As delightful as it was to see even President Bush rescind his friendship with Elisabeth Hasselbeck today, we'd be remiss if we didn't address Lizzy's other smackdown this morning.
It came when The View hosted the gay-married Melissa Etheridge, who used the talk show patter before her performance to criticize Elisabeth's frequent, erroneous statements about Proposition 8. Though well-intended, we wish Etheridge had reminded Elisabeth that the "activist judges" she so derides also enacted unpopular-yet-pivotal civil rights decisions like Brown v. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia. Also, that Swedish priest she mentions? Didn't actually go to jail! Sherri Shepherd stepped in to break things up, but eventually Etheridge performed "Blue Christmas," which prompted Elizabeth to announce that she's glad Melissa is going to have a blue Christmas. We'll bet.
- The View [ABC]