Next co-host of “The View”: Meghan McCain?

posted at 5:21 pm on July 10, 2014 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. I’m going to lay it on the line here: If this show ends up with Rosie O’Donnell and Sarah Palin and Meggie Mac on the same panel, we’re going to have an open thread for it every day. Every. Day.

In fact, we may become a “View” blog entirely.

Meghan McCain is being considered by producers for one of the remaining co-host positions, a source exclusively tells E! News. Senator John McCain’s daughter is currently under contract as the host of Take Part Live on Pivot, and has made several appearances on the long-running ABC talk show…

A graduate of Columbia University, McCain, 29, is pretty liberal when it comes to social issues and has spoken out against some of the more traditionally conservative views of the Republican party. She’s an advocate for gay marriage and is pro-life.

The question remaining now is whether or not Rosie O’Donnell will approve as sources tell us that the returning host (it’s all but official) will have approval over any potential co-host that will join her and Whoopi Goldberg, the only returning host, at the table in Season 18.

If Rosie has veto power over the new hires then Alex Jones is the new frontrunner. Meanwhile, my pal Karl makes a good point: Between the McCain news and the rumors that Abby Huntsman (daughter of Jon) and Margaret Hoover (great-granddaughter of Herbert) are also being considered, apparently one prerequisite for Republican women at ABC these days is that they be descended from powerful Republican men. That’s an … interesting criterion for a show that’s allegedly about female independence and empowerment. Makes me wonder if Patti Davis won’t end up being the, ahem, “conservative” on the panel.

Here’s former “View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck sounding enjoyably chilly towards the idea of Rosie returning to the show. That made Whoopi grumpy, which is also fun. Exit question: If only there was a young woman Republican who’s good on TV, really is conservative, and has some experience co-hosting “The View” whom the show could hire. Any suggestions?


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Perfect.

She’ll still be the biggest idiot in the room.

BigWyo on July 10, 2014 at 5:23 PM

She’s an advocate for gay marriage and is pro-life.

She’s not pro-life. She says that she’s personally pro-life (i.e. she’s not pro-life because being pro-life means you hold a political position, not personal), but favors keeping Roe v Wade.

Stoic Patriot on July 10, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Rosie and Megan should have their own show called Mac and Cheese.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Allah, you must really like that girl.

platypus on July 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

If this show ends up with Rosie O’Donnell and Sarah Palin and Meggie Mac on the same panel, we’re going to have an open thread for it every day. Every. Day.

That would truly be “must see TV.

katy the mean old lady on July 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

That poor poor couch.

Rusty Nail on July 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

The question remaining now is whether or not Rosie O’Donnell will approve as sources tell us that the returning host (it’s all but official) will have approval over any potential co-host that will join her and Whoopi Goldberg, the only returning host, at the table in Season 18.

So they not only bring this moonbat back, but she gets to decide who else hosts the show? Good grief.

I had thought of Meagan McCain because she’s been on before, and she’d fit their “conservative” label. She bashes conservatives regularly, just like her father. But at least she’s pro life.

Mary Katherine would be great, but I have no idea how any real conservative could even sit in the same room with the two moonbats.

cat_owner on July 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

She’s a moron, so she’ll probably get it.

DisneyFan on July 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Nice fit. I guess. Well, I will just have to take your word on it. You know what? Never mind.

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Rosie and Megan?

Well that will put it on the fast track to ratings oblivion.

HumpBot Salvation on July 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I guess they’re gonna do the full retard. Good luck with that.

NotCoach on July 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM

If they put these two fata$$ gasbags on the same set they’re going to have to shoot the show in a wide angle format with a panoramic lens.

novaculus on July 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Abby Huntsman (daughter of Jon)

HA’s very own Abby?

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Didn’t AP date Megan at one time or was that just comment section rumors. He sure seems sweet on her.

HumpBot Salvation on July 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM

She doesn’t have even one emoticon of intelligence, or talent, which is why she’s a perfect fit there.

otlset on July 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM

I guess they want Rosie to look thin by placing her alongside Miss Piggy.

Doughboy on July 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

If this show ends up with Rosie O’Donnell and Sarah Palin and Meggie Mac on the same panel…

Five remarkable boobies in the same room. Sarah has a pair, Meggie has another, amd Rosie is one.

Rix on July 10, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I never miss The View.

I never watch it and I never miss it.

Drained Brain on July 10, 2014 at 5:32 PM

HumpBot Salvation on July 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Nah, AP just got vertigo staring at Meggie Mac’s notorious cleavage selfie on Twitter. That’s like looking over the cliff at the Grand Canyon and getting dizzy. Took him a while to regain his equilibrium.

novaculus on July 10, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Emmy imminent.

