So much for my ban on talking about Rosie O'Donnell. Girl just can't stop causing trouble. Despite a previous vow to stop hasseling Elisabeth Hasselbeck after the youngest View cohost announced she was pregnancy, she's back to feuding with the blonde darling. On today's show, Rosie called Elisabeth "cowardly" for not sticking up for her when the media said she had referred to the U.S. troops in Iraq as terrorists.
The argument originally stemmed from a debate last week over the meaning of the word "terrorist." During the debate, Rosie asked, "655,000 Iraqi civilians are dead. Who are the terrorists?" But Elisabeth wants her fans to know that it'll take a lot more than a heated political debate with Rosie to rattle their off-screen friendship. She told Extra, "I am fine. We are used to debating things there. You have women who care a lot about things." The 29-year-old continued, "The best thing about today is that there's no slow boil, none. It's there, it's an issue, it's dealt with and it's over. If there are tensions, [and] obviously there was, it's dealt with in the moment."
Elisabeth did, however, mention that Thursday morning's show might be a bit, um, uncomfortable. "It'll be a little awkward, I'm sure," she said. "Whenever we have a heated debate, the next day is awkward. I bet we'll talk about some fun things." Do you believe Rosie and Elisabeth really are friends when the cameras stop rolling? Should Elisabeth have defended Rosie, or is that just the nature of differing opinions? Weigh in below.