The politician says the TV cohost should apologize; she calls him a "criminal"

By Marla Lehner
Updated April 13, 2007 02:30 PM
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Rosie O’Donnell has another feud on her hands.

In a posting on his Web site Friday, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay called for her to be suspended from her duties as co-host of The View.

In the posting, entitled “If the Left takes Imus, We’ll take Rosie,” the Republican politician writes: “Where are the repercussions for Rosie O’Donnell’s hateful, idiotic accusations that President Bush was behind the 9/11 attacks? And her ignorant parody of the Chinese language? Or her comparison of conservative Christians to Islamo-fascist terrorists?

“Why has ABC not suspended her from The View? Why has she not been frog-marched up to some radio show to apologize?”

(Don Imus, of course, was fired by CBS Radio on Thursday after insulting the Rutgers University women’s basketball team; he later apologized on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s radio program.)

  • O’Donnell responded on her blog in her usual haiku style:
  • tom delay
  • sad slug
  • of rosie odonnell me – he said

“she accused the president
of orchestrating 9 11″
wrong sir – again

O’Donnell has recently been vocal about her desire to investigate and seek “a rigorous truth” about the September 11 terrorist attacks.

On her blog, she also reprints an article about DeLay’s 2006 resignation in the wake of an alleged violation of campaign finance laws, and writes:

HEY TOM DELAY
U R A CRIMINAL
GO AWAY