Sandra Bernhard Calls Bristol Palin a Hooker on 'Joy Behar Show'

Comedienne Sandra Bernhard called Bristol Palin a hooker on Wednesday's "The Joy Behar Show."

This was just a part of a televised hatefest reminiscent of the Lindsay Lohan film "Mean Girls" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JOY BEHAR, HOST: After weeks of speculation that the low-scoring Bristol Palin could actually take the "Dancing With The Stars`" win, the nation breathed the sigh of relief last night as Jennifer Grey was crowned the champion (ph). With me now to talk about this and other stories in the news are Sandra Bernhard, comedian and singer, Rebecca Dana, senior correspondent for the Daily Beast, and Andrea Marcovicci, singer and actress. I called you Andrea. Is it Andrea or Andrea?

ANDREA MARCOVICCI, SINGER: It`s Andrea.

BEHAR: Andrea?

MARCOVICCI: Yes. You did great.

BEHAR: So, Sandra, were you ready to shoot the TV last night?

SANDRA BERNHARD, COMEDIAN: I twittered for the entire two hours. My eyeballs were falling out of my head. I said, first of all, I said, Cander and Ebb would not allow this.

(LAUGHTER)

BERNHARD: You cannot be part of the Palin legacy and dance to Cander and Ebb in a cage.

BEHAR: Yes.

BERNHARD: I mean, Bob Fosse, he turned over in his grave.

BEHAR: I know. What about Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers? They`re dead, you know. They died last night.

BERNHARD: Yes. They died and came back and died for the third time.

BEHAR: What`s her name, Bristol on today`s "View" said something like --

BERNHARD: How did she do it? How did she get to New York to do the "View"?

BEHAR: I don`t know.

REBECCA DANA, SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, THE DAILY BEAST: They have their own plane, these people.

BERNHARD: She`s such a hooker. She got on a flight after losing last night.

Readers are reminded that in February 2008, former MSNBCer David Shuster was suspended for saying, "But doesn't it seem like Chelsea [Clinton's] sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?"

Somehow one doubts there'll be a similar uproar at CNN over this, but I digress:

(CROSSTALK)

BEHAR: How did they deal with ABC? I think that the losers come on the "View" and they dance. She said that her mother likes her being in the cage.

BERNHARD: This is what kills me --

DANA: Well, maybe that will prevent her from having another baby.

Readers are reminded that Dana is a senior correspondent for Tina Brown's Daily Beast, but once again I'm digressing:

BERNHARD: She`s supposed to be the spokesperson for abstinence and yet wears candies shoes which like you say -- I`m wearing these (INAUDIBLE). I`m thrown (ph) out of a car at full speed. You know what I mean? These are like total like hooker shoes. By all means, have candies underwrite abstinence.

BEHAR: You know, there`s a backlash on me because a lot of people when I`m talking to my friends are saying, she`s a sweet girl, she worked hard, and she`s a nice girl.

BERNHARD: Who worked hard? Are you kidding me, she worked hard?

BEHAR: Do you think she worked hard, Rebecca?

DANA: I mean, look, I`m not a professional dancer, but this chick is dancing in like Keds. She abandoned the high heels even. This is not a hard worker. She can do this a little bit, but that`s about --

Honestly, is this the new feminism being espoused at the Daily Beast? This chick is dancing in like Keds. This is not a hard worker.

Can you imagine the outrage if Greta Van Susteren had a group of women on her program besmirching Chelsea Clinton this way? There'd be immediate calls for disciplinary action:

BERNHARD: But that was -- the whole thing was the elbows and the tuchus.

DANA: I think she worked hard.

BERNHARD: She`s a young kid, honey. Yes, I`m a young kid.

DANA: She worked about as hard with "Dancing with the stars" as Sarah Palin did learning her geopolitics.

Nice bash at the former governor, but the real hypocrisy was right around the corner:

MARCOVICCI: I just want to know if Chelsea Clinton could go on next year so we could basically be voting for Bill.

(LAUGHTER)

DANA: Yes, I like reality television as a proxy for national politics.

MARCOVICCI: Wouldn`t that be fun?

BERNHARD: Good news. Chelsea Clinton wouldn`t even know what "Dancing With The Stars" was. Believe me, that girl is too smart for that crap.

(CROSSTALK)

DANA: Chelsea Clinton was a ballerina for many years.

MARCOVICCI: Oh, that will disqualify her.

Nothing but reverance for Chelsea while this gaggle of clucking hens heap scorn upon Bristol.

And Maureen Dowd thinks conservative women are mean.

(H/T Pam Key)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.