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Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Obama 'Crafty' On 'The View' But 'Wonderful Citizen' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   Danny Shea First Posted: 07/30/10 10:46 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:15 PM ET

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck appeared on Fox News' "Hannity" Thursday to share her thoughts on President Obama's appearance on "The View."

Hannity opened by saying that, unlike some critics, he found nothing wrong with the president appearing on a daytime talk show.

"The show is a great show," he said. "I thought this was a great choice for the president."

"The more we see our president, I think, the better," he added.

"I do love the fact that the president came and I think that he should be speaking to our audience of women," Hasselbeck said. "I think it harkens back to the Fireside Chats, that there should be an open dialogue there and I love that as well."

Hasselbeck said she had a "great conversation with the president backstage" and "shared some moments" with Obama over parenting.

"I think sometimes as a Republican or a conservative, you get pinned as hating all aspects of anybody who's on the other side, and I certainly don't," she said. "I can identify with Michelle as a mom. I had an incredible conversation with her on the phone...prior to the election. These are parents. They are, like us, wonderful citizens of this country. We just have differences in politics."

Hasselbeck even said that she thinks her friend Hannity would like Obama were they to meet.

"You might [like Obama]," she told the show's host. "I think you would, and I think that we should be able to distinguish the politics from the person and I think you are such a good person you would be able to do that instantly."

As for Obama's answer to her question about unemployment — he focused on the jobs his administration has saved and the private sector jobs gained in the last five months — Hasselbeck said she wasn't convinced.

"I thought the answer was crafty, and I thought it sounded good, but it sounded as though someone was on their heels," she said.

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