TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Elisabeth

Calls Sen. Kerry

'Mel Without The Booze'

11/1/2006 3:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, in a fit of right-wing pique, called Sen. John Kerry "Mel Gibson without the booze" over his remarks on troops in Iraq on "The View" this morning -- and Joy Behar didn't like it one bit.

Elisabeth and Joy began their sparring when Joy criticized President Bush and his lieutentants for "making hay" out of Sen. Kerry's remarks on Monday when he suggested to group of students that a poor education would lead to their being "stuck in Iraq," offending troops and politicians everywhere (Kerry said yesterday that he mishandled a joke, and meant to criticize the Bush administration.)

That persistently doctrinaire right-wing political thinker Elisabeth jumped all over Kerry (and Joy), equating the Senator to "Mel Gibson without the booze," slamming his flip-flops, and then defended President Bush for his "higher IQ" and "better grades" than Kerry while the two were at Yale. Joy was having none of it, and the two exchanged a flurry of invectives.

But -- surprise! -- it was Rosie defusing the situation with a few bars of her favorite Barbra. And it all made that other Barbara -- Walters -- put her head down in (perhaps not-so-mock) exasperation.

239 COMMENTS

No Avatar

Previous 15 Comments | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16
226.

Wanda    

Elisabeth needs to get off the Republican soap box and educate herself a little bit. These little remarks and soundbites she spouts, then that "church lady" expression she gets on her face is just too much.

2877 days ago
227.

Michael A.    

As I read some of the others' comments, I was appalled. Didn't anyone listen, really listen to what John Kerry said? It wasn't a joke...there was no joke there at all and President Bush wasn't mentioned either. It was a deliberate putdown to our troops who are fighting and dying each and every day in Iraq to save our sorry behinds!! Isn't anyone grateful? And yes, some do go into the service out of high school, but there are a lot more who have a higher education as well. A college education isn't the only thing that makes someone intelligent, you know. A straight A high school student or even straight B's isn't a slouch in the mental department!! Plus, you can't be a dummy and learn all that the troops have to about weapons, strategy, and so much more. That criticism makes my blood boil.

Doesn't anyone realize that if we weren't fighting in Iraq and keeping the enemy busy over there and in Afghanistan, they would very likely be attacking us here just as they did on 9/11? Use your heads, people. It really doesn't matter which party is in power...they all operate pretty much the same....I've been on the planet long enough to be able to figure that one out and believe me, it's true. Power corrupts no matter what party it belongs to.

I just have to say that I was shocked at a lot of the postings here. No wonder we're in so much trouble. We don't need to be fighting with ourselves, we have a very real enemy out there and we should be 200% behind our military because they are the ones on the front line protecting us. Be grateful for Pete's Sake!!!!

2875 days ago
228.

DIANA    

EVERY "SCREAMING" LIBERAL VOICES THEIR OPINION AND DEFENDS IT AS FREEDOM OF SPEECH, BUT IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THEM, DO NOT VOICE AN OPINION BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO FREDOM FO SPEECH

2873 days ago
229.

wanda    

the view really is pitiful. joy and rosie are a couple of big mouth idiots!! elisabeth, way to go, but i really feel sorry for you sitting between those two morons.

2873 days ago
230.

sue hayes    

elisabeth, don't be a stupid blonde. what did you do to earn you spot on the show? abc needs to screen people better. your friend, who did a misdeed...if it was a phone she threw at rosie, it would be called assault and jailtime...but she did commit a crime...she tried to steal rosie's dignity. but you know what they say about "garbage", elisabeth? garbage hangs around garbage, so hopefully, abc will trash you!!! our "boys" are dying in foreign countries in a never ending mess, because of bush and his good old boy buddies...for their hidden agenda. elisabeth, GOD, will deliver us from people like you eventually...and payback will be "hell". does that mean you don't see anything wrong with our economy? does that mean you don't see anything wrong with our relationship/interaction with foreign countries(they hate us more now!), etc..? wake up...truly see what's happening to "your" people...not just the well off(who wouldn't ever fight to the death for this country, but are not ashamed to ride our soldiers' coat tails/their sweat and blood), but most likely fly their plane out of our country after they helped screwed it up beyond repair. i hope you never feel "want": (of) food, shelter, money, medical care, social security, health insurance, a forty hour/full time job, "good" public schools, and so forth.

2873 days ago
231.

sue hayes    

our united states, our soldiers,our people...you bush lovers are going to destroy us. look at what yor president has done to our economy, our relations/ interactions with foreign countries(even these countries, which he has personal money ties with..."they hate us"!!!), cut back on social services, and so forth. why can't you see the truth/reality?

2873 days ago
232.

J A Snider    

Elisabeth is unyielding in her views and often makes watching the show an unpleasant experience. Rosie on the other hand is a GREAT addition to The View and is very open minded. PLEASE, PLEASE, consider a replacement for Elisabeth!

2873 days ago
233.

alice zagors    

i'm so happy to hear we finally got our democrates in, the people are smart after
all. Love the view and their comments about how are elections turn out.
boo elizabeth[ you do not get it !! wake up

2873 days ago
234.

Tracey    

To the person who posted the first comment: Speaking like a true democrat: without class. I applaud Elisabeth for standing up to all those mis-informed women on The View. She is the only person on the show with any common sense.

2873 days ago
235.

Winona Ennis    

The View is the most vocal, nasty, foul mouth program which I used to watch, but now that Rosie is on the program, it is ruined. Someone should come to realize this.

2873 days ago
236.

DIANA    

EVERY "SCREAMING" LIBERAL VOICES THEIR OPINION AND DEFENDS IT AS
FREEDOM OF SPEECH, BUT IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THEM, DO NOT VOICE AN
OPINION BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH

2873 days ago
237.

Ana-Maria    

I think that Rosie is the best thing that happened to The View. She keeps it real and lively and actual. The three women are good together and the fact that they have different oppinions is part of the "good"! Keep it up, ladies!

2873 days ago
238.

Proud Of Elisabeth!    

God Bless Elisabeth! Finally someone on liberal run television has the guts to state her mind! We have made it sooooooo easy for all the liberals to state their minds (like Joy and Rosie) and they get audition applause. Thank goodness Elisabeth has the nerve to stand up for her beliefs! Go Elisabeth! You Rock!

2873 days ago
239.

Domino    

WOULD SOMEONE PLEEEEEZE TAKE THAT IGNORANT FOOL ELIZABETH EITHER OFF THE AIR. Not because of her expressing her views - just because she doesn't have the sense God gave a goat! At the very least give her a newspaper, book, CNN - ANYTHING that will keep her more informed BEFORE she opens her mouth! Politics are not the only thing she has absolutely no knowledge of.

2873 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

Around The Web