The View has reportedly decided to use Nicolle Wallace as its token “Republican” co-host. The former GOP consultant has made a name for herself trashing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and other conservatives.
According to the Daily Mail, “Wallace and October Gonzalez (wife of NFL star Tony) are expected to join Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell in September.” During a previous appearance on the show, she gushed over Bill Clinton, Chris Christie, and Jeb Bush, while trashing Palin and conservatives.
Expect more of the same.
In 2008, when McCain campaign consultants, namely Wallace and Steve Schmidt, decided to go “all-in” and suspend McCain’s campaign during the financial crisis, McCain’s poll numbers plummeted. Immediately thereafter, Schmidt and Wallace blamed the campaign’s downfall on Palin–whose vice presidential selection put the moribund campaign in the lead–to save their own reputations.
Wallace was so “loyal” in 2008 that she did not even vote for the McCain-Palin ticket on election night.
“I didn’t, I didn’t,” she told The New York Times. “And I was fine with that.” She claimed she never received her absentee ballot.
Wallace soon discovered that the more she bashed conservatives and Palin on programs like Morning Joe, the more the mainstream media wanted to use her.
Co-host Rosie O’Donnell reportedly did not want the Republican co-host to be too confrontational. Enter Wallace, the show’s Brooklyn Brawler.
Wallace will be the lapdog who praises liberal Republicans the mainstream media love, while taking cheap shots at conservatives to please her producers and co-hosts. And the show’s producers will be thrilled to exploit her as their useful Republican. But don’t expect the uninspiring Wallace to get the show out of its ratings slump.