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'Real Housewives': Which cast member could you not live without?

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Bad news for cabbies: As of now, Kelly Bensimon is the only cast member slated to return to season 3 of Real Housewives of New York, which means we can expect more inane arguments, childish pillow fights and dopey middle-of-5th-Avenue-what-the-heck-is-she-doing? jogging sessions.

Of course, this is not to say the other five housewives — yes, I’m counting Simon — won’t sign on for an additional season (word is the ladies are just holding out for more cash). But I find it interesting that Kelly would be the first on board, since her image was transformed from relatively respected fashionista to self-important crazy-face thanks to the show. Sure, she’ll get the opportunity to redeem herself with another season, but come on, Kelly. There’s a reason Paula Abdul, god bless her, only filmed one season of Hey Paula. You should really just run away when you still can! Just not in the middle of the street, m’kay?

But the whole casting sitch has also made me wonder: Which housewife could I not live without? If Bravo could only cast only one of the six — yes, I’m counting Simon again — who would I choose? The easy answer is fan favorite Bethenny, since the skinny girl brings a certain amount of refreshing soberness to an otherwise bonkers cast. But you know what? I’m going to go with Ramona (gasp!). Because love her or hate her, what would the show be like without her oh-so-offensive (sometimes) unintentional insults? Or her standing-in-place dancing to mysterious, inaudible music? Or her embarrassed, dying-slowly-inside daughter?

Who would you choose, PopWatchers?