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Rosie O'Donnell Calls Hasselbeck 'Little Republican Who Scared Me'

Rosie O'Donnell can't seem to get over her spat with Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

As a featured guest on "The Martha Stewart Show" Tuesday, O'Donnell referred to her former co-host on "The View" as "a little Republican who scared me."

Here's how the conversation went:

Rosie: "I haven’t worked since 2002. Aside from 'The View' ... Let’s not mention it. Anyway ..."

Martha: "You did really well on 'The View.'"

Rosie: "I tried my best but it’s hard for me when I’m not the boss. There was people there telling me what to do. There was a little Republican who scared me."

Last year, Hasselbeck said she tried to keep her cool during her on-air spat with O'Donnell, in which a political discussion over the war in Iraq became heated when an angry O'Donnell decried Hasselbeck for not standing up for her when media outlets suggested that she'd called U.S. troops "terrorists" during a previous debate.

"I almost had the same feeling in me as when I had a championship (softball) game and I was up to bat and the pressure was on," the 30-year-old co-host told Pregnancy magazine. "I'm very lucky that tears didn't come out. But unfortunately when a woman cries, it's never seen as a sign of strength and never seen in a positive light."

O'Donnell, 45, left "The View" last May. She chose to depart the ABC daytime talk show earlier than planned following her on-air confrontation with Hasselbeck.