Elisabeth Hasselbeck Approves of Whoopi Goldberg

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck took time out from waving the U.S. flag and talking about staying the course in Iraq to give a ringing endorsement of her new co-host on The View.

"I loved working with Whoopi Goldberg," said the pregnant Hasselbeck at Super Saturday in Watermill, N.Y., during a fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

"She is soulful, has a world of experience to bring to the table, and I don't sense any sort of political agenda. She's so funny, but at the same time, she is one of the most thoughtful people that I've met."

Last week, The Hollywood Gossip learned that Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg would soon be announced as Elisabeth's co-hosts on The View.

Hasselbeck's comments seem to be in direct contrast to her feelings about Rosie O'Donnell, with whom she famously clashed on political issues.

O'Donnell abruptly left the show in May.

Meanwhile, with her latest baby bump clearly visible, Elisabeth Hasselbeck herself will likely take maternity leave from the show in a matter of months.

"The pregnancy is going well," Elisabeth Hasselbeck said.

"Today, with the heat, I'm sweating. But this is the first time I've actually felt pregnant. I feel really great. I pay less attention to the pregnancy the second time around, because I have a daughter, I'm busy with another child."

Asked if Barbara Walters is also a fan of Goldberg, Hasslebeck said, "You'd have to ask Barbara. But I'm sure she is. Who isn't into Whoopi Goldberg? She's an amazing person."

You know who's really into Whoopi? Paris Hilton. Think about it.

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