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Surprise! Elisabeth Hasselbeck Criticizes Sarah Palin on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 2nd 2010 1:30PM
In a rare moment that surprises the ladies of 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated), Elisabeth Hasselbeck criticizes Sarah Palin for opposing a school lunch bill advocated by First Lady Michelle Obama.

"The Republicans here are actually playing a dirty trick," Hasselbeck said, explaining that Republicans are trying to add provisions to a bill primarily meant to "help kids get healthy food." And, she went on, Palin's mistake is "not accounting for that" fact.

Barbara Walters is so surprised by Hasselbeck's criticism that she stops the discussion and identifies the day as momentous.

But Joy Behar is quick to point out the motivation for Hasselbeck's argument. "Elisabeth is a compassionate Republican," she said. "And that's what we need more ... of, people who have a sense that poor people need help in this country."

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Alan

I like Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She is a good kind-hearted woman. Both extremes the super far left and the ultra far right, dislike her and distrust her because she tells people exactly how she feels. Elisabeth is not going along with the left (progressives) or the right (conservatives) on everything. She is judging for herself. It is good to help those in need. This food bill is a good thing. Sarah Palin is very mistaken in opposing it. Kids need healthy food. The Republicans are actually playing a dirty tricks because they don't want Obama getting credit. That is wrong.

December 07 2010 at 3:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
carol

Elizabeth is honest, and she see's something that the Gop is doing that she believes is simply not right, and she says so. She certainly does not need any accolades from big mouth joy or barbara who are so anti palin and anti gop. Elizabeth is simply speaking the truth, something that is lost to the rest of them. She is the best part of their show.

December 05 2010 at 11:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sue

Joy should have added that the middle class are quickly becoming poor as well. We are losing everything but not getting any help.

December 05 2010 at 10:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
anthony

SARAH PALIN IS IN THE NEWS EVERYDAY. WHY? SHE IS ONLY TRYING TO BENEFIT HER OWN CAREER. IT MAKES HER MORE MARKETABLE. THE ULTIMATE OPPORTUNIST, WHO IS CLUELESS ON GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. THE REPUBLICANS WANT HER TO STAY IN ALASKA. SHE IS MORE CALCULATING THAN SHE IS INTELLIGENT. EVEN WITH ALL THE CONTROVERSY WITH PALIN, SHE IS STILL GETTING ALL THE FREE PUBLICITY... SHE COMPARES HERSELF TO REGAN. I OFTEN WONDERED WHY REPUBS THINK HE WAS A GREAT PRESIDENT. HE WASN'T. THERE WAS A DEEP RECESSION WHILE REGAN WAS IN OFFICE. HIS THEORY OF TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS DID NOTHING FOR THE MIDDLE-CLASS. HIS THEORY, FEED THE RICH, AND "MAYBE" IT WILL TRICKLE DOWN TO THE REST..... I WONDER WHAT THE NEXT CONTROVERSY PALIN WILL CREATE? SHE LOVES THE FREE PRESS.

December 03 2010 at 6:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Valerie

The issue that's being debated is not rich versus poor or jobs etc. The idea of better food quality in lunches is obviously a good idea. The idea of background checks for people who work with children is also obviously a good idea. Sarah should just say so, not go on about whether parents should have control over what their kids eat. Don't insult our intelligence Sarah. That is so political and not what you are selling yourself as.

December 03 2010 at 3:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
r. cossin

its not the food part of the bill,its the add-ons.republicans do happen to read these before they get on board.its all the waste and special favors buried in these bills that the makes them say no.i am glad that some of these people read and understand before they put their name on it.before you make a comment-read the bill.then you may comment

December 03 2010 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tony

I really do not know how some Republicans live with themselves. The country is in deep financial troubles and they insist on continuing the tax breaks for the richest 2%of the population even though that adds heavily to our deficit situation that they insist they are trying to lower. The Republicans do not make sense to anyone who takes the time to think about it.

December 02 2010 at 11:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Valerie

We are Republicans because we are a small business owner who struggles to stay afloat and provide jobs every single day. Small differences in taxes make a big difference to us. We don't live extravagantly, haven't taken a vacation in 14 years. Yet someone like you wonders how we sleep at night? You are right, we do have trouble sleeping at night but it's not our conscience that's bothering us, it's whether we will make payroll.

December 03 2010 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
betspotter

Elizabeth is wrong because the federal government tries to cram one size fits all regulations into every school district in America. This bill bans bake sale fundraisers, cookies for class parties etc. Let the local area decide what is right for their children. At the same time this bill urges schools to use local produce, the new Food Safety bill creates barriers for the small grower to sell his vegetables. Typical government. Joy wants Republicans to be more compassionate. I want liberals to be less intrusive and a lot smarter.

December 02 2010 at 11:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Enough Already

Not sure Elizabeth has her facts straight. First of all, the tired game of making anyone in the GOP someone who does not want to look out for the young or old is demeaning. How are we going to pay for this additional program? My understanding was that the amendment being added was to have clearance for all child care workers. Let me clue Elizabeth and the rest of the women on The View, I cannot chaperone any event in my child's elementary school without a clearance! My problem with food stamps is that money cannot be found to feed their children at home, they depend on the school, but they have money to spend on cigarettes and nail tips. When the government becomes the parents, the parents act more like children than adults.

December 02 2010 at 10:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Panky23

Palin has taken a BEATING from the press. And now Elizabeth. Don't you people ever realize that BAD REMARKS with other goodfellows is not the way to win friends and influence people. Leave Sarah and her family alone. Sarah is doing the best she can but that is not enough for some people. Keep the criticisms to yourself.

December 02 2010 at 10:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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