After all the chatter over the weekend, Barbara had no choice but to address the rumored departures on The View. Right at the top of the show she delegated some schticky countdown to Joy before facing the camera head-on to tackle the speculation around Elisabeth. Barbara then emphatically stated, “We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show.” Check out the ladies’ faces; they look a little nervous and shifty do they not? Almost as if they are covering something up…Curiously, Barbara immediately followed the declaration by saying, “Having said that to all of you, Bill and I have always said that when one of you makes the choice to leave that’s your choice and we will support your decision.” Reading between the lines, I deduce that Hasselbeck is leaving. They are just going to make it sound like it was Elisabeth’s idea so as to not alienate their heartland audience. I predict by the end of the season Elisabeth will make her own announcement of imminent departure. She’ll say she wants to spend more time with the kids or has another project lined up, but we’ll know the truth behind her exit. A move some are saying has more to do with Frank Langella being outed as the Chicken Pox vector than it does with her political beliefs, but I ain’t one to gossip so you didn’t hear it from me. If you need more proof, just look at how that indicating bitch is clutching to Barbara for dear life.
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