Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s maternity leave may turn out to be one of the best things to happen to The View, given the line-up of guest replacements that’s ever-growing.

It’s been announced that Kate Gosselin will sub for Elisabeth on Sept. 14 and 15. (Could this be the kind of thing Kate was referring to on Larry King Live when she said she had “big dreams”?)

Add Kate’s name to a list that also includes:

• Meghan McCain, the outspoken, articulate daughter of John McCain, Sept. 9 and 10

• La Toya Jackson, who’ll either be dully prim or a loose cannon, I predict — there’s no middle ground with La Toya — Sept. 16 and 18

• Fox News’ E.D. Hill, who has perfected her own combo of ditzy cheerfulness and political agenda-bearing, Sept. 23 and 24

Yep, I’m looking forward to seeing any and all of these women give Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, and Whoopi Goldberg reasons to argue and explode. Who knows? One of the guest co-hosts might even prompt an interesting comment from Sherri Shepherd.

Are you looking forward to any of these guest co-hosts?