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We can all feel Hulk Hogan's political pain

February 13, 2008 |  9:01 pm

It's tough being a celebrity in America today, especially, say, a pro wrestler because people don't ask you questions about how to do the Tornado Body Slam?

They ask you harder ones like, who do you like for president? And each of those candidates has all these complicated positions on sooo many issues. Who can figure it all out?

So Hulk Hogan got a little confused not too long ago. And the subject came up today on "The View," the ABC-TV show where males appear like zoo exhibits for the talkative panel to poke at and be amused. The panel of four women is not exactly divided evenly between Democrats and a Republican. Maybe you can figure out their affiliations.

The Times' Matea Gold uncovered this transcript of the exchange, which for some inexplicable reason our TiVo missed:

ELISABETH HASSELBECK: I KNOW YOU WANTED TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY A WHILE BACK.

JOY BEHAR: OF WHAT?....

EH: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

JB: REALLY?

EH: NOT ONLY DID HE WHOOP ON JAKE THE SNAKE, BUT HE WANTED TO BE A CANDIDATE. AND THEN YOU RECENTLY LENT YOUR SUPPORT TO A CANDIDATE RUNNING NOW, OBAMA.

HULK HOGAN: I DID. BUT THEN I'VE TAKEN A STEP BACK. BECAUSE OBAMA WAS LIKE THIS VISIONARY AND HAD A LOT OF GOOD STUFF TO SAY, BUT SO DOES EVERYBODY ELSE.

EH: WHAT ABOUT MCCAIN, HULK?

BARBARA WALTERS: WAIT. LET'S CLEAR THAT UP. YOU WERE FOR OBAMA?

HH: I DON'T KNOW WHO I'M FOR ANYMORE. I'M SORT OF CONFUSED. I'M HERE BECAUSE I NEED HELP NOW. THERAPY. MCCAIN, I WHEN I SEE HIM SERVING HIS COUNTRY WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER, I MEAN, EVERYBODY HAS STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND IT’S A VERY CRUCIAL TIME FOR CHANGE.

BW: BUT YOU'VE ALREADY COME OUT – AND……

HH: I MADE A MISTAKE.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: DON’T SAY YOU MADE A MISTAKE… YOU….

JB: WHO DID YOU VOTE FOR LAST TIME, BUSH?

HH: I'M NOT TELLING.

JB: BECAUSE HE DIDN’T SERVE HIS COUNTRY IF THAT’S YOUR LITMUS TEST.

SHERRI SHEPHERD: HOW DOES IT FEEL WHEN YOU HUG A WOMAN?

HH: IT’S FEELS GREAT. I FEEL LIKE I'M ON THE HOT SEAT ALL OF A SUDDEN. BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE OUT HERE CHANGE YOUR MIND AT THE LAST MINUTE? (CLAPPING FROM AUDIENCE)

EH: A LOT OF PEOPLE DO.

HH: THANK YOU.

So there you have it. Just like Charlie Rose only with a live audience.

--Andrew Malcolm

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