Joy Behar Does Not Want Sarah Palin on The View: She Should "Say Bye-Bye and Disappear"

Celebrity News Jul. 22, 2014 AT 11:30AM
Joy Behar and Sarah Palin Joy Behar has some pretty strong feelings about rumors that Sarah Palin may be in consideration to join The View as a co-host Credit: FilmMagic/FilmMagic; Peter Kramer/NBC NewsWire

Guess it's clear who Joy Behar did—or didn't—vote for in the 2008 election. During a recent chat with Extra at the Venetian Las Vegas, the ex-View co-host slammed former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Asked how she felt about rumors that Palin may be in consideration to join The View with Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg, Behar rolled her eyes and then let loose with the insults. 

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"Shouldn't Sarah Palin be turning letters over on some game show at this point? Why is she even relevant?" the 71-year-old comedienne said of John McCain's running mate. "She and [former Vice President] Dick Cheney need to just sort of say bye-bye and disappear. So I don't really see her on any show, frankly. I wouldn't watch it."

Behar is also opposed to having a man join the cast. "We tried that [with guest hosts] in the past and it didn't really work that well," she told Extra. "I think that the women watching want to hear women talk, as a general rule, and what women are thinking."

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"The chemistry should be good, because that's what makes that show work. Everybody's enjoying the other person and there's banter and disagreements, but it's done without anything personal," she added. "That's how Elisabeth [Hasselbeck] and I did it for years. I mean, we argued about politics, but it was never personal—so I think that's the way it should go."

(Hasselbeck, now a co-host on Fox & Friends, did get personal with another co-host, though. She and O'Donnell had an epic on-air fight, complete with a split-screen, back in 2007; immediately after, O'Donnell quit the show. She announced her return earlier this month, after Barbara Walters retired and Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd announced their departures.) 

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Behar, for one, has no desire to revisit those days. "It's enough. I had enough. I don't need to go back to that particular show," she told Extra when asked whether she'd ever consider a return. "I have other things I'm doing right now which I'm enjoying. I like the freelance aspect of it, [not] having to be somewhere every day."

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