BlindGossip – It’s not unusual for Hollywood types to align themselves with politics. It makes for unhappy bedfellows, though, when one is doing all the giving and one is doing all the taking. Such is the case of this sweet, young TV girl, who is co-star of a popular television show. She has recently stopped bragging about her relationship with a certain high-profile political figure. Why? Because, although they used to be close, the politico has gotten stars in their eyes and deems themselves a little too self-important to take TV girl’s phone calls anymore. TV girl has told her co-stars that she feels like she has been “used”.
It’s Sarah Palin and Elisabeth Hasselbeck! Source: BlindGossip and PopEater
Is it smart for Sarah Palin to tick off one of the very few network TV personalities who supported her?
From PopEater’s Rob Shuter:
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who once dutifully campaigned alongside Sarah Palin during her run for higher office in 2008, is no longer feeling the love for the likely presidential candidate, in fact, a close friend of the ‘View’ star reveals the two haven’t spoken in months.
“I think Elisabeth is a good friend. She remembers birthdays and even with a busy schedule always takes time to stay in touch with her girlfriends,” a pal tells me. “But Sarah has let her down. Elisabeth has reached out to her several times but she never responds.”
It’s gotten so grating on Elisabeth that, according to my source, “she has stopped trying all together and doesn’t care who knows.”
Elisabeth recently accused Sarah of “manipulating” the media to draw attention away from the more-serious Mitt Romney, and mocked her ex-friend’s bus tour as another attempt to dominate the headlines. Sarah’s decision to roll through New Hampshire on the day Mitt announced his run for the White House clearly annoyed the daytime star.
“If I had termites in my house, I’d get someone in there who could deal with it,” Hasselbeck said on ‘The View.’ “Mitt Romney, right now, his specialty is the economy. I’d have him in there. Here’s why we’re not hearing it: because Sarah Palin’s on a bus, and right now she’s manipulating, in terms of media attention.”
Before that, Elisabeth also condemned Sarah’s “crosshairs” imagery on a fundraising website, calling them “despicable” after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, one of her ‘targets’ in the 2010 campaign, was shot during a voter meet-and-greet.
“Elisabeth feels used by Sarah,” an insider tells me. “When she needed her, she was all over Elisabeth and now she treats her like a stranger. It’s sad.”
Congratulations to Ohhlala for having the first correct guess!