August 30, 2005, - 11:53 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Cindy Sheehan could learn a few moves from the annoying “ladies” of ABC’s “The View.” She’s shameless, but they are more so.
This morning, the “ladies” of “The View” pretended to play employment agency with a soldier who served in Iraq and helped catch Saddam Hussein. But what they really meant to do was demoralize the rest of the troops and the rest of the us. And use this poor soldier to promote themselves.
Spc. Jeans Cruz appeared on the anti-male yenta-fest, today, with this repeatedly popping up on the chyron: “Says He Can’t Find a Job After Capturing Saddam Hussein”.
First a video showing Paul Bremer announcing, “We got him” and Saddam’s vivid capture, was shown.
Then, like a doe in the headlights, Cruz was treated to the deep thinking, progesterone over-infused “ladies” of “The View”. The “ladies”–including and especially buffoonish Star Jones–expressed concern and dismay that Cruz can’t find a job. They asked him if he has PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and he said yes. Jones, who repeatedly turned on an off her accent, exclaimed “We go’n get you a job!” after Meredith Vieira admonished “politicians who praise the soldiers who are fighting the war, but it’s really hollow praise.”
Cigars, Lots of Food, and Tubs … er, Women We Don’t Want to See in a Tub
At the end of the show, Vieira announced that “we are not going to forget this.” Of course, they won’t. There would be no more publicity, self-adulation, and opportunity to bash the efforts in Iraq, if they “forgot this.” Star Jones yelled that, for once, it was good there was someone from each political party on the panel because, “We go’n make same calls. We go’n call everybody.” Her garish behavior, today, outdid even her garish, over-hyped $2 million wedding.
All but one of the women–Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who claims to be a conservative, but also participated in this shameful display–oppose the war in Iraq. I feel bad for Cruz, but he was used by these women. If and when he finds a job, he will be used by them again. They should be ashamed. But, alas, they are shameless. Even more shameless than Air America’s Randi Rhodes and MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, both of whom have already similarly used Cruz (to make their point that if you serve in Iraq and catch Saddam, you will return home thankless and unemployed).
The “ladies” of “The View” do not care a lick about our soldiers. If they did, they’d stop harping on President Bush and the war, repeatedly. And they would find Cruz a job off the airwaves, and without the publicity that they crave.
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