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ABC's "The View" - Season 20

The View sprang one of its periodic leaks on Wednesday morning, with the panel squirting out opinions on everything from Jersey Shore to Sarah Palin.

Responding to the video that Snooki and J-Woww made ridiculing Joy Behar’s ridicule of them, Barbara Walters described Snookie as “a woman who drinks too much” and gets “smacked in the face,” while Behar commented drily, “I didn’t know they allowed cameras into AA meetings.”

Meanwhile, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Walters showed their support of Sarah Palin and her Facebook message regarding the Arizona shooting spree. Just last night, Hasselbeck appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to opine on the tragedy and level some pointed criticism of Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik for saying that his state had become “a mecca for prejudice and bigotry.” Hasselbeck thought Dupnik should have kept quiet:

Bill O’Reilly tried to get Hasselbeck to say that the rest of the View panel regularly “ganged up on her,” but Hasselbeck did not take the bait. Knowing her importance on the panel as a voice of conservatism, and never wishing to criticize her boss, Walters, she laughed off the suggestion.

By the way, Behar was Skyped in from Las Vegas where she’s a judge for the Miss America pageant, taking place this weekend. She said she had “new respect” for the beauty pageant. Clearly, the heat and airless atmosphere of Vegas must be getting to her.

Twitter: @kentucker

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