By Michael Slezak
October 06, 2006 at 02:00 PM EDT

Let’s get it out there: After watching a suddenly viral YouTube clip from The View earlier this week (click here), I’m ready to take bets on the number of days till The Hasselbot gets the boot. This isn’t to say the show shouldn’t have a conservative voice on its panel, but it should have a conservative voice who can hold her own against someone as forceful and self-assured as Rosie O’Donnell. Like her or not, Rosie knows how to argue a point, and she deserves a worthy sparring partner, not one who — backed into a corner in a gun-control debate — starts making the case that grade-school teachers be equipped with firearms. (Seriously? You seriously want to go there, chirpy one?) Rosie’s chiding ”let’s talk instead of yell” remark pretty much confirms she views Hasselbot as little more than the show’s petulant child, and I’m inclined to agree. So, PopWatchers, I ask again: How many days till The Hasselbot gets the boot? And for the love of Lisa Ling, who should they get to replace her?