Elisabeth Hasselbeck isn't happy about Rosie O'Donnell returning to "The View."

The former panelist, now on "Fox & Friends," was so bothered by the news about her former co-host -- who left the show after her only season in 2007 following a nasty argument with Hasselbeck -- that she called into her show Wednesday while on vacation.

"I think this has been in the works for a long, long time," said Hasselbeck, perhaps hinting that her own exit last year may have had something to do with bringing O'Donnell back. She added the hire was "not surprising."

"What could ruin a vacation more than to hear news like this?" Hasselbeck said to her current co-workers Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. "I know Rosie very well. We worked quite closely.

Rosie O’Donnell debuted on "The View" alongside co-hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on September 5, 2006 in New
Rosie O'Donnell debuted on "The View" alongside co-hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on September 5, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Fenn/ABC via Getty Images)

"Talk about not securing the border! Here in comes to "The View," the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network and, really, in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there."

O'Donnell must have needed some water after all that spitting.

According to Radar, 37-year-old Hasselbeck marveled that after leaving under unpleasant circumstances, 52-year-old O'Donnell gets to return "with a bunch of control, ready to regain a seat at 'The View' table."

Well, come on ... it's "The View." It's not real-world important like, you know, LeBron James possibly going back to Cleveland.


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Hasselbeck went so far as to intimate Barbara Walters' farewell show was really a promotional vehicle for O'Donnell's return, evidenced by the former stand-up comic pitching a bit to make light of their past disagreements.

"She wanted to re-do the split-screen and voice it over from our original confrontation right there -- I was not up for that," Hasselbeck said. "She seemed to have a lot of control for Barbara's farewell show.

"Again, it (was) Rosie O'Donnell's 'Hello show,' in my opinion."

Yes. Because Rosie O'Donnell has more power than Barbara Walters.

Hasselbeck predicted trouble between O'Donnell and future castmate Whoopi Goldberg.

"I don't think it would be wise for Rosie O'Donnell to challenge Whoopi Goldberg on anything," she said. "I really don't."

Tony Hicks provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/insertfoot.