On the April 25 edition of "The View," the same day Rosie O’Donnell announced she is leaving in June, Barbara Walters proclaimed she is "not crazy" about President Bush. Why? His motorcade temporarily disrupted her walk home. Walters is apparently so lost in the celebrity world, that the slightest inconvenience sets her off. A shocked Rose O’Donnell inquired "did they recognize you?" as if Barbara is more important than the others waiting for the motorcade to pass. Walters than exclaimed "[Bush] is the president, he is not a king." And Barbara Walters is a journalist, not a queen.
Rosie joked adding her normal left wing talking points into the mix.
"I think that's great. All the things that he's done, you know, the screwing up Katrina, the torture, habeas corpus, the war, illegal. That doesn't get you, but put up a barricade, near Barbara Walters house! And there's hell to pay"
The transcript is below.
ROSIE O’DONNELL: Alright, now, let's talk about real news, because frankly, that's just this. Okay, George Bush barricade: Barbara Walters what happened?
BARBARA WALTERS: I have a rant, and I very rarely rant.
O’DONNELL: Go, take it hunny.
WALTERS: I today am not crazy about President George Bush. I have very personal reasons. So, I am walking home at the end of the day, it’s like quarter of seven, and I'm walking from the office, west side, east side, with Monica who is my wonderful assistant. So we get to the west side, I can't cross the street. I mean, here's one side, here's the other. I literally cannot cross the street. There are barricades, there are people standing -- two very nice police women say you cannot cross the street -- I can’t cross the street?
O’DONNELL: Wait, did they recognize you?
O’DONNELL: They said Barbara Walters you can’t--
WALTERS: She says you and the others can not-- stand behind the barricades. That was too much. I said "I will obey you, but I’m not standing behind- who's coming?" "The president." "Where's his car?" "Any minute." 15 minutes later, as I’m standing there, I can see down the--there's no car, there’s no nothing. We still cannot cross the street. So, finally one person crosses, another person, and then we cross the street. He is the president, he is not a king. To stand behind barricades -- [Cheers and applause] I don't know whether it was his doing and I'm crazy about Mayor Bloomberg, but enough already. When you cannot cross the street to go to your own house -- that's the end of my rant.
O’DONNELL: I think that's great. All the things that he's done, you know, the screwing up Katrina, the torture, habeas corpus, the war, illegal. That doesn't get you, but put up a barricade, near Barbara Walters house! And there's hell to pay.
WALTERS: I was a little upset about all the other things too.