Hasselbeck Jokes About Clinton Baby Bond in ABC Interview
Anyone who has given birth to a child knows that post-partum hormones can really cloud your thinking. But your political views?
Apparently, when you are a conservative, or thought to be a conservative, reporters think you might move left after you give birth. That was the assumption ABC's JuJu Chang brought into her interview with The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck on today's broadcast of Good Morning America.
Chang, who said she gave birth within nine days of Hasselbeck, was back on GMA with an interview of The View's co-host, labeled a conservative two times in the piece, who returned to her job this week as well. The interview was set up to be a chat between two new moms, but quickly became political.
Chang: Has motherhood changed your views at all - either your politics or just your worldview or your life view ?
Hasselbeck: I think motherhood stirs up questions about life. You look at it differently. I'm not voting just as a single woman anymore or just for myself. I'm actually looking at how this world will be shaped so that my kids can live in a place that's safe for them. And that is my main goal. I think it does change.
Chang: I understand that Hillary Clinton sent your baby a note.
Hasselbeck: She sent Taylor a "Welcome to the World" note. It was actually quite a nice gesture. I was waiting for the cash she wants to give the new babies born. I was looking in there for that.
Chang: But you joked you wouldn't even consider voting for Hillary. Does that still stand?
Hasselbeck: I'm sure she's an exceptional woman. Politics, speaking politics only, we would just disagree on things and her policies are not something I would necessarily support. But it's not a personal thing.
Chang: Hasselbeck's conservative politics are well known of course and last season she clashed very publicly with then co-host Rosie O'Donnell.
Note that Rosie O'Donnell is not labeled a liberal.
It would have been nice if Hasselbeck had asked Chang's question back to her, but her dig at Hillary Clinton's proposal to give all newborns a government-sponsored baby gift was sweet.