Today on The View, there was some tension between conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck and moderator Whoopi Goldberg. The two women were discussing the upcoming election, which issues were important, Iraq exit strategies, yadda yadda yadda... and Elisabeth — who notoriously steps all over people's sentences, cutting them off to either be sarcastic or promote her own agenda — interrupted Whoopi while she was making a point. Whoopi was visibly pissed, and made a remark. Elisabeth looked like a child who'd been scolded, made a cutesy face, and shut up. Remember how she wasn't like that with Rosie O'Donnell? They would constantly argue and no matter what Rosie said, Elisabeth would not back down. Could it be that she's a little afraid of Whoopi because she's simply older and wiser? Or because she's black? I've noticed her tip-toeing for a while. Just sayin'.
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I think Elisabeth is afraid of Whoopi because Whoopi has a lot of intelligent thought to back up her opinions. Rosie was just loud and obnoxious about it, which was much easier for Elisabeth as she operates the same way.