With Barack Obama’s link to ’60s radical Bill Ayers back in the news thanks to a concerted effort by John McCain’s campaign, “The View’s” resident Republican Elisabeth Hasselbeck used the opportunity to pile on.
A heated exchange Monday morning took place after co-host Barbara Walters, asked Hasselbeck if it was wise for both sides to engage in “smears.”
Hasselbeck snapped, “No,” and went on to criticize what she called “Obama’s radical connections.” She also said Obama should be held accountable for the actions of Ayers, who participated in protest bombings of the Pentagon and Capitol when Obama was 8-years-old.
Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd (Joy Behar was absent) responded with raised voices in defense of Obama – culminating in Whoopi shouting to Elisabeth, “That is such bullsh**.” The Oscar winner caught herself before saying the entire word.
View the entire segment below.
‘The View’ (Elisabeth vs. The Panel) Oct 6, 2008