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 5:32 PM

This McCain/Palin ticket will end worse than the last one.

portlandon on July 10, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Maybe Meghan will get an Emmy nomination, just like Dear Leader.

cat_owner on July 10, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Oh, the Margaret Hoover who gloated on CNN when Cochran won?

cbenoistd on July 10, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Wow – a bit*h and a moron. But really – who cares? The people who routinely watched the View were pretty much beyond helping already so the vapid Meggie Mac and the raging Rosie aren’t likely to appeal beyond their ilk.

katiejane on July 10, 2014 at 5:34 PM

HA’s very own Abby?

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

No, and AP misspelled Kilpleztim Huntsman’s name.

NotCoach on July 10, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Well that takes care of the two seats on the left, wonder who will sit on the right. If Palin takes the offer, I would be disappointed.

Whiterock on July 10, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Vomit

It’d be like putting a parrot in the seat repeating just what the liberal hags want to hear.

darwin on July 10, 2014 at 5:34 PM

You know it’s tough to find someone who makes Rosie seem intelligent by comparison, but MeggieMac fills (overfills?) that requirement.

novaculus on July 10, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Drained Brain on July 10, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Agreed.

ladyingray on July 10, 2014 at 5:37 PM

If someone was thinking on the other networks they’d start a show called “The Other View”, put it directly opposite and load it up with conservative powerhouse women.

Within a month The View would shrivel and die.

darwin on July 10, 2014 at 5:37 PM

HumpBot Salvation on July 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Ha. No, never met her.

Allahpundit on July 10, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Producer: “You’re the Republican on the panel, Miss McCain.”
Megan: “LIKE, WHATEVER.”

Jedditelol on July 10, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Ha. No, never met her.

Allahpundit on July 10, 2014 at 5:38 PM

But you might like too, right?

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 5:39 PM

*to

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Ha. No, never met her.

Allahpundit on July 10, 2014 at 5:38 PM

So Allah doesn’t deny having an online relationship with her? Or sexting?

:)

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Pavlich on the View would get my vote.

HopeHeFails on July 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Ha. No, never met her.

Allahpundit on July 10, 2014 at 5:38 PM

You should, I hear she likes cats.

darwin on July 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Pavlich on the View would get my vote.

HopeHeFails on July 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

She is looking over our comments right now.

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Are they reinforcing the flooring of the set?

Any suggestions?

Do not throw the Hamster to those harpies. Just don’t.

Fallon on July 10, 2014 at 5:41 PM

LOL, perfect. What better shill to be ‘conservative’ or ‘Republican’ and yet agree with them on everything?

Midas on July 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

HumpBot Salvation on July 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Nah. The only woman I recall AP publicly lusting over was the lovely Kirsten Powers. As I recall, he was quite smitten.

BacaDog on July 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Exit question: If only there was a young woman Republican who’s good on TV, really is conservative, and has some experience co-hosting “The View” whom the show could hire. Any suggestions? [link went to Mary Katharine Ham video]

Self-described part-time HotAir blogger Mary Katharine Ham does poorly on Fox News. I can’t recall ever seeing her effectively champion conservatism.

What’s more, MKH favors illegal alien amnesty and, in her tv and online work, often seems more interested in coming off “cool” and being accepted by liberals than promoting conservative principles.

Rather than choose someone who is known mainly for just being around on the internet for a while, I’d prefer they chose a truly talented conservative like Andrea Tantaros.

bluegill on July 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

But you might like too, right?

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Of course he would. That’s why he ignored my comment up the thread.

platypus on July 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

But how do we (and how does she, for that matter) know that you’ve never met her, Allah? You could go up, romance and woo her in a zorro mask or something, you know, if you want to retain the anonymity.

The zorro mask is better than the New Orleans Saint’s preferred headwear, which is a grocery store paper bag…..

Vanceone on July 10, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Andrea Tantaros could take on the whole panel without breaking a sweat.

bluegill on July 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Pavlich on the View would get my vote.

HopeHeFails on July 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

She’s great; don’t know why anyone would want to put themselves through that imbecilic spectacle, though.

Midas on July 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM

From a business standpoint — meaning ratings and eyeballs — the show would do much better with a more conservative voice so as to clash with Rosie and provide fodder for social media, YouTube, cable news, etc. This is why hiring someone like Meghan McCain or the Huntsman daughter doesn’t make sense to me, unless Rosie is just afraid of actual opposition from a Palin- or Malkin-type conservative.

Whatever.

Aizen on July 10, 2014 at 5:46 PM

A graduate of Columbia University, McCain, 29, is pretty liberal…

A graduate of Columbia University, McCain, 29, is pretty liberal…

FIFY.

F X Muldoon on July 10, 2014 at 5:47 PM

In fact, we may become a “View” blog entirely.

