October Gonzalez and Nicolle Wallace: Hired By The View?!

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Earlier today, we reported that conservative pundit S.E. Cupp auditioned for The View, and was found to be a bad fit with the rest of the cast.

Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg apparently carry a clout when it comes to choosing replacements for Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, and it now looks as though they've settled on two co-hosts everyone can agree on.

Radar Online reports that Nicolle Wallace and October Gonzalez have been chosen to fill the vacant chairs at the round table after a long, divisive selection process.

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Nicolle Wallace

Wallace briefly served as Director of Communications for the Bush White House, and was a senior advisor for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.

Gonzalez -  the wife of former Atlanta falcons tight end, Tony Gonzalez - has little in the way of television experience, but she reportedly wowed audiences and co-hosts alike during her audition.

"She was herself," says an insider about Gonzalez' audition. "She was the real deal."

The exhaustive search process included more than a dozen candidates ranging from internationally recognized names such as Sarah Palin, to lesser-known media personalities like Meghan McCain and Leah Remini.

Many have expressed their surprise with the fact that the show decided to go with two relative unknowns, but producers say the current line-up will the long-running talk show's most entertaining yet.

Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin won't dismiss the possibility. She has acknowledged that The View needs fresh blood.

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the only way i'd watch that tripe is if they hired Sarah Palin to ride shotgun on that bastion of fools.

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@ John Rosenski

Let me get this right... you DON'T think Palin is a fool?

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I do not want them to go the politics route again. All the yelling and bad vibes, who needs that first thing in the morning. I wish they would just keep it light and funny. I think they are making a big mistake doing this again. Just put some women who get along, like they did on the Talk and let them have fun.

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time for the view to close shop.