Why do I say good for her?
A number of reasons including that I sincerely hope she does well.
I didn't like her, I laughed at her. I had a lot of cheap laughs at her expense.
She was the butt of many jokes. I could laugh at her via Tina Fey's bitchy writing, for example.
But it wasn't until I read Ava and C.I.'s "TV: The View's not pretty," that I found out she wasn't the dumb one on The View.
She's played that way in the SNL skits, for instance. As the big idiot on the show.
But she's not. She's a Republican and that means, unless she's talking about children, she and I are probably going to disagree. Often strongly. But she's not an idiot.
She's just someone who sees the world differently than I do.
That's part of what makes us all different and allows each of us to bring something interesting and original to the table.
But I had thought she was stupid.
There is a stupid person on The View.
Her name is Sherri Shepherd and she said -- ON AIR -- that she didn't think the world was round. Asked about it after the show aired, she insisted she had no proof that the world was round.
She's also floated AIDS conspiracies on air
This isn't difference of opinion, these are basic scientific facts.
The woman's an idiot.
But they protected her, didn't they? On Saturday Night Live, they protected Sherri. They didn't lampoon her, they didn't mock her.
I'm getting real tired of this crap.
And when I find out something surprising -- such as Elizabeth Hasselbeck is not the idiot of the show -- that just makes me doubt everything else I thought I was being told.
So good for Elizabeth, I hope she does a great job and has a lot of fun with it. And I'm sorry I judged her by an SNL skit and indulged in cheap laughs over a characterization that really didn't have anything to do with her. My apologies to her.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):