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Elisabeth Hasselbeck says Sarah Palin returns her calls

June 15, 2011 |  1:22 pm

Sarah Palin returns Elisabeth Hasselbeck's calls

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, a fiery co-host of "The View," took to Twitter to set the record straight about reports attributed to her claiming she and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin were on the outs with each other.

"Elisabeth feels used by Sarah," an unnamed friend of Hasselbeck's told Rob Shute of celebrity blog Pop Eater on June 8. "When she needed her, she was all over Elisabeth, and now she treats her like a stranger," the friend said.

"It’s sad," the source said, adding that "Elisabeth has reached out to her several times but she never responds."

No idea why it took Hasselbeck so long to rebut the rumor but Saturday the former "Survivor" contestant laid out two "facts" to address the matter.

"Fact: Sarah #Palin always has returned my calls. Fact: when it comes to #Palin press will get it wrong," Hasselbeck tweeted to her 195,000 followers. Strangely, only 49 of those followers re-tweeted the message.

Some believed that there was a rift between the two conservative women after Hasselbeck seemed to criticize Palin's "One Nation" bus tour for eclipsing the media attention from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's plan to improve the economy.

"If I had termites in my house, I'd get someone in there who could deal with it,"  said Hasselbeck, who campaigned for the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008, in an episode of "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," Hasselbeck said.

Fact: We'd love to hear more about how Hasselbeck feels Palin manipulates the media.

Fact: We doubt she'll tweet that.


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Image: Screenshot from Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Twitter page. Credit: Twitter.