Elizabeth Hasselbeck seems to think we should all go around in mourning because of the economy or maybe its over the 2 wars. She wasn’t quite clear during her rant. She needs to read some history. Americans got through the Great Depression listening to FDR’s Fireside Chats. He tried to cheer people up, keep them informed, give them hope. Yes, he told a joke or two. Americans have always maintained their cheerfulness in the face of adversity.
Some background, Sarah Palin, like her or not, mocked President Obama by writing on her hand as her ‘teleprompter.’ Now everyone knows that all presidents since JFK have used the teleprompter. They have other things to do rather than sit around memorizing speeches. However, laughing at President Obama over his use of the teleprompter is something his opponents have latched on to, and so be it. He is a gifted speaker.
This humor seems rather harmless to me. Palin mocks Obama, Gibbs mocks Palin. No one is a sacred cow. There is nothing much vicious being said. So why does Elizabeth Hasselbeck get close to hysterical over the issue? I don’t watch The View. I don’t enjoy watching and listening to people attempt to scream over each other. But isn’t Hasselbeck really a little over the top or is she just politically naive?
Did Hasselbeck think Palin was serious? Didn’t she realize that Palin was spoofing the President? I thought it was silly but also harmless. And she got it back at her. Hopefully she is woman enough to take it. I imagine she is.