Preaching to The Choir


After a decade of being yelled at by those left wing bitty's on 'The View', the mothership has finally called Elisabeth Hasselbeck home.

Starting Monday, Hasselbeck will debut on Fox and Friends where she will be able to pick on President Obama and other Democrats without getting yelled at. 

Hasselbeck takes over for Gretchen Carlson who will be moving to a show later in the day.  

The perky blonde sat down with TV Guide and talked about her new gig at F&F: 

TV Guide Magazine: Even viewers who didn't agree with you politically liked your feistiness on The View. How are we going to get that spark out of you when you're sitting with a couple of like-minded co-hosts?

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: There is understandably the big misconception that controversy is what people enjoyed about [The View]. But there are numbers and focus groups and viewers who say they enjoyed the conversation. I'm a person who believes that if you are who you say who you are, it doesn't matter where you are or you're with — you can be full of spark. I have incredible co-hosts who have already been doing a phenomenal job. It's the least of my concerns.

TV Guide Magazine: The Daily Show picks on Fox & Friends a lot and there's a pretty rough parody of it on Saturday Night Live. Are you ready for that?

Hasselbeck: It's never easy being No. 1 [among cable news morning shows] as Fox & Friendsand has been for a long time. So there will be people in jest with satirical comments or with bad intent looking to chomp at the heels of the frontrunner. You can spend your time focused on that or just working hard with good attitude and ethic. The latter has been the rule for me.

TV Guide Magazine: Have you seen the SNL bit?

Hasselbeck: No I haven't. I think I would get a kick out of it. That's just what they do so I don't think that bothers anybody.