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September 21, 2008 7:00 PM

The View

For those of you who might have missed it, the ladies of ABC’s “The View” pretty much raked Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain over the coals on their Sept. 12 show, accusing him of lying about Democratic opponent Sen. Barack Obama in his TV ads and mercilessly pressing him about exactly how his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, intends to “reform” Washington. Well, the show paid off in spades—the edition was the fourth-most-watched in the talk fest’s history and also delivered the series’ highest-rated week in a year and a half among total viewers. Considering the political hardball these women can play, Blink thinks ABC might do well to bump George Stephanopoulos and program a special Sunday political edition of “The View” opposite “Meet the Press” and “Face the Nation”—at least until the election.

—Tom Gilbert

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