Newsflash: “Poor Little Elisabeth Is Not Poor Little Elisabeth”

So I missed The View this morning -- at my peril. When my friend Lynn told me about the throwdown, I tried to convince her that Elisabeth and Rosie's fight was staged for ratings. I couldn't believe that there would actually be real emotion behind one of their red state/blue state tussles. But then I saw the clip and I have to admit, it's pretty fantastic. Not only is it real, it's captivating. It's must-see TV. I've said it before: Rosie O'Donnell has made The View relevant. She's made it required viewing. Say what you will about her, she's a firebrand, and she gets people talking. And say what you will about Elisabeth, but girlfriend's got some moxie.

Just in case you were wondering, and I know you were: I think that The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman, Lieutenant Andy Baldwin, is a right-wing frat boy masquerading as a heroic, deep-sea-diving doctor. Also, not cute. He looks like a Walton. As in The Waltons. And nothing very insightful to say, ever. A show I would like to see -- nay, a show I would lie down on the tracks to be a contestant on -- is The Bachelor: Apolo Anton Ohno. Who's with me?