Right Wing Personalities

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Designated Right-Wing Operative of Morning Talk

Quote: “Look, if I sat here buck naked, people would probably see ‘McCain’ across my chest. That’s who my heart is for.”

Quote: “I think it’s the liberal bias in the media that I’m the one who’s argumentative.”

Quote: “Obviously, no one’s denied the right to marry, you could marry someone of the opposite sex.”

Quote: “I’ve got a bubble butt, but I don’t mind, because it’s what powers me forward when I run.”

Quote: When asked what the stars on the American flag mean: “The original states and colonies.”

Notes: I decided to add Elisabeth Hasselbeck to the list of Right-Wing personalities when her status in the Neo-Conservative movement started rising. This is a woman who introduced Sarah Palin with a 10 minute, grating speech at a campaign stop, and is rumored to be courted by Fox News. In my mind, she was always that dumb blonde on The View who spouted Republican talking points without ever apparently having an original thought of her own.

With her status rising, I decided to go figure out who she is. I’d never cared before, quite frankly, because I don’t watch what I consider a daytime women’s show, and that’s apparently what she’s known for. What I discovered surprised me. Elisabeth Hasselbeck really only has two notable things on her résumé.The first is her stint on The View, which I’ve already mentioned. Before that, she was a contestant on the reality television show Survivor: The Australian Outback. That’s pretty much it. How a reality television show translated to a position on The View, much less rising cachet among Conservatives, is beyond me.

I suspect you have to be a Right-Wing Neo-Con to have any real consideration of Elisabeth Hasselbeck. I’ve yet to hear an original thought from the woman. She strikes me as one of those women who has spent her entire life being able to say whatever she wants to say because she’s pretty, and for whom her words have never had to make sense. She’s a Right-Wing cheerleader, and doesn’t question those who lead her particular team (the Republicans). It seems to me they could just put her in one of those skimpy cheerleader outfits like you see in the NFL and have her jiggle onstage at Republican rallies. That would be a more accurate reflection of her actual contributions to the Republican agenda.

I had a hard time finding quotes by Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Well, quotes that didn’t speak about her own body or her ruminations about her fame. There were no substantive quotes about issues. She speaks in Republican talking points so often that no one has ever felt the need to attribute any quotes to her. Her words are usually not her own.

To close, it seems to me that If you’ve ever had an argument with a high school cheerleader who figures that the fact that her boyfriend can kick your ass somehow gives her opinions validity, you’ll know all you need to know about Elisabeth Hasselbeck. But then, I suppose that’s to be expected from a woman who married a former NFL quarterback whose brother is also an NFL quarterback. When all is said and done, she is a cheerleader, isn’t she?

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Wikipedia: Elizabeth Hasselbeck bio

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