Might as well.

You all stopped being a conservative blog quite a while ago.

Rebar on July 10, 2014 at 5:50 PM

As a D-rat?

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 5:51 PM

The ugly adds up over there, heh.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Alternate Headline: Blogger has a reason to get out of bed before noon.

RickB on July 10, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Michelle obama to be next…#LardazzExpress

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 5:52 PM

we’re going to have an open thread for it every day. Every. Day.

In fact, we may become a “View” blog entirely.

RickB, thanks for the chuckle.

Who needs Hillaryteurisms?

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? Who watches that krappy show?

Nat George on July 10, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Should we read anything into the next carrier suggestion for Peg Bundy Mary Katharine?

meci on July 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Whoopie, Rosie, and Meggie. All they need is the Wolf to huff and puff and blow their house in.

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM

I don’t know where MKH would get the time, unless Georgia gets to be a host. You know darned well that they aren’t going to pick a “conservative” that can stand up to anyone. Why in the world would they have O’Donnell back on. I predict the show is gone before next year.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Hmmmmm…..how about a new name for the show?

3 Mules and Sister Sarah

BobMbx on July 10, 2014 at 5:58 PM

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM

LOL! I like it.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2014 at 5:59 PM

And Gov. Palin even being under consideration is pure unadulterated horse hockey.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM

we’re going to have an open thread for it every day. Every. Day.

Sweeettt! You can call it “As the View Turns”.

Meghan McCain…she’s like, well, you know, she’s just so, really, you know, uhm, she’s soooo intelligent, and you know, like, she’s would be such a good…uhm, what’s the word?…like you know someone who represents another person?….oh, yeah, representative…yeah, Meghan would like, you know, be such a good representative of Republican females ‘cuz her positions are like, you know, so mainstream!!!

(facepalm)

Love to see MKH on it though. She’d set those ladies on The View on their heels. Can you imagine….Palin and MKH against O’Donnell and Whoppi + one other?

(BTW, just guessing, The View is losing viewers at the speed of light, which is why they are considering expanding their programming to include the interests of Conservative females, right?)

lineholder on July 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM

I suspect Meggie is too stupid even for The View.

Laura Castellano on July 10, 2014 at 6:01 PM

And now , fun with funbags :
http://jimtreacher.com/archives/002130.html

burrata on July 10, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Rosie and Megan should have their own show called Mac and Cheese.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Stick a fork in it. This thread is done. Flange wins.

Seamus on July 10, 2014 at 6:06 PM

You know, my only claim to fame around this place is that AP once wrote an RO post after I sent him an article about the WTC failure analysis.

I’m guessing we’ll end up with a specific Terms of Use section regarding View related posts if RO and MM are both on the show.

TexasDan on July 10, 2014 at 6:07 PM

How about the Boss Emeritus? Michelle’s intellect would devour them in one show but she might like a light snack.

GreenBlade on July 10, 2014 at 6:07 PM

I’ve never heard McCain voice a right-wing view on anything her entire life.

She sucks up to people by bashing conservatives, like her Dad. She’d fit right in with the View panel.

will77jeff on July 10, 2014 at 6:08 PM

I suspect Meggie is too stupid even for The View.

Laura Castellano on July 10, 2014 at 6:01 PM

You’re arguing about dividing by zero, or dividing by a number that, while not zero, still causes a floating point error when Watson tries to divide by it.

TexasDan on July 10, 2014 at 6:10 PM

A graduate of Columbia University, McCain, 29, is pretty liberal

At her income level she could only get Columbia? That’s pretty telling.

will77jeff on July 10, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Pavlich on the View would get my vote.

HopeHeFails on July 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Pretty sure they’re not looking for someone that will challenge them on the idiotic liberal horse$hit they shovel out on a daily basis.

So Mac Truck is perfect.

BigWyo on July 10, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Love to see MKH on it though. She’d set those ladies on The View on their heels. Can you imagine….Palin and MKH against O’Donnell and Whoppi + one other?
lineholder on July 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM

That ‘one other’ would be the gaggle of rocket surgeons they have for a live audience.

BigWyo on July 10, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Come on, you big meanies. Meggie deserves an emoticon of respect here.

Laura Castellano on July 10, 2014 at 6:21 PM

I would also wish to see Patti Ann Brown on there as someone who does not have to rent a clue about the world

MunDane68 on July 10, 2014 at 6:23 PM

P.S. Beating up on mods just isn’t my thing. ; )

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Pretty lame to have the “conservative” opposition approved by Rosie. So she can only be opposed by a half-wit RINO that makes our side look stupid on television to all the LIVs.

Maybe SE Cupp? What is she doing these days? They probably can’t afford Laura Ingraham.

