The ladies of “The View” are feuding once again, pulling punches as bruising as the candidates in the presidential race, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.
According the Sun-Times, the tension between hosts Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck has become so thick that the two women refuse to speak to one another off camera in contrast to their usual habit of screaming at one another on camera.
The beef between the two began as the presidential election heated up. Hasselbeck is die-hard McCain-Palin supporter, while the more left-leaning Behar favors the Obama-Biden ticket.
But last week, following Hasselbeck’s campaigning for Palin, Behar apparently made a joke at Hasselbeck’s expense, angering the staunch conservative, the Sun-Times said.
According to the Sun-Times, Behar pulled out a ratty green coat to mimic the outfit Hasselbeck wore at the rally. Mocking Hasselbeck’s statement on the now-infamous $150,000 shopping spree for Palin paid for by the Republican National Committee, Behar quipped that Hasselbeck “spends that much in a month!”
Hasselbeck, for her part, took a stab at her co-hosts on the campaign trail, noting that she was happy to be at the rally so she could speak without being interrupted.
According to the Sun-Times, Hasselbeck has been telling a producer she is concerned at what she feels is a lack of political balance among her co-hosts. While Barbara Walters never reveals her political opinions, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Behar all support the Democratic ticket.