Barbara Walters said Monday that if Sarah Palin can be considered as a possible presidential candidate, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) can stay in Congress despite the current sex scandal he's involved in.
Significantly more shocking, "The View" co-host Joy Behar actually came to Palin's defense (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BARBARA WALTERS: Anthony Weiner, whom I also know, has a problem. He can be very sarcastic and very sardonic and, you know, there are a lot of times you wish he would not say it. He is a good congressman. He has been an effective congressman. If Sarah Palin can still ride around on her bus and be considered as a possible president, this man can override this, stay in congress and just hope that there’s another scandal that’ll take him off.
JOY BEHAR: Wait a minute. Let me defend Sarah. Let me defend Sarah.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: A scandal that’s going to take us off in a second is they’re going to black us out. We're done.
BEHAR: Let me defend Sarah for 30 seconds. The woman has no sex scandal in her dossier, in her arsenal. This is a completely different thing from Sarah Palin, and I want to defend her here.
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: I'm taking my pulse.
Wow! Behar actually defended Palin on national television.
I'm verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves.
(H/T Daily Caller)