Thursday, September 11, 2008

'VIEW'S' GOP HOST DISSES MICHELLE OBAMA: Elisabeth suggested First Lady hopeful had something to hide during June visit.

This was completely and uttterly uncalled for!

*While hosting a GOP Convention event for Republican First Lady hopeful Cindy McCain last week, "The View" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck took a swipe at Michelle Obama that has caused controversy.

During her address, which was captured on C-Span and is now on YouTube, the conservative TV host compared the visits of the two wives to her show, suggesting that Mrs. Obama had something to hide because she came in "with a list of topics that we weren't allowed to touch."

Mrs. McCain, Hasselbeck said, didn't make such demands because "she has nothing to hide." [Scroll down to view clip.]

During Michelle Obama's June 18th visit to "The View," Hasselbeck was very friendly with the wife of Sen. Barack Obama. According to, Mrs. Obama even "appeared to briefly console" Elisabeth after she broke into tears during a commercial break explaining how she hated to leave her baby boy, Taylor, for the first time to tape the show in Las Vegas.

Michelle Obama reported: "Obama looked over at a teary Hasselbeck and appeared to whisper to her and fellow co-host Sherri Shepherd, 'Everything okay?'"

Three months later, Hasselbeck's Obama comment has caused outrage on both African American and left-leaning blogs.

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