Surely you didn’t think we would make it through this election without me subjecting you to a clip from the greatest show on earth.

Hasselbeck’s a model of graciousness in defeat — so much so, given her recent stumping for the ‘Cuda, that it almost sounds like she’s fallen under the spell of Hopenchange. Let’s hope not; once she flips, all we have left is Jon Voight and the guy who played the terrorist in “An American Carol.” Exit question: What’s gotten into Elisabeth? The spirit of conciliation? Paranoia about her public image after last week’s SNL skit? Or is she simply mindful of how The One’s lackeys deal with criticism of their man and deciding not to gamble with ABC’s broadcast license? Click the image to watch.