12/19/2014 11:09 am ET Updated Dec 19, 2014

Rosie O'Donnell Dishes On New 'View' Crew, First Meeting With Nicolle Wallace

Despite having some political differences with one of her co-hosts, Rosie O'Donnell says things have been going smoothly over at ABC News' "The View."

During an interview with David Letterman Thursday night, O'Donnell ran down the list of the show's new panelists. Things got a little tense, however, when she reached former George W. Bush communications director Nicolle Wallace, who joined "The View" as a co-host back in September. O'Donnell -- who leans left politically -- detailed the pair's somewhat awkward first encounter in which she grilled Wallace about Bush's decision to fly over Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

"I asked her the first day if it was her idea to do the fly over Katrina, and I don't know if that was the best way to open conversation with her," O'Donnell said to laughter from the crowd. "Luckily she was on her wedding and she had nothing to do with that, so we actually get along very well."

Letterman pressed further though, wanting to know the "high moments" of Wallace's tenure with the Bush administration, and O'Donnell snuck in a couple light jabs.

"I think there were some interesting moments with, well, maybe illegal wars. There was that," she said. "Last week there was a big torture debate we had. I don't know, maybe it's me, I'm against torture on the whole. Just across the board."

H/T Mediaite