Friday, May 25, 2007
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island
Claim To Fame: the lone conservative co-host on ABC's "The View"
Why She's Person Of The Week: For finally showing some balls this week by putting fellow "co-host" and Left-wing extremist Rosie O'Donnell in her place this week on "The View". In a spat that made news all over the country, on Wednesday, Hasselbeck and O'Donnell got into in a 10-minute verbal joust after liberal co-host Joy Behar (aka mini-Rosie) read off a laundry list of what she viewed as President Bush's failings. After Behar and Hasselbeck went at it for 5 minutes, O'Donnell joined in the frey to double-team the conservative co-host as they usually attempt to do. Yet this time Hasselbeck was prepared.
Hasselbeck is often criticized in conservative circles for being "soft" and inarticulate with her views (to be fair I don't know how many female conservative pundits, not named Ann Coulter, could stand up, by themselves, on a daily basis, to a couple liberal co-hosts who play loose with facts and use bully tactics when debating issues), but that wasn't the case on Wednesday, as Hasselbeck was dead-on in attacking O'Donnell for being "obnoxious" as well as challenging her to defend her own insinuations concerning those in the media who've accused O'Donnell of calling our troops "terrorists".
O'Donnell, who has pretty much run "The View" (she controls the debates, makes all the announcements, commercials, segues and gives herself the most air time to voice of all of her insane, liberal lies) since Barbara Walters signed her on, seemed to be both shocked and angered that Hasselbeck was taking her on . . . and winning the heated debate. With only three weeks left before Rosie leaves "The View", Hasselbeck could just say little and count down the days down to when the "big, fat, lesbian" goes away, but instead she's speaking up and that's a very good thing for conservatives who get little say in the liberal mainstream press.