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Sharron Angle gives Joy Behar flowers, 'The View' co-host calls the candidate that name again

October 27, 2010 |  3:44 pm


When word got out that Joy Behar of the daytime talk show "The View" called Nevada Senate hopeful Sharron Angle a "bitch", the Angle campaign received $150,000 of online support. To thank her for her indirect inspiration, the Republican sent Behar a lovely bouquet of flowers.

After reading the note Angle wrote that accompanied the roses, lilies and other flowers, Behar looked into the camera Wednesday morning and snipped, "I'd like to point out that those flowers were picked by illegal immigrants, and they're not voting for you, bitch!"

Host and creator of "The View", Barbara Walters, posed to Behar that the spike in fundraising might be looked as a reaction from those who felt offended by Behar's statements. "You criticize them, they raise money," Walters said to Behar.

Behar called Angle the offensive name for the first time Tuesday after the women of "The View" watched an Angle campaign ad showing ominous Hispanic men seemingly crossing the border illegally while young caucasion children innocently study in an elementary school.

"What did she say? I'm offensive," Behar retorted. "You know what's offensive: watching those ads,  and watching people who work for a living made to look like villains. That's what's offensive. Not what I said. Let's get that straight, America."

"@JoyVBehar Hope you enjoyed the flowers," Angle tweeted Wednesday afternoon long after Behar ranted against her for the second day in a row. The conservative who is attempting to unseat Majority Leader Harry Reid made no mention of Behar's televised reaction to the floral gesture. Angle added tounge-in-cheekilly "thanks again for your help!"

-- Tony Pierce