Yesterday on The View, the token right-winger Elizabeth was all het up that President Obama should "Do Something" about the situation in Iran. Pressed to define exactly what she meant by "something", she had no answer.
By the way, Elizabeth is almost always on the opposite side of the table on every issue, and she sometimes gets emotional about her opinions, resulting in some nasty spats. People have wondered why The View keeps her. Entertainment news has occasionally reported that Barbara is ready to dump her.
That's called "publicity", folks. The View needs her, or someone like her. Otherwise, one of the women would say "Blah blah", and the others would say "Yup", "Uh huh", "Word", "Agreed". That's not interesting. Why watch. The public doesn't really want a car race. They want a flaming crash, and that's what Elizabeth provides.
...And, she's very young, so her views don't carry a lot of weight, which suits the producers. She's going to be on that show as long as she wants to be. (You've got to admire her for climbing into that car every morning.)
Anyhoo, back to "doing something". Field says it better than I could at http://field-negro.blogspot.com/. Please go read it. I especially liked his observation near the end:
"And finally, here is a little bit of irony to consider: Neda [Me: the 16-year-old woman shot by a sniper whose searing photo has become a symbol] might not even have been alive to protest if the neocons had their way. The very same neocons who are now screaming for us to stand behind the Iranian people would have bombed them into oblivion if they had their way under the frat boy."
Later: I just watched today's press conference. I hope people were listening.