Daytime television gets a lot of facetime thanks to my temporary schedule.
If I'm not watching the Netflix du jour (right now, Gangs of New York), then I'm usually watching some kind of talk show.
And I gotta say - I'm liking this whole new View on ABC.
From the start: let me say, I've always been a Rosie O fan. Her being gay doesn't bother me at all, and I'm over the whole Tom Cruise obsession fascination. I guess I like Rosie because she's an outspoken broad who has a big heart and is passionate about the issues that interest her.
Kind of like me.
There are reports that Rosie is making Elisabeth Hasselbeck cry, perhaps because of the underlying political tensions there.
I don't really know whether this is true or not. One thing I know is Rosie and Elisabeth sit at two completely different ends of the political spectrum. While I'm not as liberal as Rosie leans, I'm certainly not a member of the Right Wing Conspiracy. I'm definitely a Moderate. I call myself a Liberal Republican but sometimes I feel like I'm less an Elephant and more a RINO.
Nevertheless, I just can't get behind Elisabeth's knee jerk conservativism that sometimes bubbles over the rim of polite daytime television discourse.
I don't care that Elisabeth is a die hard conservative. I don't care which way she votes. I just wish she would be a little less vocal about her opinions on a forum that is decidedly non-partisan.
I like Meet the Press. I love Tucker Carlson. That's where I go when I want a dash of political vim and vinegar.
Not The View.