama and them big ears! Like Dumbo!

    Posted by Wendell September 22, 08 07:51 AM
  1. In Sunday's NY Times (it's online), Frank Rich, no dummy, compared Joy Behar, who was just on Larry King, to Edward R. Murrow.

    Every day Sarah Palin fails to come out of her protective shell and take questions from reporters, audiences, and Democrats, she reinforces the perception of her as a marionette and undercuts her aspiration to be taken seriously. If she can't handle Joy Behar and Barbara Walters, she's (sadly) not ready to handle Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Hugo Chavez.

    Posted by B September 22, 08 08:57 PM
  1. Why would anyone want to watch a TRASH show like that. The View is the view of 4 women only!!! Yes I am a woman and they do not have my view!

    Posted by Donna Gillbee September 23, 08 12:49 AM

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