Jenny McCarthy's Reaction To Rosie O'Donnell Returning to 'The View' is Refreshing

At least one person is happy about Rosie O'Donnell returnng to T he View . Although Jenny McCarthy's days on the show recently came to an abrupt end, she's so excited about O'Donnell rejoining the show that she's already prepared to watch what she believes will be "some exciting television" and plans to have her "beer and popcorn" nearby. Thankfully, her statements were far more gracious than the bitter comments made by Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox & Friends.

Even though McCarthy left The View under completely different circumstances, particularly ones that don't involve a long-running feud with Rosie O'Donnell, it's still refreshing to hear her take such a positive, supportive stance on the person who will replace her. Seeing as how McCarthy predicted her tenure on the morning talk show would last a lot longer than it did, she could've totally had a chip-on-the-shoulder response like Hasselbeck, but what good would that have done?

I'm generally not a proponent of making PC statements just for the sake of playing nice, but in this case, if Hasselbeck just had to say something, perhaps that approach would've worked best, or simply just sitting this one out altogether. She left the show a year ago and, aside from drudging up the same old rehashed issues she had with O'Donnell, these comments only managed to reignite the drama. Former View host Joy Behar got in on the action, criticizing Hasselbeck for what she referred to as "hate-filled remarks." Even Whoopi Goldberg is over the entire debacle surrounding replacement hosts.

Hasselbeck may not be thrilled about this entire situation, but her comments will likely be addressed on air upon O'Donnell's return, and tons of people will tune in just to see what she has to say. In the end, it produces more of the commentary that Hasselbeck opposes, making this a lose-lose situation for her all the way around. Meanwhile, McCarthy comes out of this entire fiasco unscathed, simply because she chose to bow out gracefully and let it go, something Hasselbeck should've done a long time ago.