Rosie O'Donnell has quit The View, just two days after yet another one of her nasty little spats with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck over the Iraq war. Well, not so little; it lasted about 10 minutes of air time. It started when Hasselbeck challenged O'Donnell to clarify what she meant during a show last week when she said: "655,000 Iraqi civilians have died. Who are the terrorists?" O'Donnell retorted that Hasselbeck was "cowardly" and it went downhill from there as the other two co-hosts hid barricaded themselves behind sofas.
Not, let us be perfectly clear, that anybody was really mad. Those red faces and quivering lips were apparently the result of bad camera work. "I'm extremely grateful,'' O'Donnell said in a statement released by ABC. "It's been an amazing year and I love all three women." Just not enough to set foot on the same stage with them.