"Following today's live show, Elisabeth received a call from the The White House, and they both had a great conversation," Karl T. Nilsson, the executive publicity director of The View told Usmagazine.com. "The President's office apologized and explained that she and her husband were indeed invited to the White House for Christmas and were sorry that it did not arrive. It was simply an oversight."
Before finding out that the snub was unintentional, Hasselbeck said she had a "bone to pick" with the White House.
"I love Christmas cards," she said. "I love getting them. There is one in particular that I usually like, and it's an invitation to the White House Christmas party. Not the big one but the 20th one down the road that you get the leftovers at the party. I'd be going to that one. No invitation this year."
More here from US Magazine.
Hasselbeck is one of those rare creatures of the media that will cry at the drop of a hat if they are not provided with adequate supplication.
The part of this story that demands some sort of attention is not the fact that Hasselbeck is whining like a little girl with a skinned knee, it's that she expects the White House to send her an invitation. Not only that, but the fact that they called her, that they felt compelled to call her and apologize.
Don't the people in the White House have better things to do?
Yes, but let's think about who still resides there.
For more, plus video of Hasselbecks "nails-on-a-chalkboard" whining, click here