Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani took on the ladies of "The View" along with their highly-partisan audience Wednesday in a post-election discussion about Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, and healthcare reform.
So strongly did most of those in attendance disagree with Giuliani that he ended saying "You don't get it" when they booed him for criticizing the President (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):
RUDY GIULIANI: There is nothing to be scared about. Let the American people decide. There was an article in Politico a couple of days before the election, and this was mostly Republicans, and the cowardly ones, you know, who don't speak for attribution, and they are very afraid that Sarah Palin is going to run and going to do everything they can to stop her. They may even say destroy her. These are Republicans saying that. And how about letting the Republican Party decide? Let her run. If she's as bad as you think, she'll lose. If she can really, if she can really make her case, she will, she will win.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: So, do you think she actually has a case? What is it?
GIULIANI: Yeah, sure she does.
GOLDBERG: I would like, I would like to know what it is.
GIULIANI: I don't want to get you all, you know, down on me, but the reality is she's got a hell of a lot more qualifications than Barack Obama had when he ran for president.
JOY BEHAR: Oh, come on.
BARBARA WALTERS: You know how sometimes our hosts walk out? Say this again, our audience will walk out.
GIULIANI: Your audience, your audience is suffering from something that the President may be suffering from and that is the inability to see the rest of America from being, having a warped view in New York.
GIULIANI: The reality is, as an expert on healthcare, having run those hospitals, this bill is a disaster. It’s a disaster. 65 percent of the American people agree with me. The President doesn't get it.
GIULIANI: (Pointing toward audience) You don't get it.
Well, Rudy, what can you expect from folks so enamored with "The View" they'd actually attend a filming?