Fresh from the "Are you still talking?" file, The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is learning what the USDA and many others already know: Shirley Sherrod is a fighter. On Thursday's episode of The View, Hasselbeck grilled the woman at the center of the debacle seen and heard 'round the world. Sherrod not only defended all of her words on that day but also gave Hasselbeck a little history lesson, which she clearly needed. As usual, Hasselbeck spoke from a position of ignorance and judgment, while Sherrod responded from a position of wisdom and grace. Some people need to learn to leave the room when they hear grown folks talking. Mrs. Hasselbeck is one of them.


—Nsenga K. Burton