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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.

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16.

Rene    

I defended Elisabeth with the whole Law & Order thing, but she has really gone too far AGAIN. I don't really like Kerry myself, even though I am a liberal, but to compare his comments to Mel Gibson's drunken rant about Jews is ridiculous.

You deserved an apology from the Law & Order producer. John Kerry deserves an apology from you.

Also, Elisabeth, I know you are young and immature, but you really should educate yourself a little more and not just buy into everything the Republican party says you should believe. Think for yourself and do some research.

2881 days ago
17.

Jennifer    

Will somebody shut that robotic bitch up!!!!!!!! Elisabeth SUCKS!!!!

2881 days ago
18.

Nick    

Hasselbeck,

You are a typical surface political mind. You watch the Fox Channel before work and promote that you have an informed poiltical opinion.

From someone who is educated politically--Shut The F*** Up!!!

You are close-minded and weak-minded!!

2881 days ago
19.

Lindsey    

Better then debate was Joan Collins saying she hasn't done anything to her tight and frozen face! And also Barry Manilow lip sinking... in which the track started before he did! (TMZ... you should show those two highlites...)

2881 days ago
20.

Jeannie    

Poor little spoiled brat Elizabitch! Someone needs to drop her right in the middle of Iraq. My daughter is in the Army and by the way, she had a 4.0 grade average. She wanted to do something for her country. Perhaps Lizzy should grow up a little bit........but I would certainly miss her ranting if she ever left the View.

2881 days ago
21.

kelley    

joy needs to go. her liberal diatribes are baseless. its ironic how forgiving the left is when one of its own says something politically incorrect.

the reality is that the opinions on the view do not represent the vast majority of Americans.

2881 days ago
22.

Lindsey    

Post #20... if your "educated daughter" is in Iraq, you should be pissed at John Kerry... not Elizabeth.

2881 days ago
23.

Jeff    

"That persistently doctrinaire right-wing political thinker Elisabeth "

Way to go TMZ, how #$!@#! biased is that???

Why don't you refer to Joy as "That persistently doctrinaire LEFT WING political thinker"?????????

2881 days ago
24.

BR    

Elizabeth is SOOO in the minority on this show as practically the only traditionalist in the midst of the LEFT that is all of TV. I commend her for at least standing up for her views. Guess what people - 85% of this country are traditionalists and agree with Elizabeth on most values and ethics, but the media and Hollywood elite do not want us to know that.

2881 days ago
25.

Joyce    

WAY TO GO ELISABETH !I CAN'T STAND JOY BEHAR AND HER STUPID COMMENTS SHE NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OFF THE SHOW.ALWAYS ACTING LIKE SHE IS THE BOSS TELLING OTHERS WHAT TO DO AND THINK SHE SUCKS SO DOES JOHN KERRY ALL YOU SORRY PEOPLE WHO THINK WHAT JOY SAYS IS RIGHT I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DO CARE ABOUT GAY ISSUES WE ARE THE ONES WITH THE MORALS UNLIKE THE LESBO AND THE OLD LADY LIVING IN SIN WITH HER BOYFRIEND. GO ELISABETH RIGHT ON IT'S JUST TO BAD THAT THEY DON'T PLAY FARE ON THE SHOW WITH THREE AGAINST ONE I WILL KEEP ON SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS AND ELISABETH.....

2881 days ago
26.

arctickat    

I think Elisabeth Hesselbeck is a moron. To the moron who is dazzled by the BC degree, youre a dumbass too!

So if John Kerry is a Mel Gibson without the Booze then what does that make the Pope?

And to the idiot who actually thinks that a degree from Boston College makes Elisabeth a genius.... I dont know where Joy went to school But Rosie is Left as Left can get and she went to Boston University. Thats equally if not more prestigious.

Star Jones has a law Degree, so does that make her Einstein?


In the words of Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks: "Youre a dumb f*Ck!*

2881 days ago
27.

Pippi    

HE SAID WHAT HE SAID.
KERRY CANT LEAD ANYTHING,HE CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER ,BUT TO MAKE HIM DRINK HE HAS TO LIFT HIS OWN HEAD UP AND SUCKLE HIS WRINKLED OLD SCHLONG...

2881 days ago
28.

Eli    

#24 I could tell your not the one fighting in the war, the kids fighting there get injured on purpose just so they can send them back home, Im sure glad I have two girls that are not going to war and Im sure Bush feels very safe with his daughters to thats why he dont give a sh*t!

2881 days ago
29.

karenk    

As someone said elsewhere "gee, someone else actually thinks we're stuck in Iraq?".
I'm tired of all the political ads that say nothing about the issues, but everything and anything about the "other" candidate. The President of the United States shouldn't be sitting on Rush Limbaugh, talking about Kerry - but doing something with the rest of his term to better our situation. I can't see talking about what someone else said is the best for our Troops. Both sides need to shut up and do their jobs, quit trying to insult the voting public. As for Elisabeth, she is entitled to her view, yet her answer to Joy's question about why Elisabeth thinks Kerry is an elitist and Bush isn't when they both have money, Elisabeth says "Kerry speaks as if he is God". Someone is playing God.

2881 days ago
30.

kelley    

YOU'RE RIGHT # 25. THIS IS A LIBERAL SITE THAT LACKS CREDIBILITY AS SERIOUS JOURNALISM, SO WE CANNOT EXPECT MORE FROM JOSH LEVINE.

STICK TO FILMING STARS LEAVE AND GET REJECTED FROM HYDE- THAT IS CLEARLY YOUR FORTE

2881 days ago
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