Capricio on July 10, 2014 at 6:25 PM

MunDane68 on July 10, 2014 at 6:23 PM

She would add more class than the show deserves….same goes for Andrea or Katie.

There’s no reason for an intelligent conservative to get into the pig pen with Whoopie, Rosie, and Meghan… particularly after how Elizabeth Hasselbeck was regularly dissed on the program.

Athos on July 10, 2014 at 6:27 PM

If Rosie has veto power over the new hires then Alex Jones is the new frontrunner.

Hilarious!

On a related note, a stupid girl festival hiring stupid girls to yap about stupid girl issues and pontificate on stupid girl drama is just a magnet for more stupid girls. That’s what the Democratic National Convention is for.

If a woman truly has a modicum of self-respect, she wouldn’t be caught dead watching The View, Oprah or anything else that doesn’t come on before 5pm.

Between what they read and what they watch, I honestly have to wonder how fast American women want to plunge into complete social irrelevancy.

Oh, and misogyny…patriarchy…blah, blah, blah.

thejackal on July 10, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Pavlich on the View would get my vote.

HopeHeFails on July 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Too smart. She’s waaaaay smarter than E. Husselback.

She’s 26 today.

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2014 at 6:29 PM

beauty, brains, and star power.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 10, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Pavlich on the View would get my vote.

HopeHeFails on July 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Every view of Katie is a good view.
But, as is the case with Sarah, never going to happen. They had a hard enough time with an attractive conservative. A very strong, very attractive conservative Lady? Never happen, heads would be exploding.

JusDreamin on July 10, 2014 at 6:29 PM

noa rothman is a conservative woman, right? maybe she could audition too.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Is Meghan the new liberal commentator?

joecollins on July 10, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Oy, they’ll have to make major structural changes to the big sofa.

slickwillie2001 on July 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM

apparently one prerequisite for Republican women at ABC these days is that they…

That they are so rino that they have little horns growing out of the center of their foreheads.

Admit, AP, those three: mccain, huntsman, hoover, are so rino that they are donks.

Blake on July 10, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Oy, they’ll have to make major structural changes to the big sofa.

slickwillie2001 on July 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM

they should reinforce the couch with steel. everyone knows that steel is very strong. fire cant melt steel.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 10, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Admit, AP, those three: mccain, huntsman, hoover, are so rino that they are donks.
Blake on July 10, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Hoover and McCain, in particular, are rather dim bulbs. Do you guys remember Hoover on Fox? She was embarrassingly bad.

bluegill on July 10, 2014 at 6:38 PM

I believe Rucka Rucka Ali wrote a song that addresses situations like this Rosie shake-up…

Capricio on July 10, 2014 at 6:38 PM

I suspect Meggie is too stupid even for The View.

Laura Castellano on July 10, 2014 at 6:01 PM

For the token Republican on the set, stupidity is a big plus. It makes them so much easier to mock and belittle.

That’s just one reason why they would never take Pavlich, or Tantaros.

slickwillie2001 on July 10, 2014 at 6:39 PM

they should reinforce the couch with steel. everyone knows that steel is very strong. fire cant melt steel.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 10, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Credit where due. That was funny!

JusDreamin on July 10, 2014 at 6:42 PM

With Barbara Wawa’s retirement, it’s apparent that ‘The View’ is seeking to remake itself into a lame facsimile of ‘Outnumbered’ where the one outnumbered isn’t a guy, but a token conservative unable to debate their way out of a wet paper bag.

It’ll be off the air inside of 2 years…

Athos on July 10, 2014 at 6:46 PM

GET ON YOUR BIKES AND RIDE!!!!!

Realdemocrat1 on July 10, 2014 at 7:12 PM

If Sarah Palin and Meggie Mac are both on the View, Sarah Palin will have more arguments with Meggie Mac than with Whoopi and the other liberal.

The View got the wrong Megan. If they had Megyn Kelly on there, the sparks would really fly! But Megyn Kelly probably makes more money at Fox than ABC would be willing to pay her…

Steve Z on July 10, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Come on, you big meanies. Meggie deserves an emoticon of respect here.

Laura Castellano on July 10, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Read my name.

katy the mean old lady on July 10, 2014 at 7:23 PM

And while at it, The View should throw a Kardashian in the mix too, whichever one of them, can’t tell which is which, they all seem equally brainiac.

jimver on July 10, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Jenny McCarthy out, Meghan McCain in.

Wow, that’s an intellectual upgrade!

{{{ rolls eyes }}}

pain train on July 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

..obligagory..

The War Planner on July 10, 2014 at 8:47 PM

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa hahaha !!!

TX-96 on July 10, 2014 at 9:03 PM

The spew was over some time ago. They’re just beating a dead horse now.

mad scientist on July 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

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