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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Silences Joy Behar With Ivy League Rebuttal on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 11th 2011 1:45PM
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Silences Joy Behar on 'The View'Elisabeth Hasselbeck used an argument by Joy Behar to point out George W. Bush's intelligence, stunning her co-host into a rare silence on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated).

The unexpected reversal began when Behar cited President Barack Obama's Ivy League education as a reason for his intelligence. "President Obama went to Harvard Law School and Columbia University, okay? He is a very intelligent guy," said Behar

Then, Hasselbeck saw an opportunity to spring a trap and promote Bush, who Behar has been openly critical of in the past. "Well, doesn't that make President Bush very smart as well then? Yeah?" she asked, tacitly referring to Bush's Ivy League eduction at Yale University and Harvard Business School.

Behar blinked, paused reflectively, then admitted, "You got me! She got me on that one!"

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Audra, before spouting your useless, untrue garbage, you should do your homework. Obama didn't get into "those schools" on affirmative action. The man graduated top of his class and became the president of the Harvard Law Review. That "affirmative action" remark is just some crap you made up. I don't agree with Obama on every policy decision, but at least my disagreements have to do with his policy and governing. I have never seen an American President be subjected to so many personal and character attacks as this President. From his birth certificate to his education. Grow up!

May 02 2011 at 12:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Audra Sigler Shay

Bush had a higher GPA than John Kerry and Obama did NOT get into those schools on his own merit! He got into those schools on affirmative action and for anyone to say Bush is stupid is just a partisan hack because the man was FAR from stupid! And even if your a legacy student you have to have the grades to get in!

April 13 2011 at 5:43 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

To put this very simply: the glaring difference is Obama got into "Columbia and Harvard law" based on *his own merit* where as president Bush got into "Yale" based on the fact that his father (George H.W. Bush) and grandfather (Prescott Bush) were both alumni or in other words as a *legacy student* and in turn *not* based on his own merit (hence why he is an idiot yet still went to an "Ivy league" university). How people run a talk show and attempt to discuss politics yet can point out this very simple reality is absurd and why anyone pays Elisabeth Hasselbeck to speak, just in general, even more absurd.

April 11 2011 at 10:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Correction: Should say "can't" point out this very simple reality not "can" in that last sentence.

April 11 2011 at 10:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Going to an Ivy league school does not qualify a person for the presidential role or leadership. Bush who was far from smart, got in to these schools because of his name, certainly not because of his brilliance. Book smart does not mean a person is necessarily brilliant. Many of our politicians went to Ivy league schools and their brilliance is very questionable. I know many brilliant people who do not even have a college degree! Joy Behar's statement on Obama, certainly did not qualify him as recognized brilliance because he went to these schools. That being said, I agree that he is a brilliant man, but lacks leadership qualities. One more thing, Trump should stop acting like a clown and stop humiliating himself. If he had to be vetted, which, of course, he would be if he ran for President, he would be stopped at the vetting process. He, of course, won't run. He just, as always, needs to run his mouth and look like a fool.

April 11 2011 at 9:46 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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